We went to see Santa today in Corcoran. They do such a great job. We were there for about an hour and visited with Santa, did some crafts, had snacks, got prizes and had a reindeer ride...all for FREE!
Despite saying, "Santa!" all week and me talking to him multiple times about sitting on his lap...Mac was not impressed:
Who doesn't love a crying baby Santa picture? I don't think either of the Bigs every cried. There is one where Korri is trying to walk out of the picture, which is pretty cute! Korri asked for a Barbie car and Finn threw me for a loop and asked for a helicopter! He's been asking for a BatCave for weeks! He was confused because they have "prizes" you put your name in for a drawing and he thought that is what you had to ask Santa for. So I made sure he clarified and then he asked Santa for a helicopter AND a BatCave! At least the BatCave request got in there. Mac couldn't have cared less about asking Santa for anything.
Finn even asked that I get him a bow tie "like Mac's!" How cute. Finn picked this one because it was Lakers colors (navy and yellow). Mac also has a long tie but I didn't think there was any chance he'd leave it alone. Korri picked this Christmas outfit out this year and I was happy to see the leggings instead of the traditional dress. So practical for this time of year in MN. Although, I do love a cheesy, over the top Christmas dress!
Then we went out for the reindeer sleigh rides!
Even though Finn insisted he wasn't going to go on the ride, he changed his mind at the last minute. I told him that Mac needed him to help keep him on the seat! This is the best part of this event. The reindeer were Donner and Blitzen, in case you were wondering. Finn was pretty sure they were trying to fly (because they were trying to run at one point!). Too cute.
Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.