Saturday, December 12, 2009

Breakfast with Santa

The other day I was googling some addresses for Christmas cards and came across an event going on in Nonna and Poppa's hometown - Breakfast with Santa. It was at a local hotel and they had all kinds of fun. Of course, Santa had a big introduction into the room and Avery pointed and said "Santa!" Avery had a great time and when it was her turn to see Santa, she actually ran to him! I think it's so sweet that even though she doesn't understand how to tell him what she wants, she still enjoys seeing him. I really have a complex about telling her the whole "Santa Story". I really don't want the day to come where I have to admit we've lied to her for years. So, instead we'll take a "Sit in Santa's lap and tell him what you want and if you're a good girl, mommy and daddy might buy it for you" approach. Of course, we always want Avery to know that we are celebrating the birth of Jesus, but I will also let her enjoy sitting on Santa's lap once a year for a little chat. While we were there Avery enjoyed orange juice, sausage and french toast and she also won a prize - a free kids meal at Wendy's. We had a good time and now we're off to celebrate Uncle Mark's birthday and then to watch the dress rehearsal of the Christmas Play at Nonna and Poppa's church. Oh, how I love weekend in December - full of Christmas fun!


Mesmerized...


Running to Santa...

Playing a game with nonna..

Coloring with mama...

Time to go...have I mentioned Avery is obsessed with carrying a bag or purse! It's the cutest thing!



Bye, bye Santa! See ya next year...

4 comments:

Curran said...

Oh what fun! She is just precious sitting in Santa's lap :)

Cristi said...

Precious Indeed.

brtty stella said...

Love the Santa pictures! She is such an outgoing personality! I know you all are enjoying her so much!

Too Many Hats said...

So many children are afrais of Santa at that age. She is fearless and adorable!