Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Santa and The Boys

We've had a busy week-before-Christmas. The boys had their Christmas program on Wednesday. None of our pictures turned out due to the huge crowds and bad lighting but they were so cute to watch. Seeing them sing and dance is a hoot! I'd like to say they've got moves but that would be lying!! LOL Saturday night Todd and I got to go eat at the Country Club for my works Christmas dinner. That is always a good time....the food is amazing and I love hanging out with my co-workers. There are only 9 of us so we are pretty close. The kids got in some sled riding one day also before the freezing rain hit and turned everything into solid ice. We're due for more snow tonight.

Sunday was the annual Christmas party at the Boat Club. I realized that day that it has been 10 years since we started attending it.....Drew was only 9 months old. The boys had fun doing crafts, face painting, balloon animals, games, food etc. Of course the highlight is always Santa coming up the river by boat. This year the river was frozen so he arrived by car and the kids each got their turn on his laps and a special gift from him.

Here's Santa arriving. That's Aiden is the bottom left corner. He was just in awe of him. Santa is one of his best buds.

Drew didn't seem overly excited about the whole Santa thing but that didn't stop him from sitting in his lap and having a deep conversation with him!! He got the new Indiana Jones DVD so he was thrilled.
Noah, with an eagle painted on the side of his face, was excited about Santa. He got the game Castle Logix which is a really fun game. He got to playing it right away. We all took some turns with it.

After waiting through about 40 kids, Aiden finally got his turn. Amazingly he sat patiently and waited his turn. I was so proud of how good he was. In this picture, it looks like he's giving Santa a lecture. I wonder what he's telling him. Santa gave him a Little People Santa village. He has played with nothing else since sunday. It has a Santa,sleigh,reindeer, Mrs Claus, an elf, a musical Christmas tree, a gift that opens, and 3 little Santa houses. It is too cute and he is in love! Notice he has Santa and his sleigh painted on his cheek in this pic.

The boys ended the day cuddled up on the couch eating grapes together. I tried to capture the moment but then they got acting silly.
We haven't done much since then because Drew and Aiden started running fevers on Monday and all 3 boys have a nasty sounding cough. We are doing our best to get everyone healthy by Christmas Eve!!!


Aunt Cindy said...

I'm with Aiden...I'm in awe of Santa too, and he is also my best bud. Sounds like all the boys got nice gifts from the Jolly Ol' Elf!!! Glad you had a good time and it looks like your boys loved sitting on Santa's lap.

Isn't this weather just the pits? I pray you are all well by tomorrow night...it just wouldn't be fair for you to miss the first Christmas Eve in your mom and dad's new house.

Jill Scott said...

Great pictures. I hope everyone is feeling better by tomorrow evening.

Beth said...

How fun! You got much better Santa pics than I did:)

Here's hoping all 6 grandkids are healthy by tomorrow at 4!

Deb said...

Sounds like a great party...what is the boat club christmas party? A Klauser tradition? So awesome to have family traditions that you do every year. Pray that all are healthy for tonight! Looking forward to seeing everyone. ;-)

Sandra Carvalho said...

Hey girl!I hope you guys had a great Christmas and I hope everyone is feeling better by now.
We had a nice Christmas but I also got really sick on Christmas Eve.My boys are starting to show some signs of it as well...*big sigh*...

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

So cute! Hope you had a GREAT Christmas!!