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Monday, December 17, 2007

Here Comes Santa Claus!

Last night we went to Jeremy's aunt Jeri's house for her annual Santa Claus party. She has Santa come to her house and each kid gets a chance to sit on his lap and tell what they want for Christmas. Then we sing some songs and have a telling of the Christmas story.

When we arrived last night at 5:30pm, Santa was there, getting out of his car. He thought his time to come was 5:30, but he was supposed to come at 6pm. That was a real treat for our kids. They got to talk to him outside of the house and even walk in with him! Samantha leaned over to me and said very excitedly, "I didn't know Santa drives in a car!" I told her to ask him why he came in a car, so she did. He told her that the reindeer only fly on Christmas Eve. She thought that revelation was so funny! That Santa drives in a car!

Athena still believes in Santa Claus, so this was still a great event for her. She told him she wants more barbies. Princess barbies.

Samantha TOTALLY believes in Santa Claus. She told him that this year she wants a barbie with the magic wand that when you wave the wand over the barbie's necklace, the dress changes colors.

I thought it was so funny. Samantha is not intimidated at all by Santa. He was asking her what she wanted, then talking to her a little bit. Then he got off track and asked her again what she wanted. Samantha started laughing and she said, "You already asked me that!"

Nathan was very star-struck with Santa. At first he didn't know what to say beyond telling Santa that he was 3 (by holding up his fingers). Santa was guessing what Nathan wanted, so I stepped in and told him that Nathan wants a train. Santa asked Nathan if he wanted a train and Nathan nodded his head vigorously. It was really cute. :)

Uh, yeah. She doesn't quite get it yet. I handed Alexandra to Santa for a picture. He held her up at first for a picture and she was fine, but then she glanced over, saw him, and burst into tears. Oh well, maybe next year.

Our Santa encounter this year was a success. Everyone asked for what they were supposed to and we don't have to run out and get any last-minute surprise requests. We all know that you ask Santa for the MOST important thing. Thank goodness our kids asked correctly. LOL!

Here is a little video Jeremy took with our camera as we were singing a song for Santa to leave. Sorry, our digital camera doesn't have sound with video, so you don't need to keep turning up your speakers.


Mama Cat said...

We had a professional Santa come to our ward party on Saturday. Santa told the bishop to choose a couple of people to come up on stage and help him ring bells while we sang "Jingle Bells," and Mark got picked. He happened to be holding Catherine, so she got to be right up next to Santa and shake some jingle bells and even got to touch Santa's coat ("soft!"). Of course, that meant that she was almost last getting in line to see him, so she had to wait a while. She had been SO excited all evening, but then she said she didn't want to sit on his lap. She DID want one of his candy canes, though, so I told her the only way to get one was to sit on his lap. She considered that for a minute and decided to go ahead. She ran up to him, told him she was "2!" and grabbed a candy cane. We had a picture taken, and then she told him she wanted him to bring her cake. That's my girl! (And yes, he's bringing her one.)

big8smiley said...

That is such a cute story! Why does she want a cake?

Aprilyn said...

What an awesome party!! I wish we had the Santa magic here still. I'm actually sad because this year Nathan begged and begged until I told him Santa wasn't real. I couldn't lie to him!! Marshall doesn't really "get" the whole Santa thing but he really hated Christmas last year. He screamed at us all morning over EVERYTHING! Christmas stressed out my little boy more than I could have ever imagined. I hope this year will be better. I'm nervous.

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