Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Must be Santa

We took Olivia to see Santa last night.  We took her last year and thought it would be a fun tradition.  Unfortunately we didn't have any church or work parties sporting a Santa, so we had to go to the mall and get ripped off.  Adam told me to remember I was paying Santa's hourly wage and not just for three pictures, so that helped a little. . . just a little. 

I hoped she would smile and tell him her name.  But she very nearly cried.  Every time we could distract her from crying they snapped a pic.  


And dang it!  I forgot to put her head band on.  I was waiting until right before so she wouldn't pull it off and I waited a minute too long! 

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  1. You don't have a church Christmas party with Santa?? What is wrong with your ward?!

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    1. I know right?!?!? We had breakfast and did a service project, and I even dressed Olivia up really cute just in case, but no Santa. :(

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  2. I never thought about that before! Paying for those low-quality, over-priced pictures would help pay Santa himself, wouldn't it? We took James to the Zoo Lights and saw Santa there, but I refused to pay $27 for two pictures when I could do a much better job myself. Our ward Christmas party is on Saturday, so if there is no Santa there, I might splurge and buy the other pictures anyway.

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    1. And he was such a sweet Santa. That beard is real, that's commitment to the job!!

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  3. She is so darling! I love her cute little style!

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    1. Thanks! We met dad at the mall and of course Olivia wasn't wearing anything cute that day so I had to tell Adam what clothes to bring. Putting together an outfit over the phone was hard! (Mostly because I never know what's clean)

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  4. So cute! I love her look of trepidation. That's a pretty good Santa! Real beard?

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    1. It is! Its also the same Santa they had last year (must be a retired man who does this yearly) and so both years Olivia's pictures are with the same Santa. I guess that might be worth $30. . . :)

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