Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there!
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter
Avery thinks she hears something. . . .
It's Santa! His eyes -- how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
Avery and Sterling were so excited. He came to our backyard and was reading the letters Avery and Sterling had sent to him.
He was also checking his list!
Avery said, "He put a red check by my name! We are so lucky!" I don't think I have ever seen her so excited. Sterling was very excited, but a little scared. He didn't want to get too close. And, even Avery was a little timid.