Sunday, December 19, 2010

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Actually, he’s already been to our house!  Some friends in SC had a Santa party last year and we weren’t able to attend since we were in TX, and I didn’t want us to miss out this year so I planned a fun little get together for all our friends before I left town so we were sure to see the big guy!  And it was so fun!

Santa surprised all of our good boys and girls when he snuck in the back door with his bag full of presents.  He sat right down and read us the Night before Christmas.  Then the kids took turns sitting on the jolly man’s lap and telling Santa what they wanted for Christmas.  Landree let Santa know that she wanted a princess baby doll and a puppet.  And Hudson and Santa were loving each other so much I’m not sure what he asked for, but hopefully he’ll get a puppet too and some other fun toys.

We ate lots of yummy snacks, did two fun crafts (making reindeer ears, and a handprint Christmas tree,) and had lots of fun playing with friends.  I was so grateful to have Aunt Maggie there.  She helped watch my kids (and so did Jeff) so I could be a sane host.  :)  And I was so glad to have Stacey there to take pictures so I could enjoy the party sans camera.  I sure am glad that was already planned before the camera incident.

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10 comments:

Brooke said...

Such a great idea!

Jodee Leader said...

Oh my goodness! These pictures are just adorable! Santa also visited our house yesterday. It was sooo much fun!

Timothy and Holly said...

Wow, What cool idea! You will treasure those pictures forever!

Anonymous said...

I've followed your blog for a while, and may have even commented a few times. I just HAD to say that the pictures are all adorable, and the black and white one of Hudson looking at Santa is quite possibly the most awesome picture EVER :) it needs to be in a magazine or something!
sarah
smatti78@yahoo.com

Megan said...

Love them all, but especially that one of Landree playing with the blocks. Seriously, to die for. Maybe one of my all time favs!

Ashley said...

LOOOOVE all the pics!!!!
You MUST show pics of your home!! Love what I can see! :)

Marla said...

Those are such great pictures, and what a fun idea!

The Barner Bunch said...

You're incredible! I love the pictures. Love the black and white shots...but all of them are adorable!!!!
Your children are too cute!

Jamie said...

Those pics are unbelievably gorgeous! I love the one of Landree with the blocks and the one of Hudson and Santa looking at each other. Beautiful!

Melody said...

What a fabulous idea! Your Santa is the perfect Santa....love him! Did you have to rent him or is he nice ole fella from church who has a kickin' santa suit? Love the picture of him playing blocks with the kids....so cute!!!
We'll touch base in email soon, okay. I got your blog comment this morning.