Tag: santa

A Magical Visit from (Grand) Father Christmas

It was Christmas night and all of the Christmas presents had been opened (or so we thought) and everyone’s bellies were stuffed full of delicious food. My two daughters and nephew were happily playing in my dad and step-mom’s (affectionately called Grandpa and Nonna by their grandchildren) living room when all of a sudden the

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Get Your Santa Story Straight!

I have a pretty vivid (pre-kid) memory of going over to a friend’s house who was already a parent on Christmas Eve. While we sipped beers, she and her husband frantically wrapped presents and assembled toys. Their family tradition is that Santa brings all the toys and they arrive only on Christmas morning. So, that

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Preserving the Magic

It goes without saying that our hearts of broken after last Friday’s events.  While this post is not about the tragedy in Newtown, it is inspired by my need to hold on to the innocence and wonder in my children.  Besides, couldn’t we all use a bit of magic and wonder right about now? To

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Santa Pizza for the Class

So, remember those Sugarless Halloween Treats?  Let’s make something for Christmas! I am not against giving your kids sugary treats all the time (we made and frosted cookies the other night).  But for the class gathering/party there is always an abundance of candy canes, chocolate, cupcakes and cookies  that sometimes it’s nice to bring something different. So

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