December 5, 2008
6:00 p.m. Cool enough outside…open the doors, turn on the fan and bake some cookies for Santa.
7:30 p.m. Sample cookies—yum! Leave a few for Santa, carrot balls (a unique SA spin on mini-carrots) for the reindeer and a glass of milk.
7:45 p.m. Read, “Are you for Real Santa?” and talk about St. Nick.
8:00 p.m. Kids to bed without as much as a peep!
8:30 p.m. Due to “Mr. Claus” being laid up in Zimbabwe, “Mrs. Claus” will adhere to the stocking filling.
December 6, 2008
6:45 a.m. “Mom, please can we open our stockings? Please, mom…..mom, are you awake?”
6:55 a.m. Elated faces depicting another successful Franzenfam European, Christmas tradition (aka Mikulosh)!
7:00 a.m. “Mrs. Claus” heads back to bed!