Friday, January 9, 2009

ruby was pretty surprised too...

I wasn't the only one who got a nice, unexpected, surprise from Santa this year. He brought Ruby several gifts, which he left under the tree at my dad's house. Between Santa, and mom and dad, and grandparents...she did not go without. But I guess Santa decided that she deserved a little something else, which she discovered upon our return to Arizona. He had left her brand new kitchen under (or rather by) our own Christmas tree in our own house. I guess he figured if he had taken it to Utah, it would have been too hard for mom and dad to try to haul back home...now wasn't that just so thoughtful of him?

It was so fun to see Ruby's reaction. She wasn't in the best mood when we pulled in our driveway. On more than one occasoin during our drive, she had stated that she wanted to "go home". We continued to reassure her that home is exactly where we were headed. She was so disappointed, however, to find that home was actually home...our home...home in Arizona. "No," she cried "I want to go home to grandpa's house!"
However, those tears dissipated faster than I could have imagined, the moment she laid her eyes on her very own kitchen. Santa brought her some pots and pans, too, as well as a whole bunch of play food. I think the cutest thing for us to witness, was when she picked up the phone that came with her kitchen, and said "Thank You, Santa!" I hadn't seen her smile that big in a long time. And that made me smile, too.

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9 comments:

disillusioned said...

WOW! That's one fancy kitchen Santa left for Ruby! And yes, he is very thoughtful to have left it at your house so it didn't have to be transported from UT! :)

Mary P.

ahe said...

So cute! I love that kitchen.

KellyB said...

OH MY GOSH!! SO CUTE!! Santa brought Emmy (Bekahs little girl) that same kitchen and I am thinking about getting one for me too. It looks bigger than mine right now at least.. and its a lot cuter.

natalie eve said...

that is an AWESOME present... i would have LOVED that when i was a kid. go santa.

Rania said...

Ruby looks like a natural. Maybe she could teach her mom some new recipes. It looks like you had a fantastic christmas.

diana rose said...

i saw that same kitchen in santa's workshop earlier and liked it way better than the one she has now... oh well. i see an extra apron hanging around there, maybe for a friend to come and play?

diana rose said...

she = ava in the above comment.

forgive me, i'm tired.

Celeste said...

I saw that kitchen at Costco and loved it. I wanted to just get it for Ty because he loves doors, but Layn said no way were we getting a play kitchen for our son. Geez. Now that we're having a girl though, we'll for sure be getting something of that nature next Christmas!

I bet Ruby just loves that thing!

Grandpa Pitts said...

How cute!!! She looks so happy in her little chef's hat!