Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Kick-off!

The first weekend in December is Christmas kick-off weekend in McCook. There are so many fun things to do to start the Christmas holiday...Santa flies into the airport and then is found at Santa's workshop all day, there are lots of craft shows, a free movie matinee, and the lighted parade downtown. Christian had to work Saturday, so the boys and I decided to take advantage of all the fun things going on. We started the day with making Carson his birthday breakfast...pancakes in the shape of gingerbread men and sausage (one of his favorites). After breakfast, we got ready and headed to see Santa at Wal-Mart. After that we ran to the free movie and saw Monster's in the Attic. After the movie, we ran to the craft shows (which are nothing like the ones in Powell and Cody), then came home for naps. After naps, it was time to head down town to watch the parade. We went down a little early so that we could go see Santa at his workshop. Carson is so into Christmas this year and it has already been lots of fun! Travis, on the other hand...is deathly afraid of Santa (as you will see in the pictures). It was a fun day and a good way to celebrate Carson's actual birthday!

Waiting for the parade to start

We got our tree decorated earlier this week. The boys both helped put the ornaments on. I thought for sure that Travis was going to be the one that would bother the ornaments, but it's Carson that I have to worry about. He rearranges them daily!! Both of my boys love it. Travis kept saying "wow" and Carson kept telling, and continues to tell me daily, that it's the most beautiful! He kept hugging the tree the first night it was up...too cute!!




7 comments:

Matthew & Charlene said...

cute cute. Sounds like you guys had a great weekend. Your tree looks great. I wish we could of come for Carson's birthday that would of been fun. Darn Finals....

Nick and Megan said...

What cuties! Sounds like a fun day and I love Travis in the Santa picture! Too funny! You'll be glad you have it "on film"! I also love that Carson kept hugging the tree... what a brave boy! The parade looked like fun... and you look gorgeous! :)

Phillips Family said...

Sounds like a great Christmas so far at your house. It also looks very cold!! We know the feeling.

Brenda said...

It is most beautiful! And I see a Santa or two.

Megan Foulger said...

Ha ha I love that Carson was hugging the tree...what a funny kid!! The last pic of the boys in front of the tree is cute!!!

Stacey said...

Very cute. Love your UW hats, too. Travis looks so scared in the pict with Santa and Carson so looks happy...

BRRRRRRR!

Tracy said...

Jill,
About the Christmas party centerpieces...I'm thinking something with green apples and candy canes. If anything else comes to me, I'll let you know. Maybe that will give you some ideas...
Also, jars of jelly, salsa, etc with cute Christmas fabric and ribbon on the lids is cute, can double as door prizes. You could mix also print a neat picture of the nativity off the internet, put it on small easels or prob it against the green apples with the candy cane laying in front...

Hope that helps!