Like I said last week, this is a fun year for Abigail. Everything is new and she is making connections from books, displays in the stores and who she sees.
She loves Santa but not for presents yet, that connection is still to come. Instead she loves Santa for candy canes, which she calls straws. We saw a Santa in Hawaii and he gave her her first ever "straw" and she was in heaven. When we got back to Fairbanks and saw Santa here he too gave her a straw. Now whenever she sees a picture of Santa anywhere she asks for a straw.
Ethan too is learning about the magic of Christmas. But to him right now Santa is just another person with soft and warm arms to snuggle him tight, the perfect gift!