Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Visit With Santa

Dylan, Lexie, and Lily visited with Santa tonight!

Every year since Dylan was born, we have gone to my hometown to see Santa. Santa sits in a little house, in the middle of town, and greets his visitors! It is free, and you can take as many pictures as you want. My dad "filled in for Santa" for many years at this place!

This year was the quickest and warmest visit. We've never had to wait more than ten minutes, but it's always in the bitter cold. Tonight, it was 55 degrees, and we pulled out of the parking lot less than 5 minutes after we arrived!

Last year, Dylan and Lexie's visit with Santa landed on the front page of the newspaper. This year, Lily got to meet him!

Dylan and Lexie were so excited to see Santa!

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Lily got to sit with him first. She glanced up at him in confusion, and then looked away and grinned!

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She spent the next few minutes clutching Santa's beard, while watching Dylan and Lexie talk to Santa!

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The kids all listened intently as Santa gave them an important message: make sure they go to bed early on Christmas Eve so he can visit!

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Two very excited and happy kids (and one happy baby) left Santa's house with coloring books and candy!

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After our visit with Santa, we always drive a few blocks away to look at a Christmas display. The people who live in the house collect donations for the food bank. They have raised over $17,000 over the past 3 years for charity. The displays all have moving characters and music.

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After driving around to look at some more lights, we headed home. Apparently all the excitement overwhelmed my girls!

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Dylan and Lexie are now very eager for Santa's arrival on Christmas Eve!

16 comments:

  1. Oh Lily is too cute!! =) ADORABLE! They all look like they enjoyed a visit with St. Nick. Cute, cute, cute!

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  2. Cute! I love that those people have raised so much money for charity..amazing way to celebrate the Christmas spirit :)

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  3. that was fun! :) Love Lily's grin! LOL! Looks like she was so amaze with Santa hehe

    sorry for the late visit sissy! Been cramming the whole week, good thing its settling down now.

    hope you are having a great week!
    hugs,
    marice

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  4. What a great place to meet Santa! And a wonderful way to raise money for charity!

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  5. What a wonderful Christmas display that was! I love seeing them all zonked out!

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  6. What fun! I love that the neighbors give to charity!

    I just sent you an e-mail about my Crayola giveaway!

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  7. Beautiful pics of the three of them with Santa!I love that Christmas display too - how neat!!

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  8. what a cute place. And great pics too. Love that they raise money for charity! We need more people like them, don't we?!

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  9. I LOVE the picture of all 3 kiddos on Santa's lap, sooo precious. Their outfits are adorable too. I think I know where this little house is, I lived in that town 7 years ago...yiikes.

    You will have to tell me where those cute display windows are, I would love to take V when she is older!

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  10. Beautiful pics! Love that Lily liked Santa. Here's to the same next! Bella still not sure about that white beared fellow haha

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  11. That is awesome. I love Lily's reaction. So cute! And gotta love the sleeping kids too :) Merry Christmas!!

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  12. Cute.. they are all getting so big!!!! Love the outfits!

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  13. Still sitting here in shock over how good Lily was with Santa - that girl is such a happy trooper! Love those pictures!

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  14. The place you take them seems like a really special place. I love it!! Adorable pictures.

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  15. Thank you for posting all the pics. What an awesome display and for charity too...awesome!!

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  16. I LOVE that Lily wasn't afraid of Santa. And you know it's a fun day when kids are completely exhausted. :)

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