Saturday, December 24, 2011

Breakfast with Santa

I loathe waiting in long lines, especially for Santa. So, this year I decided we'd do a breakfast with Santa. Of course, I decided this just almost too late. Alas, we got reservations at the downtown aquarium. Our friends Peyton, Rosie and Murphy came too.

While we were playing outside after breakfast, Peyton got an email saying Discovery Green (park downtown) was going to have snow at 10:30 a.m.! We hustled off to check out the snow in Houston - in 50 degree weather. We arrived and realized the line was just the tip of the iceberg! Probably 200 people were in line so we vetoed the snow, but had a good time checking out the ice rink and all the other park features.

The highlight of the day was Santa IN the aquarium! I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Will had NO problems with Santa. He walked right up like they were old friends.

The underwater Santa and his elf. Rather creepy, but provided a few good laughs at the table.

Our best attempt at a family picture. Will was not interested.

Will has historically not had much fun in moon walk houses. Too many kids to run him over, not stable so on...

This time it was a bounce house all to himself and he had a blast. He even took like 4 or 5 steps and then would fall and collapse into laughter.

Murphy and Will at the ice rink at Discovery Green

Watching the zambonie

We got a snowball from the ice rink. I couldn't even get a picture of it before Will threw it on the floor. He said "ouchie, cold" :-)

Our friends took a bunch of pictures with their phones and I didn't have a chance to download them yet. Will add to this when Will isn't awake. 


  1. He is so dang adorable. Can't. Take. The. Cuteness. Love these pictures. Especially the bounce house. Go Will!

  2. We loved it, and the boys had a blast! Merry Christmas from us! Sending love...

  3. He is so, so cute! How is it possible that he looks so much older than he did just a month ago?


  4. What a fun Christmas event! Looks like Will and his friend had a great time. You can tell by the look on their faces!!! Hope the rest of your holiday season was wonderful too!

    Judy and Archie