after missing the park avenue tree lighting (sniff, sniff, never been) i committed to pack in as many christmas outings as possible.
so this week, post st. lucia & pre utah, i dragged the babies all over the city. it was a blast...but that may have had more to do with the company.
today we made our final pilgrimage.
the kris kringle of abc carpet and home, where i love everything & can afford nothing.
after the fiasco at santaland, i thought my kids deserved another opportunity to cuddle up to a strange man in a red (deep velvety maroon, actually) suit & whisper what they want for christmas. hah. hindsight.
a strong start. despite fierce colds coming on & fierce winds, we were on time and everyone was happy.
a line < 30 minutes = fantastic. but then there was the matter of this dinosaur display which my children (anton) were obsessed with getting to.
i could not for the life of me get him obsess about staying in line?
then there was the flash / no flash question.
i desperately need to learn how to use my camera.
i didn't want to be overexposed but these kiddies don't do the "still" thing well.
finally a combination of not feeling well, wanting the dinosaurs and NOT wanting santa, anton melted down. stella wouldn't get anywhere near the guy.
cue photo op.
peace on earth was restored to all by ryan.
thank you for teaching anton about triceratops (sounds a lot like "motorcycle" and "apple") and basically watching him for me all morning.