Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Visit with Santa

We took the kids to see Santa last Friday night and they had a ton of fun. We've been going to the same Santa for a few years and I have to say that he (and Mrs. Claus) are the best! Every year, their present to each other is to play Santa and Mrs. Claus to all of the kids in their neighborhood. They have tons of lights and decorations, and he decks out his garage and all of the front windows to look like Santa's Workshop; his beard is even real! This year they weren't too busy when we showed up, so after trying to take a picture of the kids with Santa while Margaret screamed, he walked around with Margaret for a long time showing her all of his toys and decorations until she finally warmed up to him. I think she even gave him a smile towards the end. And Steven! So cute; he had his wish list written down on a piece of paper and he ran right up to Santa and stuck it in his hands. This is the first year that he hasn't been scared of Santa and I know it's because he's getting so into the children's christmas spirit. It's so sweet to hear him talk about Santa and Rudolph as if they were so real! :) But I've also been constantly stressing the importance of the Savior during this season and I love hearing him talk about Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus whenever he sees a nativity. I didn't think my Christmas memories could get any better than last year, but I'm glad to be proven wrong. This year has been so fun! Merry Christmas, everyone!

Well, at least Steven was having a good time

Here he is going over his list with Santa and insisting that he has been a good boy

She really was smiling just before the camera took this picture

Merry Christmas from the Sabins!


Brian, Jeni, Nat, and Stephen said...

looks like fun!

The Sabins said...

That first one cracks me up; looks like the kids had a good time!

emblair said...

I love Margaret in the last picture. Too cute! And what a sweet Santa. Love that Steven had his list out and ready to go. Christmas time is the best!

Claire said...

I never thought about going to the same santa year after year....sounds like a good plan!

Bethanne said...

Merry Christmas, Audrey! Too bad life has gotten so busy for the two of us in the past 6 months. Things sure have changed, huh.