|1985 Pretty Pretty Princess(2 wks.)|
Here's your photo...
She really wasn't sure about this at all but by the following year she had made up her mind.
She was terrified of Santa.
Well, the costume is a really bad one, I'll admit. I finally had to tell the photo elf to just take the picture screams and all.
A year later she had discovered HE BRINGS PRESENTS! Well NOW we are talking.
I'm thinking this was a My Pretty Pony, Cherry Merry Muffin, Care Bear discussion...
Around this time she realized the whole Santa visit was also a photo op.
Now she's just working us...and Santa.
She is still VERY good at this.
Sharing the spotlight.
Well he can't ask for much, right?
This was the year we discovered a nearly authentic version of Santa. He even had me fooled.
This is my all time favorite.
I miss that.
The haughty Mr. Snarky made his first holiday appearance in '93.
His expression sums up his whole attitude.
You gotta problem with that?
A couple of years came off without a hitch and the kids looked forward to it.
This was the year the malls discovered if they took real photos instead of Polaroids they could charge fifteen dollars instead of two.
The princess is in the braces years, Mr. Snarky is in the full throes of Legomania (symptoms include a crazed facial expression whenever the toy is discussed).
Time just kept marching on...
The kids got older, the lists got longer, the Santas got better and the photos got more expensive.
Oh heaven help me, are they kidding?
We all especially love this one of Mr. Snarky...
The photo above was the last year I insisted they get the photo made.
The next two years they missed doing it so much that the following year they went and secretly had it made, framed it and gave it to me for Christmas. There was almost a tear.
So that was it...the LAST Santa photo.
Not to say there are not new kinds of Christmas photos...
My daughter is engaged and so her holiday photo this year with her intended came out like this. Okay, this is the one I liked, but they actually chose another one for their official Christmas photo.
I'm thinking at some point in the future the process is going to start all over again...
This is the last post until after the holiday.
"Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people."