We bundled up one night and headed out to the Indianapolis zoo.
Josiah was enjoying being a ham that night.
Josiah wanted to take our picture.
He did well considering these pictures haven't been cropped or anything.
Lillian's pretty priceless here.
She was in trouble for telling me she had to go pee.
After I got her out of her snow gear, put her on the pot, she told me she "tricked" me...
I didn't think it was funny.
It didn't take Lil long to recover.
Josiah and Daddy decorated a cookie while we were in the garden.
Cookie = disgusting
That's my Uncle John and Aunt Christine! They don't let a week go by where they don't see their Little People. When Christine let me know they were having a breakfast with Santa it sounded like a good, non-scary way to check out St. Nick.
Christine doing up the biscuits and gravy
Cora is always about the food.
Lillian enjoyed seeing santa.
She asked for:
A Hello Kitty set with 2 beds &
A Barbie house with 5 beds
Interesting, she doesn't play with Kitty or Barbie...
Josiah asked for guns, I think.
His List to me earlier this season:
1. Pellet gun
2. Ball Python
We let him down softly and told him he could put those on his list again when he was 16
If I cover my eyes he'll just go away
Cora didn't cry. It just took a moment for her to warm up to him.
Ok, he's still there. I'll take a peek.
Did I hear I get a treat?
My three little loves.
This is my favorite photo. She looks so enchanted by Santa.
Every year I'm not sure how I really feel about Santa. How much should I expose them? How real should he seem? Should he seem real at all?
Then we take a trip to see the guy and the kids enjoy it.
That's when I'm reminded of how I felt those few short years where Santa was so real and the excitement that came with along with his arrival.
I'm confident I won't damage the children (too bad) and that they will grow up knowing that Jesus is the real celebration of Christmas and that is what they will hold onto that for the rest of their lives.
I have been blessed to work at Studio 52 for the past 9 years.
It is really the place that God had planned for me to be at 20 years ago. In fifth grade I literally "knew" that being in this industry was what I was created to do. Never once since then I have ever questioned or felt led in any other way.
The women of Studio 52 are some of the most wonderful women I have ever known. Through the years we have made so many memories and shared in life together so closely that calling them coworkers is not enough.
Thank you Ladies for all that you are
Thank you Lord for placing such beautiful women in my life.
Note to self: the next time you get a groupon for a pumpkin patch do not use it on the last day.
I guess expiration dates usually do serve a purpose.
In this case it was not only because the place was closing for the season, but because the pumpkins had hit their expiration dates also.
When we checked in and she said, "You get 2 free pumpkins and any other pumpkins you want are $1." I thought I was getting a deal. However, upon arriving to our destination from the freezing cold hayride we found the pumpkins were "slim pickins'" You couldn't pay me to take another pumpkin!
The kids had fun looking at the non-orange pumps. Just when you thought you found a cool one, you'd turn it over to find that it was rotten :(
Regardless the kids had a fun day running around the farm.
Until Josiah sent his pumpkin down a 50' slide only for it to land in the cornfield, split straight down the middle.