Sunday, December 23, 2012


Santa's little helper.  6 months old  : )

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Visit #2

Today we attempted another Santa visit.  This time we went to a local department store where Santa is the same Santa I used to visit when I was a little kid.  He always made a special appearance at our family Christmas parties at my grandmother's house, so it was nice that we got to take the boys to see him since this is the first year without the party.

Tommy was smiley and passive.  Just like many 6-month-old babies are.  Ben was excited to see Santa and to tell him what he wants.  (Now it's a guitar, no longer a car...)  Even when Santa came in the room, Ben was excited and smiling.  But, when it was our turn to go sit on his lap, he got very clingy to daddy!  I put Tommy down on Santa's lap, and Chris put a now screaming Ben down and we ended up with a classic Christmas photo.  : )

Monday, December 3, 2012

Ben, Meggie and Santa!

This weekend Meggie and I took Ben and Tommy to see Santa at a "Santa Breakfast" event that was put on by their school.  It was a big meeting room at a church filled to the brim with little kids and their parents.  A guy with a guitar singing kids Christmas songs to warm up the crowd, and a lot of coffee for the parents.  Then, Santa made his entrance!  Ben was loving it until he got close to him, then the fear kicked in!
We had practiced what to say to Santa when Ben sat on his lap.  "I want a car for Christmas, Santa" was the line.  But, by the time it was our turn to meet Santa Ben was so nervous he couldn't even shake his hand let alone sit on his lap. He just stood back about 5 feet and shouted at Santa, "CAR" over and over again.

HAHAHAHA!  Maybe next year we'll get it right.  Hey, at least he didn't cry.  : )

Ben and Meggie rockin' their Santa hats


Before Santa

After Santa