We made a big production out of going to the mall and it was a lot of fun.
Checking out the gingerbread house contest.
Checking out the little mermaid...haaay pretty lady!
The line was not long but it was kind of slow moving so the boys were excited to finally talk to Santa! Theo was the teensiest bit apprehensive this time, wanting me to hold his hand as he walked up to Santa. He asked Ryan if the parents are ever in the picture. But he was fine - and told Santa he'd like a whole bunch of Legos and "maybe some key chains or somethin." Ha. Dexter said he'd like a blue candy cane and some blue presents.
Afterwards, they were given the choice of cookies or ice cream for a special treat and chose....
At last, it was time to make final decisions for 2013 ornaments and get home to hang them on the tree.
Picking the perfect spot...
And while we're on the subject -- can anyone solve this mystery: The Case of the Disappearing LED Christmas Lights. Evidence A & B:
Not really excited that half the lights on my tree disappear in photos?! WTH...help??
happy, happy -