Anyone dreaming of a white Christmas would be happy to celebrate Christmas in my neighborhood this year. I think we now have more snow at our house than we did up north this past weekend. Which is just as well because most of our time up north was spent inside since Joey wasn't feeling well. Not as relaxing a weekend as we had hoped, but ah well.
Yesterday we came home to 8 inches of fresh snow and the snow continued throughout the night and into today. When all is said and done I think we will have over a foot of snow.
With Joey feeling much better today (although my glands are extremely swollen now) we decided to tie up some last minute Christmas loose ends.
Today we finally got to see Santa. It was actually quite emotional because it was the last time anyone will be able to see Santa at this location. A spot where kids have been going to see Santa for almost 100 years. A spot that always made waiting in line a joy. The very spot where I went to see Santa when I was a kid. Mechanical animals and elves danced and played and Bruce the Spruce would tell jokes to the kids.
In a few weeks this Santa's enchanted forest will no longer be there as the store is closing down. Sad, indeed.
After our visit to Santa the kids and I decided to take advantage of the snow and we went sledding.
Up and down the kids went, again and again. It was probably the most relaxing sledding trip I've ever had with the kids as they each were able to make their way up and down the hill by themselves.
Now we are sitting around watching a movie and eating Christmas cookies. It's been a great preChristmas day.
We are now ready to let the real celebration begin.