We spent Christmas Eve day and night with my Aunt Carol. We were both lucky to have the day off. I had planned on taking the kids to a children's museum, but they were all closed:( Instead we took my Aunt to experience Chuck E Cheeses for the first time. It wasn't busy so she really didn't get the full effect. It was a lot of fun though! Wesley is still soooo scared of Chuckster. He rarely comes out, but he did this time. Wesley hoofed it up into the tubes and when the mouse headed our way Wesley started sobbing. I felt horrible for him!! I had NO idea he was still that frightened. Poor kiddo:( Lani just kept saying "It's okay Wesley. He's a nice mouse". Awww!!
We headed back to hang out and wait for Michael to get home. We then had a nice spaghetti dinner and opened presents. My Aunt spoiled us all of course!! It started getting late so the kiddos went outside to sprinkle their reindeer food. It's an oatmeal snack and glitter to help them find their way.
We headed back in and Wesley wrote a note to Santa. He does this every year and sets it next to the cookies. The letter was thanking him for the presents and what the cookie flavors were. They also set a few carrots out on the deck for the reindeer as well. (Michael went out and made hoof prints in the snow with his hands)
Here's our tree with all the goodies underneath. We wrap the Santa presents in Santa themed paper. Michael doesn't like that we wrap them, but what kid doesn't like unwrapping gifts? I have a feeling that Wesley's belief in Santa is waning. He noticed a lot of mistakes that Michael and I made in not covering our tracks and asked A LOT of questions!! Of course his friends at school are telling him there is no Santa as well. Michael and I really didn't say much to him since he's older and I don't want to lie. We'll just let him come to the realization in his own time.