Monday, December 15, 2008

Miracle on 34th Street


Well not exactly miraculous, but we did go see Santa yesterday and it was at Macy's on 34th street.  I have to say it's pretty cool to be able to take Beanie to see Santa at the quintessential Santa-seeing place.   First up, the money shot....small child crying on Santa's lap.  Brilliant.  So cute and so sad all at once.  {I told her she'd thank me one day}.



This next picture is actually the first picture we took and it totally cracks me up...see her eyes aren't closed on accident, rather she was so scared of the big guy that for the first few minutes she just closed her eyes and tried to pretend he wasn't there.  Just trying to will him away.  I've never seen her do that and I was laughing so hard.   


As she sat there with her eyes closed Santa asked her if she was scared.  With her eyes still closed, she quietly but bravely nodded yes.  He then said, Santa could never hurt you Beanie, I love you too much.  He then asked her what she wanted for Christmas and she actually opened her eyes and talked to him {said something about a dress?} and I thought it was very brave of her.  Of course she still cried when left alone on his lap, but still... I was really proud of her.  Way to face your fears little Bean!  

{Sigh} I love that girl.  

7 comments:

  1. the closed eyes one is classic!

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  2. Oh my, what a cutie!!! I miss that little girl.

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  3. poor girl, so scared she couldn't open her eyes! funny

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  4. dude. what a cute little scared girl! i totally remember my first meeting with santa. not pretty. i sympathize.

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  5. I love it! She is like a mini B --ask him about how he always used to squeeze his eyes shut for pictures when he was little... We sure miss you guys!

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  6. I can't believe you said that. I just can't believe it. You said, One day she'll thank me? You are officially a Mom! Hahaha She is getting big!
    Love Josh

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  7. i'm dying! so funny. so cute. such a precious little bean. the bug had a very similar reaction although didn't come up with the closing eyes plan, maybe next yearl.

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