We've been good, Santa.
Grace and Grant went to talk to the jolly old man in the red suit today at the mall. We were multi-tasking since John and Emily were meeting classmates there to work on a school project.
After the usual assurances of being good and always being kind, Grace asked Santa to bring her an American Girl Doll. Grant gave the same assurances of angelic behavior all year in exchange for a hoped for Hot Wheels toy.
We'll see if they convinced the big red guy of the good performances this past year.
And yes, it was the same Santa as years past. See?
He is such a wonderful Santa.
I hope he carries on for a few more years until the
our two youngest can no longer hear the sweet sound of the Christmas Bell.
'At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I've grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.'
The Polar Express