We took the kids to visit Santa and they each received a present. I guess they have made it on the “Nice list” once again. Some days I think they know an elf named Vinnie who accepts bribes to get kids on the list. Family tradition dictates that they will get to open their gift from Santa on Christmas Eve. This ensures they lay awake in bed half the night anticipating the next day and don’t wake up until at least 9 am. After Santa, we went to Build-A-Bear and spent a small fortune on a pink cat and a turtle. They had fun doing it. J’s turtle has a karate gii just like his.