On Saturday, we attended a fabulous service at Northpoint Community Church. The theme of the message was all about Jesus being the light of the World, hence the sunglasses that Addie is wearing!
Every year, our family tradition is to bake a birthday cake for Jesus, and Addison has full reign on the cake decorating.
Before bed, she always leaves out cookies and milk for Santa, and a carrot for Rudolph. This year, we were out of carrots, so we left him some spring mix instead, LOL.
After that, we are off to sprinkle the reindeer food on the front lawn. It helps them to be able to find our house - works like a charm! Then Mommy heads inside while Daddy and Addison sit on the front porch and listen for Santa! Each year, Addison hears Santa's sleigh bells and promptly darts upstairs and gets in bed. It is by far, the easiest bedtime of the year!!
This year, before Christmas Morning began, we had a little visit from the Police. Yup - our alarm was malfunctioning and we thought someone was trying to break into the house. This will forever be the year when I remember my husband standing in the hall with a shotgun in his boxer briefs! (He's gonna be so mad I told you that detail!!) Thankfully there was no intruder and everyone was safe.
Then, groggy and tired, Mommy and Daddy got up to watch Addison open all of her presents from Santa Claus. She was so excited and he brought her everything she wanted!!
We had such a great couple of days! Now it's back to work - man that went by fast!!