December So Far

So far this month, we have done a few fun things. We started off the month with a visit to the Festival of Trees. Our kids liked it for about a half hour before Eddie got tired of walking and laid down on the floor. I had just given the kids some new Christmas pajamas that morning and Eddie insisted on wearing his all day long. We allowed it because the sight of Eddie in his Santa jammies never failed to make us laugh. Here he is posing with Jack & Sally at the Festival:

Who ever heard of a skinny Santa?
We have yet to get a decent photo of Violet in her elf pajamas. But here she is the next morning, doing her new favorite thing: removing all the ornaments from the tree, adding toys in, then rubbing her bare belly up against the branches.

Who needs pants when you've got killer boots?
Last weekend, we went downtown to visit Temple Square and City Creek. We had a delicious, but ridiculous dinner at the Blue Lemon (eating with our children is always ridiculous). Eddie's favorite part of our visits to Temple Square is the bell by the assembly hall. He talks about that bell all year long. So after we saw the bell, we visited The Christus, then walked over to see the reflecting pool. We tried to get Eddie to smile a normal smile and he insisted that this was a normal smile:

Violet enjoyed seeing the trees all lit up and she really liked the statue of Jesus. She really wanted us to let her get in the fountains and refused to keep her gloves on.

We made it back to City Creek in time for the fountain show. Every hour, they have a choreographed fountain show that plays along with some Christmas music. A couple of times each evening, they have a medley where you get to see all three shows in a row. This was Eddie's favorite part.

Yes, that is fire in the fountain.
The next day, we went to meet Santa at the Sorensen Home Museum in Draper. I had never been to the museum before, but read that it's not terribly crowded so you don't have to wait long to see Santa. We only waited about 15 minutes. This is the first year that Eddie agreed to sit on Santa's lap. Violet, on the other hand, was not too happy about it. As you can see, she spent the entire time on Santa's lap gearing up for a huge scream. I don't think she breathed the whole time.

I am fairly confident that this is the real Santa. Look at that beard!


Christie said...

I'm dying over the santa & elf pj's.. where did you get them?

Cheryl said...

I love Eddie in his Santa jammies, maybe he should wear them on Saturday!

Krissy said...

The santa and elf jammies came from Crazy8. The best part is the white parts are velvety. Perhaps we'll have to dress our kids in them for the party.