Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Christmas time extravaganza

This is going to be a major Christmas time recap!! Hold on to your seat!!!

Writing letters to Santa was fun since Lyndon's really learning how to write his letters. Brother even had a letter to write!

We do Santa here.  It's been real fun seeing how Lyndon talks, responds and thinks about Santa.  I love getting pictures every year.  It's fun getting to go to different Christmas activities through the month and many have santas there.  I can see how it could be totally confusing for a 4 year old.  Nope not my Lyndon though.  He told me "that's not the real Santa."  After asking how he knew that he said, "well the real Santa has to be at the north pole making the toys and we have to be asleep when he comes so he sent a man in costume to take pictures with us."  I couldn't have said it better myself.
We even got to see Mrs. Clause.  Funny, Lyndon did believe she was the "real" Mrs. Clause
Going to see Christmas lights is a must as well. Good ole OKC has some great places for us to go. We went to Chickasha lights, Chesapeake lights and local neighborhoods.
Most certainly we can not celebrate the Christmas season without having a birthday party for Jesus. I really try to talk it up like "real" birthday party. It's one of my favorite traditions.

We got to do something this year that was a first for us but most certainly won't be the last, in fact we have plans to make this an every year thing now. We got to take a ride on The Christmas Train. It's a real steam engine you get to ride on and it takes you on a journey beginning with creation to celebrating Easter morning with Jesus being Alive. It was so neat. Also, you get to take a wagon ride where they tell you the story of twas the night before Christmas, a carousel ride, Santa, and much much more. We didn't get to spend as much time there as we wanted or needed. Like I said we will be back!!
Jeffery and Lyndon got to get their creative juices flowin' with the gingerbread house.
It's interesting as Lyndon adds a new year what he remembers from the past and wants to do. One thing he really looked forward to doing this year was the interaction nativity story we read. It has little boxes you open with each of the 7 stories and tells how each characters are important to the Christmas story.
And of course making and leaving cookies out for Santa. We go big time around here with the break and bake cookies.
How's that for picture over load!?!? I'll end there and include Christmas Eve and Christmas day in another post. YEA for Christmas season memories with my little loves!!!

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