T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Friday, December 16, 2011

Santa Visit 2011...

After my last posting we need something more light-hearted. 

Today I took the kids to visit with Santa. They've been preparing for this moment for quite a while. The conversation went something like this:

T Rex: Hi Santa. How are you? How is Mrs. Claus?
Santa: Thank you. I am well and Mrs. Claus is baking me cookies at home at the North Pole.
T Rex: I've been wanting to tell you about the new foods I've been trying.
Santa: Really? Well, you're the first child I've had that has wanted to talk about that and not toys. Tell me about those foods.
T Rex: I like spinach and I tried papaya but I don't like it.
Santa: That's great. Mom, has he been a good boy?
Me: Exceptional.
Santa: Tell me, what would you like for Christmas?
T Rex: Just two things. A scooter and a Jeff Gorvette.
Santa: Wonderful.
T Rex: Here's a snuggle and now Sister wants to tell you what she wants.
Bebe Sis: No, not sit, Mama. Hold me. Hold me.
Santa: Come now, young lady, what do you want for Christmas?
Bebe Sis: Coupe Cart.
Me: Here's the translation, Santa. A cozy coupe shopping cart.
Santa: Oh, so she can go shopping with her mama.
Bebe Sis: Yes, shopping with Mama. Bye, bye, Santa...'Mas. (translation - " 'Mas" means Merry Christmas)
T Rex: Thank you, Santa. 

I know our son sounds SO polite. He is actually a pretty polite little kid. His sister is really polite - I've never met a child who says "thank you" and "welcome" so much.  However, when we talk about Santa, it's often a way to remind the kids to be on good behavior so I think T Rex was trying to be really polite and sweet so he stayed on the nice list.

When it was time to get a photo it was actually quite a chore. I had to be cropped out of the photo so it's a close up - you can really notice the difference in eye color between the kids. (Love genetics - always keeps things interesting. We're still debating as to where those blue eyes came from.) In the end, I did not think the "official" photo was very good. It will probably go right into their books.

The distance photos were my favorite. I love how the conversation was captured.


Always an adventure with the kiddos but so many wonderful and priceless memories.


Tat @ Mum in search said...

Awesome photos, your kids are so brave! We've got Jeff Gorvette, too, and I accidentally gave it away (I didn't know that my husband's husband spot was in my CD box, so I took it out in front of the kids)

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

Very cute! My kids were never in to visiting Santa.

I've scrolled through your homepage here and have seen all the yummy cookies you are making. We are going to do a couple this week! And attempt a gingerbread house too. No more school for 2 1/2 weeks. Need to find activities!

Love the sweaters too :)

Jenners said...

I love the transcript of the conversations. T-Rex sounds like such a great kid … as does Bebe Sister.

Bowler Family said...

Thanks for the Christmas gifts. The blanket looks like it took a lot of time and ELla loved the stickers. She LOVES stickers!! Thanks for thinking of us.

shell said...

sounds like a successful Santa visit... your pics are all good. Blue eyes, huh? :-)

Kim said...

THis cracked me up. WE've been using the old Santa will know as a parenting technique. Desperate times calls for desperate measures:)

Caitlin said...

haha! Your "official" santa photo looks a LOT like ours! I'm going to try to post it in the next few days so you'll see!
love the one of you talking/laughing with santa!

JKMommy said...

I love the kids' conversations! I love how little ones say "Merry Christmas" too! The pictures are priceless! How fun!