The past few years we've gone with my nieces and nephews to see Santa at the Bass Pro Shops. We love the set up they have there and we love that they let you take pictures with your own camera. We went back and forth about what we were going to do this year but the Bass Pro Shop won out. My brother had already taken his kids so it was just Patrick, Barrett and me this year. We got there at just the right time and had to wait about 5 minutes. (When we were leaving the wait was a lot longer!)
This was also another thing I couldn't wait to cross off my list of "things I can't wait to do with my kids"!
I was pretty sure Barrett wasn't going to be a fan. He's not fond of strangers and he's a mama's boy. He didn't even want his daddy to hold him in line.
I think he wanted to pull his beard.
Not a fan.
We got him before he started full out crying.
They also have a little carousel for the kids. Barrett was unsure at first but liked it. He looks so big in these pictures.
This is a terrible picture but I want it on here for my memory. As we were riding 'round and 'round, my eyes were full of tears. Tears of joy. I'm so happy to be his mom. I'm so happy that I get to experience all these little things as a mom. I've been doing this for years as an aunt and loving it. But there is nothing like taking your own child. I'm a little sad that this year has gone by so very fast but we've had a ball. Some days it doesn't feel like real life. I can remember when I was younger how I couldn't wait to be married and have a family. Now I do. I am honestly living my dreams right now. Is it always easy? No. Perfect? No. Beautiful? Absolutely! It's my life and some days I can't believe I'm this blessed!