This past Saturday, we traveled to Urbana, Ohio to take the kids to see Santa for the first time. We went to my Grandparents' house with Mom and Borky and had a nice lunch while Charlie and Olivia "napped."
Okay...they didn't really sleep. In fact, Charlie had been a little fussy that morning, but I thought he just had a cold and that the trip wouldn't be too bad. I was way wrong. He was a mess, poor little guy. We ended up driving over to the Heritage Center in Springfield (where Santa was waiting) not really sure if we were going in or going home. Charlie calmed down quite a bit once he was in the car and sucking on his pacifier, so we decided to give it a shot. I'm glad we did, because Charlie and Liv both loved it!
The Heritage Center is Clark County's museum, and my Grandpa volunteers as a docent there. A perfect thing for him to do as he has lived in Clark County his whole life...and knows practically everything there is to know about it anyway! But every Christmas they transform one of their large rooms into Santa land. It was spectacular! Christmas trees, lights and winter scenes filled the room. It was a 1 year old's dream come true. The twins didn't know where to look first and were in awe at their surroundings. As we walked through Santa Land, I worried about Charlie meeting Santa. But in the end, he sat on Santa's lap and just stared at this odd looking man in red. Livy did the same, and they both seemed intrigued. He was a great Santa who gave us a wonderful "HO HO HO!" as we were leaving.
I only have one picture. It's my Mom's. If you read my Christmas Meme, I'm changing my answer to what I want for Christmas. Happiness, love, health...that's all great...but what I really want is a new DSLR camera! :) It's insane that I don't have my own camera to take pictures of my kiddos with! Late notice I know, as Christmas is in 4 days, but maybe if you all put your heads and pocketbooks together you can make a girl's Christmas wish come true! :)