The boys got to sit on the big guy's lap today. Jackson was so excited and has been asking me about going to see Santa all week. He ran right up to him and said his line he has been practicing-- "I want a train set, please!"
I didn't have the camera in focus yet, but I thought this picture was still so cute.
Bode grabbing Santa's beard to make sure he is legit! ;)
We all got a good laugh and thankfully there were no tears or hesitation this year.
On another note, I realized we needed a stocking for Bode. I made some for Sean, Jackson, and I a few years ago and copied some designs I liked out of Crate & Barrel. I looked to them again for inspiration and found these cute ornaments:
I used the sledding one as my guide to create Bode's stocking.
Glad Bode now has a stocking ready for Santa :)
Every year when I take out our "J-O-Y" stocking holders it causes me to pause and be grateful. I bought them after Christmas several years ago with the anticipation of having our first child by the next Christmas and needing three holders. We didn't have a child by that next Christmas-- or the one after that. Those Christmases where the stocking holders remained in their packaging were difficult. The following Christmas, I was about to give birth to our sweet Jackson. Having to buy an extra holder this year because we have expanded to a family of four is very humbling and a sweet reminder of how grateful I am for our little boys.