Friday, December 21, 2012

visiting santa's workshop

A few weeks ago, the fitness center where Bart and I work out put on a Santa's workshop activity for the kids.  We all had such a good time!
The first activity was a drums class with Santa, Mrs. Claus and some of the elves!  I adore this picture of Kade drumming with Santa!
It was so much fun and it really was a great workout!
Krew learned very quickly who Santa was this Christmas season.  Whenever he would see a picture of Santa in a book, on TV, on wrapping paper, etc. he will say "Ho, ho, ho!"  It's adorable.  So, I was excited to see what he would do when he got the meet Santa.  When he saw him, he got so excited, said, "Ho, ho,ho" and ran toward him.
He did not, however, like it when he got this close to Santa.  But every kid has to have a crying with Santa picture, right?  Being scared to sit on his lap didn't stop him from repeatedly walking over to him and watching him from about 15 feet away all morning.
Kade and Ky got to decorate little gingerbread (graham cracker) houses.

Krew was fascinated by this dog!  If he wasn't walking over to look at Santa, he was walking around looking for this dog.  My older children, on the other hand, were paying attention to where the dog was so that they could stay on the other side of me from the dog.  It was funny to watch them.  They didn't ever say anything about the dog, but I could see them watching him and making sure I was between the dog and them so that I could protect them from the big, scary monster!

The boys were so excited to share their wish lists with Santa.  They both had lengthy lists and they took the time to explain the specifics of each item they were hoping for.
Here's a picture of when Krew got extra brave and almost gave Santa a high five!

Finally, at the end of the activity, we were able to get a picture of all three of the boys with Santa, and Krew didn't even cry this time.  He doesn't look particularly thrilled, but I'll take it! (I only wish the older boys had been wearing something a little nicer, but they insisted on wearing "workout" clothes to the gym!  Oh well.)

Merry Christmas!!!

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