Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Visiting Santa

Every year we take our kids to visit Santa at a little house nestled in the center of the town where I grew up. 

Even though the kids got to sit on Santa's lap on Saturday night, our Christmas wouldn't be complete without a trip to that nearby town to see him.   

We showed up right after Santa arrived at his house, and joined the short line of people waiting to see him.

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In just a few minutes, we made it to the front of the line!

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Dylan and Lexie were so excited to see Santa again!!!

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Lily didn't have a great experience on Saturday.  She was sick with an ear infection and sinus infection AND had a swollen lip and bruised cheekbone.  She didn't seem too eager to see Santa again!

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Finally, it was our turn to go into the house!  Dylan and Lexie immediately hopped on his lap!

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After they told Santa what they were hoping to get for Christmas, Lily joined them. 

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She did so well!  She even stayed a bit longer on Santa's lap after Dylan and Lexie walked away.  I think she realized just how nice Santa is!

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Santa handed out candy and coloring books to the kids and promised that he would leave them some great gifts as long as they were good and as long as they left him chocolate chip cookies.  With a very merry "Ho! Ho! Ho!" which Lily echoed, Santa said goodbye and wished us a Merry Christmas.

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On our way outside, we ran into my sisters, my brother-in-law, and my nephews in line!

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My sisters begged me to wait in line with them for a while so I could snap pictures of my nephews visiting with Santa.

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After all the Santa excitement, we treated the kids to dinner at Pizza Hut.  After dinner, we loaded them back into the car, and checked out some light displays in the town.  It's part of our visiting Santa tradition!

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It was such a great night with our kids.  It really put us all in the Christmas spirit!

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11 comments:

  1. Such a fun night! They look adorable & I can't believe how brave Lily is :) Aleigha has cried at the sight of Santa every year up until this year!

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  2. We went to see Christmas lights last night and it really set me in the holiday spirit as well!

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  3. How fun! Your children are dressed so cute, that animal print jacket is so adorable!! =) And the lamp leg Christmas lights are so funny! Merry Christmas!

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  4. That's really a cute set-up they have there! Lily does look a bit out of it this time though. ;)

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  5. what a cool Santa experience that si! My son is utterly TERRIFIED of the jolly man - well, he likes him so long as he keeps his distance ;)

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  6. How cool is that! I'm so impressed that Lily didn't scream at Santa!!

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  7. That place is adorable! What a fun night for your kids :)

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  8. Cute pictures! We usually take the kids to our town's Santa house too, but this year they had a Santa at Jack's school, so we just did that instead.

    Love the leg lamp light display. So funny!

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  9. Looks like you all had a great time!!! What a great family tradition!!!

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