We took full advantage of Ben joining the Elks Club and attended their Santa breakfast on Saturday. It was the BEST Santa breakfast we've been to. Great food! Pretty view of the lake frozen mid-wave! And! The very best part! SANTA BROUGHT PRESENTS.
Dorothy was called toward the end, and you could really see her sweating it. Like, her internal monologue about being naught or nice was totally clear.
They could not even believe their luck. These kids are no stranger to breakfast with Santa, but they've never gotten a gift before, let alone one from their lists.
They were all thrilled. Harry got a new phone case, which is good because now he will not be anticipating a phone on Christmas morning. Jack got a Harry Potter Lego, his new passion. Dorothy got an LOL Surprise doll, and Cooper got the new Dog Man book that he wanted to pre-order and couldn't possibly wait for Santa to bring him. He read it in one hour.
Christmas with little kids is the absolute best. I might have teared up a little when Santa was reading to the kids-- it was all just so darn jolly and sweet.