Sunday, December 21, 2008

On Santa's Knee......

The Ward Christmas party always has that red-suited visitor at the end of the evening when the children are the most excited and hyper. Each year the waiting in line gets a little easier as the kids get older. We go to the party having discussed with the children that this is a family affair and it is NOT a time to run through the church. We sit and eat together and stay together. Well that doesn't last too long as my children are little social butterflies!!!! There are many discussions at our house whether Santa is real or not and how he can possibly do what he does in one night! We still have one or two who might still believe. And to those who claim he is not real I warn "those who don't believe, don't receive!" so don't spoil it for the younger kids!!!! (This applies to the Easter bunny and the Tooth Fairy too!) Our Santa asked for an Article of Faith to be recited in exchange for a candy cane!

Logan....
Carson
Emily... was not thrilled with the whole Santa thing!
Kristina....
Katie....

...And Jonny is finally too old to stand in line and await his turn.

1 comment:

2busy said...

Love the shots! Always ready with the camera, I see. Good mom! When my children came of age, they entered into the "secret santa club". It is their job to continue the spirit of Christmas by keeping the BIG secret from their siblings and friends. When Nicole tried to google earth the North Pole last year, I had to admit her to the club. She discovered that the exact North Pole is in the middle of ocean water. Hmmm.