Monday, November 29, 2010

TODAY! "I think I hear Jingle Bells."

...and we definately had our first Santa sighting.

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We still don't really have any snow to speak of.....

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...but nothing can hold back our need to see the man in the red suit.


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During the (ever so humble, yet long) Santa Clause parade in downtown Montreal, Milana had to be held so she could see past the tall heads in front. Dahlia had prime real estate through a little opening between the crowd but Milana had to perch on top of the back of her stroller - but really she was dead weight in my arms. She even toppled over once but landed softly as the people were packed in so tight (Good thing!)


So, she was in one arm, my (heavy with zoom lens) camera held high in the other hand, trying to grab some kind of a shot. Result: blurry -at best - shots and one very tired set of arms.


Over all result: happy kids = happy mama.

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And finally....the man in red himself. (Just as my arms were ready to give out.)


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15 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh Wanda! They are just precious. I love their little smiles! And, of course I adore the man of the hour. What fun.

Buckeroomama said...

We haven't taken the kids to see Santa yet. Maybe this weekend... we'll see. They did get their personal video message from Santa himself this week! You shd definitely check out http://www.portablenorthpole.tv/ and make ones for both Milana and Dahlia. You should have seen the look of wonder on both J's and Z's faces. :)

I LOVE your shot of the Christmas ornaments... beautiful!

Norah said...

That's an awesome parade!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Wow - what an incredible parade! And you are one talented momma, holding the youngest, keeping an eye on the oldest and snapping shots at the same time. Maybe I need to take lessons from you to get ready for this spring. *grin*

Gail said...

Awesome post and pics Wanda! For someone with tired arms you captured the day so well! Love your girls expressions while they're with Santa...so sweet!

We will be visiting Santa sometime soon. It will be a first for G and W. In the past they've been a little afraid. This year they have asked to go see the man in red.

Happy Tuesday!

xo

Wanda said...

BMama - bless your heart. Thank you - I'm doing that now. I love it!!!!

Lisa said...

Oh, I want to thank BMama too....I feel giddy with excitement and joy over just the idea of it!!!

And I studied your slice of the world with great interest ( well, like always!) :) and was tickled to see the variation in storefronts and parade entries up North! The balloon fellas rocked but the photo of your pretties with the jolly guy in red stole the show for me!!

We've been twice now(to see Santa).....but Grandma orchestrated the 2nd visit! :)

XOXO

Our family said...

Oh Wanda... You are such a beautiful mother!!!!! And writer!!! Thank you!

I am sorry I have been a little bit of a ghost here lately. I have missed you my friend, but am happily catching up!!! LOVING all your news!!!!

xo

Ashley Sisk said...

That's so awesome - I'd love to go visit Santa. I miss those days.

Manisha said...

Santa!! You took such wonderful photos. It looks like it was a wonderful day!

3D said...

Lovely time!!

There is also magicsanta.ca that does those video messages.

Keep smilin!

themaddychronicles.com said...

No snow in Montral?! There was plenty when we went for NYE two years ago :) Wish I had known you then! Would've loved to spend time with you and your adorable little girls!

Dita said...

Looks like Mommy had her hands FULL....LITERALLY!! Great parade and it seems from these shots that the girls weren't too afraid of Mr. Claus....Milana looks pensive and Dahlia looks like she knows if you don't get the shot she'll be there all darned day (just like her soon to be hubby WonderBoy looks in most of my photos!)
Tis' the season, whether we're ready or NOT!

xoxoxox
Dita

Mahmee said...

What a sweet holiday Santa photo! That parade looks like fun.
M.

Briana's Mom said...

Gorgeous photos of the parade!! And the Santa pictures are amazing too! How fun!