This past week, our boys had a chance to meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus. Every year the town of Calmar, which is where I grew up, and about 5 miles from where we live now, hosts Christmas in Calmar. Most of the business host some type of Christmas activity. It is so much fun and the boys love it. This is usually the first opportunity the boys have to share their Christmas list with Santa. I think this may be our first picture with the jolly couple that Mom and Dad are not in. That's a sure sign our boys are getting big!
Up on Landon's list is Lego's and Asher's is a fire truck tanker truck. Santa asked the boys if they could each name three things they wanted and the boys could each only come up with one. They said they didn't want anything else. Let's hope Santa can come up with what they want!
After our visit with Santa we hopped on a tractor ride throughout town to check out some Christmas lights. We were lucky enough to have an elf and the Grinch accompany us. Despite it being cold, we had warm chicken noodle soup in a cup served by the local fireman. It was so good!
A few other stops included Christmas ornament making, wine and beer sampling (for the adults), a live nativity, a stop to pick up miniature tractors made out of candy, popcorn for the little guy and caramel corn for the rest of us, and of course cookie decorating. We had a blast and did I mention that all of this is free! This event is just another reason why we love living in our small community and why it's so important to support local businesses.