2012 Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Friends and Family!  As we end the year, we are so grateful to have all of you in our lives.

This Christmas, Brian and I were excited to introduce Nicolette to Santa.  We were unable to take her to the mall last year, so we jumped at the chance to take her this year.  Our pediatrician gave us the okay to do so.  We knew that we had to prep Nicolette to meet Santa otherwise, she would just think he was another stranger dressed up in red.  On Thanksgiving, we started to read books where Santa was the main character.  We made him a big deal. Within hearing Santa twice, she was hooked.

The night of meeting Santa, we talked about how we were going to meet him.  We stood in line and continued to talk about how Santa was there and that he couldn’t wait to meet her.  The team working the Santa place gave us some good tips on how to slowly introduce her to Santa since it was her first time.  We followed their advice and had Brian go up to him first and talk to him.  Then we took her up and put him on his lap.  Well, she was so excited and star struck, she couldn’t take her eyes off of him.  So much so, that we couldn’t get her attention to take a picture.  Finally, after the lady jumped up and down and made some funny noises she faced us and gave us her one quick smile.

Here’s her first photo meeting Santa!


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One Response to 2012 Merry Christmas

  1. Stephanie S says:

    What a wonderful picture!!! And a good reaction for it being her first time to meet Santa 🙂 We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

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