We were blessed to have in attendance, my oldest son's best buddy which made the day even more fun! The kids awoke to find a gift and letter from Ralphie, our Elf on the Shelf, wishing them a Happy Santa's Birthday. A special breakfast of "reindeer donuts" and fruit followed. We decorated a small Christmas tree, which would later house our homemade ornaments, listened to Christmas music, and got to watch Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas. Once our special guest arrived we dove in to our ornament making. I must interject how thankful I am that Pinterest has entered my world in the past year. It has been a lifesaver! (If you need an invite, leave me a comment w/ your email address and I'll send one to you a.s.a.p. Pinterest will change your life)
Lunch consisted of grilled cheese sandwiches in the shape of holiday bells. We had a rousing game of Pin the Red Nose on Rudolph, enjoyed our delicious Santa cake, watched Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and played our new game, which included elf bowling- definitely our favorite! It was a busy day, but full of memory making. I can't wait until next year!