Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Big Man....

Saturday was the annual Children's Holiday Party at Noblis so Lee, Andrew, Olivia and I hopped in the car and headed into the office...on a Saturday!  It was worth it though.  It was a nice treat to have Andy, Maureen and Adam join us as well!  It was a great opportunity for Adam to visit with Santa too!  We got there right when the party started.  Our cafeteria was transformed into a Winter Wonderland....filled with Christmas cheer! 

Tons of gingerbread men, sugar cookies and other sugary treats were available for the taking along with plenty of coffee and hot chocolate complete with marshmallows!  All the kids were having a ball making crafts, getting their faces painted, and, of course, telling Santa what they want for Christmas! 

Adam is at the age where strangers don't really do anything for him, even if it's Old St. Nick himself!  Lee managed to snap a few pictures before he really wanted nothing to do with the situation.

Olivia isn't really worried with strangers at this point, so we didn't have an issue with her meeting Santa.  Although, she really didn't smile, Lee managed to get some good shots of her.  Santa said to me "Can I keep this one?"  To that, I said, politely, "no"!  It actually took him a while to give her back to me.  I felt bad because I felt we were holding up the line with all the other anxious kids waiting, but, hey, it was the first time she met him.  I'm not sure what she asked for but I'm sure it was something good!

There were some pretty neat paintings that you could stick your head through and take pictures, so we decided to give it a try.
We had a really fun time and Olivia was great the whole time!  She has been coughing a lot and has had a runny nose for a few days, so we were very proud of her for being so good!

Fun times!  Can't wait for next years' party!  Hopefully Olivia will be excited to see Santa, but something tells me we'll have a scared little girl on our hands.  We'll see!!!  Merry Christmas everybody!

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