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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lotus Visits Santa

Santa Photo Part 1

On Monday night we took Lotus to see Santa, only to find out there was a 2 1/2 hour wait. No kidding! We decided we would attempt to wait and see what happened. At 10:15 we were not paged, but went back to Santa's Chair to see what was happening. Yippee it was almost our turn. Lotus talked about Santa all the time, she knew who he was and looked excited to see him..........so we thought.........

When we got closer to Santa, Lotus completely lost it. And there was NO WAY we were going to get a photo with Santa. The ladies taking the photo wrote on the envelope and said we could come back tomorrow and try right away. As we left, Lotus gave Santa a HUG! Yes a HUG! Go figure.

Santa Photo Part 2

On Tuesday night I packed up the backpack and head to see Santa again with Lotus. She is in a relatively good mood, our chances are good. We get to the mall at 6 pm and wouldn't you know, they are at dinner. I know Santa needs to eat dinner but wouldn't 5 pm make sense when everyone else is eating dinner too? Yet, the mall wants you to shop for an hour while waiting for Santa. Lotus and I grab some food and head back at 7pm. The ladies let us in first, of course there were several people grumbling about us going first, if they only knew about Monday night. As soon as I pushed the stroller up to the camera, Lotus completely loses it again. She screams and cries, you would think she was being tortured. I am sure they heard her at the other end of the mall. We tried talking to Santa, nope not working. We tried to shake his hand, nope not working. Tried to have mommy sit near Santa, nope not working. We took 2 photos and they were horrible! Mommy wanted to try one more time, despite the nasty looks from the others waiting. We did a real quick drop on his lap and this is what we got:

And once the photo was done..........she HUGGED Santa again and said BYYYYEEE! Mommy was very confused.

Last year, we used the Santa photo for our Christmas cards and this year........well you will see in the mail..

Happy Holidays.

Deb, Kevin, and Lotus


Michelle said...

Okay, I am dying over here, laughing so hard. Are you sure that's not Lilyann? This is EXACTLY what I expect our Santa photo to look like this year! Someone gave us this huge 50 inch Santa that sings and dances, and we took it out one day just to look at it, and turned it on, and she started screaming the most terrifying scream you could imagine, as she ran away. We put it back in the box, and she screams every time she walks by the box too! I love the photo!! I'll post ours when we get it done!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I know it is not the photo you want, but it is really cute and funny!! We had a very similar experience....I had to get in the picture and sit on Santa's lap and then I had to hold Sarah. We got a half smile out of her so at least I got one picture.

Hope you are all doing well:)

Happy Holidays!!


Kate said...

THat is the very smae Santa we visited...is he not the cutest???

Gosh...you were one determined Mama....and Lotus...such a funny picture...especially with the story behind it!!!

Can't wait to see Lotus (and you of course!!) on Saturday!!!

Jill said...

Sounds like our visit last year. Not even going to attempt it this year as we won't go to sleep at night now because "Santa might come". Oh, if they only knew!!
Sorry you had a awful time, but it made for a funny story! LOL!

Jennifer said...

I have to say that I like the crazy crying Santa photos. I have one of Katie when she was 2. She was flipping out. Last year is was fine.

It makes me laugh that she hugged him bye. too funny!