It was Christmas Day 2009. We were at the family brunch. Three month old Riley was sleeping in the Snugli on my chest. Santa gave me a present, the last of the day. Be sure to watch my sister on the couch once the ring comes out her reaction is great.
The poem said: (Outside of the box) With each year, there must come an end we share with family and with friends. It's a time of comfort, a time to be jolly, for careful thought and sometimes folly.
(Biggest Hedgehog) It's a wonderul time to make a new start. There's a chill in the air, and there's warmth in your heart. There's a story within, you can't wait to write. And it's unfolding around you, each star-filled night.
(Second Hedgehog) These people around you. They are good and kind and care about you. They all know the type of tale you tell, the breath of the flute the clang of the bell.
(Third Hedgehog) Each year, every girl and boy wishes for their favorite toy. They each send off their Christmas list, and not one wish-not one-is missed.
(Fourth Hedgehog)Once every year, the magic brings to the many children many things. This year there is a gift for you. I hope you like it,
(Last Hedgehog) I do. (and the ring was in there)
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