Tuesday, December 9, 2014

outfit of the day(bird): never too old




sweater~ a gift from Gracey
jeans~ Gap
shoes~ eBay

Jim, the kids, and I, along with Megan's family, had breakfast with Santa on Saturday. It's held at a local restaurant and has become a fun tradition that we do each year. The kids get to eat pancakes, do fun Christmas-themed crafts, and talk to Santa while the adults sip Bloody Marys and hang out together. We got to the restaurant a few minutes before Megan's family and were sitting at our table waiting when we looked up to see Santa walking our way. He came right up to our table and the kids were so excited to talk to him before anyone else. He was super fun and funny, joking around with us and asking what we wanted for Christmas. Later that day, I admitted to Jim that when I saw Santa walking towards us that morning I was filled with a magical childlike excitement and could not stop grinning while he was around. He confessed that he had felt the same way! Later, while I was looking through some photos I had taken that morning, I found this one of Jim, looking even more excited that the kids.

 So cute. Such a fun day! 

Do you have any fun holiday traditions?
xoxo, nora bird

20 comments:

  1. Aww how fun! Santa is pretty amazing, I don't blame ya! Cute sweater too!

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  2. i take charlie for his santa pic. he doesn't like santa, but he loves the attention from all of the kids. he's very social. ;)

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  3. This is so sweet. That Santa is a really good one.

    One year I (many years ago) I tried to convince my husband we needed to go to the mall and get photos with Santa like all the other kids...even though we were in our late 20's by that time. He refused to sit on his lap and it was just an awkward but funny photo.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  4. I always get excited to see Santa too; when you lose the capacity for joy and wonder you might as well hang it up! Loving the sweater btw.

    Oh, and I'm about to do something radical to my hair; the process begins tonight, hehe.

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  5. Santa brings out the kid in all of us. It's so nice to return to that pure state of wonder and joy.

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  6. Oh I love this! I feel the same way about this time of year. :)

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  7. That is too fun! I feel that way too, when we brought Ollie to Santa last week I even found myself getting the same excited butterflies I used to get as a kid. Christmas is just so dang magical!

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  8. I'm so happy you're wearing that sweater; I love it on you!

    I don't have kids, but when we'd take my nephews to see Santa, I got super excited too. Part of it is their excitement, but part of it is just Christmas. It really does make you feel like a kid again!

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  9. LOVE that sweater! I am still so jealous of your snow, it is all rain and mud here, boo! I love that pic! I get that way too! I get that child-like excitement just over movies like The Santa Clause, lol.

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  10. Aw what a cool tradition!!! I wish there was something like that here. You guys always make me want to move to Minnesota with all of your fun to-do's over there! And, no you can NEVER be too old for anything Christmas related! Love your sparkly sweater!

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  11. I get really excited to see Santa, too! Part of the fun of having kids is getting to relive all the magic of childhood with them. I love your sweater!

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  12. aww sound like a fun outing with the kiddo' s

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  13. This is so cool!!! I used to have a great Christmas tradition that I really miss! We have this family friend called Norma and I would always go over to hers on Christmas eve and help her make her cats Christmas dinner which involved turkey mince- it was a special dish for her multitude of feline residents. I'd make bread crumbs for it using her traditional cast iron mincer. We'd then always have fish fingers, mash and beans after. And she always used to come round to us for a Christmas meal before Christmas. We'd have crackers, pressies, Christmas dinner. She'd always make me a special individual apple pie and she'd make a spiral in the lettersin pastry of my name going round and round (because I don't like Christmas pudding). I hadn't thought about these memories for SUCH a long while and I feel all nostalgic! Thank you for prompting the memory!xx

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  14. That is a great looking Santa. How fun! And bloody marys??? Sounds perfect.

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  15. Awww Santa is looking amazing. Let me see if my son who is 9 now still wants a pic from Santa. The sweater is so pretty, so festive.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  16. Loving all these pics! Your sweater is fab, Nora. Our fave holiday tradition is our Christmas Eve gathering and festivities. Best night all year. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  17. Aww, that sounds like such a fun thing to do! What a great tradition. I love that awesome sweater too!

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  18. We're never purposeful in visiting Santa (weird, right?). But we always make gingerbread houses, we always bake gingerbread men with my mom, and we always hang out in jammies and eat creme brulee french toast bake on Christmas morning. Your Santa DOES look pretty jolly and fun!

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