Elisabeth loves Santa. ...or at least the concept OF Santa. She loves pictures of him, she loves chocolates with his face on the front, she loves old men that have long, white beards. She loves to say HO, HO, HO whenever any of these things show up. She does not however, enjoy sitting in Santa's lap. I think I mentioned that in a post prior.
Anyway, back to Santa. I'm still unsure of whether or not to emphasize Santa in our home. I felt really disappointed when I found out he wasn't real, but strangely enough, I was more disappointed to find out the tooth fairy was just my mom. That's where I felt really ripped off. So when it comes to that, we've decided that instead of exchanging gifts, we would go on a trip instead (money allowing). I absolutely adore this idea. So family members of mine, if you ever want to go with us, let me know!--cause chances are, we won't be coming to you as that trip. ;)
We've had a really great Christmas break. I can't believe how needed it was. I'm not entirely excited to go back to work on Tuesday, but the memories of difficult children have softened just a bit....at least enough to hold strong until Spring Break! hahaha
Back to gift giving - we still had some wonderful gifts from grandma's and grandpa's for all of us to open. It was fun to watch Elisabeth's reactions to everything. It was all very exciting for her :)