We went out caroling on the 23rd, but before we did we waited (and waited and waited) for Santa to check in on us, verifying that everyone who should be on the nice list was on the nice list. Benjamin was so excited to see him. See?
Even Zoë agreed to stand near him while simultaneously smiling:
The older girls in the neighbourhood are a little beyond getting excited about Santa, but they were excited to be together anyway.
Meadow ended up coming caroling with us; it was nice to have an extra voice with us! When we were finished caroling we dropped Rachel and Meadow off at Meadow's house for a sleepover--they stayed up late crafting last-minute Christmas presents.