Tuesday, December 11, 2007

ho ho ho

Last weekend we paid a little visit to the big man in red.
There were no line-ups, soft mellow Christmas music playing in the back ground, no bossy elves anxious for their smoke break telling the kids to wait their turn, just a calm and soothing Mrs. Clause gently coaxing lulu to come over and sit on Santa's lap.
Where did this small Christmas miracle take place you might be wondering?
Believe it or not- Downtown Eaton Centre (or whatever it is now officially called) upstairs at the Bay on a Friday night.
Lulu was a little bit apprehensive at first, but after a few minutes she got comfortable on Santa's knee, told him she liked his nice soft velvet suit and that all she wanted was a cake for Christmas.
yup. a cake.
no dolls, DVD's or toys in general- just a cake.
Santa laughed and gave big daddy and I a look that said "is this kid deprived or what?" ho ho ho.
So I'm off the hook- no trips Toy's R' Us this year, just need to pop into William Sonoma to pick up one of these instead.
Or not...perhaps a little stop at a local bakery might be the ticket instead.
I'm sure we still won't be able to resist a trip or two to Master Mind Toys or Mables Fables for a few little stocking stuffers though.


kgirl said...

that is the sweetest thing i've ever heard. goes with the sweet picture.

Mac and Cheese said...

That sounds like such a nice visit with Santa. The usual crowds will make any kid cry. I'm with Lulu - I want cake too!

It was very nice meeting you tonight.

Don Mills Diva said...

What a cute picture!
Nice to meet you last night.

amanda said...

Great picture... I love your Santa. Even better than ours - and ours actually has a real beard. Yours is more "Fancy Father Christmas" or something. Anyway, love the pic... and the request from Lulu! haha! A cake! What a kid.

mamatulip said...

A cake.

I love it.

motherbumper said...

So glad this post is about him and not what you called me when we met last night. I kid! I kid!

Lulu is spectacularly cute, it's almost a crime. Oh and that Santa Pan ROCKS!

Sarah said...

That might be the best Santa I have ever seen. He looks all "old fashioned." Nice to see Lulu isn't stricken by him, either.

Gabriella said...

I love that picture with Lulu and Santa!!!

I'm so glad we met on Tues night, and yes I felt like we've known each other so long too! Wish I lived closer to you!

thanks for the bday wishes!

Lisa b said...

The bay??!!
I'll be going there next year.

You will be the best mom ever if you can pull off that cake (and I know you can!)

kittenpie said...

I have to say, while I'm totally smitten with the many cool shaped cake pans you can get now, there is something creepy about that Santa cake...