Ty had to work a half-day on Christmas Eve so we went up to his work 30 minutes before he got off and he gave us a tour. We headed to lunch at Panera afterward and Carter chowed down on the food we brought for him. From there Ty and my brother, Thomas, went off for some last minute Christmas shopping while the rest of us hung out at home. I was shocked hours later that they still were not home. Four hours later they came in with quite the stories. Ty said it took them 20 minutes just to get out of the Wal-Mart parking lot and they had seen a few broken car windows in different parking lots. I don't know which I would dislike more, Black Friday shopping or shopping on Christmas Eve! After all the excitement of Christmas Eve shopping Thomas and Ty opted to stay home while the rest of us headed out to the trails. Jeremy and I ran while my parents walked with Carter. Jeremy and I decided to get festive with our running attire.
|Standing by a Christmas tree at the trails before our run.|
I was getting ready to shower after our run when the doorbell rang. We were so excited to see it was Santa Claus! One of our neighbors dresses up as Santa for a nearby community center. Ty ran into him at the store and mentioned we hadn't gotten to see Santa because the lines were always hours long. Our neighbor generously offered to stop by for a few pictures with Carter! Carter was a bit tired and hungry, so he wasn't too pleased, but he got his first picture with Santa!
|His face as he looked over and saw Santa cracked me up!|
|We finally got him to give us a small smile!|
|Ready for Christmas Eve dinner. Carter LOVES the light that flashes when we use the timer.|