Saturday, December 8, 2007
You better not pout I'm telling you why. . . .
Hooray for Santa! On a fire truck?! Apparantly his sleigh was in the shop. We spent the afternoon today at a Christmas party that the association in our neighborhood put on. Lots of fun for the kids - crafts, cookies, and candy canes. The highlight for sure was Santa and Mrs. Claus. Unfortunately for us, the anticipation was much better than the actual encounter!
Here we are anxiously awaiting the arrival. (Please excuse Kail's Pippi Longstocking outfit. I thought the heart tights were really cute when I bought them, just NOT paired with her favorite green dress. In Kail's defense there is the smallest amount of pink at the top of the dress, which in her mind justified the choice in tights. This was simply not a battle I was interested in fighting today, especially because she was so pleased with her choice!):
I was pleasantly surprised at how excited Mia was about Santa. She was waving and yelling "Hi Santa" at the top of her lungs (she sometimes has a problem with volume control). As we waited in line she kept saying/signing/gesturing as she does "I want a hug Santa!" It was really cute. Mia quickly became less enamoured with Santa when she thought I was abondoning her to his lap. This is, unfortunately, why I am in the picture. Here we are with the Claus family. . . .
I'll bet you are wondering where Kail is in the picture? Well, here she is sitting in the corner. She's not really sad or crying. . . . more like mad. I'm not really sure what Santa did to make her so unhappy, but I DO know there was no persuading her to stand in line (let alone sit on his lap)! Oh well.
Here's a picture of Mia saying "Bye Santa" as he left on the firetruck. At least one of them was happy!