Tuesday, January 6, 2009

For Santa

This year was really special since the kids are finally starting to "get" Santa. At least they recognize him when they see him, and they know he brings you presents! We wrote letters to Santa for the first time this year. It was hilarious! I gave each of the kids a piece of paper to color and then I wrote their letter on top of their coloring. I asked each of them what they wanted Santa to bring them for Christmas. Without fail, all four children initially responded, "Presents!" Well, okay, but what kind of presents? Reagan asked for a doll. Jonathan asked for a dolphin. That's right, a dolphin. Jim and I think he thought that was what Reagan asked for and just copied her. Thomas asked for a Santa. Zachary just asked for presents. But, what kind of presents, Zachary? I just want presents! He said it in his scrunchy voice. I've got to get that voice on tape. It's impossible to describe it. I call it scrunchy because he scrunches up his face when he does it. It's super cute!

So that was a lot of fun, but I have to say that technically Santa only answered half their requests. Reagan did get a doll and Zachary did get presents. Thomas did not get a Santa unless we count his picture on a gift bag or his "presence" in the house when he brought their goodies. Jonathan did not get a dolphin, but he did get a Diego boat that seems to have taken his mind off the missing dolphin. At any rate, he hasn't mentioned it!

Christmas Eve we made a plate of cookies to leave out for Santa, and the kids got to eat some before going to bed.

Look! I'm actually eating a cookie! It's a Christmas miracle!




Even Daddy got a bite!

Jonathan, Zachary, Reagan, and Thomas, right before Jonathan let all the cookies slide off into the floor! But that didn't stop Santa from eating them later that night!

The whole "Santa won't come until you're asleep" thing did nothing to get the kids to bed faster, unfortunately! Maybe next year!


TnMomTo3 said...

Too cute! My girls are into "presents", too. They don't quite associate presents with what's actually in the wrapped up box. :)

I can't believe how big your kids are getting. They're just too cute!

Anonymous said...

Very cute! That's a good pic of all 4 of them in front of the tree, too.

Love, K-K