Every year on the Saturday before Christmas the City of Asbury takes Santa Clause around the entire community so that all the children can see him and get candy from him. When we first moved here in December of 1992 that next day we heard all the sirens and thought something bad must be happening but it was just the Santa Clause tradition.
And so every year our kids looked forward to it and every year Angie brings her kids over. In fact the entire neighborhood was out this morning to welcome Santa Clause.
Right on time the big fire truck pulled out of the station with lights flashing and sirens wailing and drove right on past all the parents and kids waiting to see Santa. Ironic as it may seem this was a real emergency run and this truck and another were actually responding to a real event.
A few minutes later the truck carrying Santa came by and the kids were delighted. I had already gone in by the time it came by so I didn’t get any images of Santa. 😦
After some sledding the kids built a snow man in the back yard and Addie was putting some final touches on it when I got my camera back out.
There was more sledding and then the boys built a fort and the girls built a second fort in anticipation of a huge snowball fight. Apparently it didn’t happen but we still have two large forts in our back yard should an attack happen.
After all the activity of seeing Santa Clause, sledding, building a snowman and a couple of forts, Addie needed a little Mom time. I couldn’t resist capturing this moment.
Enjoy your day and be careful.