We weren't sure what our visits with Santa would look like this year. Our church has had cookies with Santa the last couple of years with the best Santa. He has an accent and his just the best. We also usually go to Bass Pro Shops and see Santa there because we've had that tradition since my brothers kids were little. But this year we didn't know what to expect!
What we got was the sweetest, most magical visit at our church. We got to sit with him, without our masks on (he wore the clear sheild). The kids were amazed. We were able to sit and talk as long as we wanted and it was just perfect!
I just love these pictures.
All 5 of us!
The outfits I'd orginally bought to see Santa in didn't arrive in time so they wore there pjs. I was so upset that the outfits didn't come but the pjs turned out so cute. The bottom of Adler's were a hit.
After we saw Santa we went up to Cullman and had dinner at Carlton's. It's one of our favorites but we only manage to get up there about once a year. It was our first public outing as a family of 5. I was nervous how dinner would go but it was just perfect. The big kids ate all their dinner. I fed Adler as soon as we sat down and then she sat in her carseat and just watched us. She got a little fussy but I was able to hold her and she went to sleep. It was a really sweet time.
After dinner we headed over to see the Christmas Pyramid and the lights in the park.
These two have been so much fun this season.
We tried to get a picture with all 5 of us. This was the best we got!
After this we went to a drive through light display. It was such a fun night with my little family!
The weekend before Christmas we wanted to do our annual trip to Bass Pro Shop to see Santa. This year you had to have an appointment. Our store didn't have any times available but the Cabela store in Huntsville had some so we booked a time there. We decided to make a night of it and had another fun family night.
After we saw Santa we made our way to Big Spring Park to see the Tinsel Trail. There were so many trees, it was so pretty!
Although the kids favorite part was feeding the ducks.
After the park we were all starving. So I googled a restaurant. When we got there it looked like a bar from the outside, so we were a little nervous but it ended up being perfect.
I was so nervous adding a baby to the mix this year. I was worried we wouldn't be able to just pick up and go like we'd been able to. Our kids have gotten to such easy, fun ages I knew it would be different. Yes, it's more work, and not as easy but its still so much fun. The big kids are a big help. They love their baby sister and they just just as excited to take her and show her off as we do. It really is the sweetest.