Saturday, December 13, 2014

Santa in the Jebels

It's that time of year again--the time for Santa to come and visit us here in our town. Each year, he arrives via a different mode of transport, and this year it was by a golf cart that was decked out like a train.

And each time I think that Sojo is about ready to stop believing, she surprises me with a flurry of joy and utter belief. When she saw Santa on his way, she ran ahead and was jumping up and down like crazy. It was beautiful to see her ponytails flying with such delight.

Last year, we had a bit of drama because the presents Santa gives on this day are almost all the same for the girls and for the boys. When Sojo received her present for girls, it was a kit of makeup and sparkly stickers. She was so disappointed and felt that there was no way Santa could be real because, if he sees everything, then why would he ever get her that kind of present that she hates? Um...good point. I explained that for these big gatherings, he has to give the same present, but we would fix it for next year. We made sure to let Santa know this year that Sojo would better enjoy a present he normally gives to boys.

The spy kit was a huge hit!

This is our third year of having our family photo taken against the stunning backdrop of jebels and blue sky. We do not have many traditions, but I do love this one so.