Wednesday, May 23, 2007

My first Black Pete Day!

Yesterday was Marielle's first Black Pete Day! For those of you in my family unfamiliar with the tradition, Black Pete is Santa's helper who comes to give presents to all the children on Dec. 6th. He leaves the presents in their shoes. We bought little wooden shoes for Marielle this summer while we were in Solvang and were excited to fill them for the first time. We woke up early to open our presents together and celebrate. Ryan loved surprising me by setting out Marielle's wrapped baby board book from Grandma and Grandpa Mullen out so it looked like it was for me. Judging by the size, I assumed it had to be a CD. And since I had mentioned I wanted the music book from Les Mis, I just assumed it was the soundtrack on CD. After I opened "my" present and found it was for Marielle, Ryan whipped out another present and to my delight it really was the sheet music from the show. We all loved our books -- thank you so much!!

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