Elf on a Shelf photos to their Facebook page for a chance to win ... and I won! We won tickets to the Gaylord Opryland's Christmas celebration of ICE plus a play, a kids center, and extra fun adventures on the grounds. So the kids and I spent the day snagging our winnings, picking up our absolute favorite cookies for all of our Christmas parties and Santa + exploring our city and meeting daddy for a silly dinner date.
Christie Cookies for Santa and we read The Night Before Christmas! While we were tucking Bennett into bed Shane started making comments like "if you hear something on the roof, don't worry it's probably just Santa's reindeer." Well, if you remember Easter, Bennett was NOT keen on the idea of someone or something coming into his house while he was sleeping (to be fair, it is pretty creepy and as a youngin' I was scared of the Tooth Fairy, so I get it). Bennett asked Shane to use his ladder to climb on the roof and leave a note for Santa instructing him not to land on the roof, to have his reindeer land in the neighbors yard, and to most certainly NOT come down the Chimney. Hahaha! It was certainly not the way we expected bedtime to go!
Happy Birthday Jesus! We're so glad it's Christmas. The presents are nice, but the real gift is YOU!