Thursday, December 26, 2013

Santa Visit

On the night of December 23rd, we made our annual pilgrimage to the Gaylord Texan to visit Mr. Claus.  With our trip and all of the busyness of December, we were kind of down to the wire.  We got to see Santa just an hour before he left for the North Pole.  Whew - hope we don't have to cut it that close in the future.  :)

We loved exploring the hotel while we were waiting to see Santa.  The Gaylord is always decorated so beautifully for Christmas!  My boys must have been feeling the Christmas spirit, because they continuously posed and asked me to take their picture.  Whoa!  I was soaking it in, for sure.

 The trains are always a hit with my boys.

When it was finally our turn to see Mr. Claus, the boys hopped right up there.  Santa talked and talked to our little crew.  It was so sweet to watch!  At the end of their chat, Santa said, "So, tell me, Boys, who has been the naughtiest?"  Without missing a beat, Owen pointed and said, "Drew!"  Ha!  Drew's face was priceless when he realized that his Baby Brother had thrown him under the bus.  Drew has been anything but naughty this year - he is as sweet as they come.  That is why the whole conversation was so funny.  ;)  As the boys were walking away, Santa said, "Hey, Drew..."  When Drew turned around, Santa motioned with his pointer and middle fingers from his eyes to pointing at Drew, then his eyes, then pointing at Drew - like "I've got my eye on you."  Drew's eyes were as big as saucers.  He didn't know what to think.  Wade and I laughed and laughed at the whole scene.  So funny...

I'm so glad that we got to squeeze in a visit to the Gaylord.  It was a precious night for our little family of five.  :)