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Santa's Visit BEFORE Christmas


A few hours after her recital performance, Gabby's cousins Cate, Reagan, and Molly came over as well as a few friends to see Santa.  The kids were playing in Gabby's room when we started to hear jingle bells in the house.  Gabby ran to the front of the hallway and started to yell back to her friends, "Guys, Santa is here!"  The excitement had begun.  We started by showing Santa to his seat and naturally asking him if he would like a cookie.  Santa ate a cookie while Gabby talked to him.  She asked him what his favorite type of cookie was and luckily we had guessed right because he said it was chocolate chip.  Santa told Gabby what a good girl she had been and all of the children took turns telling Santa what they wanted for Christmas (except for Cate and Molly who weren't too happy to meet Santa in the flesh).  We showed Santa Gabby's bed and then we thanked him for visiting.  As Santa was leaving we got a call from a friend that was almost at our house.  Santa was kind enough to come back in and take a few photos with Kostas before heading back to the North Pole.



We felt very blessed to have Santa stop by for a quick visit.  Once Santa left another elf appeared! Now Gabby has a boy and a girl elf! We will never forget our visit from Santa since he surprised our family with a second elf, who Gabby named Snowflake.

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