Actually, that day was my "family birthday celebration". Mrs. T, my beloved kindergarten teacher, was unable to attend my party but she came by the house on celebration day to visit with me. I asked her to come over so I could practice my power point for her. She was a great audience and prepped me for the questions the class would ask. She also knows my first grade teacher quite well. She came over and visited with me. She is very special to all of us. I especially enjoyed the Lego candy she brought with her. There is little candy I like but, of course, she knows me well and knew what to bring!
Then Mom took the girls and me to the mall to get Toothless stuffed. While we were there Santa was starting to do visits and no one was in line. Last year, we waiting in line for almost 3 hours to see him. This year, we took advantage of the lack of line. We were not dressed in anything special but the photo turned out great. For a while the camera was not functioning but Santa being the magical guy he is sang carols with us and even kept BB happy.
It was a great day but when Mom asked me at the end of the day what my favorite part was, I said, "Seeing Mrs. Taylor because I love her." That was the highlight of my day - even above Build-a-Bear AND Santa. I told you she was special.
I did not know what I wanted from Santa so I told him I would write a letter. It was just after Thanksgiving and actually, I did not make up my mind until 2 days before Christmas. Fortunately, my letter made it to the North Pole and I received in my stocking the 3 dragons I requested. Plus, he left a few refurbished Star Wars toys which are totally awesome! (See photos below of my letter and the the cool toys. My beloved stuffed animals also received some special treats from Santa this year, too!)
I also (unknown to Mom and Dad until after the fact) wrapped some of my personal toys in envelops and gave them to my special friends. Interestingly - I got some wrapped the same way back! That was cool!
Here are our Santa photos from this year: