Saturday, December 13, 2008

No No for Ho Ho

This morning started like any other Saturday morning--some milk, breakfast, and cartoons. I asked Hallie if she wanted to go see Santa. She looked at me, got bright-eyed and quickly asked, "Ho Ho?" When I said yes, she slid down off our bed and said, "Up pease"--meaning I needed to get up and at 'em. We met Gramps and Rah-Rah at the mall and waited our turn...a long hour (maybe longer). Hallie was very excited about seeing Ho Ho. She kept her eyes on him, smiling, pointing, and waving. After a little while, she got distracted and wanted to walk around. Gramps and Rah-Rah held our place in line while Hallie traipsed around. We talked about sitting in Santa's lap and she told me she wanted to. I thought she was going to make it. It was almost our turned and I told Hallie we needed to get back in line. She quickly followed me to our spot in line. I asked her if she wanted to put her bow back in her hair for Santa and she said, "Bow, hair". When Santa's Helper told us it was our turn and took the rope down, Hallie stopped dead in her tracks. She then looked at me and said, "No. No Ho Ho." Then she hung onto me with all her might! We went up there to talk to him, but she wouldn't even look at him! I finally, against her will, sat her in Santa's lap. He was very sweet and was trying to talk to her to calm her down. She was wailing! The helpers were trying to get her to smile but she'd have nothing to do with it. I spotted a Santa holding a guitar beside their camera post...I quickly pushed the button to watch Santa begin his little caught Hallie's attention and she stopped crying for about 20 seconds. The camera "elf" snapped the wasn't great, but I thought that everyone needs to have a crying baby picture! lol. We'll have to scan the original b/c we didn't buy the CD...but Jonathan snapped a few pictures from the sidelines. :o)

Excited to see Santa!

Not so excited to see Santa!

Hallie picking out her Christmas ornament.

Hallie loves this little ride on!


The Belton Family said...

Poor little Hallie! She looked really cute though. I love the raindeer outfit. They're my favorite! I think that our photo next year will be a lot like this. =)

Scroggins Family said...

I love the outfit! At least she looked cute for her unhappy Santa photo! Maybe you can get a picture done with the Chik-fil-A cow =)

Merry Christmas!

Alison said...

Kara screamed bloody murder and Levi didn't want Santa to touch him (he's been fine every year until this year). Oh well...we at least got some entertaining shots!!

I thought Hallie might do OK since she loves the cow :).

Jonathan and Kendra said...

I guess everyone needs that token screaming picture, huh?

Yeah, I thought Hallie would do OK, too, b/c she loves the cow so much. I guess she knows that the cow goes with Chick-fil-A...she doesn't quite know what Santa goes with yet! lol.

Anonymous said...

She's still our little cutie even though she did cry. The outfit looks cute on her. Hugs & kisses, Nonna and Pop