The company I work for is really large, so we have an Activities Association that puts on events throughout the year. This year, Gianna went to the Children's Christmas Party. There are so many children, they break the party into three different sessions and we attended the first. Here's some snapshots from the day.
Each child within a certain age group gets a gift, Santa comes (down a chimney and everything), there are characters walking around, face painting, cookie decorating, games, snacks and caricature artists. It was tons of fun and I was glad we were able to go.
|Meeting a snowman|
|Clowns with balloon animals. G wasn't so sure about the clowns.|
|Balloon animal giraffe|
|Opening her gift|
|Gifts are only given to children between 2 and 8. Since G was too young, we were able to wrap a gift that they handed out. It was a Minnie Mouse coloring book and she still loves to go through that book and point out all the characters.|
|Santa actually comes down what appears to be a chimney and through this fireplace. Actually the fireplace is in front of our auditorium and he just walks through that, but I thought it was a really clever idea.|
|I love the coloring of this picture. G is meeting Rudolph.|
|She had NO interest in Santa|
|She loved all the animals they had walking around in costume|
|Our best attempt at getting a picture in front of the HUGE tree we put in our atrium every year|
|Mrs. Claus gave Gianna this little stuffed dog that we keep in the car. Every time she gets in the car, she asks for the puppy.|
They were chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache and marshmallow filling.
My mom went to the Christmas Party with us, so after we picked up the cupcakes, we told her what we were doing. We went to Randy's grandparents' house and they all had their cupcakes together.
I didn't get a good picture, but the marshmallow filling was BLUE. It's a boy!