this has got to be one of the most laid back christmases since i've been a mama. i haven't done much shopping yet... and haven't stressed about it. today i just figured out what i will get the kids and most likely do my shopping during the week. but since niko's in school now, and its a co-op, we've had a couple christmas events and they were so fun for the whole family. each year niko's school has a block party with all the other businesses on the same street and we "the school" host the santa claus. raoul was in charge of setting up the booth and was so proud of the backdrop for the photos. he was able to hang out with the other moms and get a kick out of their silly sense of humor... we love all the families in niko's preschool. i love the sense of community the co-op brings. the day after raoul and i took luna to see "elvis santa" at my favorite vintage shop in long beach, in retrospect. niko was at his grandmas house and after being sick and cooped up in the house all day, we decided to get out and get a photo with the silly elvis santa. both santa photos aren't smiley... but they're not crying either so it's a win for me!
luna's dress: handed down, baby gap. niko's sweater: target. beanie, oshkosh.
i didn't take many photos of the christmas parade because we were in it. and it was starting to rain but since we we're close to the front of the line i was able to snap these and posted them on instagram.