Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Rudolph the red-nosed cowboy boot

Every year, one of the local banks has the great Santa come for free pics and cookies and Hawaiian Punch. Gotta love it.

The Texas-style Christmas tree in the lobby includes a cowboy boot painted like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Little Bit liked that one.

Then, we saw Santa. The same one we saw at the tree lighting a couple of weeks ago, the same one who visited the school the day before and the same one the kids saw later than same night at a church function.

All three kids love Santa. Pickle had his doubts last year on Santa's reality, this year he is convinced he's real. I'm going to have to break his heart after the holidays. He is too old to keep the dream alive. *sigh*

Then, my little doll in her new outfit. She looks really intent on her thoughts, huh?

And, then the whole gang.

She was sort of disappointed in this shot because she realized Santa had no candy canes.

Cookies soothed things a bit.


  • At 2:35 PM, December 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Aww...such cute kids. And your "lil' bit" of a girl is so adorable. The "Cookie Monsters" series of photos is too precious.
    Little M reminds me of the Daffy Duck classic


  • At 9:22 AM, December 19, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Many thanks. I think they're pretty cute. What cracks me up is the personality they show in the pictures. Each is such a different character, it still amazes me.

  • At 9:40 AM, December 19, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You are lucky to be able to take your kids to such a magnificent Santa! Wow -- he beats either Edmund Gwenn OR Richard Attenborough!

    Our rule of thumb for telling our boys (now 19 and 16) about Santa was to wait until they took the initiative to sit us down, look us in the eye, and ask: "Is there really a Santa Claus?" We figured if they're old enough to have intellectual doubts to ask -- and to have the courage to ask us that question -- then they're old enough to know. (For both it was Christmas before third grade.)

    Until then, though, we didn't blow it for them -- and older brother knew he wasn't to "spill the beans"; indeed, bless him, he worked as hard as we did during that three-year period to maintain the wonderful myth!

    As that old editorial writer said more than 100 year ago: "There is nothing more real and abiding . . ."

  • At 1:03 PM, December 19, 2005, Blogger Mike Antonucci said…

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  • At 8:15 PM, December 20, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Take kids to the store and let themselves get phographed with santa GREAT IDEA GOOD KEEP SAKE


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