Have I ever told you how afraid my son iswas of Santa? That is the first picture we have of the two of them together, it’s kinda self explanitory. I waited 4 years to get another picture and thanks to Macy’s, their inviting Santaland and a fantastic group of Seattle area bloggers it was worth the wait.
When I got the invite from Jenny to head downtown for some kid centered holiday cheer I couldn’t wait and I was praying he’d be ready. And he was! My daughter, not so much. She was so upset she couldn’t even watch her brother sit on Santa’s lap. She screamed ” Bubba, no ho ho ho, no ho ho!” until I turned her to face the reindeer .
I gave my attention back to my son just in time to hear him tell Santa he wants a discountinued lego set for Christmas ( seriously ?! What’s wrong with the 300 easy to find ones ? Good thing he asked Santa for it right?). Little missy did sit with the whole group of mamas, but only because letting go of me was worse than getting close to Santa. I suspect we’ll get a pic of her on his lap come 2015.
Clockwise from bottom left – Me and little missy, Marie from Make and Takes,Tammy from Tammy”™s Two Cents, Jenny from Jenny On The Spot , Kat from Mama”™s Losin It, and Mandy from The Haps! Lousie from Mom Start, and Lyndsey from The Stationery Place.
As a blogger I have no staff room and no after work happy hours so getting to hang out with some like minded local bloggers and their kids was a treat for me too. Some of these women like Marie and Jenny have been friends of mine for a while but we often only see each other at blog conferences on the other side of the country. It took our kids and Santa to bring us together. The other mamas are bloggers I follow on Twitter and read their blogs ( I have read Kat and Mandy for ages!) but seeing them and their ridiculously cute offspring in person reminds me that mom bloggers really are fun, busy, awesome ( stylish!) moms.
After hitting up a busy coffee shop with kids, strollers ,moms chatting non stop and many looks that could kill (especially when I started nursing my 18 month old, hipsters aren’t all pro extended nursing I guess) we hit the carousel.
She loved it. I am still dizzy.
I hope you have a chance this holiday season to make new friends, see old ones, and get very dizzy while listening to your kids giggle in unison . Cause it’s rad.
___________________________________________________________________________Disclosure : This event was sponsored by Macy’s , this post was not. As always I only work with companies professionally that I would recommend personally.