Monday, December 22, 2008

Visiting with Santa

No worries, we still have Paige, too!

Tonight, we took Paige to meet Santa Claus. She was wonderful with him! She was excited, all the way up to Fresno, to tell Santa that she wanted new books for Christmas. Once she sat on his lap, she even started playing one of her little games, called "Don't smile." She purses her lips real tight, making every effort possible not to smile, while we taunt her with "Don't smile!" Eventually, she cracks, and we get a genuine, wonderful smile.

We also took the time to take Paige on her very first carousel ride. She kept crowding the line, she was so excited! She couldn't wait to ride the horsies, just like Mary Poppins! In no time, she was yelling out "I go up and down like Mary Poppins, Daddy!" The hardest part of the evening was pulling her away.


Bonnie said...

Christmas through the eyes of a child is so fun! As I typed that just now I was reminded of what Jesus said, "Faith through the eyes of a child" should be our goal. Thanks for sharing Paige's joy with us. May we all have the joy of a child whenever we encounter the Christ. Merry Christmas to the Wedehase Four!

Mom said...

What memories to cherish...and a time to see the world through the eyes of the innocent. Embrace those moments, tucking them in your heart for the years ahead. It is too soon that they are grown with kids of their own. BUT then you get to see the world through the eyes of your grandchildren and the joy they bring to your childern. I LOVE YOU...