Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Christmas Miracle



Finally! A great Santa picture. Last weekend we attended a Breakfast with Santa event that serves as a charity function for CHIP. It was hosted at our local "fancy" hotel. The deal was, you got a time card that told you when your sitting was with Santa. So, our time was 11:50am. We went into the main dining room at 11:30am when it opened and then found our way out to the line at 11:45am. The kids were understandably excited and running around. We threatened many times that if they couldn't behave they wouldn't get to see Santa at all. Not surprisingly, they were unfazed. Smart as they are, they surely realized that Mommy was not standing in that damn line for nothing and there was no way they would miss their chance with good old Santy Claus. The photographer took FOREVER. We're talking five or six pictures per kid and she was actually trying to pose them (hands in the right place, head tilted just so). It was killing me. Finally, when we got our turn, the kids marched right up to Santa, sat on his lap and performed swimmingly. Perfect smiles...hold that pose for a sec...ok, great! Done in 15 seconds. By the time we got back to the food it was cold and mostly picked over. Overall, a sucky event but I can't complain about the photo! We'll definitely be going to the club next year.

5 comments:

The 5 Bickies said...

Darling photo...it's a good thing you left with a GREAT photo. Imagine what you would be saying otherwise!

Gretchen said...

It was worth it for the cute photo!!! Precious!

pinkpolkadotaa said...

Great picture!

Paula said...

Adorable picture! Your children are so cute.

3 to get ready said...

Oh my gosh, that is a miracle. I have 3 and it's impossible to get a great picture (like yours) of all of them at the same time!

In your other post you mentioned Corolla. My inlaws live near there! Small world