"It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas." ~ Charles Dickens
The most magical thing happened in the middle of the night. Well, let me back up a little bit. When I walked into Abigail's room on Christmas Eve morning Abigail was holding this...
Yes, that is her tooth. And yes, this mama and her little girl were beyond excited. Because what better day to loose your tooth? The night that Santa would be coming, the tooth fairy would be coming too. Extra magic? Yes please!
We decided right away to put the tooth right next to Santa's milk and cookies in front of the fireplace. So they could meet of course.
We chose a pretty Christmas stemmed hand painted glass and dropped the tooth in. Magic waiting to happen.
"Nothing much happens unless you believe in it" Gladys Taber
We all made extra cookies in the morning.
Buttery hands forming the little wreaths.
I love these cookies... they look so bright and cheery on a Christmas plate.
Scott's mom arrived and we exchanged gifts, the girls still in nightgowns.
I'm not sure who is happier here... Anna with her new instant camera or her Grandma bee
Ribbons and big happy gifts.
I swoon... a new Raddko for my collection
In the afternoon I curled the hair of my girls and got them all ready for 5:30 Mass.
Abigail sang on the alter through the Mass in the Children's Choir.
And she stood right next to the manger.
And as if that wasn't enough this happened. She was in the procession carrying a candle.
My little angle stood right under the Star of David and what I didn't know was that she was feeling more and more sick as the Mass was going on. By the time Mass was over she had a fever.
But she smiled and sang her heart out.
and even hugged Father Tom on the way out.
We had to take a Christmas Eve after Mass photo in our Christmas room. (music)
I love them so much.
Baths and jammies and filling stockings. A new tradition for our family. I've never seen the girls so excited about anything. They had saved their money and chosen just the right gift for each person. Now it was time to sneak them in the stockings. And wait until the morning.
Right as that was happening, more magic!!! The doorbell rang
But there was no one there!
Just a huge box from the North Pole.
(more on that tomorrow... I can't wait to show you what was in that box)
Just before falling asleep cookies and carrots were set out.
One more peak up the chimney.
"Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies!" ~Fran Church
We ALL believe!
And off to dream...
"To all, to each, a fair good night, And pleasing dreams; and slumbers light." ~Sir Walter Scott