Monday, December 10, 2007

Good times with Santa

So, we tried to get the kids picture with Santa this past weekend....
Three reasons I'm a horrible parent
1. Ella may be scarred for life
2. I'm just now realizing Cali had no socks on, or shoes for that matter
3. I told Aubrey just to keep smiling, despite the screaming in her right ear(she did a great job by the way:)
The story: We woke up Saturday morning and thought, lets go to the mall, shop, and see Santa. The hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping I actually enjoy, as long as it isn't too crazy crowded. The mall wasn't too crowded and the line to see Santa wasn't long. The girls all agreed they wanted to see Santa Clause this year, even though in years past they have wanted nothing to do with sitting on his lap. Ella was fine in the line, but when we walked up to him, she freaked. We thought for sure she would calm down after we put her on his lap. But, nope. She only screamed louder. Don't worry-we didn't prolong the agony and picked her up after a few seconds of screaming. Just kept her on long enough to snap the shot we needed for memory sake. We know she'll appreciate it...someday:)

12 comments:

Sarah said...

You're not a horrible parent! You guys do so many fun things together. And, you're inside so I'm sure Cali is just fine. :) I forgot that they have a Santa at the mall. I don't usually go to the mall anyway, so around Christmas time, we usually don't go at all. I don't mind the crowds, it just doesn't seem like I get a whole lot done. We'll see how the kids do at our ward Christmas party.

Jan said...

Hey this will be a great family memento for years to come! And I love Aubrey's smile - she's a trooper for sure!

Sarah said...

P.S. I like the Rudolph comic. Funny!

100 Percent Cottam said...

hee hee! poor ella. i love drama queens. i'm very familiar with them.

-Melissa- said...

That is picture is priceless. It will be fun to look back at each year.

Zim Family said...

Classic!! My kids wouldn't even come close to sitting on the guys lap, not even allowing me a screaming picture. Which means, I must put them through that again!!

Little Bo Peepy said...

Poor Ella bean. The picture was so worth it though. Good times, good times

Hirschi Family said...

priceless pic! we did the same thing with savy. From looking at your posts, you guys have been busy getting into the holiday spirit!
i sure do miss you guys!

Hacking it up said...

That's awesome! I think our kids are crying in every picture with Santa...My poor kids haven't even seen Santa yet!...I think Wyatt, and Maybe Conor are the only ones that want to...

Olive Lucy said...

you are not a horrible mom!

Kristi said...

You are definitely not a horrible mother--ummm, the opposite for shizzle. Like I said: a-doption...think about it :)

Auntie Nikki said...

My favorite post by far! I laughed so hard...at the pricless shoeless child and Aubrey smiling regardless of Ella screaming. Anyhow, you know you're a great mom. I'm sure Ella will forgive you one day and as long as Tata doesn't turn white you'll be fine. Love you guys and see you soon.