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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday Stroll--Happy Family Times #36


Have you done something fun with your family this past week? Kelly from Happy Whimsical Hearts and I would love to hear about it. We are collecting different family activities to inspire us all to have more time with our own families. Please share yours below and visit some of the others to get new ideas of things to do.
Ready to go to the stroll.
This weekend our town held its Annual Holiday Stroll. The schools and many churches have different events at them--mostly on Saturday. We went to check out three of the four elementary schools in town. The first offered a Breakfast with Santa which we caught the tail end of. Right when we walked in the door we saw Santa and Hazel got her picture taken, but we won't get it until Wednesday. She however was a big girl and sat on Santa's lap for the first time. I had to walk her over, but she did sit on his lap and had fun. 

Then we went to check out the crafts and what not. Hazel wrote a letter to Santa which she put in her magic mailbox and she heard back from him already. Then she got her face painted.
Next we went to the school Daddy had gone to as a child. There we had lunch and then Hazel made a sand art.
Then she made a felt mouse candy cane holder. They didn't give candy canes with it though.
Then we checked out the craft fair and of course Santa followed us there and was posing for pictures again. We didn't do it twice in one day though. Steve and Hazel stopped to buy a soldier some socks and send a note and then Hazel and I picked out an ornament where the money went to support the K-9 unit at the police department. Sorry for the blurry picture.
Then we went to the third school. By this time we were getting a bit tired. Santa was there as well. He just seemed to keep following us. I was hoping Hazel wouldn't ask how he could be at all three schools like she did about the malls a few weeks ago. Here she decorated a gingerbread man. Sorry I got the picture after she started snacking on him.
Then she decorated a wooden ornament. She chose a penguin frame ornament.
While she and Steve decorated these I checked out the crafts. We bought some cookies from the PTO and then went home to rest. Hazel had the best time and we decided it was a fun annual event to do. We liked supporting the underfunded schools and just getting out as a family. Maybe next year we will plan it better and actually make it to the Breakfast with Santa for breakfast.


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