Our holiday weekend began with a visit from Santa Claus. The Clarks and Sauters were over for pizza and all of a sudden the man in red walked up to the door. The kids were beyond excited. Cullen asked for "a race car track" while Simone asked for "a rainbow and a gingerbread man". As Santa left, Cullen slipped his official wish list in Santa's bag. It's probably good that Simone's list didn't make it in his bag. As I was the scribe for her letter, it went something like this: "Dear Santa, How are you? How is your wife? Is she pregnant?". I couldn't help but laugh out loud as she talked!
The rest of the Christmas holiday was full of excitement, over-the-moon kids and the magic of Christmas. Going to a Catholic grade school, Cullen is also very aware that the real reason for Christmas is the birth of baby Jesus. In fact, both kids have a new fascination with religious Christmas songs: "Away in the Manger", "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" and "Silent Night". And both little ones sang their hearts out at the Christmas candlelight mass. In fact, they also both managed minor injuries due to wax burns on the fingertips. We had a wonderful Christmas day, just the four of us. We hung out and played with toys from 6 am - 7:30 pm. We had great Christmas celebrations with the Swanson and LaVigne families. We are truly blessed.