Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Visit with Santa (Times Two!)

This morning, my church had a little Christmas party for the children in the CCD classes. Toward the end of the party, the children were treated with a visit from Santa Claus. One of the elders of our church dresses up as Santa for the children every year. Since he knows most of the children, he calls them by name, which is really impressive to the innocent child.

Katie is still in her being shy around Santa phase. She was totally in awe of him, but timid about getting too close. She did eventually sit on his lap, but was very quiet about telling him what she wanted for Christmas.

After we left church, Phil had the great idea to go visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at the mall. I thought it was a bad idea because of it still being the weekend, but since Phil had agreed to be the one to stand in line while the rest of us went to get lunch, I agreed to do it.

Even though there was a very long line when we got there, it moved amazingly fast, and the girls and I just barely made it back to the line in time to see Santa. Once again, Katie was being a little shy, and was much more comfortable sitting on Mrs. Claus's lap. When Santa asked Katie what she wanted for Christmas, she replied, "Presents!"

Compare that to last year. Boy, has she grown!


Wep said...

ADORABLE! love the outfit!!!

Tracy P. said...

Awesome idea to have a Mrs. Santa--I'm sure she has saved the day for many a picture of reluctant children!

Kelsey said...

She's so darn cute!! I really love her haircut too.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Wow! Your mall has the same Santa & Mrs every year - how cool!!

Your daughter has really grown - wowsers!!! And even more beautiful too!

Joanne said...

The pictures are adorable. I love the outfits you have her in...almost makes me wish I had a girl.

Khadra said...

awww so cute!!

My husband was a mall santa one year. We are going to take pics of him this year in his costume putting gifts under the tree.

Joanne said...

She has the cutest beret on in last years pictures.... I used to love dressing Rachael up .. Now I have little boys and they won't let me do that :)