It's officially the Christmas season! I LOVE me some Thanksgiving but it's always fun to welcome in Christmas the day after stuffing myself with turkey and mashed potatoes...don't you agree? We had a great Thanksgiving with my in-laws...and I even did my very first ever black Friday shopping! After scoring some major deals at Target I was a happy camper. And thanks to the small town my in-laws live in, we didn't have to fight the crowds. Win, win. After shopping we headed home so that we could decorate for Christmas. And let me tell you....decorating with a two year old in tow is no easy task....especially when there are trucks and trains and everything is so much fun. I'm pretty sure Hudson had the best weekend ever.
We went to pick out our Christmas tree and Hudson was in heaven. He loved running around the trees, hiding between them, and jumping out suddenly to "scare" us. But his most favorite part was helping carry the tree to the tree trimmer guys. Hudson was facinated with the chain saw and loved watching them cut some lower branches off of our tree and then wrap it up. He could have watched them all day!
Hudson's second favorite part of the day was seeing Santa's reindeer!
We totally lucked out that they were visiting the same day we were there....or we looked it up online and timed it just right. Whichever.
Hudson's least favorite part of the day was seeing the Big Man in Red himself. I didn't realize he would be there too, otherwise I would have brought my camera and maybe dressed Hudson a little cuter....but probably none of that would have mattered because Hudson wanted nothing to do with Santa. We watched from a safe distance while Santa waived to us...but Hudson wasn't going to budge.
Until he saw that the kids that visited him got a candy cane. Then it was game on....but he wanted Daddy to go up there for him. He kept saying "Daddy do it."
Finally Daddy offered to go up with him and we gave it our best shot. He lasted about 3 seconds on Santa's lap. Oh well. Maybe next year?