Thursday, December 18, 2008

Going to See a Man About a Horse

Specifically, an American Girl horse. Which is what they each asked for. Well, when they saw Santa the night before, AnnaBeth told him she wanted a rat. A real live rat, that is. We've tried to explain, though, that Santa has more sense than to bring live animals on Christmas day, and they should never, ever expect a new pet on Christmas. So when we got down to crunch time yesterday, ("okay, this is the OFFICIAL Santa visit, and we'll probably not talk to Santa again in the next week"), she reverted to what she'd been talking about for the last 10 months or so -- wanting an American Girl horse from Santa.

Of course, this isn't the real Santa. It's just some helper. Although the girls thought he was okay --he didn't get the designation of Polyester Beard Guy from them.

They saw the real Santa last year:

And what was so cool was that he remembered them from the year before (which, of course, helped prove he was the real deal):

What a hoot -- I just now noticed that AnnaBeth is wearing the exact same striped shirt in 2 of those photos. Sort of like it's her official Go to See Santa shirt. Really, though, it isn't. Here's proof -- the year before that she wore a jumper:

And the year before? They both wore jumpers.

And since we're on a roll, putting up old Santa photos, here's the year before that:

And the year before that:

At which point we are apparently in our pre-digital era, since I can't find earlier pictures on the computer.


KPCL Girl said...

And the girls BELIEVE, don't they? Over the years, I have simply refused to allow the boys to say they don't believe by stating, "Anyone who doesn't believe in Santa, doesn't get gifts..." It's worked wonders....

Gail said...

Aargh, don't even get me started. I'm so tired of people complaining that their kids fell to pieces when they found out Santa wasn't real and that they wish they'd never done the Santa-thing.

I could go on and on (gees, folks, don't you have an exit strategy on this?) but I'll stop now. Suffice to say that in our house we totally support magic and fun and creativity.

Tara said...

Oh, these photos are so cute. That real Santa is awesome -- I'm drooling over that costume.
Glad to see your kids so excited about the magic of Christmas, even though they are older. I hope there is an American Girl horse under the tree!

kitten said...

Beautiful Pictures! Your girls are just so beautiful!
Hope yall have a Very Merry Christmas!