Friday, November 30, 2007

Visiting Santa

In need of distractions and laughs while in Michigan last week, my mom and I decided to take Cooper to see Santa Claus at the mall. The experience proved to deliver just what we needed: lots of laughs at the expense of poor Cooper. He was successfully traumatized by the event, and dependably answers a resounding "NO" whenever asked if he wants to go see Santa. Why is terrifying my own child entertaining? I'm not sure, but it was just what my mom and I were looking for. Hope you get a laugh too.

Cooper thought the train was cool,
but once he realized the seat was
close to Santa, he wanted OFF!

This one is my favorite.

I love the polite smile and
Cooper trying to hide his desperate fear.

Uh oh, this is getting scarier!

Can you please take me off of this thing?

Okay, somebody help me.

And the finale;

with one picture left
we decided to attempt the lap picture.
You can see Cooper
absolutely loved that idea.
I don't think he has ever gripped me
as tightly as he did when I finally
lifted him off Santa's lap.


gramma said...

That was a wonderful time - sorry Cooper! I loved being there with both of you and putting my pain on hold for a few hours.


kara said...

I love the pics!! It was great seeing you while you were here! Boyle loved our visit too! We must do it again at xmas time.