“Santa brought me Cars!”
This year Ava knew exactly who Santa was and exactly what Santa does. Asked for only one thing, the movie “Cars”. Which I find funny because she had actually never seen the movie. It was playing once during our five minute wait at the dentist and that is all it took. She started recognizing cars everywhere and even chose a Cars lego set over Toy Story. All season when you would ask what she wanted Santa to bring there was only one answer, “Cars”
This year Ava helped make cookies and choose carefully three for Santa and three for Rudolph!!! Too cute! Next year we will have to make some reindeer feed to leave along with the cookies! She even colored our Santa note thanking him for his visit.
Sticking to our tradition of three gifts plus one from Santa and a stocking, Ava did not have too many presents to open. Although with uncle Chris, Pa and Grammy in the mix that did double the experience. It took Ava about 3 hours to open all her gifts. I LOVE IT!!! She is so not the kid ripping one package after another and asking for more. She thought each gift was the last and had to open it, play with it and explore before another gift could be presented! I was thrilled that this year every gift was a hit. Both here on Christmas morning and down south with the Fleckenstein gang. Jackpot on the perfect gifts!
Gifts this year included; a pillow pet, a princess doll for the bath, a doctors kit, more wood food for her play kitchen and wood stamps and art supplies. Spoiled and happy thank you family!!!
From us and Santa; “Cars” of course! A shopping cart full of handmade felt food, plates and bowls with accessories for a tea party, A princess crown and wand hand picked by daddy and a stocking full of goodies. SUCCESS!!! Next year will be double the fun with Ava even more aware and a little sister along for the holiday ride, we are truly blessed!
And Santa, well he spoiled me as well! Not sticking to the NO GIFT THIS YEAR RULE. I had a special box under the tree…