Sunday, December 06, 2009

Brunch With Santa

We woke up Saturday to gentle snow falling, much to the delight of my children. They set out immediately to play in it. We were a bit worried that the slick roads would keep us from the Club for brunch with Santa but further down the mountain, roads were much more clear.

Eion was not interested in the tie I picked out but was willing to wear a different one. Fine with me! He also was willing to pose with Santa which was the first time in years I got my photo op. The last time might have been when he was a baby and couldn't escape.

He didn't want to talk to Santa but was smart enough to realize that you had to meet the big guy in order to get the bags of candy he was handing out. Morrigan, on the other hand, had an extended conversation about the many many things on her list.

They had a clown (the puppeteer of years past has apparently retired) who made balloon animals and much to Eion's delight, balloon swords. What followed was an epic battle in dining room.

Maggie and Morrigan both took turns playing on the piano without prompting. There is a distinct chance they were just trying to outdo each other.

I keep thinking each year that this is our last at the party. Sooner or later, one of the kids is going to decide they are too old for all this Santa stuff. But for now, they all believe (or pretend to believe) and we had a great family morning.

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