Thursday, December 17, 2009

A Visit to Santa

Sloan, so confident & growing up too fast. A lot of kids at school are telling her there is no such thing as Santa. A few days ago she got into the car and was extremely flustered that so many kids were making fun of her. "Mom", she said, "Is Santa real?" I asked her if she felt he was real & she answered yes. I then proceeded to talk to her about how Santa will be real for as long as she believes. Did I mention she's only in 4th grade? I like that she still believes in Santa & Elvie (her little elf that she still swears comes alive at night!) I love that she still likes to play with dolls & Barbies sometimes. Sloan you have your whole life ahead of you to be a "big kid" so enjoy this time as long as you can.

Then sweet little Zoe sat on his lap & proceeded to tell Santa that she wanted her two front teeth. She only said this because Sloan told her to, but it still made me laugh. Then she told him she wanted a penguin. That is all she wants from Santa.....a penguin. She's my easy to please kid.

Last but certainly not least is little Aris who clung to me like a little monkey not wanting to let go. I knew she was going to cry but I still wanted the picture (mean mommy). So I pried her from my body and set her down. There were no wishes to be had here. Nope. I can't help but giggle when I look at this picture. It's just so sad it's funny.

I am so glad I have these photos & yes they are real Polaroids (even cooler!) I hope all of you are enjoying this time of year. We are pretty excited to go & visit family. The girls can hardly wait & truthfully neither can I. Christmas this year is going to be a little different. Instead of oodles of gifts at grandma & grandpas house they have decided to take the whole family to Disneyland. I don't know who will be more excited, the kids or me! I am looking forward to their first experience of such a fun & magical place.

My only wish for Christmas is to feel better. I will be 15 weeks this weekend. I feel much better than I did even last week however my energy level is zero. At the end of each day I look around my messy unswept house & say to myself, maybe tomorrow I'll get this mess cleaned up. My only comfort is knowing that I can't feel sick forever. So if you decide to pay a surprise visit to my house you will be greeted by me with no makeup, a sink full of dishes, floors that haven't been swept since Thanksgiving (how disgusting is that?) frozen Halloween pumpkins on the porch, seriously folks it doesn't get more Jud Clampit than my house looks right now. So since I still believe in Santa maybe just maybe my Christmas wish will come true. Here's to hoping all you Christmas wishes come true too :)

13 comments:

Jason and Brianne Kjar said...

I'm glad you are starting to feel better if you need a little pick me up let me know and I can deliver it in any flavor that you wish.

Vicky said...

LOVE the photos, Summer! I'm so sorry you're sick. I understand completely! I remained sick throughout my entire pregnancies and even for one month AFTER so it could be worse! The low energy is a given...getting older...lots to take care of...it happens! Fingers are crossed that you get your wish!

michelle said...

I somehow missed the baby announcement. Congrats! That is so wonderful! Hope the pukies pass quickly. I know what you mean about Santa, my Brittany has had the same questions/problems (5th grade). Sad how fast kids grow up, she still likes dolls too and I am so glad! Merry Christmas!

Elissa said...

(so jealous of the polaroid) precious picks and darling girls. to your sentiments on not growing up too fast i say, amen.

praying santa sends you a cleaning elf, but i want one too. i don't think my house looks much better and i don't have preggo sickies to blame! ack! oh, BLESSINGS on you all this christmas. what a fun family trip and who needs more stuff anyway? esp when you have three girls....

hugs to you, dear!

Cordwood Cabin said...

Awww, how adorable! I, like Sloan, have always secretly believed that toys should come to life at night (after all, we're asleep -- how do we know what they're doing?)

Ew, frozen pumpkins DO smell and look terrible ... ours survived only by the happy circumstance that they were sitting in a windowsill during the first frost. Maybe I'll carve something interesting from them for Valentine's Day.

Matt, Kenna and Hannah said...

Congrats! I'm excited for you. I don't even have a good excuse for the things that can't quite seem to get done around here.

We too are having a Santa crisis. I still believe and I hope I can help Hannah to always be a believer. I've seen too many Christmas miracles not to believe.

Jerelene said...

What cute little girls!! You are very blessed :)
Have fun on that wonderful Christmas trip..maybe the time away will give you a boost...
Hopefully you'll be feeling much better very soon!
Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family!
Love, Jerelene

Firefly Hill said...

The girls are just adorable...and I have read your big news! Congratulations Summer!!

I hope you all have a beautiful Christmas!

xoxo,

annie

jacquie said...

hope you had a wonderful christmas...this too shall pass...hopefully sooner than later. take care of you!

Valarie said...

I love the pictures of your children on Santas lap. My grandson is in 2nd grade, and already some of the kids are telling him there is no Santa. They grow up too fast. I hope you feel better soon, and that your holidays are safe and happy.
Valarie

TaMs* said...

Those pics are awesome! I love love love them. Take care of yourself... being sick is the worst. Happy new year to you and your fam. ! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope ya'll had a great Christmas.

Ruth said...

Great memories!! I still have the polaroids of the kids with Santa. Sloan is so sweet. What a strong girl. Reminds me of my daughter.

Hope you feel better soon.

Ruth