Let's back up a little though....the morning didn't begin so sweet and happy.....you see, when I awoke and went to her room to ask if she thought Santa came, the conversation went like this...
Mommy, excited: "Good Morning baby, do you think Santa came last night?????"
LB, matter of factly and a bit put off: "NO, HE DIDN'T"
Mommy: "WHAT? Why not?"
LB, pout, pout, yell: "Because there is no snow outside....Santa only comes when it snows!"
Mommy, dumbfounded: "I don't think so honey, go check your stocking and see if he filled it" (it hangs off her mantel in her room)
LB, upset and impatient: "UGH, IT FELL OFF!!"
Mommy, encouraging: "Maybe it was too heavy after Santa filled it to hang back up??????"
LB, angry she has to repeat herself: "No, Santa did NOT come...it is NOT snowing!"
Mommy, desperate: "It doesn't have to snow outside for Santa to come."
LB, stern and unyielding: "YES IT DOES!"
Mommy, defeated: "OK then, let's go downstairs and get some breakfast"
This brings is to the first statement in this blog....because once I got the stinker to the stairs and started down, she could actually SEE the bicycle and helmet beside the tree and the LOOK on her FACE was PRICELESS!
Here she comes on a test ride!
She's really movin' now!
And there she goes!
Oh my, I better run and catch her before she starts down our Mt Rushmore-esque hill to the barn!
Hope Santa was great to you this year too!