Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmastime at the Mall

We had a very good time today at the mall.  We did things that all families do and with Naomi that is rare.  Going to the mall to sit on Santa's lap and ride the train are memories everyone has from their childhood.  They are almost throw aways lost in the hustle and bustle of the season.  And I saw it in the faces of the other parents at the mall... everyone in a hurry to buy more stuff, the kids are annoying, stop fussing and sit on santa's lap etc.
 But we don't get to have regular holidays.  Anne and I open Naomi's presents.  She is never excited and usually cries.  She is not excited for Santa.  We don't have an elf on the shelf.  So today was really nice.  Naomi LOVED riding on the train and sitting with Santa.  She whooped it up so loud on the train that the shoppers all stopped and looked.  I like to think maybe for a second they saw the meaning of Christmas.


  1. That made me so happy that it put a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye. I love that little girl! Grandma and Popa

  2. That was so cute! I can't wait to show Grace and Margot tomorrow! They are going to love seeing it. I'd say she's ready for a trip to Bland's Park this summer! So happy for you had a great time!

  3. Thanks for sharing! I could definitely see the pure delight Naomi was experiencing. Glad you all had a good time. Jaimee