Santa Baby: Meeting the Man in Red

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Little C has been waiting ever so patiently to meet Santa, and over the weekend she got her wish.  The place we live is amazing, and they bring in a Santa every year to the clubhouse for all of the kids. I was worried Little C might be scared or cry, but she stood on her tiptoes in line and when it was her turn she climbed right up onto Santa’s lap and proceeded to stare at him in wonder.  She took in his beard, his red suit and spectacles-tentatively stroked the white fur of his coat. She shot me a sideways glance for a moment, and I wondered if perhaps she was questioning the authenticity of this large, white-bearded gentleman whose lap she sat upon; once Santa asked her what she wanted for Christmas though she lit up and it was clear that she was a believer. She whispered that she wanted a “Christmas tweee” and giggled. Perfection. These are the moments that I live for, the moments that make the middle-of-the-night wakings and exhaustion and mommy guilt all worth it. Seeing her happy, secure, content. So special. After our visit with Santa, we went to downtown Culver City to get her a snowman cookie, read a book, and run around.  I love how festive everything is this time of year-the reds and greens that pop from window shops and planter boxes.  I wish that the holiday season lasted a bit longer-it always seems to go by far too fast.  Hope that you all had a wonderful weekend with your loved ones.  Let the Christmas count down begin! We are heading out to Utah to be with Big C’s family for Christmas, what are your plans?

 

On me:

COAT: Abercrombie and Fitch (OLD OLD OLD), similar here, splurge here

SWEATER: Target (in stores), similar here, splurge here

DENIM: Paige Verdugo Ultra Skinny, steal here, splurge here

BOOTS: Sole Society, similar here, splurge here

On Little C:

COAT: Target, last seen here

DRESS: Children’s Place 

CARDIGAN: Target

Tights: Target

Boots: Target, last seen here




4 Comments

  • Reply December 16, 2013

    Danielle O'Neil

    We’ll be heading up to Connecticut next weekend and I’m so wishing I had your coat for the trip! Love the family pics!

    • Reply December 16, 2013

      mayabeth

      Danielle it’s the perfect mix of function and fun, right? Have sooo much fun up in Connecticut and enjoy the cold Christmas weather 🙂 Love you!

  • Reply December 16, 2013

    overthebigmoon

    It’s so fun watching littles see Santa for the first time – I’ll admit I totally teared up the first time Nathan looked at Santa with that magic in his eyes!

    • Reply December 16, 2013

      mayabeth

      It really is the coolest thing ever-she has been telling EVERYONE about sitting on Santa’s lap haha!

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