Friday, December 21, 2012

Twas the night before Christmas, sort of

The boys received a letter in the mail today, from Santa himself! Santa told them that he was coming to our house tonight! It was all very exciting.

Tomorrow we leave for South Bend to spend time with Chris's family. On the afternoon of Christmas we'll head up to my parents house in Michigan to spend time with them as well. It's going to be a whirlwind week and the more Chris and I got to thinking about it, we thought it might be nice to have a little Christmas here, just us, before heading out for the week. Plus, we wouldn't have to haul all of the boys gifts. Our minivan is full as it is!

Colin and Chris baked cookies for Santa (he requested cookies in his letter). They opened up the chimney (we'd had to fashion a latch on it to keep the triplets from opening the doors and trying to crawl in), and even cleaned up the toys so that Santa wouldn't trip and hurt himself. He's got a clear path now from the chimney to the tree, thank Heavens.

So Colin laid out the cookies, poured some milk and drew Santa a map (his idea), explaining the steps to get from our roof, down the chimney to our tree. Our fireplace is in a different room than the tree. I guess he wants to be extra sure that the toys make it under the tree and Santa doesn't get lost! haha!

Chris and I had such fun wrapping the gifts, snacking on the cookies and spreading dirt, sticks and leaves around the fireplace.

It kind of feels surreal. Like playing house.

We have children. They are ours and tomorrow they are going to wake up, run down the stairs and get excited over the fact that Santa has come. Just like we did as kids with our own parents.

I kinda can't wait to see their little faces.

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