Friday, December 17, 2010

Sittin' with Santa

So yesterday morning I loaded Elle up in my car and headed to the mall. The whole way there I was talking about Santa and his beard and red coat and pants (we are working on clothing signs so it was a teaching opportunity). She kept signing "santa" and saying hohoho so I figured we would be in for a good picture. Nope! As soon as we rounded the corner in the mall and came face to face with Santa the look on Elle's face turned from blissfully happy to a mad little girl. The closer we got to Santa the faster her "all dones" were being signed. I don't think I have ever seen her shake her head no that fast before! I asked her if momma could sit with Santa and she said yes so after an 18 year hiatus....I finally got to sit with Santa again....can you tell how excited I was?!

Santa noticed Elle's hearing aids and signed "I Love You" to her and she blew him a kiss. He also gave her a coloring book and she responded by signing "thank you" so she wasn't totally terrified of him. Maybe next year she will smile for the camera!


Angie said...

You always find the sweetest santas! (I still remember you story from last year). Such a cute picture... and a fun memory/story!! Merry Christmas!

Anna said...

Lisha! She is getting so big!! I can't get over how grown up she is - what a blessing you have! She looks more and more like mommy with each month! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Kiss that Elle-Belle for me!