After getting the kids into their Christmas pj's, we made hot chocolate (cold for Robbie) and piled into the car to drive around Wheaton and look at the Christmas lights while sipping our drinks and listening to Christmas music. It was fun even though it was raining, and everything was covered with a thick layer of ice which made the world at night seem to sparkle. On the way home we picked up Chinese food, since having fun today and cooking a big meal tomorrow trumped cooking tonight.
Then it was time to get ready for the Big Guy's overnight arrival... setting out the milk and cookies. We explained to Robbie that Santa needs a snack because it's a long night for him, and Robbie seemed to think that it had been a long night for HIM, too... and helped himself to Santa's milk and cookies!
"Those 2 cookies sure look lonely on this plate..."
Um, yes honey - I can see you.
We also added baby carrots to the plate (for the reindeer, of course). Robbie wanted to test those out as well, but nearly choked on the bits after chewing and gave me a mild heart attack. Next year we're sticking to milk and cookies only.
Thanks, Great Grandma Jessie, for this adorable dish set! We were so excited to use it tonight. Especially Robbie, apparently. :)
And with that, we are all off to enjoy a long winter's nap...