I can't believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve!
It doesn't really feel like it around here.
Last night Eric and Brady played tennis for 2 hrs. at the
outside courts in town. Not something they can
usually do this time of year...without their ears falling off!
Oh, who am I kidding?! They play at the courts even when
it is cold out. As long as it's over 35 degrees...they're there playing
under the lights.
Last Sunday we had our Santa evening with friends.
You can read about that tradition HERE if you want.
Last year I was so emotional thinking it would probably be Brady's last year of "believing." But boy was I wrong! He just keeps right on believing and doesn't question anything! I think we are in over our heads with this whole Santa thing we have created. Eric said he thinks we should tell him sometime after Christmas. I said NO WAY! If he is still believing come middle school...then maybe we will fill him in. ;)
Here are a few things he has said:
Santa knows me so well...
How much older is Jesus than Santa?
Can you believe I'm the only one in my class that believes in Santa?
Santa gave me this watch because he knows my other one was cheap and it broke.
I wonder if Santa made my watch or the elves?
Santa asked me if I could get him tickets to the U.S Open...do you think he'll wear his suit when he goes...cause it's hot in August?
I found THIS website that's pretty cool. You upload a picture of your livingroom onto their site, pick out a Santa and they place him in your picture....for free. Then you can print it and show the kids you saw Santa. I told Brady I was going to try and "sneak" a picture of Santa on Christmas Eve and he got mad at me and said NO...I could not do that. Santa would be upset and it would ruin it for other kids...and it's about believing and the spirit of Christmas. Oh my...like I said, we are in over our heads. Poor Brady.
Here's a picture of the kids from Sunday...
not a great picture, but I get one every year.
Here's the same group of kids...just last year. :)
(okay...not last year...but it seems like it.)
Aren't these cute tags?!
You can print them HERE.
Christmas Eve has always been special for my husband and I.
When I was pregnant with Brady, Eric made me promise that Christmas Eve would still continue to be "our" evening. It's not that we do anything spectacular...it's just something we both look forward to. When Brady goes to bed, we finish wrapping anything that hasn't been done yet. We usually have champagne and appetizers and talk about life, our future, and how Christmas always makes us wish we had another child. (Christmas can do that to you.) We also talk about how lucky we are that God blessed us with the child we have, the one all snuggled up and sound asleep in his bed because he cannot wait for Christmas morning. So, with the busy-ness of the season and sharing our time with others over the holiday, I just want my husband to know that Christmas Eve is one of the days I look forward to the most each and every year.
If you're still with me on this long post...I'm signing off now!
I probably won't be back on until after Christmas.
I wish all of you a very blessed Christmas!