We have a few holiday traditions we've kept going since Noah was a baby.
The hospital Rich works at always has a party for the employees kids and grandchildren. They have a magician perform, music, cookies, and of course Santa and Mrs. Clause with a few elves.
|Kiel isn't too sure about Santa.|
|"I shy," he says.|
|He got up his courage though and talked quietly with Santa and Mrs. Clause.|
|Santa remembered him from last year and was very gentle.|
They decided he is the "real" Santa. Noah said it is because his beard doesn't come off.
Kiel was much more comfortable with this Santa. I'm not sure if it was because he was with big brother, or because he was wearing his new boots that he was refusing to take off.
As far as the Melting Pot experience went, Noah and Kiel weren't exactly fans. I love it, and Rich tolerates it. The boys did great though, even if they weren't thrilled by the food. We were there for at least two hours and both of them handled it quite well. Mommy was proud!
I'd like to try it again next year, but need to find some better quality glass balls. These were cheap ones from Target and break very easily. I'd like to do this with a ball that is a bit thicker and less likely to break just by touching. If you have any thoughts on where I could find something like that for next year, leave me a note in the comments.