Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Our Trip To See Santa~2016

We made our annual trip to see Santa at Bass Pro Shop again this year. This is something the boys look forward to every year, and we try to make it very exciting for them.  They love going into the city.  I could do without the traffic, but I kinda like it, too.

The day seemed to last forever because we fit a lot of different things into it.  We saw Santa, rode the carousel, the train, shopped until we dropped, had a nice lunch, went to the flea market, and still came home to play outside.

I was one tired mama at the end of the day.

This is their official picture with Santa.
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Both boys had written down what they wanted to tell Santa they wanted.
Neither wanted to actually talk to him.
Gentry gave Santa his letter, Jubal had misplaced his.
You can hear Santa telling Gentry he's going to take his letter back to the North Pole with him.


Even though Gentry said he wasn't going to talk, he never hushed.  Haha!!

Still talking... ;)

Jubal finally got to get a few words in and Santa got to speak to him, too. :)

After seeing Santa, we walked around looking for gifts.  The boys' favorite thing to do was ride the escalators.  I bet we went up & down 25 times.  It made them giddy, though, so it was worth it.

We finally made it to the carousel.  Jubal said he was going to ride the dragon, Gentry was on the elephant beside him.  At the last minute before the ride started, they decided to run up to the second floor.




We walked around the mall a little more, and rode the escalators again while we waited for the train to begin taking passengers.

While waiting, I found us the cutest new ornament for this year.


The boys also got to see Frosty the Snowman while we waited.




After the boys got to ride the train, we decided to go get lunch because by this time, it was already after 1:00.  Time flies when you're having fun. ;)

Grabbing a bite to eat at Longhorns.
Gentry is counting & stacking the coasters.

I didn't get any pictures after lunch while we were at the flea market, or back at home.  I didn't even pick my phone back up.

We completed our Christmas list, and finally made it home around 5:30.  This day is something that has become so special to our family.  On the way home I was thinking that maybe when my boys are teenagers they'll (maybe?) entertain me by still going to have their picture taken with Santa at BPS. 

We will see one day. :)


Let's take a trip down memory lane, shall we?

2010 // 2011 // 2012 // 2013 // 2014 // 2015




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