Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Santa's Elves

In this post I shared with you that six year old twins were going to be staying with us the week of Christmas due to a family emergency in their family.  I also shared that their mama told me that Santa had come early to their house because of the emergency situation.  

The Mr. and I had to put our thinking caps on to come up with something to do for Christmas morning that would go along with their situation. Thanks to the help of others and their suggestions, here’s what we did and let me just say, it was pure joy!!!

The twins knew that Santa would not be visiting them at our house since he had already come to their house earlier in the week, but we spent Sunday tracking Santa anyway.  They loved doing this and wanted to check where Santa was several times throughout the day!!!

We even made reindeer food and spread it out in the backyard for Santa’s reindeer, they didn’t know what we were up to but they were so excited!   In spite of their excitement they went to sleep rather easily and slept soundly until 4:30 a.m. when the little girl needed to go to the bathroom.   On the way back from the bathroom she passed the tree and saw this note pinned to it ….

Down on both knees she went in front of the note and started reading in her 'I'm learning how to read' little voice.   The little boy woke up, jumped out of bed and ran to his sister where he promptly joined her and they both started reading the note.

As you might imagine, their excitement went over the top and they wanted to go to the porch immediately.   They didn’t care that it was 4:30 in the morning or that it was cold outside … they just wanted to open the front door, head outside and find their presents on the porch.  I told them we had to wait for the Mr. and persuaded them to wait until I could get him up.  He got up, yes, he did and we had Christmas from 4:30 a.m. until about 7 a.m. when it was decided that we were all tired and needed a nap.  Everyone crawled back in their beds and we all took a 2 – 3 hour nap.

What did Santa’s elves bring the twins …

The little girl got this baby doll … (which came from my gift trunk).   After the little girl opened her baby doll I asked her if she would like to have a blanket for her doll, she said yes, so I pulled this pink one out of my gift trunk and gave it to her.  I also told her that I would make her baby doll some diapers, clothes and a diaper bag.  She played with her doll all day long.  It was so sweet to see her interact as a little mommy with her baby doll.  

The little boy got a dump truck with all kinds of road construction pieces.  This did not come from my gift trunk as I didn’t have anything in it appropriate for a little boy his age.   We purchased it on the sly while out with both twins one day.  Let me just say that there has been a lot of sneaking around this week.  The little boy played and played with his dump truck and equipment all day as well.

They were both so appreciative of what 'Santa's Elves' had brought them!!!

When their mommy and daddy called later in the day they told them about 'Santa's Elves' and about what they had brought them. They were still excited!

It’s been a long time since we’ve been in charge of providing Christmas for little ones and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it … including our extra early rising on Christmas morning!   

We did our best to make Christmas special for them, I hope it is one they will remember for many years.

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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  1. Awesome idea Patsi! What a wondrous Christmas for the little ones! Great job!!! Looking forward to your posts next year :0) Gaila in WA state

  2. Oh how sweet those little ones will remember it always.

  3. Well Patsi, how lovely to read your post and what a surprise you had up your sleeve for the twins. I am sure it will be a Christmas they will remember for years,

  4. How sweet Patsy! They will remember it for a long time!

  5. Aw Patsy it sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas too. I loved your idea of Elves since Santa had already been to their house. There is nothing like kids on Christmas morning. Patsy, you are amazing. Paula in Kansas.

  6. Oh my goodness that is a sweet story. Those kids will remember that for ages. What a wonderfully sweet thing to do. Very original!
    Sounds like a nice day.

  7. God bless you for your kind and generous heart toward these little ones!

  8. That was so sweet of you to make a Christmas memory for those little ones that they will never forget.

  9. That's so sweet Patsy! Glad you and Mr. and the twins had such a nice Christmas!

  10. that was a beautiful surprise for the twins !!! I loved reading it and could picture it as I read.

  11. How wonderful!!!! I'm so happy you ALL had a great Christmas! It was an extra special year for all of you! Hugs!

  12. Oh Patsy, what a wonderful, magical Christmas you provided for them. I'm sure it will forever be a special memory for them and you!
    Melody in OR

  13. How very special Patsy and I know they will remember this as one of their best Christmases.

  14. God bless you for not only taking care of the twins, but making their Christmas so special with gifts from the elves. ;)

  15. Thank you for sharing this lovely story. I have tears welling up and can just imagine the excitement these two little people felt.

  16. So fun!!! I'll bet you were tired, but full of joy!

    We also shared our holiday with a little one for the first time in a long time. She is 3. Thankfully, our tradition is to open the presents Christmas Eve night...so we didn't have to get up at 4:30:). She was so excited. It was really special.

    We actually did the reading of the Christmas story on Saturday night, with my husband reading it while she played with our little toy nativity sets. We have 2. Sadly, one Baby Jesus is no where to be found, but thankfully, One Savior is all we need:). I'm glad we did it Saturday, because she was so excited on Sunday after going to church twice, and waiting, waiting, waiting....


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