Friday, December 23, 2011

Q&A with Hannah and Eli

Totally stealing not only the idea but also the actual questions from Helene's blog.  

But she said it was okay. 

Interview with Hannah and Eli:

What does Santa look like?

H: Well, he has a white beard and mustache. He wears red and white and I think he has green eyes. His cheeks are red and he is fat.
E: A little red!

Where does Santa live?

E:  He lives in his workshop!

H: In the North Pole in his workshop.

What is Santa doing right this minute? 

H:  Making toys and packing his sleigh and giving orders to the elves and feeding his reindeer. 

E: Making toys!

How does Santa keep track of what you want for Christmas? 

E:  I can't tell you that.  What I want for Christmas is more Lighting McQueen stuff!

H: One thing is magic.  Number 2 - some people have an elf.  Number 3 - Christmas lists.  Number 4 - there are people who live close to the North Pole who watch with computers and binoculars.  

How does Santa get to every house in one night? 

H: It's a little bit of the same thing.  He's magic and he's quick.  That's about it.  Oh, and his reindeer.  

E: Ride his sleigh!

Is the Grinch real? 

E: It's real in the North Pole.

H: NO.

Do families have a special dinner on Christmas Day?

H: Yes...probably like beef, ham, turkey, maybe a salad and some stuffing.  Sometimes nuts.  Like chestnuts roasted on an open fire.  

E: Yeah - like turkey sandwiches!

Does Santa bring gifts for parents? 
(this is when Eli's doll baby dinosaur wanted to get in on the Q&A)

E:  (nods yes)

Baby dinosaur:  yeah (in baby talk)

H: Sometimes.....just because if he knows if parents get enough presents from their kids and families.  Just depends. 

Is it customary to leave food for Santa on Christmas Eve? 

H:  (long pause why she tries to figure out what "customary" means).  Yes.  I think that's right, right? Cookies and hot cocoa.  

Baby Dinosaur:  yeah, cookies!

E: Turkey sandwiches!! 

How does Santa know if you are good or bad? 

Baby Dinosaur:  Cause if you're frustrated you go on the naughty list, if you're happy you go on the good list.  Swiper and the Grinch don't like Christmas!

E:  When I'm mad he won't bring me presents but when I am happier he does. 

H: This is how:  (starts singing Santa Claus is coming to town)

Have you ever been on the naughty list?

H: Uh, no.

Baby Dinosaur:  No!

E:  No because I'm so happy!

Why do we celebrate Christmas?

H: Because it was the first day of Christmas there was a woman and a man who had a baby prince named Jesus and then also after that was done a long time later there was another baby when he grew up that is how we had Santa Claus....he finds all the friends and first he finds magic corn that feeds reindeer and the reason he gives gifts is he was a toymaker with some elves and that's all. 

Eli:  Cause Santa came! 

Baby Dinosaur:  What I want for Christmas is my own blue toy dinosaur! 

What are you most excited for this Christmas?

H:  Being with my family and getting gifts and giving gifts. 

E:  Cause Santa gives me all gifts. 

Baby Dinosaur: I want to get a dinosaur train set cause my other one is broken.  

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Norm said...

Those are some awesome answers!
love you guys! GP Norm

Brian Miller said...

baby dinosaur...ha...nice i hope they have a great their answers...

Three Js said...

100% priceless. I'm going to read these again tomorrow, I liked them so much!!!

Kaci said...

So cute, I had to ask El the same things. =)

Rachael Heiner said...

My favorite part is the guys w/computers and binoculars watching for what we want for Christmas. That's awesome.

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

So sweet! x hivennn

~ The Country Mouse ~ said...

Hope Santa was good to Eli and Hannah!
Merry Christmas

Connie said...

I love these!

The Blonde Duck said...

LOVE! How's her arm doing?

Pinkie said...

Hey! You know we don't say "stolen" in the blogger world. We say "borrowed". Either way, great idea and I like that Baby Dinosaur joined in.

SassyModernMom said...

So so cute! What a great way to find out what they are thinking:)
Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you a fab New Year!

James (SeattleDad) said...

So awesome. What great answers. I will have to try that with Lukas next year. Hope you all had a great Christmas and have a Happy 2012.

Helene said...

Hahahha, I loved that!! Your kids are awesome!

I especially loved Hannah's answer about why we celebrate Christmas!! The girl knows her stuff!

Queenie Jeannie said...

So adorable!! I should have done this with Bella!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OMGosh I'm loving this!!

I love the ppl living by the with binoculars and computers!

Bliss said...

These comments are so funny and so sweet.

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope ya'll had a great weekend!