Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day 14: A Visit to Santa!

 of Joy!
I am falling behind on our joy days! We are having a blast keeping up with the activities... I just can't seem to find the time to blog about them. 

Last Friday we went to visit Santa with our friends the Bozeks. We did this last year too, and it was so much fun that we decided to make it a tradition for our families.  

Gathering for a quick smile before heading in to see Santa!

These sweet girls always have so much fun together. I am so grateful for their friendship.

Attempting to get a decent shot of all four kids on Santa's lap is no small feat...

I love this one of Santa making sure he heard Chloe correctly. She may be the oldest, but she talks the quietest.

Chilly did well until he realized he was alone on a strange bearded man's lap. Then he was dunzo.


After we visited Santa, we headed over to a quintessential Zelie experience that would make Clark Griswold proud: a house bedecked with enough lights and various holiday attractions to be seen from several miles away. This one's special though... they line the sidewalk along their house with big boxes containing Christmas scenes, and collect donations to give to the food bank. Their little endeavor has allowed them to bless the Pittsburgh Food Bank with over $14,000 in the past few years - pretty awesome, huh?


Charlie LOVED it.

After visiting Santa's little village, we went to the Bozeks for a potluck dinner, and were blessed with a table set for four grownups with pretty dishes and candlelight. The kiddos ate together down the hall. It was a great night with dear friends. Despite a late-night tantrum by one exhausted boy, we left feeling full and grateful :-).

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