My Special Christmas Eve
was created especially for
at the age of 7
With Love From
Mom and Dad
December 24, 2013
Jared Smith could hardly wait for Christmas Eve. He wanted to stay up after everyone else went to bed to meet Santa Claus.
"Do you think that when Santa comes to Gardena
, he will have just a little extra time to say hello to me?" he
knew that Santa had a lot of homes all over the world to visit on Christmas Eve. Still, if only this wish could be granted, he
would be able to thank Santa for being so nice and generous year after year.
wanted the Christmas tree to look really special for Santa's visit this year. Jared
cut paper bells and stars out of construction paper and glued glitter on them. He
strung popcorn and cranberries on a string. Then, he
carefully placed all of his
beautiful creations on the tree.
Mommy and Daddy helped Jared bake and decorate a batch of special Christmas cookies just for Santa. Then Jared arranged the cookies on the prettiest plate he could find.
Jared set two places at the table next to the Christmas tree. He giggled out loud at the thought of having cocoa and cookies with Santa. "I know! I'll put the cocoa in a thermos so that it's hot when he drinks it. Or, if he can't stay, he can take it with him."
Mommy helped Jared boil some milk in a pan on the stove. He then put four big scoops of cocoa mix into the boiling milk and Daddy poured the steaming cocoa into the Thermos. "There, that's just right for two cups of cocoa said Mommy.
Everyone said good night and went to bed except for Jared. He still had work to do before Santa arrived.
(…and there's much, much more!)