Friday, December 19, 2014

Visits with Santa

I had 2 goals this year when we took the kids to see Santa for the first time. 1- Please Crew, don't cry. 2- And Tinley, please don't stare at him.
I was almost positive that Crew wouldn't cry; in fact, I thought he might even smile, since he's happy ALL THE TIME. But I wasn't so sure about Tinley not starring. She's very into Christmas this year, and is starting to understand everything so much more, which I love, because it's soooo fun. But, I still thought she might stare at Santa.
Like she did in 2012 for her first visit with Santa:
And then in 2013:
And in 2013 again, when we went for a re-do:
So, when she hopped right up in his lap, gave him a hug, told him what she wanted, then smiled for the camera, I was thrilled. Add to that a non-crying 7 month old who *almost* cracked a smile, and I was ecstatic! We even took them to see Santa a second time, and we had the same result. Score!

To say Tinley was proud of herself is an understatement. And yes, I let her rock the reindeer hat all around the Charleston Mall. Mom points for the win!


  1. What cute kids! I am glad your visit to Santa was a success :)

  2. YAY! Two winning pictures in the books for 2014! That's no small feat!

    Have a great weekend and Merry Christmas!


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