Last night was the ward Christmas party. We sang songs, had lots of goodies and the kids had a big pinata. Then, at the end of it Santa and Mrs. Clause came to see the kids. James Simpson was Santa this year so Anna did not completely freak out. Sister Simpson, James Mom was Mrs. Clause. She came up to Anna before they got in costume and told her it would be them dressed up. It was sweet the way she wanted to reassure Anna so she would not fall apart like she usually does. If ya'll don't know, Anna has a phobia of anything in costume. That includes mascots, Tooth fairy, Easter Bunny, Clowns, and pretty much all masks. We don't know why, but she falls apart and gets hysterical about it. She has never been able to get around a Santa with out freaking out. So last night was history in the making with Anna. She sat on James lap and told him what she wanted for Christmas. It was funny because she knows James really well, yet she still was nervous. She was very proud of herself. We were proud of her too! Olivia would not go up to him, but maybe next year.
"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library." -Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice, 1811