Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A VISIT WITH SANTA - on the third try!

MERRY CHRISTMAS to All.  I hope you are able to be with some family or friends on this day in which we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  He came to earth to reconcile the world to God by taking our sins away and giving us eternal life.

As I wait for the sweet little grandsons to wake up, I thought I would tell about our visit to Santa.

The first try was at Busch Gardens.  The line was super long, so we decided it wasn't worth it.

Next was at the mall on Monday.  We arrived there about 4:50 PM and of course the mall was mobbed.  As we walked through stores, Jonah (age 5) was singing "Santa Claus is coming to Town" as shoppers smiled at him.  Some people even sang along.  He's not a bit shy.

When we had been in line a few minutes, it was time for Santa's supper break.  That meant waiting 45 minutes for him to come back as well as waiting for the people ahead of us (at least another 30 minutes).  Again, not worth it.

We went back yesterday morning and there was NO LINE at about 9:30!  Success at last.  Below are the pictures, who were very happy this time.

Eli wouldn't smile until Daddy told him "Don't smile!"

Thanks, quilting friends for visiting today and throughout the year.  I do appreciate all of you!


  1. Happy Santa faces. I can't believe how bigthe boys are getting!
    Marry Christmas.

  2. What cute pictures of two precious boys! Hope you won't mind my tagging along with your blog to wish everyone a Merry Christmas Day! ---"Love"

  3. Merry Christmas Ruth! Those are happy faces :)

  4. What handsome little guys! I especially love the red hair. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  5. Good thing you were tenacious!
    What a sweet moment. : )

  6. What patient little boys, to have tried three times. I'm not sure I'd be that patient for something that important! I hope Santa brought them all they wanted in return for all the waiting to see him.