sunday series/family life: smiling's my favourite!

Dec 22, 2013

not sure what to make of the dude with a beard

Last week we put Tavi in her Christmas dress and ventured to the mall for a visit to Santa's village. We were fully prepared for Tavi to hate Santa, I pictured a screaming, crying child terrified of the man in red so we planned accordingly. We went mid-week, mid-afternoon when the mall wouldn't be busy and planned on making a quick exit.

When we got to the mall and placed Tavi on Santa's knee it looked like the above scenario was about to happen. But then Tavi noticed Santa's beard and she was completely fascinated. Her little hand kept reaching out and grabbing at it! Thankfully she didn't yank it off and we got a decent picture of Tavi on Santa's knee. A couple of the out-take photos were hilarious, Tavi was staring up at Santa, her hand tangled in his beard. She really didn't know what to think of that cascading wall of curls!

After pictures we went around to the back of Santa's village, where there was an area for kids to play in. We helped Tavi down the slide, let her crawl by the igloos but mainly let her watch the older kids play. She had a blast!

loving life and Santa's village
 a picture where she's facing the general direction of the camera 
is good in my books!
too little to join the other kids in their reindeer games
fascinated by frosty (right before she lunged for his nose)

13 thoughts:

  1. Awe, how beautiful is she?! Isn't Christmas lovely with little ones? I feel like it brings the magic back, and gets better and better every year.

  2. How cute! I'm glad she enjoyed the experience. Some toddlers are terrified by Santa. By the way, your child is beautiful!

  3. Oh my word, she is so adorable! I love her little dress, and I can't believe Santa didn't freak her out. What fun pictures. :)

  4. awwww perfect picture with santa!!!! <3 it

  5. she is just adorable, cute little two teeth :)

  6. such a cutie!


  7. Tavi is gorgeous! Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas.

  8. Awww... What a precious picture with Santa! :-)

  9. That is honestly the best baby in santa's lap photo I have seen this season! Go Tavi! Abby had that exact same outfit for her photo with Santa last year, but her picture didn't turn out as sweet as Tavi's. Lol. Abby looked terrified ( and is still terrified of Santa so we didn't do the Santa photos this year. Maybe next year!

  10. Awww, Tavi's face in that picture with Santa is awesome. She actually looks happy and content. Love it. i am with you a pic where the baby is looking in the general direction of the camera is good for me.

    Loving the pics with Santa, I take my boys every year :)

  11. Love these pictures! Tavi is gorgeous!

  12. She's smiling - and also looks a little surprised? All her expressions are super adorable. My dad has a white beard and hair like Santa; it's funny to see kids excitedly point at him and whisper to their parents.


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