When it was time to pick him up and we were in the car line (I always try to get 2nd or 3rd in line), I showed Jason which window was his classroom. Andrew was so excited to see that his Daddy was in the car!! Jason was laughing because Andrew was gone for a bit but came back to the window with some friends. LOL Too funny! I love that kid!
When Friday rolled around, it was a super special day - we were taking the boys to see Santa!
We started with breakfast at Cracker Barrel! YUM!! But, again, Andrew knew that it wasn't Saturday and Daddy is normally at work. So this is our convo while getting dressed:
Me: Good morning, monkeys!
Andrew & Alex: Crazy giggles and squeals (reasoning for calling them my monkeys and why they got monkey ornaments this year!)
Me: You guys want to go to Cracker Barrel for breakfast?
Andrew: Mmm-hmm!! (with a big smile)
Me: Daddy is coming, too!
Andrew: Daddy, Cack Barrel?
Andrew: No, mama. Daddy work.
Me: No, Daddy is home again today.
Andrew: (big smile) Oh! Daddy, mama, Alex, Andy, babies go Cack Barrell!
It goes on. It is too cute. The babies are our "stuffed animal children" AKA Tusker and Baby Bunny. I know...Baby Bunny? Yep! Alex has decided that Pat the Bunny is his baby. Andrew has a larger Pat the Bunny and Alex has a smaller one. Andrew handed it to him one day (both from mom!) and ever since Alex has it with him all the time. Anyway, the babies stayed in the car. I don't need to have a missing baby fiasco...
After breakfast, Jason and I don't say anything about what is going to happen next. Andrew does ask, though. "Go?" every so often is the question down the highway. We get to Bass Pro Shop and there is a sign with Santa on it. We ask Andrew who that guy is and he says, "SANTA!" He was pretty excited!
This year he sat with him! Last year...I couldn't bring myself to post the pic... But, Andrew would only sit with Santa if I did... So me and my 22-week pregnant self AND a 15 month old sat on Santa's lap... Lindsay was crackin up. I was too, but OMG, REALLY? Anyway, I'm glad that Andrew and Alex sat with him. Alex was pretty happy about the whole thing!
Here is the rest of our fun at Bass Pro:
Gotta love it! :D