Sunday, December 4, 2016

Advent Day Three

Always one of our favorite advent celebrations... breakfast with Santa! What is Elf doing in the cornflakes?!

Playing with legos as we wait to go.

We're ready!

We went with our lovely neighbor friends, which was just lovely. As soon as we got there, Charlie wanted to dive into the arts and crafts. So as everyone else ate Chaz and I made a reindeer.

After some yummy breakfast Raf and the others joined in for some crafting.

And then look who arrived!

As soon as they arrived Charlie was there... and they remembered Charlie from last year!! "Father Christmas, are you coming in?"!

As Charlie was part of the welcoming committee, Raf was at the front of the line to properly meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Hatts was not keen to sit with them so I headed up there with her. Both Raf and Charlie were giddy.

And after a few photos Charlie was back to the arts and crafts - this time to write a letter to Santa.

Hatts was also into it

We eventually got them away from the crafts so we could all go on  sleigh ride. First... our attempt at a photo.

A ride around campus.

And then, as the boys waited in line AGAIN to see Santa, Hatts had the right idea and ate more potatoes and red sauce

Fun, lovely morning. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Advent Day TWO

Charlie has been so excited about the Elf! So far, every morning, he's been waking his big brother up. On this day Rafi said, 'just go downstairs and see, Charlie'!

So exciting! A message to attend the Kennebunkport Prelude!

Nana came with us... and braved the cold (though it wasn't too cold, thank goodness).

They were all sort of a nightmare so we were glad we didn't get there until 5:30... the lighting is at 6!

Lots of beautiful caroling. And then the lighting. Lovely.

And then we trekked back to the car. Poor nana had a bit of a nasty fall off the curb and bashed her nose and hurt her wrist. Some lovely people passing by helped her and the EMT came by to make sure she was okay. Thankfully she's a tough cracker and after they checked her blood pressure she was on her way.

Advent: Day 1

And Advent is back! Day One, and this little pesky Elf put in an appearance - giving us some clues this time. 

Raf was slightly terrified of the Elf... which is a slight irony as it was he (and Chaz) who were desperate for the Elf to visit. So terror mixed with an expanding dose of excitement

And this time a little note, too, on the chalkboard.

And then over to our dear Neighbor's house for some movie fun. 

Raf was over the moon about getting to hold TWO different babies.