Santa Photos 2013

21 12 2013

The first time we saw Santa unexpectedly at the mall in November before Thanksgiving. Amelia wanted nothing to do with him until we bribed her with her first lollipop and then she would only stand with us. Henry was fascinated by all the white fuzz and hair. Since then one of Amelia’s catch phrases has been “Let’s go visit Christmas at the mall and get a treat”.

Santa mall

Over Thanksgiving weekend we ran into Santa at the supermarket with our cousins. Once again Amelia wasn’t interested in getting close to him and seemed to be wondering why he is everywhere. No treats from him this time.

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We tried again at our friend Clare’s Church Breakfast with Santa. We had a great time with Clare, Keith and Eddie, and ate a yummy pancake breakfast. However, Miss Amelia still wouldn’t sit with Santa and only stood for the photo if mommy and daddy joined. Guess she wanted another family photo! Henry seemed not to mind this familiar jolly fellow.

Santa with Clare

One last attempt we stopped by the Rockville Civic Center where Santa and Mrs. Claus came to visit one Saturday. Amelia loved dancing to the music and seeing her friend Griffin but was still pretty cautious about that man in the red suit. Henry got a good hold of the beard this time and had to be pulled free after the photo. Smart kids.

Santa at the mansion

Santa Glenview

Santa with friends

Santa music

In other news Amelia successfully transitioned into a “big girl” toddler bed and is doing great staying in it.

Big Girl Bed

Henry is more and more fun everyday (and cute).

Henry


Thanksgiving…and fast forward into the holiday season

21 12 2013

Delayed again in posting photos! We had a wonderful visit at my sister Ginger’s house with all of the cousins for Thanksgiving weekend this year.

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Amelia and Henry had a ball playing with all the kids and all the toys.

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Amelia helped decorate- in Princess dresses of course.

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We took a fun trip to Stew Leonard’s grocery store where Santa was visiting.

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We can’t wait to see our cousins again in Florida!

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Back home we’ve had a few snow days already and doing lots of fun things to get into the spirit.

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Little Johnny the elf joined us this year…keeping a watchful eye for Santa.

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Amelia likes making crafts for family and friends.

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We’re enjoying the train table that returned home with us from Thanksgiving.

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Amelia’s first gingerbread house…and candy too!

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Snowman building time!

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