Saturday, November 29, 2008

Here comes Santa Claus.....


Well, we had the bright idea of seeing if Eliana would love to sit on Santa's lap....she was terrified!! The Santa was really sweet....he actually adopted 2 kiddos 40 years ago. For a minute she forgot where she was and smiled at us, but the second she turned around and saw him again....freak out!


Can't you see the fear in her eyes?! She smiled when we showed her the picture of her and Santa later on in the night.


Chris really got into Black Friday....he actually was spending his b-day money at REI. He has been wanting a cool sleeping bag for a while. He got plenty of stares while he "tried on" the sleeping bag. This one was the winner. He actually slept in it last night in our bed. Sometimes I forget that he is 30 and not 13!

This week has been so much fun....lots of food....the game Apples to Apples....and mom helped us put up Christmas decorations today. Eliana is mesmerized by the lights!! We could care less about the presents....I just love the holidays. Hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving week....

Love y'all,
Lindsey

17 comments:

Shanalea Atchison said...

Sounds like lots of fun. I don't think Chris will ever grow up which is why he is loved by all and why your children will always adore him. I have a husband who is much the same. Have a great December.

Vanessa said...

LOL I really don't think men every really grow up!!

Bill and Melodie said...

we haven't taken the girls to see Santa yet, but the stuffed santa at Wal-Mart that sings scares Fern to death so I imagine that the real Santa will send her over the edge... Happy late Thanksgiving, what a great year to celebrate with our girls!!!

Tracey said...

Kade did NOT sit on Santa's Lap last year:( He took one look at him and freaked out! Hopefully this year! Chris is hilarious, and smart! You have to try those things out! And Apples to Apples is the BEST game!!

Bobbi said...

Love how Chris is so happy go lucky. MOre of us need to b that way. Love the pic of h im in the sleeping bag.

Hope Eliana starts likeing Santa more

Dianne said...

I love the pictures with Santa. It reminds me of my oldest, she was scared to death. I haven't even tried with my other 2.

Christine.M08 said...

My aunt told me that guys never grow up last age twelve. So, if yours is acting 13 instead of 12, you are very lucky! :)

Debbie said...

Heidy doesn't like Santa either!! Nor the Easter Bunny etc..... I can't get her to go even near Santa's house at the mall!! In fact she never wants to go to the mall "ever ever again"!! You will still treasure the pictures even though she was scared!!

I hope your hubby never grows up!! Mine is too old for his britches!!

Debbie

Gabriela Marie and Family said...

Lindsey, We met you in Antigua when visiting our Ella in August!!! We brought her home Oct. 18 and just celebrated her FIrst Birthday Nov. 29!! Would love to catch up with you and I have some questions about Shohannah's Hope, Please email me!!
Shari - encounteringella.blogspot.com
sharistroup@charter.net
THANks! - Your daughter is PRECIOUS

Gabriela Marie and Family said...

Lindsey, We met you in Antigua when visiting our Ella in August!!! We brought her home Oct. 18 and just celebrated her FIrst Birthday Nov. 29!! Would love to catch up with you and I have some questions about Shohannah's Hope, Please email me!!
Shari - encounteringella.blogspot.com
sharistroup@charter.net
THANks! - Your daughter is PRECIOUS

Mary Ann said...

Give Elaina a couple more years and she will Love sitting on Santa's lap! Both girls were scared to death of Santa the first Christmas! Now they can't wait!Cute pictures!

Steph said...

Ohmygosh. That CRACKS me up that he slept in his new sleeping bag in bed!!! TOO FUNNY!!!

Oh, I love the game Apples to Apples!! We played it this weekend, too!

Terry said...

Oh my gosh...Chris is TOO funny!
That Santa picture is so sweet and pitiful. I just want to hug her. One day, she'll be rushing to get him, though...just wait.

Rhonda said...

I had to chuckle over the sleeping bag picture! Too funny. We haven't tried the Santa visit yet!!! It didn't go well last year so............ Your daughter is absolutely beautiful :-)

McMurrays said...

I love the pictures with Santa. . . we are excited to take Lucia.
Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family.

ANDREEA said...

A friend told me about your first baby girl Xiomara,that you have lost her to the sistem.
I have the same problem now,I fell so bad,but I see you guys have another miracol in your arms.
To tell you the truth I feel empty right now,I dont't know how I can even look at another child.
I hope I will be better someday.
Take care.
Andreea

David and Marianne said...

I LOVED this post! From the sad Santa pics to a husband in love with his new sleeping bag... what a fun family the Lord has given to Eliana and to you!