Today we had a Christmas party with Kim's unit. While usually military shindigs lean toward the side of boring, the kids being old enough to actually participate in things made it more fun. Especially since they aren't old enough to participate in things without some parental involvement.
They responded to their first encounter with a "real" Santa as I expected.
Arabelle was the only one courageous enough to sit on Santa's lap, even though she wouldn't give a real smile.
I had to beg Yonah to stand near enough to have me be able to take a picture, and even then he would only do so if he got to hold his new Angry Birds puzzle.
Lila required both cookie incentive and Kim holding her down long enough for me to get a shot.
Kim took some pictures, too.
I especially like these ones. Usually I'm the one behind the camera, so I don't have very many pictures of me with the kids . . . Or me at all, really.