Friday, December 07, 2007

Santa On The Roof

Santa On The Roof is a tradition in the family of Kristin. It was started years ago by her mom and now continued on by Kristin and her sister. It's kind of like a neighborhood block party, plus other friends and family. Kristin invites us every year, but this is the first year we've been able to make it.

The tradition goes like this: Everyone gathers in front of Kristin's sister's house and sings carols so Santa can find his way to that house. Then Santa comes over the top of roof and hands out presents to all the boys and girls. It was really fun! Hopefully we will be able to take part in this tradition every year.

Just so you know, these are Ella's ornery eyes! And by the way, I had to look up how to spell ornery.



Joshua's dinner came with him. Unfortunately he had two other begging babies eating most of it. In all fairness, he did bring french fries with him. They are impossible to resist.

I believe I can fly!

Santa throwing Ella's gift down to her.

Okay, so we're not so much into Santa this year!

Unlike last year when she loved him! How is she so grown up? I can't look at this picture for too long or I might ruin my keyboard by soaking it with tears.

I tried and tried to get a cute pose from Ella on this cute chair. Not happening, until...

...Todd, Kristin's husband, came around the corner. Then she turned on the charm.

and wouldn't stop.

We thought we would try Santa one more time. And now we get it, we don't like Santa. Sorry Ella and Laney, we hope you are not permanently scarred.



kittyhox said...

What fun!

Ella is so cute!

That last photo of the two girls is priceless. So much so that I had to show my husband! I hope they are lifelong friends... they'll get a kick out of that photo someday!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

The picture of Ella and Laney is a keeper for years to come! Love it! So sad we missed it.

Linsey said...

Love the Santa pictures! I am a little worried about our Santa picture this year. I will let you know how it goes!

Heather said...

What a FUN idea! Cute ideas!

Amanda said...

I am cracking up so hard over that pic of Laney and Ella! Oh my word! Send that in to the Ellen Show or something. It must be seen by the people. I also loved Ella's ornery eyes.

Kristin said...

Are we the worst moms ever!!! Surely they are going to laugh at that picture with us someday soon! I love Ella's new crush! She has great taste!

connorcolesmom said...

The Santa pictures are hilarious!!
I also love that Ella "turned on the charm" for Todd. That is really funny!
So glad you had a great time. It sounds like a really neat tradition.

Jessica said...

I'm so glad you guys came!!! Kristin told me about the Santa experience - I love seeing it in funny!

MamaCass said...

I love Ella's red outfit. It is precious. Just as her smile is and even her ornery eyes.

FordeFam said...

Loving those Santa pics!!! :) Ours is much better this year than last, although Asher cried, but that's only one out of three!!! Hahaha! I need to put ours up! :) Oh, and I'll look for the one baby pic I have of me in the Christmas stocking!!! :) I have a bunch of pics that I haven't unpacked since we moved here almost a year ago!!! :) Looks like you guys had sooo much fun! :)
Maia ><>

The Sanders House said...

ha ha ha! i am dying here! the last picture is so funny.
poor girls! glad yall had fun! :)

Mindy said...

What a great idea.
How fun - Santa on the roof

Your little girl is adorable!
in HIM-

Jake said...

that last picture is sooo awesome!

Yeah we do need a cool name. We were laughing because they are going to think everyone from America is named Jake!!

Suzi said...

I agree with everyone that last picture is hilarious!!!

How fun! Ella is beautiful!

Hillary said...

That last picture of Ella and Laney is soooo funny!!!! I just got a forward from someone earlier today with all kinds of "Santa" pictures similar to that one. This one takes the cake though! Great!!!

Breathing His Joy said...

The picture of Laney and Ella is priceless! That is the kind of picture that will win in a competition! :)

Lindsee said...

Seriously laughing out loud!

And okay, I think Ella seriously has the cutest little personalitly. She is just hammin(?!) it in every picture. I just want to hug that little girl!

And last, I loved that we tried Santa TWO times. We know she's not a Santa lover when the second time is just as bad as the first! Oh my! Too precious!


Lindsee said...

P.S. And, thank you for all your encouraging comments about moving! I GREATLY appreciate them!! :)

Ang baylis said...

Oh, that last one! I have a picture like that of my son at about Ella's age! Just so you feel better, I didn't know how to spell ornery either! Ha ha! She is SO cute!
Have fun with her!
Angie xoxo

Jessica said...

That last pic is hysterical!!

Our Family of Five said...

oh my goodness, that last picture! :) Just so you know, I would have had to look up ornery too.....although I use that word on a semi-regular basis. :)

We haven't tried the santa pic with Kinsey yet.... I wonder how she would respond.... :)

Promise Christian Academy said...

That is soooo funny! I like that party idea, I am sure it was lots of fun!
Hilda Rebecca

Erin said...

you need to send that last picture into the Ellen Show for the "bad santa photos" that they're showing.

Three Fold Cord said...

That last picture is a hoot!!!!!I couldn't stop laughing.
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