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A Visit from Saint Nicholas

No, not the poem, but this:

Santa Claus on a Fire Truck
Santa Claus on a Fire Truck

Every year, members of our local volunteer fire department take several evenings at holiday time to escort Santa around the city. Our kids get so excited when we hear the sirens! Little man was in his sock feet and Santa hat already, but I let him go outside without shoes so he wouldn’t miss the fun. (Today was the warmest we’ve had in weeks, so rest assured, his feet didn’t freeze!)

I tried to get a decent photo, but alas, my camera was not cooperating. But for a brief moment earlier this evening, our street was lit by bright lights and sirens, and candy canes were available for all.

Many thanks to those who protect us all for bringing a bit of joy to our neighborhood this season. We’re already looking forward to next year.

My DH had been out getting a few essential groceries when upon returning to the neighborhood he saw the fire department folks staging by our swim club. We gave us a call as a heads up, but we heard the sirens within seconds. Luckily, as I said, Little Man already had his hat on and I had my camera around my neck. Why, might you ask? Were we expecting Santa to visit tonight? No… we were just anxiously awaiting his arrival by channeling him:

Dear Son Can't Wait for Santa
Dear Son Can’t Wait for Santa

The next 11 days are going to be a long wait.

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3 responses to “A Visit from Saint Nicholas”

  1. Carrie Avatar

    Very very cute little man. Love the beard.

  2. Jess Avatar

    Heya Trish~! I love your projects and your website is very informative 🙂
    I happen to have a question. I’m really in love with the santa knit hat you did in 2007 ( – and do you happen to have the patterns for it? I don’t know a thing about knitting- haha but I was hoping to get my friend to make it for me as a christmas present since she’s still trying to figure out what to get me and I love home made stuff because it’s more meaningful.

    -Jess (

  3. Marty Avatar

    So funny!! My husband plays Santa a LOT in our small town. He’s jolly and has a great white beard. Thursday was our town’s Christmas Stroll. Santa started at the school library talking to kids from 3:30 until 5:00 then at 5:00 he rode a fire truck uptown to the bank where he posed for pictures with the kids (at the bank’s expense-so nice of them!) until 7:00. Then I check out your blog and there’s another Santa riding a fire truck. Couldn’t have planned that one!

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