Saturday, December 12, 2009

I Believe in Santa Claus

I am trying to make traditions for our little small family and one of them is going to see Santa Claus. Isn't this every one's family tradition?
The first year with Santa, Addison did great. She was only 6 months old and didn't cry.
Last year, we couldn't even get a picture with Santa. I don't know who was more afraid of who. Addison with Santa or Santa with Addison.
This year, I kind of thought it would be a repeat of last year, but surprisingly it wasn't. Okay, that is not quite true. One day while Randy, Addison and I were in Walmart, they had a Santa there that you could sit on his lap and get a picture with. Addison tried to be a big girl. But when it came time to sit on his lap, she cried and cried and cried. She knew that she shouldn't cry with Santa. So whenever his name came up, she would say "Addi cry with Santa".
The next time we saw Santa, my Mom, Addison and I were at the 'mall'. I say mall loosely because if you have ever been to the Logan mall, you will not that it is not much of a mall. Anyway, we were waiting in line and Addison was doing really well. She even went up to Santa and was good with him. Until I walked away so that she could get a picture with him. Then she started to cry. I thought that maybe if Santa gave Addison one of his candy canes, then she would stop crying. This Santa was more of a Grinch. He said he wouldn't give her one until she sat on his lap. We decided that it wasn't worth making Addison cry, so we got up to leave. That is when Santa's heart grew two sizes that day. He said that she could have a candy cane. Once Addi got her candy cane, I told her that she needed to tell Santa 'Thank You' and give him a big love. After she gave him a hug, she was brave enough to sit on his lap for a picture. I was so proud of my big, brave girl!

PS. If you can't tell, Addison has her 'happy face' on!

6 comments:

Beth said...

What a bah humbug! I was ready to kick that Santa in the . . . . knee! Addi did great! She is so darn cute!

natalie said...

Thanks, so glad you liked it! You must try making them, if you do let me know!

Ashley said...

Aw, she looks so pretty and proud of herself. You mean this guy is in charge of all children's happiness every Christmas? I'm sure glad that his heart grew two sizes...

Jenni Elyse said...

I think evil Santas should be shot. I'm glad he finally realized what he was doing and gave Addi the candy cane. I'm glad she was able to get over her fear too. She looks very cute!

Deon said...

If Santa is being Grinch-ish, I think Mrs. Claus has the right to withhold all of his milk and cookies for a week! I'm so glad he shaped up for Addison's sake! The picture turned out adorable. AND! Addison is wearing one of my fave color combos: brown and pink! Love it!

Brian and chelsea said...

Santa obviously was in a bad mood cuz he found out he was a fictional character....