Two More Santa Visits



Last week we went to the mall to see Santa. We choose an evening during the week to avoid the crowds but ended up waiting over an hour to see Santa! Elin was in good spirits and so excited the whole wait. She even caught Santa’s eye a few times and was waving at him. Finally it was our turn and she ran to him and gave him a big hug. When he asked her what she wanted for Christmas she told him presents and surprises again. I am so glad the photographer caught a good smile. I’m so glad she loves Santa. It’s so cute to see her face light up when she sees anything with his face on it.

Here is a cute shot of her patiently waiting her turn and watching other kids see Santa.


Then because seeing Santa for a second time wasn’t enough, we saw him again at a Gymboree Christmas party.


She enjoyed giving him hugs and she was thrilled to get a little candy cane striped rubber ducky from him.


Afterwards, she enjoyed playing in the play gym and making an ornament. The ornament was such a  cute idea!  They were plastic balls that the we filled with glitter snow and then the kids got to pick out christmasy foam pieces to put in it. I liked that they were plastic and easy to make. I might have to look for similar ones of these to make with her in the future.




  1. Aw. What a sweet keepsake! Lily us all anti-Santa over here. Haha

  2. So cute! I can’t get over how much she loves Santa! So adorable!

  3. She is a pro! Adorable photos!

  4. I LOVE her cute little Santa outfit! How fun they made an ornament at the Gymboree party! Looks like two more awesome Santa visits! Can she teach Callie how awesome Santa is?:)

  5. Such cute photos! They will be so fun to look back on later.
    Melanie @

  6. Oh I am dying over the cuteness! I love Elin’s little smile with Santa! Mia kind of haaaaated sitting on Santa’s lap (although she loves him from afar and loooooves seeing pictures of him!) That ornament is so cute! Need to do that with Mia…. but it probably won’t happen until next year, HA!