11 December 2008

Visiting The Big Kahuna at His Beach House

Well, after preparing Evangeline & Ray Ray with books, and photos, and songs for the last month for a visit to The Big Kahuna at his vacation home in Newport Beach, I thought we just might avoid the Santa Meltdown...

Not so much.

Both of the babies were wiggly-excited all the way up to the front door, ran straight for him with arms wide open, and then screamed their little baby heads off once they got within white glove range.

Oh well. I finally got them to agree to lower the screeching pitch a notch if the older kids held them for the photo. Evangeline said, "OK, yes, that's a much better idea, Mama. I love you, Santa, but no lap-sitting for me today, OK? Don't be sad! Except for right now, I've been SO GOOD!"

Shoot, my little liar is just so cute! I must add that Jackie was a mensch for agreeing to sit happily on Santa's lap, too.

There's always next year...

6 comments:

Kristi J said...

that is adorable...so cute...our pic was awful..oh well..no one likes santa in our home yet :) love seeing the 5 kids together, kristi

tish said...

very funny, and way to go, jackie!!! what a trooper! evangeline just cracks me up the way she speaks so eloquently!!

The Boyce Family said...

Sweet picture and precious family! Hope everyone's feeling better.

emily said...

So precious!

FHL said...

Oh Evangeline's quote cracked me up! Too funny! And the picture turned out great even if the girls didn't want to sit with Santa :o)

We gave up years ago. J's first Christmas we got a look of curiosity as he turned and registered Santa's face, the photographer was amazing and somehow managed to click a 100th of a second prior to meltdown....minus two years ago when we ran into Santa going into a store and J agreed to a cell phone shot, we have never gotten him near the man. You'd think by now.........Oh well, maybe when he's 16 ;o)

Cherise said...

Hey there Laurie- cute picture- they have all gotten so big- WOW- where does the time go?! You have a BEAUTIFUL family. I love your blog- I've really enjoyed reading! That is too funny about Santa! Kids are so great. Gotta love it! Merry Christmas to you and yours, may your New Year be blessed!