Thursday, December 4, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...


Last week I went up to Oglebay Mansion with my three little darlings. It's an enormous and beautiful place and SANTA makes it one of his first stops of the season. The REAL santa. He told me so when I asked him for a new Lexus... and maybe an iHubs (shhhh!).

Really, the same nice man has been Santa at the mansion for something like 20 years. He really does seem like the REAL Santa! :)

Now, my two oldest, Sarah and Thomas were ADAMANTLY opposed to sitting on Santa's lap. Not so with Matt, age 7. He hopped right over to him. He was so cute. He got all embarrassed and couldn't think of a thing. I cleverly prompted him with several items I'd already purchased. :)



And then, before my wondering eyes, stood THOMAS wanting to tell Santa his wishes too! And when I glanced questioningly at SARAH, she blushed and nodded vigorously as well!

So, now I have this picture. Probably my last, of all three with Santa. I love it.

10 comments:

Summer said...

Ahhh. Good times.

My Cup Is Full said...

Awww...how cute! I was the person to clue in my little brother in on Santa's true identity. Hey, he asked for Rudolph for Christmas...I didn't want him to be disappointed okay! To my dismay, my parents found a life sized stuffed Rudolph and I narrowily missed getting a lump of coal.

Chris said...

The funny thing is that they ALL have learned through friends that their santa is really me.

BUT, Sarah's best friend has been told by HER mom that this is the ONLY real Santa. And the staff at the mansion makes sure to tell everyone that too.

Your family is ushered back into a decorated special room where Santa reigns... and he mysteriously knows all the kids' names! Really!

So, the magical aura overtakes even the most cynical of santa-UNbelievers. :) Pretty neat.

BIBI said...

Ahhhhh so sweet. You have a beautiful family.

Chris said...

Hi Bibi!

Yeah, but there are only THREE! I'd love to see a picture of your brood! I bet they are beautiful too. :)

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Tatum Tot said...

Ooo that guy in the red suit looks scary does he give out collie bones!

I see a rough collie on the front page. I love collies! (I am one, of course!)

intrepidideas said...

Come on... You're never too old to visit Santa! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope I'll be seeing more of you. Cheers...

Chris said...

Never too old to visit Santa... I agree completely! :) That's why I dragged them all with me. :) And it all worked out just fine.

Chris said...

Tatum Tot,

It's an honor to have such a skilled collie as yourself visit this blog! :)

And I bet Santa had some collie bones... as long as you are not on his naughty collie list! :)