Monthly Archives: December 2015

Gifts for Athena

The weather has been so warm in Wisconsin that didn’t seem like Christmas would ever come. At long last it was winter break, and the days of sleeping in and lounging around stretched out before me.

On Christmas Eve my parents said they had a surprise for me and called me to the living room.

I walked into the living room to find new pajamas and slippers! Josefina is my favorite American Girl doll, but I have always loved Julie’s pajamas the best.

I changed into my new pajamas and came back to the living room to set my stocking out for Santa.

I normally like to sleep in late, but on Christmas morning I woke up before my parents and I checked under the tree to find that Santa had visited.

At my house we wait until everyone is awake and ready before we open presents, but stockings are fair game so I opened my stocking right away while I waited for my parents to get up and make coffee. I emptied my stocking onto the couch so I could see everything. In it I found; a small Rapunzel doll, some new barrettes and lots of candy.

As soon as my parents woke up I asked them to turn lights on the tree on, even when it is daylight, I think it looks more festive when the lights on the tree are lit.
When it was time for presents I put everything (minus a few pieces of candy) back into my stocking and I chose this small soft package, I think it looked a bit like a giant piece of candy.

It was a new T-shirt, in my favorite color with a big sparkly heart on it.

The next package I opened was a new pair of boots.

As I tore into the paper on my next present Cricket joined in on the fun!

I got Noelle Northpole, a special Christmas Lalaloopsy doll!

The next box was kind of heavy and shaped like a big shoe box.

Ice skates, with gold laces and sparkly blade guards.

I saved my gift from Santa for last. I love the shiny green wrapping paper and special tag he used.

I couldn’t believe it, I got my own ipod! I had been asking my parents for an ipod and they said I was too young, this proves that Santa is real.

I set out all my gifts so I could admire them all together. I am so thankful for all of the gifts that I received and to be able to spend the day with my family.

Did you and your family celebrate any holidays this winter?

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St. Nicolas Day

Last year my friend Cordelia invited me to her house for St. Nicolas Day, it was really exciting because Santa visits me every year for Christmas but I had never celebrated St. Nicolas Day.

I was really hoping that St. Nicolas would visit me at home this year but I moved rooms last weekend so I was worried that even if he found the right house St. Nicolas might not be able to find me in my new room. Addy and Josefina kept me company while I read a book to keep my mind busy until it was time for bed.

As I got ready for bead my parents said they would make sure St. Nicolas knew where to find me and that I had been (mostly) good this year. I lined my shoes up neatly at the end of the bed so they would be easy to find, even in the dark. I’m not sure how adults communicate with St. Nicolas but I guess maybe there is a special number so they can send him a text.

In the morning sun filled my room as Cricket nuzzled himself under my hand.

As I sat up I could hear Cricket playing with something on the floor and was excited to find that it was a treat bag in my shoe from St. Nicolas!

I picked up the bag and brought Addy and Josefina onto my lap so they could be with me when I opened the bag.

I emptied the bag onto my bed to see what kind of treats I got.

I helped myself to a piece of chocolate right away, I am sure chocolate before breakfast is allowed on St. Nicolas day. Addy is holding up her favorite, peppermint candy!

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