“Thank you Suzie,” said Chester, putting the last decoration on the tree. “I want everything to be just right for Christmas. Mom and Dad are coming.”
“Everything looks just wonderful!” exclaimed Suzie. “Is there anything I can help you with?”
“No,” said Chester. “I’m pretty much finished everything now. How about some Christmas cookies?”
“Sounds great,” said Suzie.
Chester and Suzie enjoyed the Christmas cookies that Chester had baked that afternoon.
“What time does Mom and Dad get in at?” asked Suzie.
“In about two hours,” said Chester. “I already called the airport.”
“Well, I’d better go home and change,” said Suzie.
“Okay,” said Chester. “I’ll see you soon.”
Suzie went to her house, which was right next to Chester’s. She quickly showered and then put on the new red silk Christmas dress that she had bought. Soon, she was ready to go back to Chester’s.
“Oh my!” exclaimed Suzie, opening her front door. “Look at the snow!”
There was about a foot of snow on the ground in the short time Suzie was gone.
“Chester!” exclaimed Suzie, when she got back to her brothers house a few minutes later. “I hate to tell you this, but there is about a foot of snow outside!”
“I know,” said Chester sadly. “Mom and Dad called from the airport. They are here in town but are stuck at the airport. They are going to be stuck there for a long time.”
“Gee, Chester,” said Suzie. “Now what are we going to do?”
“Well,” said Chester. “All is not wasted. You and I can still enjoy this dinner.”
“True,” said Suzie.
Chester and Suzie sat down at the beautifully decorated table and started eating the mounds of food in front of them.
“Ho! Ho! Ho!” they heard a few minutes later, followed by a rustle on the roof. “Merry Christmas!”
“What was that?” asked Chester, getting up from the table and looking out the window.
Chester was just in time to see Santa Claus helping Mom and Dad down off the roof.
“Oh my! It’s Santa and Mom and Dad,” exclaimed Suzie.
“Merry Christmas!” Mom and Dad shouted, waving goodbye to Santa Claus.