Saturday, December 4, 2010

One Year Ago...

About a year ago, I took the kids to see Santa at the local mall.
They looked so tiny... I remember "Santa" saying that he'd never seen babies so small and asked if they had just been born.  Imagine his surprise when I said that they were a day shy of three months old (it was Dec 9th).  He wrote it up to their being twins and probably having been born early.  I laughed and said that it was about three months early!  I think the irony was lost of him... That they should have only been days old...  But he was a sweet man and I bought the picture of Bobby and Maya sleeping on him.

And so, this year...  Thursday, I took the kids back to the mall...  To the same Santa...  I dont think he remembered us- but really, who could blame him!  He's a mall Santa!  He sees thousands of kids a year!  And, dutifully, I put the kids in his lap (Okay, so I bribed them with Baby MumMums to sit there).  And we came away with this gem.
Santa hasnt changed... But my goodness- Bobby and Maya sure have.

I have so much to be thankful for this year...  Santa need not put anything else under my tree or in my stocking.


Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

They have changed so much, but the roots of how they look now are very clear in their newborn days (unlike some babies, who might as well be totally different kids later).

Bobby looks more and more like you all the time!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh the little darlings! Michele I am so very happy for you honey. xxx

trennia said...

I love those pictures!
You are so right, children are the Best Gift we could ever have!
Santa hasn't changed abit in those!
Guess he still has his youth!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The picture is adorable. What a difference from last year. Michele they are so precious. I am so thrilled for you, Christmas should be fun.

Leah said...

Oh my gosh! What a difference a year makes! It's amazing how much they have grown this year. :)

Holly said...

Aw, that's cute you have photos from both years!

Joanna said...

Hi Michele,
That's an awesome shot!!

I've read your story of great loss and happiness and you are an inspiration to me. I, like you, am a practicing Catholic, a gemini, and an angel mama.

In my darkest hours, reading your blog gave me strength. I can't imagine losing multiple angels...I've lost one baby and the pain is unbearable. Thanks for sharing...I'm starting to share as well:

Hope you'll stop by :-)

Malory said...

Loving the pictures! What cuties!