Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pictures with Santa

I wanted to get pictures with Santa before the mall was too crowded.  I fully expected to get a picture of the two of them screaming and Santa with a struggling face, but I eased them into it and since there was no one else there the kids were able to hang out and play with him for a while before attempting to put them in his lap.  They threw ornaments at him and played with the jingle bells.  They tolerated sitting on his lap but wouldn't smile.  Then the camera lady brought out a stuffed puppy and hid it behind the counter and popped it up.  That at least made Jackson laugh and Madison not cry.
The photo is horribly overexposed.  For $23 I would expect a little better quality but oh well.

After Santa we hung around the decorated area and took some pictures with my camera

Then they pushed their strollers around

When we got home Melanie and Alice came over for a visit.  She's crawling all over the place now.


Shannon said...

Wow! Santa is already at the Mall!

I love the photo of Madison. She is looking like such a big girl now.

Please share you secret for keeping Madison's hair so pretty! Kate's hair is taking on a life of it's own.

Weeze said...

I can't believe the mall is decorated for Christmas already!

E, M, and the Little Man said...

Already? Wow. I'm with you that they should have better quality pics, but the kids look great!

Wendy and Karen said...

The kids look great. But that paid picture is pretty bad.