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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Here comes Santa Claus!

Every year The Down syndrome Development Council (The DDC), our local Down syndrome parent support group, hosts a Christmas party for our members.  We always have lots of food and goodies and crafts for the kids.... but we know the kids are all just waiting for the big guy to show up with his bag full of presents.

This was the second time Sam and Andrew got to visit with Santa this year.  The first meeting was at Sam's school and this was the report that followed:

Andrew:  Mom I think it is so cool that Sam's teacher is 
                 REALLY Mrs. Claus.

Me:  huh?

Andrew:  Ya, Mom.  I saw Santa drive away in a car with Sam's teacher!

Sam is particularly excited about Santa this year.  He was grinning from ear to ear.  Andrew made several crafts for Santa and presented them to him before whispering his list into Santa's ear.  You will notice that Sean is MIA.  Eventually, Santa was able to lure him close enough to receive his gift but there was absolutely no way Sean was going to sit on Santa's lap.  Sean's "snatch and grab" was much too fast to catch on film.  Maybe next year.

Andrew and Sam with Mr. St. Nick himself at the DDC Christmas party.  

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