Tim loves to go to The Galleria every year during the holidays so I guess it’s becoming a family tradition (forget cookies and that kind of stuff – we want shopping!) But seriously, it is fun to see th HUGE tree and ice skaters and of course I cannot turn down a trip to the mall. Also, it has now become our preferred mall for seeing Santa. For some reason both times we’ve been there the line was not too long and this time Ben was most excited to go see him. He kept saying, “I want to go see Santa!” So, he got his wish and I would love to show you the wonderful picture that he took but it may end up in our Christmas card, so it’s too soon… It was funny too because they had to change the film in the camera that they take the pictures with while Ben was sitting on his lap, so he was able to have and extra long visit with him. Oh, it was too cute!
We also put up the Christmas tree and other decorations last week and Tim did the outdoor lights on Sunday night. Ben enjoyed watching The Polar Express a couple of nights ago and he’s really starting to like movies – but since we like them so much, I guess it’s to be expected.
I went to the doctor last Thursday to check on the baby and all is well. We listened to the heartbeat which was at a rate of 156 and sounded just great! We hope to find out the gender of the baby on January 5th when I have my next sonogram. It will be a little strange since we did not find out last time, but it’s best that we know this time for planning and naming (which already seems it will be a challenge, but at least we will be able to narrow it down by gender!)