We got into the spirit earlier than ever this year, a couple weeks back we took the girls to the mall the night Santa came in. Waverly remains legitimately petrified by him, something that’s been on repeat since she was one, and I’ve definitely decided that’s one battle I am not going to fight this year. She was perfectly content staying back and watching from a distance, without taking her eyes off of him, and I’ve promised her that’s all she has to do when we take our annual trip to visit Santa at Bass Pro Shops this weekend. She’s written two letters to Santa (one from her requesting a Shopkins bike & the other in her words from Avalon, asking for Elmo since that’s her favorite), and she’s planning to have Avalon deliver them for her when she sits on his lap. Which pretty much just melts my heart.
Our elf on the shelf also made her debut!!! I usually wait until December 1st, but I knew I had to work that day and it would be just way too crazy, so we did a themed breakfast over the weekend. We have had so much fun with this already, Waverly gets so excited to see where she is each morning and Avalon always runs over to where we find her laughing & pointing, saying “hi elf!”. Also, at the risk of screwing myself on this one, so far the fear that the elf is going to report bad things to Santa has worked like a charm. We are riding that one for as loooong as we can.
The night after Thanksgiving we made a list of the things we want to do this holiday season. It was so much fun having Waverly join in this time, remembering things that we have done in the past and wanting to do them again. Can’t wait to check off this list, it’s truly the most wonderful time of the year!!!
1 – Make Christmas cookies.
2. Go to Christmastown.
3. Bass Pro Shops to see Santa.
4 – Go pick out a tree.
5 – Drive around and look at lights and drink hot chocolate.
6 – Go pick out a toy to give the less fortunate.
7 – Watch holiday movies and eat popcorn (so far Waverly’s favorite is the grinch!).
8 – Caroling at mommy’s school.
9 – Ice skating.
10 – Go see The Nutcracker.
Wishing you the happiest weekend! XO