Saturday, December 22, 2007

Santa visit

this was from a few weeks ago but I really wanted to put it up. My Dad described it best when he said, "it looks like she's having a little trouble with the naughty or nice question."

telling Santa he wants a Leapster L-max

luke jumped right on his lap and smiled.

looking a bit nervous 

and then it happens... the full-blown cry of terror


After our first attempt at going to see Santa as a Family failed (a baby spit up and we waited 30 minutes before needing to get Luke to OT) we went again this morning. Luke was really reluctant but I told him that if he didn't tell Santa what he wanted how would he know what to bring him on Christmas. This seemed to make good sense to Luke so he agreed. I didn't think Ella would be afraid since we had already gone once with out any tears. I guess being sick and sleep-deprived put her in a different category today. I know it sounds mean but I sort of prefer the pictures where a kids crying.
Luke walked right in, looked shyly up at Santa and said" I want a video game." before Santa even had a moment to say anything. It was really cute. After Santa gave him a high-five Luke relaxed and decided Santa wasn't so bad... he jumped on his lap. Ella on the other hand was not so eager.
Then as a special treat we met up with Sam and took a ride on the train!!!

3 comments:

Emily said...

Here's my much awaited comment. I think the crying pictures on Sant's lap are better than the happy ones sometimes. No matter what ella does, she is still oh so cute. I think you found the REAL santa and not just one of his helpers.

Jenn said...

How funny (and fun)! My kids are terrified of the man. The last time they sat on Santa's lap is when they were a year old and bawled their eyes out! Such great times!

Steve & Tiffany said...

How fun! We missed going to the train with you? I have no idea where it even is, bummer! I'm glad you guys had such a memorable experience with Santa! And, might I add, this particular Santa doesn't seem so freaky! I'm with Luke on this one!

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