Not a Fan of Santa

This weekend we had the Embassy Christmas party. I was super excited for a few reasons:
1. Turkey and dressing. 
2. I couldn't wait to get Emerson all dressed up.
3. I knew Santa was going to be there and I couldn't wait to get a picture of Emerson on his lap.

Once we got there I realized, to my absolute mortification, that I had forgotten Emerson's bloomers! And of course the first thing she does is go to the fence and bend right over. Nothing like a diaper hanging out of the bottom to make an outfit special. :)
But even without her bloomers, Emerson had a great time. She colored, played with the other kids, and ate about two bites of food. There was way too much going on for her to actually sit down and eat.
I did convince her to get a picture with her Momma, though.
And Daddy too!
Jesse and I took turns eating since we had no way to keep Emerson in one place while we both ate. She kept making a beeline for the pool. That girls loves to swim in any weather!
And then, FINALLY, it was the moment I had been waiting for. Santa Clause made his appearance.
Emerson wasn't sure what to think at first but as soon as he sit down she started pushing her way in front of the other kids so that she could get closer to Santa.
But then as she got right up to him she decided she was having no part of sitting on his lap and plopped herself right down on the floor in front of him.

Once Jesse put her on Santa's lap she immediately wanted down.
She didn't cry but I'm quite certain she would have if we would have made her stay there.
As soon as Jesse got her down she took off running. Then she watched with apprehension as the other kiddos sat on Santa's lap.
I don't think she's scarred for life or anything but it took her awhile to get back to her smiling self.
Since she was still a bit shell shocked and actually being still for a minute I thought it would be a good time to try for a family picture.
I guess it's safe to say that baby girl was not a fan of Santa, at least not close up. Even still, we had a great night. It was laid back and casual, which is my favorite kind of party.
And, just for fun. Here is our picture in front of the tree last year.
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And here it is this year. 
I swear it feels like I was just posting that picture.  2012 has gone by in a flash!
Megan said...

Love your dress! Looks like you all had a great time- even sans bloomers :-)

Joeylee said...

Cute pictures. Looks like E had a good time. I love her outfit & your dress

Tiffany said...

2012 really has gone by so quickly! But don't worry, Sydney was terrified of Santa last year and this year she absolutely loves anything Santa. She got to see him yesterday and say Hello at the Holiday train and she was all smiles.

April said...

My son was terrified of Santa last year and we have not attempted it yet this year. Not sure we even will. We read stories about him and talk about him some so that may be enough. Her outfit is darling.

Emily Powell said...

We do an annual tree pic as well and from how you described E at the party....her and G would get along REAL well!

Jamie said...

That outfit is adorable!

Andrea @ Life in Dawleywood said...

Emerson's outfit is so cute! And I love your dress. I am planning on a Santa trip next weekend and I'm sure there will be meltdowns involved.

Andrea @ Life in Dawleywood said...

Emerson's outfit is so cute! And I love your dress. I am planning on a Santa trip next weekend and I'm sure there will be meltdowns involved.

Mateya said...

Oh she looks sooooo cute, even without bloomers! :)

At least she didn't cry :)

Josh and Shan said...

She is just precious and I love your green dress!

Stephanie said...

Her outfit is adorable, diaper and and all! That is so cute that she sat on the floor in front of Santa. Are you a natural blonde or brunette? I keep debating on if I want to go dark this winter, but I haven't taken the plunge yet. I like both on you!

Lindsay said...

Emerson looks so cute and you look gorgeous!

Katie said...

I know I would totally be mortified too but that picture with her little diaper sticking out is just TOO CUTE!! A great memory to look back and laugh at. Great family photos too!

Beth Ann said...

Ok the no bloomers thing cracks me up! I would have been so mad at myself, even though it doesn't really matter! ;) You look SO pretty! And E looks so little in the pic from last year. Crazy what a difference a year makes when it comes to babies.

Natalie said...

Awww she's cute even without the bloomers :) Love your family photos together!

Lindsay Antenucci said...

you look fantastic lady!!!! seriously, keep up those workouts you are doing a fabulous job! :) You and your family are so adorable!!! :)

ajs {of MN} said...

i love her santa shirt! made by mommy, no doubt!?

avrie cried on santas lap... i let her cry and took TWO photos! ekkk bad mom??? hehe ;)

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