'Twas the night before Christmas... (12/24/09)

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through our house, the children were stirring, enough to scare a mouse. The stockings were hung on the stairway with care, in hopes that St. Nick would soon be there! :)

Anyway... here they are... all bathed, in their Christmas jammies, and ready for bed... anxiously awaiting Santa's arrival! :) Before bed, they each picked out a cookie to leave for Santa, as they do every year *and* had an extra little treat in store for them... Aunt Toni read them 'Twas the Night Before Christmas! Aunt Toni & the family weren't able to be with us for Christmas this year, so she got the kids a recordable book. She recorded her voice reading the story to them, which they listened to before bed that night. What an awesome gift, huh?? It was so neat! I loved watching their faces... you could tell they knew the voice, but it took a few minutes to figure out who it was and once they realized-- they would talk into the speaker and say, "Aunt Toni? Hi Aunt Toni!" This was really great for them and even though we all couldn't be together for the holidays, she played a memorable part of this Chiristmas for the kids. Thanks Toni! :)

Merry Christmas to all and to all... a good night! :)

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