Each year since Waverly was 5 months old, we have taken her to Santa's Wonderland at a Bass Pro Shops about 45 minutes from our house. It's so much fun, there are tons of holiday activities for kids plus a huge aquarium with fish to look at while you wait. I look forward to it each year & love that Waverly is getting old enough to really take part in all the fun now, she was so excited to go!!
Waverly had the best time riding on the "reindeer" carousel, my husband & I took turns going with her while she waved to the other. The cutest. Of course, it was all fun & games until it was our turn to meet Santa. After last year's disaster, we had been telling Waverly about how great Santa was for weeks, reading Santa books & singing Santa songs every single day. It didn't work, I got a sweet "no, thank you" when I told her we were going to sit on his lap & then a giant clutch around my neck (plus meltdown) when we actually tried to put her down. There's always next year?
Still, it was the best day & worth the trip, if you ask Waverly now she loved Santa & told him all about how she wanted a new puppy for Christmas. Her imagination. ;)
We spent the rest of the weekend wrapping gifts & getting holiday ready, then ended Sunday night in the sweetest way, driving around looking at Christmas lights while drinking hot chocolate & listening to holiday carols. The best, we all loved it!!
I also wanted to share what Waverly will find under the tree this year, I have been brainstorming about what to get her for a while now & we finally have most of her gifts ordered!
|Tee-Pee, Book, Old Navy Hats, Pots & Pans Set|
I try to stick to the "something you want, something you need, something to wear & something to read" philosophy, it helps keep me in line & also, I feel like Waverly already has so much that we don't need to go overboard. I really wanted to get her one big gift so for her want, I ordered this tee-pee on Cyber Monday. I know she is going to adore it!! Lately she has been all about her kitchen (we have this one), we play with it almost every day so I feel like these pots & pans will be great for her. Plus, I consider them a need, I walked in on her putting her baby dolls in the microwave & oven the other day. I feel like I need to give her an alternative before she thinks that's normal, especially with a new babe on the way! To wear, I got her & baby brother or sister matching hats, my heart could explode just thinking about it!!
Hope you all are having a great week so far!! XO