Christmas magic fell upon the Swanson household. Cullen made some reindeer food at school (1/2 cup oatmeal, 1 tsp. green glitter and 1 tsp. red glitter). He told us that we had to sprinkle it both in the front and back of the house on Christmas Eve to make sure that the reindeer found their way. Then, we set out carrots and water for Santa's reindeer and some cookies and milk for the jolly old man. Cullen actually went to bed fairly easy that night - maybe it was the long Christmas mass that tired him out. When we awoke in the morning, the first thing we did was check if the treats had been touched. Sure enough - the carrots and cookies were no where in sight! Now.... Onto the gifts! Cullen and Simone received a toy kitchen from Santa - as well as a pile of other presents. It's funny to note that Cullen spent the most time playing with the flashlight from his stocking - rather than the big ticket items (isn't that the way it goes?!). Then, we journeyed up to MPLS to see Grandma Liz, Grandpa Mark, Brigette, Mason, Annie and Drew. We can't wait for the magic to return next year.