Monday, November 29, 2010

Santa Arrival Pajama Party!

Last Saturday (11/20/10) before Dylan's 6th birthday party, I took Alaina and Ethan to a Santa arrival pajama party. It was sooo much fun! The kids got to wear their pjs, eat cookies and punch, go down a huge inflatable slide, play twister, make reindeer food, trade bracelets, make ornaments, play games and dance with Radio Disney Road Crew, visit with Santa, and then heard a Christmas story read by Santa.

It also kicked off their first annual pajama drive for the needy, so I had Ethan and Alaina donate some pjs. It's nice to give back. I hope to do a lot more of that with the kids, so that they can understand the value of giving. Matt wants the girls to go through their toys every year and pick what they want, so that we can donate them.

I was also thinking of taking the girls to visit the patients at the nursing home I used to work at. It broke my heart when the patients had no visitors during the holidays. Those are the most lonesome of times for them, so I was hoping to do something like that this year to. My girls put a big smile on my face every morning, so I know they would do the same for them.

Anyways, here are some pics of our Santa pj party.
Checking out all the pretty Christmas decor
With their goody bags
Ethan trading bands and Alaina enjoying the doll she got for donating pjs
Yes, that is my lil cupcake dancing in front of everyone lol! She boogied until she realized everyone was smiling at her. haha
"Santas coming!"
Ethan hid behind Alaina lol!
Santa arrived on a trolley. It was such a cute way to surprise the kids.
Ho! Ho! Ho!
Santa came over and said Hello to Alaina. :)
Santa talking with Radio Disney
Making reindeer food.
Ethan and Alaina with their reindeer food
Alaina with Santa <3
Playing Twister
Again with Santa

Ethan going up the slide
Ethan going down the slide
Alaina's turn
Waiting for Storytime with Santa
At the Pj party
Storytime with Santa
Thank you Santa <3


Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That looks like a really fun event! The kids looked so cute!
My mom is the baker at a nursing home, and we take the kids in at Christmas to hand out ornaments to the residents. They really enjoy it!

Ashley said...

That is such a cute idea Stef! I do remember you blogging about that last year I believe. That's so sweet of you. I was wondering if your mom was a baker at Dylan's party, since she had that jacket on. We used to go caroling at the one nursing home by my dads when we were kids, but the kids are still a bit young for that. I was also thinking of handing out comfy socks. I love my comfy socks lol.