December 17, 2009


Taylor has renamed Santa "Ho-Ho"

Every morning, she wakes up,

Slides on her belly down the stairs,

And toddles to the Christmas tree.

She carefully takes all the baby "Ho-Ho's"

And lays them gently in the rocking chair.

Then she climbs in the chair next to them,

And rocks them back to sleep.

Once all the baby Ho-Ho's are sleeping again,

She hangs them back on the tree.

This is repeated at naptime.

And at bedtime.

When we went to sit on Santa's lap,

There was no crying.

(thanks be to heaven)

And Thaddeus, Blayne, and Daniel marched right up to say hello...

Among other things.

They said "thank you for being so nice to all the childrens in all over the world"

But Taylor,

Sweet, sweet Taylor,

She was undecided about that big ole' Santa Claus.

She looked him up and down.

And down and up.

Then she stalked to his knee.

She climbed right up onto his lap,

Looked into his jolly face,

And told him he was a "B I G  Ho-Ho,"

Then she kissed his cheek,

And told him all about her baby Ho-Ho's.

When we got home,

And she took her place at the tree,

She began telling all her little baby Ho-Ho's about their big big daddy Ho-Ho....

My heart. It melts.


  1. Aww that is sooo sweet!

  2. Unbelievably cute pic! And I'm digging the Santa Claus--he looks pretty legit! Is that Potomac Mills?

  3. Heart melting, indeed! And seriously... he is an awesome santa. There was one wandering around Walmart the other day that literally made Henry cry. It was more along the lines of "Go away creepy old guy with a fake mustache attached to the bottom of your yellowy real one..." Not a whole lot of Merry Christmasing going on!

  4. So sweet!

    Those are the moments you want to bottle up somehow and save for when hey are teenagers!

  5. Aww Taylor. What a cutiepie. We got your Christmas card. Adorable.

  6. Love it! Taylor is a crack-up.

  7. Oh, my heart just melted, too...into a little puddle of joy.

    Your kids are darling. So, so darling. That is a great picture.

  8. That is such a cute picture!

    What will happen after Christmas when you put all the baby Ho Hos away? What will she do to keep busy?

  9. Awwwwwwww! I love having cute nieces and nephews!!!

  10. That is so cute. The baby Ho ho's and The Big Ho ho. :)

  11. Hmmm Ho-Ho? What a delightful name for that big guy.

  12. You have amazingly cute children!

  13. There is a special place in my heart for photos with Santa. :) How happy I am for you that there was no crying! A landmark for sure! And I love the "ho ho ho"s. Merriest Christmas! luv, trina

  14. Yep, Potomac Mills. He's a super nice guy too.