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The Visit with Santa Claus

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving in South Arkansas with my parents.(I will post pics tomorrow!) On Saturday afternoon we took the girls to see Santa. We told the girls they could ask Santa for three things. Since the Wisemen brought Jesus three gifts, we told the girls Santa could bring them three gifts also.

Sarah Kate carried this little pretend lipstick in to see Santa. She declared as she put on her lipstick," I just gonna stand right here!" She told us that several time. "I just stand RIGHT HERE!"
The girls are peeking at Santa from the back of the line. Sarah Kate is really working that lipstick! Santa makes her a bit nervous!
Emily runs right up to Santa and he was so good to her. She told him two things she wanted. After she came back to us, she got in a panic when she realized she had forgotten to tell him she wanted a Pillow Pet. I told her she could go back up and tell him that. She was relieved that she was able to tell him.
Now for Sarah Kate's turn. She will not go up there. Steve takes her to Santa and she is saying, "I WANT MY MAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Over and over.
After a little bit she decides to sit on the arm of his chair with Steve holding on to her. She was chawed to death.
He is smart! Santa offers candy. We are building some trust here.
Oh.....Santa puts his arm around her. She glares at him. She will not move her head. She only cuts her eyes over at him.
Big sister joins for a group shot. Steve has to stay very near. Emily tells Santa what Sarah Kate wants for Christmas.
Santa talks to her sweetly and then gives her a little hug.
Ahhh....finally in Santa's lap. NO smiles for Sarah Kate with Santa this year. She was glad to get back in the car!


Tara G. said…
Roaring!! What an awesome Christmas memory!
Sarah said…
So cute!! What a great story!! We will see how it goes for our little one on Friday!
KatieB. said…
Ha ha this may be my favorite post ever! Great story. Your girls are too cute.
His Doorkeeper said…
Oh how I love when kids sit on Santa's lap. There are always those kids who do NOT want a thing to do with Santa! Who can blame them? He can be kind of overbearing...I mean how many men do they see during the year who look like that?

You'll have a good laugh with Sarah Kate when she's older over her Santa encounter!

Sweet pictures !
Charity said…
ohhhh that is HILARIOUS!! you are the best story teller!!

my friend has a daughter who hates HATES Santa, every year she has this hilarious but sad picture of her screaming her head off with him. I think she needs to submit them to some sort of a contest.
Diane said…
Laura Burciaga said…
So funny! Cute memories!
Sara said…
LOL!!! This is just so funny, although I guess Sarah Kate won't see the humor until she is older:)
Hillary said…
She likes the lipstick like her mama!! They look so cute in their dresses!
Jill said…
HAHAHA! I love Santa pics...especially when the kiddos don't want to be sitting with him. SK is hilarious!
Jenny said…
We are having breakfast with Santa on Saturday morning, and I'm anticipating our visit will go something like yours. She may surprise me, but I'm afraid my Sophie's reaction will be much like your SK's!!!

Too cute though!AND I LOVE your girls dresses. They look darling!
Kandi West said…
I love it! They have so much personality, which you just can't thank God enough for. :-)
My girls want pillow pets, too. It is the one consistent thing they ask for. It seems like they should be too old for them but they're crazy for them. Thank goodness they are in large supply!
Stacey said…
What a cute story! My daughter is a teen now but I can tell you the pictures of her on Santa's lap when she wasn't too sure about him are my favorites! I love how Sarah Kate worked the lipstick!
Mallory said…
Your posts always make me crack up! SK's little eyes glaring at him are too much!!
Alyssa said…
Too cute! My son is also not very fond of Santa!
Anonymous said…
Thank you so much for the great idea of 3 gifts. I have been struggling with my 4yr old daughter wanting everything she saw for Christmas. This idea was so great and an awesome learning tool.

Thank you so much!
Krista said…
The picture of Sarah Kate on the arm of Santa's chair had me laughing out loud! One of the best Santa pictures I've seen!

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