Sunday, December 23, 2012

Polar Express 2012

Brad and I were so excited to surprise the boys with a special trip to Chattanooga to ride the Polar Express train.  We took Braden twice before Parker was born, but this was the first time that we have gone since having Parker.  Both boys were super excited...and then the closer that we got to the train the more nervous Parker got.  When we boarded the train and found our seat he was excited to look out the window with Braden- then the train started to move and Parker spent the next half hour grumping.  Brad and I couldn't stop laughing.  He was so funny!  Braden was thrilled to be on the train again and kept saying to Parker, "It's ok little buddy,  this is so much fun!". 

Brad couldn't resist!

Then Santa arrived and apparently all was right in Parker's world again because he told me, "I not scared anymore mommy, I not scared!"  It was a wonderful mini trip and we hope that we created some fun memories for our sweet boys!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Santa 2012

This is the third year in a row we have had a screaming child on Santa's lap.  Wait...I take that back.  Last year we had a screaming child jumping OFF of Santa's lap!

Anyway, the annual Santa picture has been taken!  And Parker actually stood beside Santa, though he was VERY nervous and SILENT as we stood in line.  At one point he even started backing up like he wasn't sure, but he did indeed stand beside Santa and he even told him what he would like ("A candy and a dinosaur"). 

Braden of course was his super relaxed around an old man with a big white beard self...just as he has been every year since we placed him on this "stranger's lap"  when he was 11 months old.  He was happy to see Santa and give him his letter for Santa that he wrote all on his own this year!  He did a great job!

Emersyn was our screamer this year!  She stayed on Santa's lap just long enough to get the obligatory Santa picture and then she was rescued by her Daddy!