Sunday, December 19, 2004

Breakfast With Santa!

Last Thursday, the local Golden Corral hosted breakfast with Santa! Stephen's class was invited, and we had the entire restaurant to ourselves! The kids had a blast! We all ate pancakes, sausage, eggs and bacon till our tummies were content. Every child sat on Santa's knee and gave him their lists of Christmas wishes and whispered into his ear what they want most this year. We told Stephen the night before that it doesn't matter that he couldn't talk or write to Santa, because Santa knows everything. He knows when you're sleeping and when you're awake. He knows if you've been bad or good. He understands the language of those unable to speak. The language of the heart is universal.

Just like me when I was a little girl, he is a skeptic. Stephen just had to pull on the old beard. The child does this every year. Fortunately, this Santa saw it coming and grabbed onto his beard before Stephen got a good hold on it. He quickly reached into his bag of goodies and gave Stephen a red felt stocking, filled with candy and pencils. Stephen wasn't really interested. He wanted to reveal the man behind the beard to all of his classmates. The jolly old man rushed him from his lap and said his, "Ho,Ho,Ho's" before Stephen had a second opportunity to yank the beard. 

Quickly, Stephen's teacher took him by the hand and guided him to visit the face painting elf. A few minutes later, he returned to us with a perfect snowman on his left cheek. How he was able to sit still for that elf and have his cheek painted is beyond me. You should see me trying to cut the hair of a moving target. Maybe I should buy an elf costume?

I hope you all are having a nice winter break so far! We have been very busy and probably will stay that way until after Christmas. I have photo's of my goddaughter's wedding [yesterday] to show off soon. I still haven't sized them down for uploading to aol yet. I will do so as soon as I have time.

Y'all take care!

15 comments:

my78novata said...

awwwwwww he is so cute. SUch wonder and amazment in his eyes. Thanks for sharing htat pic. Happy holidays adn Happy holidays to Stephen. Lori

freeepeace said...

Awww -- your little man is growing so fast.  What a babydoll.   Yes, absolutely buy that elf costume. ;) Lovies to both of you!!

babyshark28 said...

aww!  he looks so merry. :D  Stephen, that is.  The Santa sounds pretty great too. Trying desperately to keep the mystery!  lol!  Stephen is a wise soul....

Hope your Christmas is a merry one, filled with tons of joy.

ps: Yes, get an elf costume, just so I can see you in it. lol!

dbaumgartner said...

It sounds like it was a great time had by all.  Stephen looks so happy.  It was nice to have the entire restaurant to yourself.  What a great idea.

So happy for you and Stephena and sounds like a perfect day.

gypsytrader49 said...

MMM I love Golden Corral. Cute pic.

slowmotionlife said...

Elijah is just getting to the age where he's starting to eye-up Santa really well.  This year, he noticed that Santa had on tennis shoes under his "fake" boots.  LOL  Ah well... can't keep them believing forever, I guess.  And really.. that's not what Christmas is all about anyway.  Stephen is adorable, getting so big.  Hope he has a Merry, Merry Christmas.... and you too!!  :D

aynetal3 said...

Hehehe ... looks as if Stephen was teasing Santa!  All American child you have there Mia!  Part of the season is definitely having a good time.  Stephen is a blessing to watch for all of us!

bridgetteleigh75 said...

LOL ~ too smart for his own good, that Stephen!  I was the same way when I was a kid...always trying to analyze everything.  

I hope all is going well for you and that your not too busy or stressed.  I know the holidays can do that to people.  Me, I'm just stressed because of lactation.  LOL

I hope you guys have a wonderful holiday season, Mia.  If anybody deserves it, it's you and your family!

Love you,
Bridgett

sharkie412 said...

LOL That's great that your son had a wonderful time. I'm sure that wasn't that that man's first year playing Santa...he saw that hand coming to yank the beard. Maybe he remembers Stephen from last years beard pulling attempt.
Hope your Christmas was wonderful! :)

screaminremo303 said...

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Best wishes for a Happy New Year!!

jamcs605 said...

What an absolutely perfectly wonderful photo.  It made me smile even across all these miles.  

s0ngbird1962 said...

LOL, this pic is priceless of Stephen trying to pull Santa's beard and Santa protecting his disguise... I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas, and wishing you a very happy New Year.....

hope5555 said...

What a darling picture!  :)

luckyaugustgirl said...

Happy New Year sweetheart, Stephen is adorable........ LOVE THE  FRIENDSHIP BREAD IDEA, i found a starter and am going to try it myself....... Hope everything is going well~xxoo
Love~ Sarah

krobbie67 said...

Happy Belated Christmas Mia and Stephen. Glad to read that your goddaughter and fiance were able to wed as planned. Safe wishes to him and a speedy return. Your entry about the Amish friendship bread floored me. I was looking through one of my mom's old recipe books and came acrossed it just last week. I think it was the first time I heard of it and wondered why since we had lived in the heart of Amish country when I lived in Pennsylvania. (Sorry for the rambling - I'm tired.) LOL! :-) ---Robbie