Friday, December 23, 2011

Dear Santa: Fill 'Er Up

Took a sweet trip to the Flying Cupcake yesterday.

Cooper admires a Christmas book from his preschool teacher.

The Wood boys are anxiously awaiting Christmas. With so much excitement, the energy level is high. I imagine if we harvested the energy radiating from my four boys, we could power a small village. How the excitement/eagerness manifest itself in each boy is different.

Cooper has turned into an insomniac. He's on high alert for the arrival of Santa. He fears succumbing to a little shut eye could make him miss reindeer hooves on the roof or Santa whizzing down the chimney. So, he's up anywhere between the 11p.m. and 4 a.m. range doing anything and everything to prevent sleep. This morning, I heard quite a crash at 5:30a.m. I ran into Cooper's room to find him sprawled on the floor with a trail of toy boxes strewn all around. Evidently, he was trying to reach the top of the closet with his homemade ladder.

I've stopped asking why.

Caleb has taken to feverishly compiling and revising his Christmas wish list. Today, he announced his list is trimmed to his 15 most coveted items. He admitted he only expects to receive 9 or 10 of them. Hope Santa can live up to such lofty expectations.

Caleb also asked if we could place a sign under the tree that reads, "Fill 'Er Up."

As for me, I'm just trying to diminish the energy level while maintaining the excitement (and all the while keeping the meaning of Christmas at the forefront). No small task!

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