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!