Friday, December 24, 2010

Friday Flashback: Santa Baby

Santa was looking a little questionable the year I sat on his lap for the traditional Santa/Kid lap sit photo. I'm sure he didn't even smell like Santa, but like beef and cheese instead. And he looks about as thrilled to be there as my brother and I do.

We've only taken Gracie to sit on Santa's lap once, when she was about 16 months old. It didn't go well. As it turned out, my kid was the terrified-of-Santa kid who screamed and screamed and screamed.

But the Santa at the mall in Austin (who looked EXACTLY LIKE SANTA, seriously!) was a pro, and while Gracie was distracted by bell jingling elves, he walked behind her chair and a little bit of Christmas magic was captured in this photo.

Aw, she was so cute when she was a toddler.

We have yet to take Annelie to see Santa, other than the "SANTA! HEY SANTA!" she shouted as his float rolled by us at the Christmas parade. But she did get a personalized video email from him this year (I'm addicted to the Portable North Pole, come Christmastime) and when he told her that she needed to stop her tantrums, she nodded and told him, "okay."

And for the last week and a half, we've been tantrum-free. That's the magic of Santa for ya.


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For all you Christmas celebrators out there - MERRY CHRISTMAS TOMORROW!




mshatch said...

cute pics - and the second Santa does look like the real deal!

Happy Christmas, Marisa :)

Meeling said...

Cute post and love the pic of you and your brother!

I love the screaming Santa/baby pics, they always make me laugh...I have one of my now 14 year old when he was about 16 months...he thinks it's pretty funny too!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

beka said...

That first Santa looks freaky.
Weird. Freakin' weird.

Ha, great second one, though!!
Merry Christmas:)

Anika said...

HA! Yours IS creepy! I noticed the same thing this year after taking my daughter to visit Santa. The years have been good to him, eh?

Unknown said...

Great pics. Love the comparison! The more recent Santa definitely has a step up on the one of yore.

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