"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Monday, December 23, 2013

as those are my favorite kinds of santa photos

 2 kids still afraid of santa.
thank goodness!
cause no one like a boring santa photo.
1 of 2 warmed up by the end.
and i had to bribe brennan with 3 stickers for his sticker chart to wear a church shirt for the picture.
i'm still holding out hope that miss kim's photographer 
got one of them all looking at the camera at the same time.
{finger's crossed!}
preferably one with chase bawling his eyes out.
as those are my favorite kinds of santa photos.
i should have up'ed the ante and fought for the vest too.
my favorite story of the entire day 
was a week later when brennan finally wrote santa a letter and told him about how he was sad
that mrs. claus broke her arm when she fell on some ice.
then he looked up and told me "so you have to be careful with her,
like you can't grab her arm or sit on her,
b/c i saw her, and this santa and mrs. claus 'are the real deal.' "
{note mrs. claus's poor arm covered in white fur. she really did fall the night before. 
man, i hope rudolph took the speed bumps extra slow on the way home.}

and now we wait.


jen said...

Those may be the cutest Mr. and Mrs. Claus I've ever seen. You're so lucky to have a houseful of "believers." Enjoy your holiday, my friend.

Merry Christmas.

Amy said...

So cute! The photos and the letters. Where do you send your letters to Santa? I know that one year you got a reply. How did that work out?
Also, you must be doing something right to have such a compassionate boy!