Wednesday, December 10, 2008

First Visit with Santa Clause


Monday night we took Daniel for his first visit with Santa. One of my good friends, Tammy, is the photographer for the Santa at the local mall. We set it up to come when they hopefully wouldn't be too busy and since Daniel knows Tammy, we had hoped it would help with him not being afraid of Santa.

Daniel was cautious to say the least, but the Santa was really nice and just let Daniel stand in front of him and they talked. Santa asked him what he liked and I helped out by mentioning trains and Santa knew all about Thomas and friends. He also gave Daniel a coloring book and showed him the reindeer. I finally asked Daniel if he wanted to sit in Santa's lap, and I got a 'what are you talking about look' but Santa scooped Daniel up. It was rather funny after that. Daniel sat for a minute, but he made absolutely sure to tell Santa, pointing included, that I was his Mama, several times. Then he got down. We got one photo with our camera and even though my friend got a photo of Daniel and Santa looking at each, we didn't buy it. Daniel's day care will be taking a field trip to see Santa and they will be doing pictures then.

Speaking of pictures, we got Daniel's day care Christmas photos back and they are wonderful!!! There were two poses and both photos turned out fantastic. I was so pleased and we can't wait to frame them!!

After the whole Santa escapade, Daniel had some fun playing in the mall playground! He loves it because he can jump off of anything and the floor is soft.


As for an update on Troy, he went back to the doctor Monday and thankfully his ear infections are gone and he is starting to gain some hearing back. It's still hollow sounding and his ears still ring, but he is doing much better. The doctor said is he doesn't keep improving that in two to three weeks they want to do a hearing test. We are hoping, and praying, for the continued improvement. Thank you all for the prayers you sent up for us. We really appreciate it!

13 comments:

Carey and Norman said...

Love the Santa picture. A little cautious, but oh, so very cute!!

So glad to hear that Troy is feeling better and hearing some now. I will continue to pray for him to regain his hearing!!

Jenny and Randy said...

So glad to hear Troy has had some improvement with his ear, and will continue to pray for him. I love it that Daniel made sure to tell Santa that you are his mama. How precious!

Amy said...

I personally think Daniel's santa picture is one of the sweetest I have ever seen. Such a handsome young man he's becoming!!

Glad to hear that Troy is on the mend.

Michael and Carrie said...

It looks like Daniel did so well with Santa! That is great for his first time! I love that he kept telling Santa you were his Mama-he is definitely well-attached to you all! :) I'm glad to hear Troy is feeling better, too.

Teresa said...

Yay - That is so great about Troy's improvement with his hearing!! Prayers that he will continue to improve.
What adorable pictures of Daniel - That must have been so funny when he kept making sure Santa knew you were his mommy!
Enjoy the holiday Season!!

Jane said...

He just keeps getting cuter! Glad to hear your husband is recovering.

Chris said...

Daniel's caution about Santa just reinforces the attachment he has formed with you and Troy. That is a good thing!

Glad Troy is getting better. We will keep him in our prayers.

Sira said...

Hey I think he did great especially since he wasn't crying (like mine did) on is first trip! Glad that Troy is doing better

Old DAN AND Little ANN said...

Such good news on the ears situation. We'll keep praying! I'm glad Daniel didn't freak with Santa. Cute picture!

Susan and Randy said...

Daniel did a great job with Santa. I hope Troy is feeling better. I've burst my ear drum twice and it is not fun.

I tagged you on my blog, check it out.

Joy said...

That is a sweet picture. Next year he will have his list and be all over Santa.

Good thing Troy is feeling better. That would stink if he were sick for Christmas.
Joy

Dede said...

Love the Santa photo and I'm glad to hear that Troy's ear is getting better.

Shane & Marie said...

Glad to hear Troy is doing better. I love the serious look on Daniel's face. That is too cute that he wanted to make it clear to Santa that you were his mommy.