so, santa arrived at mom's a little earlier than normal this year, but we were kind of expecting that. the kids were upstairs looking through the window, franticlaly looking for santa and his sleigh. but, nathan finally had enough! he decided he was going to go downstairs cuz he "had a feeling santa was here". well, abuelo told the kids they should go downstairs "he didn't want them playing around uop there". so, down the stairs they went. whle ellis was overjoyed at all the gifts santa left, nathan on the other hand was devastated! he missed santa! he didn't see him! "i told you we needed to come downstairs" he says! he was de-ve-stay-ted!!! he finally calmed down a little when he saw that santa had eaten all but one bite of a cookie and drank all the milk AND the reindeer spilled their food out back and left tracks everywhere.
maybe next year i can see if santa will allow himself (or his backside) to be 'seen' so nathan doesn't get quite so upset......it's a tough one, i tell you!