On December 6th, St. Nicholas visits the homes of children and puts candy, coins, and nuts in their shoes - presuming they've been good all year. It took until December 8 for St. Nick to pay us a visit. Not sure if it was because he wasn't certain Connor was deserving, or because I didn't want to get Connor hopped up about getting up early in the morning and checking his shoes when Ed had to go to work the next day. In any case, Connor enjoyed the Smarties and quarters that actually came from my parents. I tossed in some lollipops from his Halloween stash and a pack of M&Ms, and the little shoes were full. Of course, his new obsession is gummy bears, so those would've gone over even better. Maybe Santa will take note of this and leave gummy bears in his stocking.