Friday, December 7, 2012

Dear Santa, Please bring tractors.


We took the boys to see Santa last night.  It's an annual event put on by the youth group at our church, for a free will offering they have dinner, crafts and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.  They boys love it.  We got there a little late this year and Santa was already busy taking pictures and the line was several deep so instead of eating first we found our spot and waited to see the Big Guy.

On the way to church the boys were chattering up a storm about whose lap they were going to sit on; I think both of them wanted Mrs. Claus.  Either way, they were both very excited.  What are you going to ask him for we questioned?  A tractor. A big truck like Papa's. A trailer.  Were the answers.

As we waited in line I could see the nerves starting to set in.  Hutton said more than once that he didn't want to sit on Santa's lap. He didn't want to go up there. (He told me this morning he didn't like Santa's gloves.  Hutton no like gloves.) We talked him down, but I was afraid I was going to end up in the frame again this year.

Keaton seemed fine right up until the moment it was our turn.  He didn't want to sit on his lap, but after a little convincing decided it would be okay for him to stand by his chair.

After several pictures by Dad and the photographer Santa asked the boys what they wanted and Keaton declared: A Tractor! Hutton piped up as well: A Tractor! and when Mrs. Claus asked what Nolan would like the boys, in unison said: A Tractor!  Santa laughed, it's going to be an easy stop! 

I had no idea what they were going to ask for because to date it has been: 1) nothing 2) more of things they already have (Lincoln Logs) or 3) duplicate items for their siblings (Keaton wanted a chainsaw and big tractor for Hutton).  I guess I shouldn't be surprised by their request for more tractors, their love of all things farm has been going on for more than 18 months now. Except, see, Santa hasn't actually gotten them any tractors.  So I guess a trip to Fleet Farm is in order...

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We also celebrated St. Nick's Day yesterday. The boys woke up to chocolate and oranges in their shoes they set on the hearth.  St. Nick also brought their Christmas jammies and a new book for the family.

The books is beautiful, Over the River and Through the Wood, but uhhh...did you know that's a Thanksgiving poem?  St. Nick didn't realize this until it was too late.  Oh well.

Happy Weekend, everyone!



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