Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cookies with Mrs. Claus


You may remember our Santa Train Ride we took last weekend. I mentioned that on the way back down the mountain, Mrs. Claus sat with us. She was really a lovely woman. We could tell that she enjoyed being Mrs. Claus.


So after we took pictures with her, she started talking about how Santa makes the reindeer their favorite cookies, oatmeal and raisin. Then I asked what Santa's favorite cookie was ("He likes all kinds", was her reply) and then she told the kids that she would make some cookies for them. They got really excited, and Heath and I wondered if she really would make them cookies. She asked for our address, and said she would send them. We wrote them on a coloring page, with a crayon. She folded it up and put it in her pocket.


Well, fast forward one week, and when Heath opened the door Friday morning to leave for work, he found a lovely wrapped gift waiting for him on the front porch. He yelled for the kids, who were getting ready for school, to come down because Mrs. Claus had brought them a gift!
They were so excited as they opened it.
We all ended up having cookies for breakfast.
We had oatmeal after that.
Today, the kids all wrote a thank you card to Mrs. Claus and I will mail it to her, care of the Pikes Peak Railroad. What a generous and lovely lady.

9 comments:

Julee said...

It sounds like you guys picked to live in a great town!

kdaygirl said...

Wow that was super sweet of her!! I wonder if she did it for everyone or maybe your family was just the sweetest?

I'm Always Rite said...

Mrs. Claus totally rocks! I love the magic of Christmas! :)

traci said...

that is soooo sweet of ms claus..especially this time of the year when she has soooooo many things to do...what a wonderful childhood memory for your children...

Becky said...

I am coming out of my imposed silence (I'm a reader and not a commenter :) to say that your children will never forget that special gift. What a precious lady that Mrs. Claus is. She has the right job for sure.

LollyChops said...

Wow! What a wonderful lady! That is just so amazing! Sounds like you guys landed in a wonderful town!

Kim Watson said...

Oh my goodness....it is so great to hear of people out there who honor their word ....Yay! for Mrs. Claus...& a whole box at that. I feel like writing her a letter too...cos it is generous people like Mrs. Claus, who help keep the spirit of Christmas stay alive.

Your kiddlets will remember this forever for sure!!
XX

Rebekah said...

Oh what a very nice lady. She seems to love her job and takes it seriously. I bet the kids will always remember that. I also love how again they are all lined up in order at the table to open the gift. I love Christmas time! Why can't people be as kind as they are for the Christmas season all year long?

Nicki said...

What a great Santa Train! I can't believe that she sent you cookies, too. What a way to end it all! BTW--totally sad that I missed the purse drawing, I've been down with the flu. . .Totally cute! I'm going to have my sister help me make one over Christmas because I'm a little intimidated by the pattern.