December 22, 2008

On the 3rd day before Christmas

We went to see Santa! Actually we saw him twice. The first time was at the North Pole but we didn't bother buying that picture as the girls were bundled up so tight in winter clothes you couldn't even find them!

So a couple days ago after school I had the girls quick change into jeans and their Holiday Shirts and off we went to the mall I hate, to fight for a parking spot, stand in the never ending line and eventually, hopefully get a picture with Santa that would make it all worth while.

We got there, we found a parking spot only 100 yards from then entrance, we found Santa Central and "what to our wondering eyes should appear?" But no line in the front and all was clear!

And you know what else? Well, this negative nelly needs an attitude adjustment because as we entered Santa's Lodge

and my heart started pounding, and my palms started sweating at the thought of the tantrums and meltdowns I was sure to soon see...But instead

"their eyes -- how they twinkled! their dimples how merry!" as headed down the walkway to meet old St. Nick.

"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."


They did it! We survived, no tears, no meltdowns and we left with 4 copies of this overpriced memory that I will forever enjoy!

Oh, and then on the way out of the mall, that I hate, I noticed a Sketchers store, a whole store dedicated to sketchers! Does this mean I don't have to go to Dillards, Macys, Nordstroms, Khols and Zappos each time I am looking for a pair of Sketchers? I sure hope so. They also had this adorable pair of sweater, shoe, slipper type thingies in the window..so now I am off to Zappos to see if they come in my size (because obviously it is far easier to shoe shop for me online than it is to take a little 3 year old, shoe obsessed diva into a shoe store!)

9 comments:

Becky said...

Christmas is filled with miracles - no matter how big or how small - we just have to recognize them as they happen. You had a day filled with them!

Allison said...

Great Christmas Picture! I just love their bedazzled shirts. So cute!

I'll catch up when we get back from vacation!!! Merry Christmas!

Kim H. said...

"overpriced memory" - how true! But I'm a sucker for that kind of stuff.

And yes, you must visit Zappos and treat yourself. Mamma definitely needs a new pair of sweater, slipper, fuzzy, slip on thingies. :)

And I've gotta say it again - those girls and their hair. Ugh, makes me so jealous!!!!

Bonnie said...

Love that picture with Santa. Love your rhyming too! This was so fun to read and made me smile!

Krape Family said...

We saw the same Santa. He was sooooo sweet and he was the only one Maddox would even talk to.

The Bailey Family said...

The picture was great -!! I love the "Santa Rocks" shirt love it, love it!!

The Bailey Family said...

...and oh my goodness...only 3 days until Christmas?!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

GREAT Santa pic and cute shoes!! we have a Sketchers OUTLET and I looooove it!

Bonnie said...

I was at the mall yesterday and the Santa Line was to the door.. you went at a good time.