You better watch out. You better not cry.

.....You better not pout, I'm telling you why.
Santa Claus is coming to town!

Yesterday we went to visit Santa!
The girls got all dolled up for the occasion.
If you have been reading my blog for the past year or so, you know that my girls DO NOT like Santa (or the Easter Bunny for that matter)

The beauty of this is that every year I get CLASSIC Santa pictures.
Call me a mean mom, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the crying kid Santa pictures!

Let's take a trip down memory lane & review the Santa visits over the past 3 years.

Kate's 1st Christmas {11 months}
Claire's 1st Christmas {3 months}, Kate {23 months}
2009: Claire {15 months}, Kate {2.5 years old}
Because Kate didn't cry last year, I knew she wasn't going to cry this year.
I was putting my hopes in Claire.

Let's see how she did.....
Kate {3.5 years old} & Claire {2 years old}
Kate was happy....
Not so much!
Then, Claire escaped off his lap & Kate had a chance to sit by herself. Santa told her she was a very special little girl and asked what she wanted for Christmas.
Her response? "I haven't decided what I want for Christmas"

And, just to prove that Claire wasn't *too* traumatized by the whole thing, her she is 1 minute after getting off Santa's lap.
She was smiling because Jingles the Elf was outside of Santa's workshop making balloon animals.
Kate & Claire eagerly awaiting their balloons.
They chose candy canes, of course (just like the past 2 years)
They were so excited to get these candy canes
Thanks to my mom who came with us on our Santa Adventure!
P.S. Their balloons popped 5 minutes after getting home. Both girls were in tears. Worse than the tears in the Santa pictures. I should have photographed that!


  1. That was such a cute post!
    I love how the girls took turns each year crying on Santa's knee.
    And those candy cane balloons are awesome- too bad they popped :(

  2. My kiddo will not even go NEAR Santa! Thus I have nothing to show her of it when she is older...so good for you making them do it!

  3. Oh my gosh, I love the pictures! Too cute! Can I ask where you took the girls to meet Santa?

  4. LOVE this post!!! Made me laugh out loud!! Those pictures will be great to show them when they have their own kids!!

  5. Why must you dress them SO FREAKING CUTE?! I die. Boys' outfits are never nearly as precious as girl outfits.

  6. so, so cute! love it! we did the same thing this weekend! no tears with santa ever...i can't believe it.

    i love the girls' outfits...where did you get this cute skirts!

  7. First of all, love their outfits! So adorable.

    I had a crier too that didn't like Santa, the Easter Bunny, or the Chik-fil-a cow! We had success with Santa this year, so there's hope!

    Merry Christmas!

  8. I LOVE THIS!! I was sooooo shocked that my guy did not act the same way. Love this post.

  9. I love all the past photos! I recently listed all our old Santa photos on my blog as well and it's so amazing to see how fast they change :)
    Your girls are so adorable Mel!!!

  10. How fun! I love the recap of the past meltdowns with Santa. You guys are definitely making some memories!

  11. You dress your girls SO cute! They are adorable, tears or not! The crying pictures will be funny to them one day :)

  12. that's hilarious! kate and claire look exactly the same in their crying ones!!

  13. Such an adorable post, I love how you posted all the Santa pics from years past! The girls have perfect Christmas outfits!

  14. I love crying Santa pictures too. Hahaha, they are the best. So funny. Poor little girls... ;P
    I think it's hilarious that Claire escaped from Santa... last year, Lauren told Sants he was stinky... Lovely.

  15. Your girls are just adorable! But, why do we put our kids through that? I have similar pictures on my blog at, Hennypennyandchickies.blogspot.com

  16. You HAVE to have crying Santa pictures. It wouldn't be Christmas without them. Love yours. :)

  17. Il semble que vous soyez un expert dans ce domaine, vos remarques sont tres interessantes, merci.

    - Daniel



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