Thursday, December 25, 2008

Shhhhh! Santa just left...

Santa just finished her wrapping and eating her carrots and cookies. Oh, and drinking a little milk. And yes, it's 3:30 in the morning. And I bet Santa will have to drive to Grandma's house tomorrow, too, all bleary eyed and dragging her behind...

I can't wait to see how Jia reacts to "Santa". Before bedtime last night, Kenzie came down to check on which stocking was hers.... and Jia came down later and said something in Chinese pointing at the stockings (sounded a little like "Nega wo de?"). I told her that the one on the far end was hers. And she said "OK" and went to bed. I'm not sure she knows what this is all about or who Santa is... but perhaps she's getting caught up in Kenzie's excitement.

Tomorrow will be a priceless memory.


Super Mommy said...

Merry Christmas! You sound like me - I was up until 3 this morning too wrapping gifts after a late night we spent with friends. It's well worth it those - yes it's priceless to see the excitment and hear the squeals in the morning!!

Gail said...

Merry Christmas Julie!
I hope your day (though sleepy) was fun!
I loved this post. Its so true.
Some people will say to me..."You know you will not be retiring for a long time?"

I know, I don't care. What I care about is staying healthy to share every moment with my girls.
This is where I am supposed to be at this time in my life and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Looking forward to seeing some Christmas pics of the girls and finding out how Jia liked her first Christmas!

cabbagemintor said...

Nego means this. Wo de means mine. Jia has a good grasp of what to expect. Indeed what can compare to finding two lovely children squealing with excitment on Christmas morning. The magic of childhood and all it entails is the cornerstone to a person's development. Those memories will come back to them later in life again and again, and give them the confidence, security, and imagination they need to grow as a person. That is what parents offer their kids.