Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Eve

David and I had to work on Christmas eve, but we knew that they would close the office early, so we decided to take Josiah to work with us instead of leaving him home with Alex.
Since Josiah hadn't seen Santa yet I asked David to drop us off in front of Nordstrom at 7:15 so we could get a good spot in line.

We were only about 20 families back in line and Santa didn't start until 8:00. Santa came through the line giving everyone a high five and then he had a microphone on so we could hear him through the glass window talking to everyone. It was really neat. He was great with the kids and after photos he spent time talking with each child.

It took about 45 minutes to get to our turn, but when it was time Santa called Josiah up by name and he got his chance.

Josiah told Santa he wanted a red bionicle, a black bionicle (legos) and a scuba mask so he can breathe under water. I gave Santa a thumbs up to the first two and he assured Josiah he would do his best for the scuba gear.

After that we headed back to work. I had told Josiah about the Seattle Library for months and told him we would go today. He LOVES the library so when he found out that this one was more than one floor of books his face lit up. Unfortunatley, it wasn't open on Christmas eve!! we were so bummed. I am going to see if it's open on New Year's eve, if not we will have to make a weekend trip.

after lunch Josiah and I decided we would head downtown for a little while, because David couldn't leave work til 2:00 (he offered to let the receptionist go home early since she had some stuff to do).
It was so neat to see downtown through Josiah's eyes. I love everything about downtown, so it was neat to see him light up at the simplest things- big buildings, Christmas trees, the macy's star, people, everything was new and magical.

We took the chance to go on the merry go round that's up for Christmas.

And saw a lot of the nutcrackers that are all over downtown.

We did some shopping and ended up at Starbucks for a hot chocolate & rice krispie treats.

Later that night David's family came over to exchange gifts and have some fun.

It was a fun day. We had a great time and enjoyed spending time with the family.

1 comment:

kimi said...

we need to talk more homey! I was down here too and would have LOVED to see him with Santa! Merry Christmas are you back at work?