Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Discovery

"This is the best party ever."
From Catherine Jarvis:

At the Mandarin Ward Christmas party, Santa made an unexpected visit.

The children, including Hebe ran to the front to embraced him. It was a beautiful scene.
"I know you.  Your name is Santa."

When I arrived at the front to take a photo, Hebe looked at me with a puzzled look.

She then began to scream, "It's daddy, it's daddy."
"All I want for Christmas is ... let me think ...."

Much to my surprise rather than being disappointed or shocked she found the whole things hilarious.

The discovery was a moment of pure joy. Hard to fool Hebe.

What was even more delightful was that my teenagers all wanted to get a photo on Santa's lap.
All of the Jarvis kids take a turn on Santa's knee.

This made me smile. You can't help but enjoy the number of adults who also joined in the fun.

Santa was as busy with the adults as he was with the children.
"Who wouldn't want to climb on Santa's knee?"

Although Santa is a complicated issue, you can hardly criticize that fact that he brings many people a lot of JOY.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pictures Cathy. Too bad Eric cannot disguise himself in a red suit.