Burning holiday energy…

Oh, my, is my five-year-old excited about Christmas tomorrow.  He can’t sit still, and he’s been acting super whacky.  It’s been raining and cold here in the Bay Area for days, and our outdoor adventures have been limited this past week because I’ve been sick (I still have a horrible cough).  Between his cabin fever and the anticipation of Santa visiting tonight, my child is in rare energetic form.  Today, to celebrate the glorious sunshine, burn off some energy, and enjoy a few moments of distraction from his holiday fever, we went to the zoo for a few hours of climbing, jumping, and running around.  Fun!

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Next on our agenda for the day… making gingerbread cookies for Santa.  🙂


  1. djmatticus says:

    I have it on good authority that Santa is more of a snickerdoodles kind of guy…

    Can’t wait to capture moments like these in the coming years.


    1. 🙂 These moments are precious.


  2. Lost Creek Publishing says:

    I will pass this along to my niece who has just a short time ago given birth to her second child.


  3. Alex Jones says:

    Some say that Christmas is really a festival for children. Certainly children seem to get the most out of it.


    1. A Nature Mom says:

      I have to agree with that!


  4. Boys will be boys… wish my little one was not DeafBlind… I could see him doing the things in the photos here… thanks for sharing…


    1. A Nature Mom says:

      I’m sure your little one expends his energy in his own unique way. I’ve appreciated reading your blog and the challenges you face.


  5. kristc99 says:

    What a great looking little boy! I just found out tonight that my daughter is expecting a boy, my first grandchild. I know nothing about boys! LOL Hope you feel better and have a good Christmas.


    1. A Nature Mom says:

      Congratulations! What wonderful news to hear for Christmas. Boys are wonderful. 🙂


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