Friday, December 11, 2009

Visiting Santa

Today was the annual Rutchik gals baking and shopping day. It is a wonderful holiday tradition where my in-laws come over and we bake my husband's favorite Christmas treats from when he was young - toffee squares and peanut blossoms. It is such a blessing to share with my children the treats their daddy loved when he was young, and I know it's a special day for my mother-in-law, to make her son's childhood favorites for his children.

After our baking, we head out to the mall where my MIL treats us to lunch in the food court. We shop, and end the day with a visit to Santa. Here is the story of our visit with Santa, in pictures. I know you will enjoy it.

Anna is placed on Santa's lap and has to do what Anna does best, study the situation.

She decides she is ok, maybe, and gives a leery smile.

Momma tries to add Tessa to Santa's lap. Tessa is NOT having this and screaming, "No, Mama! Oh, no mama! Please NOOOOO!" (the poor gal so upset she's shaking)

Mama decides she cannot force her child to sit on the lap on an unknown man, and tries to bride the child by sitting next to Santa while holding the petrified little gal.

Tessa screams bloody murder while Anna studies the situation.

Anna tries to comfort her sister while Tessa screams, "NO SANTA! Santa, NO! Knock it off, Santa!"
Mama decides she needs to remove her shaking and terrified child form the situation.
On the way out, Tessa stops to pick up her free coloring book, turn to Santa, wave and say, "Bye, bye, Santa."
After all, her mother raised her to have manners!
I think we got the PERFECT Santa pictures, it will show me every Christmas who my beautiful girls were the year they were 2 and 1!
Merry Christmas!


Krissy A. said...

Unbelievably funny. My favorite is the look on your face in the one where you realize that you will be sitting next to Santa. Oh, Holly, your girls are so precious--I just want to scoop them up!!!!

Searching for Hope in a World of Chaos said...

I agree with Krissy. It is so funny and you all look ready for Christmas.

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Holly, these ones will be passed down for generations. They're perfect! :)

Katie said...

Adorable and priceless! Your girls are precious!