Monday, December 14, 2009

Santa Picture

Well, we did it! We went to see Santa today. And I'm still shocked that we got through it with no tears. Jacob loved every minute of it. Luke on the other hand was clinging to my neck so hard. His arms and legs were wrapped around me and his little head was laying on my shoulder. He wasn't about to get down near that big guy!

So I realized Luke sitting in Santa's lap wasn't going to happen. I was a little sad thinking the picture would be just of Jacob. You know how I like the traditions and the comparison pictures. So I then just tried to stand Luke next to Santa's chair, right near Jacob hoping that would help. At first he wouldn't let go of my hand and would just walk back towards me. THEN, the lady taking the picture somehow distracted him with a stuffed frog, long enough to stand still and smile for the picture...

2008- Jacob- 3 and Luke-11 months

2006- just heartbreaking- 14 months old

2005- sweet boy- 7 weeks old

As you can see I didn't even attempt Jacob's picture in 2007 when he was 2 years old. I knew it wasn't going to happen so I didn't even try. And notice it's the same Santa in each picture. Love our Santa, he's a good one!


  1. LOL! Love all the comparison photos! Oh my, the 2007 photo just makes me laugh so hard! I know it's somewhat akin to torture--forcing our kids to sit on Santa's lap when they're absolutely terrified of him--but those are my favorite pictures and I bet the kids will love them too when they are older. So great that you were able to catch Luke smiling this year!

  2. Not only do I love your comparison pics, but I do love that you've managed to get the same (good) Santa every year! This year's pic turned out great! I love the smiles. I hope Santa's sleigh is packed full of goodies for those two sweet boys. =)

  3. Lukie's smile turned out precious. You guys got a great picture. Love to see all the past memories.

  4. That's so fun you have the same Santa each year! That's a cute way to get Luke in the picture so that he is still a happy little guy! :)

  5. Wonderful Santa photos!! It was so good to see all of you last week!! And, I just loved Jacob's news!!! My cheeks hurt from smiling when I think about it!!