We had "Christmas" so many different times with different friends and families that the first morning there weren't presents to open Brooke was saying "Presents?" with her hands in the air as to say where are they today?
It was nice this year to first of all be home and NOT in the hospital with Brooke! Secondly it was nice to be able to get out and be with family. Its also nice to have the MAGIC of Christmas back in the house...Lexi hasn't believed in a couple of years so to have talk of Santa watching and seeing their faces when Santa actually did walk through the door was a great feeling!
Even though Giovanni is BY FAR our shyest of the five he was the most willing to talk to Santa. My favorite story from the visit though was when they were asked if anyone wanted to sit on Santa's lap Giovanni instantly pointed to his brother and said "Leighton!". It was so funny to listen to him volunteer his brother to be first! While no one was willing to sit with Santa-except Lexi- they were all VERY willing to run over and grab their candy cane from him!
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