Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Santa, Baby





So, today, The Two Darling (sometimes) Daughters, The Oldest Darling Daughter's Always Fabulous Hubby, and The Incredibly Cute Granddaughter demanded I join them on an outing to The Mall. I'm not fussy about malls, but The Incredibly Cute Granddaughter was going to get her picture taken on Santa's lap. Couldn't miss that! The shot above is a little blurry, but the one we paid for is perfect, but not digital so I couldn't post it here. I'm happy to report, Santa sported a real beard, and The Incredibly Cute Granddaughter didn't break into tears when her daddy set her on the fat guy's lap. In fact, that baby was beaming, very impressive. I had fun watching the various children react to Santa. One little boy, (dressed in a nifty sweater vest), really launched into a description of what he wanted, and did not want to stop instructing Santa on the nuances and importance of each gift requested. I'd say the little guy was around four, and nobody in line minded. It was sweet, how important the moment was to him.

The Oldest Darling Daughter snapped a photo of The Youngest Darling Daughter making a silly fish-face from the back of the car. I like the way her eyes are framed in the rearview mirror, very Hitchcockesque.

We went to the YardHouse for lunch and none of us ordered a beer or martini or any alcohol of any kind, (too early in the day). The Youngest Darling Daughter carried her Starbuck's latte inside and the staff didn't seem to mind.

Then we drove over to Super Target, where I finally broke down and purchased some Christmas presents. Yay! I hope I'm on a roll now. I found my address book so I can start sending out cards, and I may as well send Santa Baby a letter while I'm at it, let him know that I'm still waiting for that duplex, and those checks. Ho, ho, ho!

Side note: It's too bad you can't see but the baby's shoes were silver and sparkly, just like her hair band. So darned Cute!

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19 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

It sounds like a perfectly excellent day. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

momcat said...

Its family togetherness moments spent like these that we cherish forever. As our kids grow up and apart we dont often get them in the same place and the same time.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I'm impressed that the baby didn't cry when sitting with Santa!

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

I want to scoop your adorable granddaughter up and take her home! They don't come any cuter than that pic of her!

Galen Kindley--Author said...

Ah ha! Seems like the Christmas spirit HAS found you. Great. Of course cute little babies playing with Santa will do the trick everytime, huh.

Best Wishes, Galen.

Jemi Fraser said...

My kids wouldn't get near the mall Santas. We have one photo of a screaming baby & scared looking jolly old elf, but that's it.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Awww...that sounds like a FABULOUS day! And your granddaughter is a cutie!
My kiddo won't sit on Santa's lap anymore. Boo-hoo.

GutsyWriter said...

What a nice family event for you. You're the first person who's described what it feels like to be a proud grandma in real visceral terms.
What a cutie she is. I love the fact she didn't cry on Santa's lap. Hope Santa gives you the flip video camera for Christmas too.

Jenn said...

Adorable! What a nice day to spend with your family :-)

Joanne said...

Those easy type of family days are the best, aren't they? Coffee, shopping, Santa, good talk and laughs ... Perfect!

Marguerite said...

The little one is so precious, and the daughters are lovely! Looks like a wonderful day!

Cloudia said...

love target (we just got it here)

Next year I'll see you in Hawaii-

Aloha, Friend!


Comfort Spiral

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh my gosh she's sooooo cute! What a trooper to sit on Santa's lap and not cry-she's a tough cookie:). It sounds like all of you had a great day!

Blessings,

Kim

Nancy said...

Oh Elizabeth - what a beautiful family! And your granddaughter is so adorable. Your family is going to enjoy her for many Christmas mornings to come. This will be the first year our little guy (age 2) will understand much, and we will be there to enjoy every moment.

I have had a late start to the Christmas spirit as well. Being sick hasn't helped. But most of the gifts have already arrived - thank heavens for online shopping - and we are anxiously awaiting our departure for Portland next week. We'll be there for my husband's mother's 97th birthday, making the trip especially important. Losing her husband of over 65 years this year has created a hole that is impossible to fill. But at least we can be there for her birthday and Christmas.

kerrycharacters said...

That is one precious little baby. My little girls are beside themselves with excitement. My two year old is just discovering Christmas. Glad you had such a lovely family day out.

Journaling Woman said...

So cute. I am glad you went. Malls are terrible right now.

I have decided, I think, that I am not sending out cards this year. Hope nobody minds.

Fireblossom said...

She's a cutie for sure!

lakeviewer said...

Bring a baby in the picture, and we melt. Yes.

Pip Kin said...

I love that 1950s style picture - is it a greetings card? Merry Christmas and thank you for joining my Blog. pip x