Every year, even before the kiddos, we take night out to purchase our annual family ornament, do a little shopping, have a fun dinner, and enjoy the time together. Since we had kiddos, santa has been on that list on too. So, first thing we did on our family night last night was to see Santa. Madison made sure to ask Santa for a MP3 and a tricycle for her little brother Cason. Then they got their picture taken.
We purchased our family ornament ( a red sled with 4 people in it and it says Horton's 2009), Madison's yearly ornament (a wreath with a horse head in the middle and it says Madi 2009), and Cason's got his (a green tractor that says Cason 2009).
We then purchased on last christmas gift, and had dinner at the mall food court. Madison was dying for a cinnamon sugar pretzel.
We also drove the "lights on st paul" and enjoyed that as well.
Hope everyone has something special they do as a family this season!!