The whole family went to Daddy's work Christmas party last Friday. You were so excited because your friend Quentin was there, too. You first met Quentin at this party when you weren't even a year old yet. Then you went to daycare and preschool with him, too. You ended up being best buds. He is one year ahead of you in school and lives in Bald Eagle school district, so you haven't seen him regularly in a while.
At the annual party, we always start off with some games and snacks. Then, everyone goes into the garage area for fun with pinatas. Finally, we come back in to the main area to visit with Santa.
|So happy to see each other! You smiled like this after I made you both say, "Santa has stinky feet!"|
|Playing musical chairs|
|Quentin had just knocked the head off the snowman. You loved it.|
|Visiting with the big man. We were all surprised that Lily didn't scream right away. She did get pretty upset a moment after this photo was taken so I rescued her quickly.|
|Memories: Your first Christmas party. You were very brave! (I love those overalls.)|
On Saturday, we went to some Victorian Christmas activities.
First on our list: Breakfast with Santa. Since you had just seen Santa the night before, you were more interested in the crafts and games. As we were about to get our food, we spotted Quentin! You both just couldn't believe your luck. You also saw Liam and Ian, two friends from school. I'm happy to report that we closed down the breakfast and I had to practically drag you out of there. You were super sweaty, so I know you had fun. We said goodbye to Quentin (again) and told him we couldn't wait to see him for cookie decorating.
Next activity on the list: Go check out the crafts and wreaths at Bellefonte Elementary. Every year each classroom in the school decorates and auctions off a wreath, with all proceeds donated to Easter Seals. You had your eye on one covered with candy. We bid on that one and a few others, and then you went to play with the son of one of the teachers. I decided to check out the crafts in the gym and who should I run into? Quentin, of course! I took him up to the classroom where you were playing while his mom looked at the crafts. You had a ball checking out the teacher's pet snake and playing a few games.
Final activity for Victorian Christmas: Story and craft time at the Centre County Library. We walked to the library since it is close to the school. Quentin and his mom came with us. It was great that you were able to spend so much time with him! You listened to a few stories and made a jingle bell bracelet. We said our final goodbyes to Quentin and went home.
|You wanted me to take a picture of you in front of this "pretty house" while we were walking back from the library.|
A quick shoe change at home and we were off to get our Christmas tree! We always go to Tannenbaum tree farm.
|Enjoying the outside|
|You thought the saw was cool. I did NOT let you actually use it.|
|After a long day, Lily is screaming and you are passed out.|
Oh, one last thing: I got a phone call yesterday...
|And yes, we won the wreath that you wanted the most.|