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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Whisper what you'll bring to me; tell me if you can

Saturday, I took the boys (the little boys, Possum was invited, but politely declined) to see Santa at Mrs. Baird's Bakery. We've never gone there to see Santa before, but I'll never go anywhere else again. The folks at Mrs. Baird's REALLY know how to do it up right.

First, they have a giant tent set up, and inside, it's completely decorated. Santa's workshop displays line the walls, and smells of Cinnamon Toast filled the air.


Here's a picture of Monkey and Mater enjoying their free Cinnamon Toast. I didn't realize at the time, but in ALL of the Toast-eating photos I took, Mater had his eyes closed. I think he was just enjoying that food a little too much!!


Santa was amazing. Once the kids got up to see him, he spoke with them for a minute, posed for a picture, and gave them a package of powdered donuts from his pack.

More than once, I saw him straighten the skirt of a pretty dress as they placed a little girl in his lap, so that she would look just right in her picture. The lines weren't too long, and once we were done, the boys got their toast, and they had coloring pages and a craft activity for the kids to do. (Unfortunately, there were so many kids at the craft table, and I'm not comfortable posting pictures of other people's children.)

The only glitch in the whole day (other than the wind - Thank Heavens that they had it all set up inside the tent), was when we stopped off at PetSmart on our way home, where SANTA was there for pictures with pets. My smart boys, immediately wanted to know how Santa could be at this store, when we had just left the Bakery, and of course, I reminded them how Santa can't be everywhere at once, so he has helpers that work for him, speaking with kids, and taking pictures with pets, etc...


Later that day, while the boys were telling their Grammy all about Santa, she mentioned that SHE used to go see Santa at the Bakery when she was a little girl, so I guess Mrs. Baird's has been bringing in Santa for quite a few years.

I certainly hope they keep it up, I haven't had this great an experience going to see Santa since I was a little girl!!

6 comments:

Jewels said...

that does sound like a ton of fun! I don't think I'll ever have pictures of my kids with Santa. For one the boy is just too old now and the girl well, I guess the only way to put is, she is terrified of Santa. Even at almost 7. LOL

lessofme2love1976 said...

Great pics! I never knew Mrs. Baird's did this are we grew up in that area! Next year let's plan a trip up for Tater-tot to go with the boys!

for a different kind of girl said...

That is one fantastic Santa Claus! Plus there was cinnamon toast involved?! I'd never want to leave that heaven! In fact, I'd have my eyes closed and enjoying the bliss the entire time, too!

Burgh Baby said...

OMG. I NEED to make cinnamon toast. Like, now.

Nap Warden said...

Wow...what a fun place!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Cinnamon toast is so good - I can only imagine how fresh it is at the bakery.