December 22, 2011

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Tristan can't get enough of Santa! I had waited until after he saw Santa at our church Christmas dinner to take him because I didn't want to pay for him to scream and cry. Here are a couple of pictures from the church dinner:

So I had no reservations about taking him to see Santa at a mall. The tough decision was, which one. The guy in Charleston actually looks like Santa, but he wasn't very pleasant and it took us over an hour to see him last year. The guy in Huntington wears a fake beard and their picture prices are extremely high. So I decided, without knowing anything about their Santa, to take Tristan to Ashland. What a good decision! The prices were reasonable, but the real gem was the Santa! He really looks like the real Santa and was SO nice. Here are the pictures:

Here is a transcript of Tristan's visit as told by him:
Me: What did you do today?
Tristan: I see Santa!
Me: What did you tell him you wanted?
T: Sisan play etar! (translated: Tristan play guitar! Which IS what he told Santa!)
Me: What did he give you?
T: Santa give candy canes.
Me: What did Momma get?
T: I gotta go pay. (I told him to stay with Auntie Alex, I have to go pay! That kid doesn't miss a thing!)

December 1, 2011

The Happy Elf--Harry Connick, Jr.

We have a special guest staying with us for the month of December.

Introducing Sgt. Twinkle Star! He is a VERY important member of Elf Recon 1st Squad 2nd Platoon for Santa.

As you can see, his first appearance is in my fall decorations since the Christmas ones haven't made it out yet. His name comes from one of Tristan's favorite songs and shapes.

Sgt. Star has informed me of a little about himself. His favorite Christmas cookie is triple chocolate (a dark chocolate cookie with white and semisweet chocolate chips). His favorite song is "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem" and his favorite Christmas gift of all is baby Jesus. He enjoys making Christmas treats and his favorite elf is Rudolph because he likes an underdog story. He and the other elves even have their own book!

Sgt. Twinkle Star is going to be with us for many years to come.