Amy, Christina and I got together to decorate Christmas cookies today. We had so much fun--and the kids did, too, of course. Christina had a nice lunch spread for us and tons of cookie dough for the children to cut out and then decorate with icing and sprinkles. Hey! That reminds me! I left my cookie cutters over there! Sigh. Oh, well. With 2 babies and a diaper bag and all of the various stuffed Elmos and sippy cups, it would be a miracle if I didn't leave a trail of babystuff behind me everywhere I go! I do think sometimes the Lion is a little like Hansel, leaving his own trail of Cheerios in his wake. Jonathan and I find them everywhere! I was in the laundry room the other day, tossing clothes into the dryer and I crushed one under my foot. It scared the crap out of me! Who knew a Cheerio crunching underfoot could be so loud?
Anyway, we really had such a great time today. And Christina had a little goody bag of cookies for each child and a Santa Claus sippy cup for each of them to bring home. So sweet.
Bluebird is very excited about Santa Claus. We ask her, "Who's coming?" And she says "Santa Claus is coming!" Then we ask, "What does Santa do?" and she tells us he "puts presents under the tree!" I don't know if she realizes what a present is, so Christmas morning will be exciting indeed.
Seriously, though, she must think Santa is so incompetent! Every special we've watched--Dora, Mickey Mouse, Handy Manny, you name it, we've seen them all--Santa always needs these other guys to come and help him out. Either his sleigh has broken down or he's gotten lost or left his presents behind... he always needs someone to come and save the day.