Scott and I also got to take the boys on our very 1st "Polar Express"! SO.MUCH.FUN. For those of you who do not know my husband, he is a little kid in a big person's body. The trip up there was funny keeping the kids in suspense as to where we were going and trying to convince them that the "deer" crossing sign on the highway was an abbreviation for "reindeer". Once we pulled up to the train station, the expression on their faces was absolutely priceless. The kids got funny faces "hole punched" into their tickets and of course a cup of hot chocolate (just like the movie)........oh yeah, let's not forget their very own "bell"! There was food and Christmas caroling and of course a visit by the big guy himself - Santa! Mason and Elijah are at a really good age to enjoy this. It was nice to see them being sweet to one another and just having pure fun! I wish everyday was like that........but I'm not unrealistic, I'll take whatever I can get! lol I am hoping that this will be a new family tradition for years to come!
We also attended a Christmas party for our local support group - 21FrienDs! Yet another fun day! Mason and Elijah did arts and crafts (and ran around of course) while Landon just sat back and took it all in. I'm sure he will be running around with his brothers and his new buddies next year! Landon also met Santa for the very first time (and I think he thought his beard tasted pretty good)! lol Scott and I had the opportunity to meet some new families that we look forward to sharing our journey with! What a wonderful group of people to travel with!
Landon celebrated his very first Christmas this year! Yes, the year of wrapping paper! lol:) He did a great job opening his presents and an even better job at eating the wrapping paper. Very cute! This was also the year for video games! Mason and Elijah like to spend their free time playing the Wii or their DS and Leapster L-Max! So this year they asked for lots of games! Fine by me, shopping made easy! All in all it was a wonderful holiday season. Time spent with family and friends being the best gift of all!
Finally, I decided that I will not make any New Year Resolutions this year but rather a promise to myself! You see, this year has opened my eyes to the many challenges Landon faces and how hard he has to work to do the smallest of things (not by choice). So, my promise is that in honor of Landon, I too will challenge myself to a "healthier me"! The choice is mine, and I choose to be healthy for my family!
Happy New Year my fellow bloggers and friends................here's to a healthy one!