Monday, December 26, 2011

December Beginnings....Santa

Oh good hell....it's December 26th already.  That means 22 days of which I did NOT blog.  I don't know, I just am not motivated.  However, I shall try to make up for that with "short" bits from out month.  I don't want to do one HUGE entry, so I'll do several small ones, whilst my chilren are out riding their new bikes and playing with the neighbors.

First, we visited Santa....at Bass Pro Shop.
WHAT?  The pic is FREE!  I simply refuse to pay 23 bucks for the mall Santa pic, even if it IS better.

Off we went as an entire family to the ol' Bass Pro for a little Santa lovin and merry go round riding.  It was a quick, yet successful trip.

I don't know about you, but there is just something so adorable about this whole pic.  We went on like a Wednesday morning or something, so there was almost noone there, only a brief wait to see "the man".

Unfortunately, this Santa was "special".  In the sense that he was A. Skinny and had a pillow in his "tummy".  B. He was mute.  No really, totally mute.  When I went to put the kids on his lap, he had this look of sheer terror on his face.  He literally did not say a word to the kids.  WIERD!  I told the kids to tell him what they wanted.

They told him.
He nodded.
Luckily, they didn't seem to be bothered by the skinny, mute, lame Santa.

Besides....there were Reindeer

And moose to ride.

Best addition to Bass Pro for Christmas this year....the free carousel!  AWESOME!  If I were a cooler Mom, we woulda gone back many more times for rides.  But, the kids LOVED it.  After a quick look at the fishies in the tank, perhaps a small purchase of fude, we were on our way out the door.  Had to take Daddy to work.

All in all a successful trip to visit Santa.


Non-jolly old elves and happy kids,

Allyson

4 comments:

The Atomic Mom said...

We loved the carousel. James also loved "riding" all of the 4 wheelers on display. Good times at the Bass.

Kristina P. said...

I guess you get what you pay for! Merry Christmas!

The Bipolar Diva said...

Well at least the mute Santa made for a great post. Loved the pictures!

Eve Stein said...

Oh wow! I had no idea there were free Santa pics and a carousel to ride in the area! - Totally going there next year! :D