Ever since I can remember, Christmas Eve has been the highlight of the holidays for me. Some of my families traditions growing up consisted of opening 1 gift of your choice, baking cookies for Santa and especially the big Kelley Christmas Eve get together. It’s been my absolute favorite & now that I have a family of my own I cannot wait to start my own traditions.
Since Jake and I have a minimum of 4 Christmas’s during the busy weekend; We’re really not left with a TON of time on Christmas Eve night. And since we’ll continue the tradition of baking cookies for Santa with my parents, I figured I needed to find something just as memorable, timeless but a quick and easy tradition that my son will love and cherish as he gets older.
Most of you with kids I am sure have seen the bags of reindeer food trending Pinterest this season.. I wanted to take the idea and make it our own by getting my little guy to participate in on the fun by making it with me. Kinda like baking cookies for Santa but WAY less time consuming – perfect for the maybe half hour we’ll be given before bed time after getting home from all the Christmas Eve festivities.
I’m baaaaack 🙂 & I think I am finally starting to get back into my old routine after coming home from our first EVER family vacay! Going into this trip there was one thing I had to promise myself – That I would leave blogger Cassie at home & not focus so much on capturing moments but rather living in the moment. Being a blogger ( I am sure a lot of you can relate) but this was REALLY HARD FOR ME! I gotta say though, I think overall I stuck to my word while getting just the right amount of shots I needed to remember this trip for a lifetime.
My new favorite tradition with the family has definitely become are annual trip to the Twin Cities Harvest Festival in Champlin MN. They have one of the largest corn mazes in the state, food trucks, live music, a gigantic bed of corn kernel’s to roll around in, a tractor ride and lots LOT’S more. Sure it costs a few bucks to get in & a couple more for tickets if you want to ride the gigantic slide or jump in the jumpy houses but for what is “free” once inside it’s definitely worth the 8 dollar fee. FYI Children under 3 are free.