T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Friday, December 25, 2009

Santa Came and Went...

Christmas Eve...

Christmas Morning...

I am always so giddy that Santa eats the cookies and drinks the milk I leave for him. I don't know why. Yesterday my nephew brought over this special plate and cup for T Rex to set out for Santa this year (very sweet of him). We will use it every year from now forward.

We had a wonderful morning with our little T Rex. We wanted to enjoy one last Christmas just the three of us. Santa was very good to our little guy. We are not surprised by this. He is just a spectacular kid - we thank God every night for his wonderful spirit that fills our home and hearts.

I did not really want anything for Christmas - I feel like I have everything I could ever ask for. I only wish I could slow down time. I just know I'm going to blink and the kids will be grown and out of the house. I try to remember this on nights like last night when T Rex insists on sleeping cheek to cheek with me or giving "snuggles" as he says. T Rex Dad and I envision ourselves in an old folks home some day reminiscing about those days and wishing we could go back and experience them all over again. So, in the the mean time, we try to soak up every sweet moment.

Here was what Santa left for T Rex - you can see more photos of the morning at his blog.

Per his request from Santa - a balloon plus a few other items Santa deemed fit to leave - dinosaurs, Cozy Coupe car, and a Cookie Monster (the latest obsession).

I have it on good authority that "some assembly required" is an understatement - at least according to Santa's elf who assembled the Cozy Coupe - there was hammering in 12 degree weather in the dark, drilling through plastic, and several blisters involved. That's some dedicated elf!

Blessings to you and your loved ones this Christmas day. I hope Santa was as good to you as he has been to us!


septembermom said...

Love that Cozy Coupe! My big boys still wish that they could fit in one of those :) Glad that Santa enjoyed dropping off gifts at your house. So cute that you and T-Rex sleep cheek to cheek. Beautiful memories in the making.

Nina said...

Very cute! Looks like a very Merry Christmas. I must say time goes way to fast with the little ones and I try to hold on to those moments also. I am about to watch my baby turn 7 and it seems like yesterday he was my little guy. Love those snuggle moments even when I am exhausted. Merry Christmas!

Emily said...

Looks like everything went perfectly...minus a few elf blisters. :)

I, too, wish somehow we could slow down time. Each year seems to move faster and faster. I love that you are trying to enjoy each moment. That is such a wonderful thing!!

Jenners said...

I think it is a law that all children must have a Cozy Coupe at some point in their lives!!!

And times does fly doesn't it? Just think, next year Santa will have two kids to leave presents for!!!

Happy 2010 if I don't make it by before the new year!