Thursday, December 23, 2010

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

The children were looking particularly festive this past Sunday so I snapped a few photos on the front porch. Even The Boy was somewhat willing.



Then we stopped to see Santa on our way to church. He was visiting the historic one-room schoolhouse in town.



The one with a separate door for the girls...




and the boys. (My kids are endlessly amused that they used separate doors)



Santa was a right jolly old elf. Princess even whispered as we walked in the door "I think it's the REAL Santa, not one of his helpers!"  I got some great photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. One was so darling I featured it in my Christmas cards so until those are delivered I won't post it here, but isn't this one of Pinky on Mrs. Claus' lap sweet? No fussing, just a shy, tentative cuddle with Santa and his wife!



We've visited Santa here before, several years ago. It's a lovely, quiet, activity. Only three other families stopped by while we were there. Santa gives each child a tiny chalkboard ornament personalized with their name and the year. We snacked on cookies and punch before we headed off to church. It was a delightful little detour.


Merry Christmas to all if I don't stop by here before then.  The Husband will be returning home in a couple of hours after being away since the first week of December so, needless to say, I've got a few more things on my list to accomplish before Santa arrives at our house. Wish me luck! Hope you're all enjoying your Christmas Eve eve.

4 comments:

vt said...

Great pictures- the kids look adorable! Merry Christmas! -Vi

Alissa Nicolau said...

The Boy looks very adult as he poses on the portico. And Pinky so small! Cute, cute!

Darleen said...

Love the pictures. The kids look so cute in their Christmas attire! The house looks so festive with the new portico and all decorated.

Mom

LaughAtMe-Laurel said...

Cute pics. Someday we'll visit for Christmas again, and we'll get to meet the real Santa too! :)