Mommy Monday: Surviving Santa

November 24, 2014

Just when I get used to saying "my 8 month old, BAM! It's suddenly the 22nd of the following month and I have no idea where this "8 month old" went. Which is how I felt Saturday when I woke to a 9 month old Penelope. Complete with four teeth and uttering "da-da" as she took 5 steps from me to Joshua. Really kid?

On Saturday we went to see Santa Clause. This was an event held in the community's Garden Center and was 100% free for kids. With the holidays coming up, that's totally helpful for mom and dad. Not only were there a ton of cute little tots running around, there we beautiful home made Christmas decorations covering every inch of the venue.


Including this little tree topper which I see being a D.I.Y. project in my future. Pin. Pin. Pin.


Some pretty fake holly berries. 

I realize every kid goes through a phase where they are terrified of people in costume. It's a right of passage to have a photo of your child screaming, trying to get away from Santa, the Easter bunny, etc. But do you guys remember this? I mean of course she'd be ok with the Grinch and not Santa Clause. Because that totally makes sense right? There were a few phases to our Santa encounter I'm sure you all will find incredibly amusing. 


Phase 1: The first encounter. 


Phase 2: The squirm


Phase 3: I hate Santa! 

Ok, so it didn't quite go as planned. I blame the little girl who screamed before us. I really think that had something to do with it. Monkey see, monkey do right? 


Here's a little sneak peak of Penelope's Christmas Eve dress (a little blurry). It's an Amy Coe (Babies R Us) in size 12 M. Though it's a tiny bit big on her now, it should fit perfectly come the holidays. 


My loves. (: 



Does anyone have any funny Santa encounter stories?
Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? 
xo kiki

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  1. Kiki you have me here smiling all over my face. What a cute cute story. And those pics of Penelope and Santa, OMG! cute, cute, cute. The first pic of her, where she looks up at Santa, too funny, as if she would like to say...........and who are you.....Thx bunches Kiki for sharing these precious moments with us. LOVE it. Nope haven't started any decoration at all yet.
    kisses
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thank you Lenya. (: Her reactions were priceless, I'm so happy I was able to capture them so well.

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  2. Aw what an experience! She is too cute in her holiday get-up! I can't imagine seeing Santa through a babies eyes. I am doing my decorations on Sunday and I can not wait!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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    1. That's awesome Shannon! I hope you get it all done. (:

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  3. Aw hahaha this is hilarious!! I don't remember loving Santa when I was that little either. I love it when you share these tidbits of motherhood Kiki! And she'll learn to say your name too... ;)

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    1. Thank you Daisy. I'm patiently waiting to hear "mama." (:

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  4. Who wasn't terrified sitting on the lap of Santa?! I know I was!
    I love that star - I'm gonna have to drink more wine to get in done.
    Heather Wyancko
    http://thriftstories.me

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    1. Perfect excuse to drink more wine! (;

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  5. Lovely pictures:)
    I loveeee chrismas time:))))
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  6. How adorable! So funny that she had no problem with the Grinch, but was not havin the whole "Santa" thing. You have quite the little cutie on your hands!

    Natalie // Sprinkled with Pearls

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    1. Thank you Natalie, it was quite the experience. (:

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  7. Perfection <3
    wish you a great week ahead…
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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    1. Thank you Borka, you as well! Have a great holiday! (:

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  8. Love the pictures with Santa she's so cute!

    God bless,
    Xo, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh that Santa pictures is so cute! I don't know maybe its the beard? Maybe kids don't see anything but talking hair and it freaks them out :) LOL
    xx
    Candice
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    1. haha I've never thought of it that way before. You're totally right that is so creepy. (:

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  10. Oh my gosh, sweet girl! :) Awwwww. What a fun memory though to look back on! I mean...Santa can be scary!
    xo Erin
    www.winkandatwirl.com

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    1. I guess he is a little strange looking. haha (;

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  11. well she looked adorable. adorably petrified! ;)

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  12. hahahaha i always love seeing pictures of babies with santa, they have the best reactions!!

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

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    1. haha it's one of those cruel things we like to watch them go through. (;

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  13. This made me chuckle (: I absolutely love her beautiful dress (:

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  14. Aww your daughter is adorable totally eyeing up santa in the first pic! My daughter is 22 months now and I know she will cry her eyes out if I took her to see santa even now so will be waiting another year hehe :)

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