Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Christmas Santa!


As I have shared with you previously I participate in a reading tutoring program at my church. Today was the annual Christmas Party.  First,  Mrs. Robinson read the Christmas story (below) which we all enjoyed.  Shortly after that,  Santa Claus himself burst into the room and led us all in a few Christmas songs while he accompanied us on his GUITAR!  Next,  he passed out books from each child's two weekly tutors and a stocking bursting with surprises.  Shortly before the gift opening began one little girl shyly said, "Santa, I have letter for you."  Santa urged her to go get it. She returned with the letter and a grocery sack tied tightly.  When he unwrapped it he found this teddy bear.  Finally, Santa gets a gift! Merry Christmas, Santa!

PS There wasn't a dry eye in the place!

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25 comments:

USelaine said...

What perfect captures of the event! I love seeing the girl watching Santa's reaction.

Olivier said...

j'aime bien la deuxième photo avec la conteuse, les enfants sont sages et écoutent sagement.
I like the second photograph well with the storyteller, the children are wise and listen wisely.

alice said...

Just an expression for your next French course: "Sages comme une image"...

Halcyon said...

Now that is sweet!

Bibi said...

Aw, I bet Santa was really touched. This little girl definitely has the spirit of the season.

jill said...

What a wonderful evening. I'm sure the glow will last for days.

JM said...

Love Mrs. Robinson shot!

Lucy said...

Adorable! Perfect Christmas photos. They say it all.

The Life and Times of The Southern Foodie said...

Wow what a coincidence.

I am reading my Christmas book to a 3rd grade class in Vestavia today.

i love the act of reading to children and watching their eyes brighten as the story unfolds.

"The Very Best Gift of All"

Thanks for the photos.

Eeyore said...

Virginia, I think you need to check out this HDR photo of a Paris subway stop. Really striking.

Eeyore said...

Forgot the link.
http://stuckincustoms.com/2008/12/16/collecting-the-subways-of-paris/

PJ said...

I love toiday's song, V, and what a grand idea that little girl had!

Virginia said...

Eeyore, I am off to the church this morning to help the folks write Christmas cards for their families. Thanks for your link. I will share with Peter who does the Subway Theme and Bob Crowe who is all about some HDR photography right now. Merci

Foodie, I enjoyed our chat. Too bad you aren't reading to a 2nd or K class. I have two cute granddaughters there! Let me know when you need some photos.

Alice, I let Olivier help me with one word. I am getting better at translation, it's the pronounciation that needs a strict teacher!

Rambling Round said...

So nice for a child to think of Santa like that!

babooshka said...

I wonder if santa wants a "hoe hoe hoe" for Christmas? Lovely images, espcailly the reading. I can can image the litlle faces listening in wonderment.

I am off to the sin bin for the lady of the night wisecrack.

tr3nta said...

this 2 last photos are beautiful and they really tell a story... bravo.

Melissa said...

B,
I am cracking up but yes, off to the sin bin AGAIN with you girl. Santa's watching you know!

angela said...

Santa with a guitar...whatever next!
Beautiful images..

Laurie said...

Hey, Santa is the biggest rock star of ALL!

Love this, V. Just beautiful and so sweet. I have a tear in my eye!

Virginia said...

B., Melissa's comment is really mine. I was using her computer. I am such a dork and didn't realize!

Angela, He was a guitar playing, joke cracking Santa. I have never laughed so hard. What next??

Laurie, will i ever quit laughing at St. Latrine the Patron Saint of Bathroom Windows on your blog? I have gone back and revisited that and the gnome guarding the gas meter. Your blog cracks me up!

King of New York Hacks said...

Love Santa photos, and thanks for bringing me to Paris with you , you really are too generous. Great post.

Marie-Noyale said...

This Santa must have been surprised!!
It's a change from the milk and cookies!!
This little girl looks so happy.She just learned that giving is almost as fun or more fun as receiving!!

Laurie said...

V, St. Latrine is now part of my world-view. From now on, all things related to bathrooms will be directly related to good old St. Latrine. May she be kind...

Bob Crowe said...

You know, Santa deserves a tip now and then. He works the night shift out in the cold with smelly animals, and what does the old guy get? Milk and cookies once in a while? I mean, he's already overweight, his cholesterol is high and his doctor is worried about his blood sugar. Cuddly bears are so much more theraputic.

Therese said...

Such a nice setting for readings songs and music! Did Mrs Robinson get a gift too? She had the perfect attiré too!