We made our annual trek to the Lawson Height's mall to get our picture with Santa. The mall was pretty quiet while we were waiting in line and the boys began to wander a bit. All of a sudden Hugh looked over and Boone was milking a life-sized cow. What the heck it was doing in the mall is still unclear. Hugh reeled Boone back into line, Hugh and I shared a stifled giggle, and a couple minutes later we were ready for our picture. Lawson was having nothing to do with Santa, so Hugh had to wiggle on the big chair. Santa asked the boys what they wanted for Christmas. Calder said LEGO. It is his go-to gift, but I can honestly say, I don't think he really wanted anything. When I suggested to him that we sit down and write a letter to Santa he responded, "Can't I just use my one from last year?" The last time Hugh and I recall Calder getting a present were a couple of Monster Jams at Easter and the odd $10 trip to Pearsons with my mom in the summer. Our kids are spoiled, don't get me wrong, but I was truly surprised when he couldn't come up with anything. When Santa asked Boone what he wanted Boone hesitated. Boone had typically being saying a new toy every time someone asked him. When Santa gave ample pause and Boone hadn't answered, Santa re-asked the question. Boone then responded, "A milking cow." Bahahaha
Code-a-pillar. He liked it, but it wasn't a hit. Our nephew, Nash, got a ride in police car. If there was fighting over the stroller, then there was a war over the car. At one point Lawson almost jersey'd Boone trying to pull him out. I took absolutely no pictures that morning. My camera has konked out on me, so I didn't even bother bringing it. Santa actually bought me a new Canon, but it was short an SD card. It was so dark when we unwrapped gifts, I only bothered to take one picture!
Billy got all the boys remote control cars. They were an absolute hit. They played almost an entire day with them!