‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house…
seen: seneca outlasting her mother as a super shopper. we visited five stores in the mall to find the perfect shoes. this girl was not easily satisfied. thankfully the very last stop had the perfect ones.
seen: dad taping cooper shooting baskets, then both of them analyzing the footage.
heard: cooper singing ‘jingle bells’ at the top of his lungs many, many times today.
seen: beckham emptying the contents of his dresser instead of taking a nap.
seen: mom being stopped as she tried to come out of her room after a nap. there were secret missions going on.
heard: seneca exclaiming that waffles with her choice of topping was the “best dinner in the whole world.”
seen: nutella, strawberries and cream slathered over belgian waffles.
heard: dad reading the Christmas story from the bible.
heard: discussion about how the wisemen were mentioned in one account but not the other. and other scrutinizing details.
seen: children thoughtfully picking the spot to lay out their stockings.
heard: cooper reminding us that we needed cookies for santa.
seen: cooper sprinkling the front lawn with reindeer food and glitter… to attract the reindeer, of course.
seen: all the family snuggled up on the couch watching the nativity movie.
heard: “sleeping on the straw with the animals would be gross.”
heard: “that’s mary. I love mary.”
seen: dad taking photos. many, many photos.
seen: beckham unable to sit still for a single one.
heard: silence as they are all nestled snug in their beds as visions of sugarplums work their way into their heads.
hope your morning is magic.