Dec 17, 2007

Cookies with Santa

Our neighborhood hosts Santa and Mrs. Claus each year, and he brings one "preview" gift for the children. Due to their ages, we did not take the boys last year, but we decided that Jonah would really enjoy it this year, so we went to hang out with Santa. It is a really cute idea. The parents take a wrapped gift to a determined drop off location earlier in the week, and Santa pulls each child's gift out of his bag.
It was a madhouse. Of course today was cool and windy- in contrast with the balmy 75 degree weather we have beenexperiending for the last two weeks, so everyone was crammed into the little clubhouse. As we got inside, Jonah said, "Mama, is this the North Pole?" Then it was our turn to see Santa. Daniel was fascinated (and loud, imagine that?), but only wanted to observe Santa from afar. Jonah sat on his lap, and I couldn't hear what he told Santa, but he looks a little shocked in this photo...
And here, you can see that we finally got Daniel into a photo with Santa. Can you see by my hair what a great time I was having?
And finally, we got our gifts home to open. Jonah thought that he got a box of microwave popcorn. I guess Santa runs out of boxes too...
And, Daniel was very excited about his Mickey Mouse shaped plate and bowl...
Merry Christmas to all!!!!!!!

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