Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Visit with Santa

Last Saturday, before the Jingle Jolly party at Haegan's house, we attempted to brave the very long line at the mall to see Santa.  When we got to the stand, we saw that Santa was out "feeding his reindeer" and wouldn't be back until 2:00.  Well, that wasn't going to work with our schedule, being that the party was at 2:30.  So we grabbed lunch instead and decided we would come back after the party and our dinner plans.

After dinner, we headed to the mall, AGAIN.  Found another parking spot and got in a LONG line to see Santa.  Santa's elves were pretty efficient and the line actually moved rather fast.  Emerson was very excited and only stood still for a few seconds. We stood in front of Santa for a bit and just waved at him while Danny held our place in line.  Once it was close to our turn, we all got in line.  Emerson is over her fear of Santa and did a great job, hopping right on his lap and telling him exactly what she wanted.  I'm pretty sure this is going to be a yearly tradition until Emerson won't do it anymore, and from the looks of some the kids in line that day, we may be doing this awhile.  We are 3 for 4 years now.  Emerson wanted nothing to do with Santa when she was 1 year and 5 months, but every other year has been a success.  Here's to another Dever Holiday Tradition.

Christmas 2007
Emerson - 5 months old

Christmas 2008
(Too afraid to sit on Santa's lap, but not afraid of "Daddy" Santa)
Emerson - 1 year, 5 months old

Christmas 2009
Emerson - 2 years, 5 months old

Christmas 2010 Visit to Santa
The mall's Christmas decorations.
**I got in trouble for taking these pictures.  A security guard actually came over and asked that I not take pictures unless a family member was in them.  Really?  'Cause taking a picture with a family member in it is so much less harmful than just taking a picture.  Is this really the only thing this security guard had to worry about the Saturday before Christmas with probably 5000 + shoppers in the mall.  'Tis the Season, right!!!

I made sure Emerson was in the next few pictures, just to be sure I didn't BREAK any rules!!!

Emerson looked like a natural on Santa's lap.  I should learn my lesson and just take the pictures myself but I always get sucked into one of the package pictures.  

One more shot with mall decor.... (wink, wink)!!!

The Official Santa picture...
Christmas 2010
Emerson - 3 years, 5 months old

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