This past weekend we had a great family weekend! Shawn had the weekend off and we had plans to have breakfast with Santa! Zoya is a little bit of a Santa stalker. This is the first year she's REALLY into Santa! She could hardly take her eyes off of him for a picture! Surprisingly Mila also got really excited and reached right for Santa as well! Sofia was a little more hesitant but she caved under peer pressure!
When Santa asked her what she wanted for Christmas, she replied, "presents...." well of course!
Mila jammed out to some Elmo tunes on the iPod while waiting for breakfast! I've gotten so many comments about how grown up she looks lately....I know, I know....sigh.........
Sofia's down to only using her binky for naps and sleep, unless we're going somewhere new, she still needs it to help soothe herself as she tends to get a little overwhelmed in new places.
I have no idea what's happening here. This was the first time we've all gone out to eat in a restaurant...umm...maybe ever? Yah, now I remember why!!!!!
Santa appeared at our table! Zoya was in shock!!
Sofia, a bit hesitant of the big jolly guy!
Mila waving to Santa!
In this picture Mila had not yet noticed Santa (a little out of order)...
But she saw his red sleeve out of the corner of her eye and followed the sleeve up his arm to his face and this is the face she made when she realized he was sitting next to her!! HAHAHHA! I can hear her if she could speak in sentences she's saying, "Holy Moly, Mom! IS that really SANTA?!?!?!?"
Zoya could not stop hugging Santa...it was a real problem LOL! (not really, but she didn't understand that he had to spend time with OTHER kids too haha)
Stuffing her face, sister LIVES for food...especially VEGGIE STRAWS!
Daddy is so funny!
Mila has been a kissing MACHINE lately!!! Love the tongue out kisses she gives!
Family photo! Mila was too busy watching Elmo :)
When we got home, we made some gluten free sugar cut-out cookies! Cut out cookies have always been a tradition in my family and I was happy to find a good recipe I could use with the girls!
Tasting the dough....shhh!
Zoya decorating with Daddy!
Mila for the win! LOL
What IS this thing? (Can you tell my kids don't get cookies often??? hahah)
This is her mad scientist face which always happens right before her crazy laugh when she loves something!
Nom, Nom, Nom!
And Zoya and I went on a sleigh ride to Santa's cabin with some friends that night! We decided not to take the little ones this year...and I'm glad we did! It was frigid, the drive was long because we got a little lost, and trying to carry THREE kids through snow is not my idea of fun! BUT Zoya had a blast! This was her second time going on this sleigh ride. It's really cute!
She got to drive. The guy in charge asked her, "Have you done this before because you're really good!" and she yelled, "Yah!"
Liv and Zoya <3 p="">
Santa! I get to see you AGAIN?! Santa laughed really hard when Zoya came up a second time with Mickey and Minnie and told him THEY needed a goody bag too! HA!
Zoya asked if she could ride that beast! HA!
On the way back licking snow off her mittens! Everyone else was frozen to the bone and ready to get back to the cars and she kept saying, "More ride! Not all done! More!" That's my girl!
I love the start of all these traditions with my sweet lil' family!