Monday, December 8, 2008

The Joys of Christmas

Now, this is what Christmas is all about! Ainsley gets sooooo excited at the prospect of seeing Santa and this year was no exception!

We attended our local Jingle Bell Festival on the courthouse square and Santa was there to greet the kids, complete with south Georgia snow - made from a snow machine, of course!

Ainsley decided she wants what every three year old wants - Barbie dolls and more Barbie dolls!

I expect that Santa won't be able to resist and she will find a Barbie doll or two under the tree.
She's already talking about what kind of cookies we'll be leaving for Santa this year. And she thinks he deserves CHOCOLATE milk this year, too.
While we try to teach our kids the meaning of Christmas, it's a JOY to see the happiness and excitement in their eyes every year.
Here's a challenge I have for you: this year, give some joy to others. Carry around with you some small prepackaged candy canes and add a little note to it "Merry Christmas to you" or "I wish you a Merry Christmas!" and give it to the people you come in contact with each day; the lady at the dry cleaners, the person at the drive-thru window, the cashier at the grocery store. Let's spread a little joy this holiday season!

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  1. Great idea! I am going to pick up a couple boxes of candy canes tonight!

  2. That is a great Santa! There are only a few barbies left in the girls rooms. They are pretty sad looking these days, poor things. The last one I found had a missing hand and hair so matted it stood straight up about 4 inches!

  3. I love kids and Santa!!! I love joyful glistening eyes and according to my boys Santa celebrates the birth of the Baby Jesus with us...and I love your idea!!!

  4. What a great looking Santa - ours are a lacklustre lot as a rule down here in Australia. Yours looks REAL!