December 21, 2011

Santa Claus is coming to Town

As many parents can attest, one of the fun things to do at Christmas time is take your little cuties to get their traditional Christmas photo with Santa Claus. We primp our kids by wrestling them into pretty dresses or button down shirts which is an amazing feat with wriggly toddlers. We break out the cute hair bows for our daughters and hold on to dear life to our sons as we attempt to comb their hair into a semblance of neatness. Then we march our dolled up cuties to a strange man in a red velvet costume and tell them to sit with him and give us a big smile. To me, these moments are ripe with opportunities for laughter. My daughter couldn’t bother with smiling for the camera, instead she was telling Santa how she wants her very own camera for Christmas. While she was distracting Santa, her little brother squirmed out of his arms and headed for…yes, you know where I’m going with this…his treasure trove of candy canes. Well, mortified we ran to scoop him up while Santa and his elves laughed uproariously. And all I could think was, "at least we brought some joy to them over this Christmas season"!

 

Brie sitting nicely with Santa

JD seeming very nervous about sitting with this strange dude…

JD, "I’m outta here y’all!"

 Dude!  Check out the candy canes

From our family to yours,

Merry Christmas to one and all on this not so Wordless Wednesday!-)

Comments

  1. Great photos. I have yet to get a photo of my kids with santa. THey are far too scared.

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  2. That’s what we are doing today! (Going to see Santa) I wish you & your family a Very Merry Christmas as well!

  3. I like JD’s slip and slide manuever. I wish I could do that in meetings 😉

    • The kid is definitely gifted in getting out of situations he doesn’t want to be in. I’ll let you know when he’s ready to facilitate his ‘slip and slide’ webinar!-)

  4. At least he wasn’t screaming bloody murder like almost all my kids did at that age. Such a funny story. Happy Wordless Wednesday!

  5. Aww, I LOOOOOVE the last picture!! LOL.

  6. how cute 🙂

  7. Awwww so cute!
    Happy Holidays !

  8. He reminds me of my middle grandson… he did the exact same thing this past spring when my younger son & wife were visiting & we tried to get a very hard to get family picture… I have those same ‘get away’ pics! they look very similar too, same dark curly hair & smiles 🙂

  9. That is a cute little series of shots. Just love the last one, too funny.
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    Merry Christmas.

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