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!

2 comments:

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!