23 November 2013

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

It seems so crazy to me that we haven't even celebrated Thanksgiving yet and we've already been to see Santa Claus, but my brother is in town and we wanted to include him in all the Ho Ho Ho fun so we went today to see our favorite jolly old man.

For the past few days, I've been prepping the girls on Santa Claus.  I knew Olivia would be okay, but I was a little worried about Sydney.  When I originally asked her if she would sit on Santa's lap she said no.  After a few YouTube videos of friendly Santas, she finally said she would.  Olivia drew a picture of Santa to give to him and I think it turned out amazing!  We pulled up drawings of Santa and Rudolph on the computer and she referenced those while she few her picture.

➹ That's a unicorn Dream Lite in Santa's bag.  I gotcha covered, Santa! ➹

We left this morning for Bass Pro Shops...it's our favorite place to go to see Santa for a couple of reasons.  First and foremost, the pictures are free {and we don't mind that they plop the logo right in the corner of the picture, that's easy enough to crop out}.  But, what we really like are all of the activities that they have for the kids {and adults} to do while you wait.  They have a carousel, crafts, coloring, train sets, bow & arrows, and {lots of} photo ops.

➹ I mean.... ➹

Thankfully, my parents waited in the line for about an hour {the biggest drawback} while we entertained the girls, and then we just took them up when they were only a few people back.  Olivia did awesome -- she gave Santa her picture {and he loved it} and she snuggled up with him while she sat on his lap.

We thought that maybe when Sydney saw Olivia up on Santa's lap she would be okay with sitting up there too, but that definitely did not happen.  She cried.  And she wanted down.  And the back of David's head is in the free photo.  But, it's priceless and I love it anyway.

Mom and Dad wanted one with the girls, so we eventually coaxed Sydney into Poppy's arms for one more picture. 

I haven't scanned the ones they gave us, but this post is already picture heavy so I'll save it for another day.  After all of the pictures were taken, we headed over to the restaurant for some fish & chips.  And, of course, my little model wanted a couple other pictures taken.  So, here ya go.

➹ Finishing up her sucker from Santa. ➹

Aaaannnddd, if you haven't had enough of our pictures with Santa, click here to see last year's recap and here to see the year before that.  And, if you want to see another one, click here to see Liv's first visit to Santa.  

21 November 2013

New Wheels

Poppy got a new golf cart last week and he couldn't wait to take the girls out for a ride!  His old cart was oooollldd and he was definitely in need of a new once since he plays golf 3-4 times a week.  His new one is super fancy with lots of bells and whistles and we think it suits him well.

➹ Leather jacket, pajama pants, ballerina skirt and cowgirl boots.  
Couldn't have laid it out better if I tried. ➹

15 November 2013

A Wild Time at the Zoo

Last Friday while my brother was in town, we took the girls to the Phoenix Zoo.  We hadn't been there in ages and my brother really wanted to film part of it and make a little movie trailer like he did with Olivia a couple years ago.  {You can see one of them here and another one here and another one here.}

It was a gorgeous day out and I had fun taking pictures with my new camera.  The girls were really well behaved and Sydney did a great job in her acting debut!  She even rode the camel for the first time!

A special thanks to Ryan for creating this trailer!

14 November 2013

She Got Her Hairs Cut

You can probably tell from the last set of pictures that Sydney has gotten her hair cut since Halloween.  I LOVE her hair in a bob, but I let it grow out a bit for Halloween {I wanted them in pigtails}.  She has the most perfect straight hair {and I just know when she is older that she will be envious of her sisters curls because the grass is always greener yada yada}.  Anyway, after Halloween was over, I took her in to our beloved Snip-Its for a trim.  The girl did a great job and put some layers in the back so that it would sort of stack.  It looks SO stinkin' cute!

Some befores:

And some afters: