Her First Christmas!!

Olivia meets Santa!! - Olivia seemed to love her first visit tSanta!
@oldchem1 (8144)
December 7, 2010 11:09am CST
I was able to go today with my daughter as we took her 2 month old baby for her first visit to Santa's Grotto!! Olivia certainly loved Santa and was very happy to sit on his knee!! Not all my children or grandchildren have been so cooperative for Grotto photos! Have you had much success at getting decent photographs of your kiddies visit to the big man??
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@Memnon (2173)
8 Dec 10
Good to hear that she had a great time. I have none of my own, or any to take photos of. If you ever buy an editing package I have found that Corel 3 is fairly handy. There is a free 30 day evaluation that you can download. What next? Off to see red and green M&Ms?
@oldchem1 (8144)
8 Dec 10
That should read 'lad' !!
@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Dec 10
She's adorable! But I didn't know that Santa had a grotto!!!
@oldchem1 (8144)
10 Dec 10
Another example of the differences of our two countries!! I know you have the same principle, guess you just call it a 'visit with Santa' or something. It is where shops and other premises have a special area designated for the children to go and visit Santa and usually get a gift. Here in the UK it's called Santa's Grotto
@ElicBxn (60761)
• United States
8 Dec 10
well, she IS only 2 months old, don't expect that kind of cooperation next year!
@oldchem1 (8144)
8 Dec 10
Exactly what I said to my daughter, she was JUST the right age not to be bothered - next year she'll probably scream the place down.
@hushi22 (4941)
7 Dec 10
aw! so cute! =) i dont have a child yet, but I saw my photos when i was a baby when mom and i visited some grottos too. =)
@oldchem1 (8144)
8 Dec 10
I still have the one that I had taken with Santa 55 years ago when I was almost 5! It was taken in the iconic John Lewis grotto in Liverpool - the store has now gone!!
@devijay78 (1575)
• India
7 Dec 10
My daughter gave a big yell when she was given to santa and the poor santa looked so frightened to hold her when she was just one year old! That was pretty funny to see the look on everybody's face that moment. I have moved away from that place now and am elsewhere where we do not get to join in the christmas celebrations at all. The earlier place had a lot of Anglo-Indians and they celebrated christmas the whole month! Missing all that.
@oldchem1 (8144)
8 Dec 10
I think that Olivia was just the right age not to be too worried - in a few months she will probably scream!!
@pastigger (618)
• United States
7 Dec 10
It is the only picture that I take my daughter to get all year. The rest of the time I take my own. I have gotten a few good pictures. I was a little disapointed this year as I did not care the Santa but it is still a good picture of her. My husband hates going with me because I am always disapointed at first but get over it. This is her 4th year going. This is the first year she actually asked Santa for something. She is three now and only one year she did not sit on his lap so he is standing behind her. It was pretty funny. The family always enjoys the photos and so does my daughter I know that I am just too picky.
@oldchem1 (8144)
8 Dec 10
I think that you get an idea in your head of what you really want, and if the picture doesn't reach that that standard we end up disappointed!!
@breezie (1249)
• Canada
7 Dec 10
Very cute photo. My kids are now 12 and and over the years we have gotten a few good photos with Santa. When my daughter was 3 she refused to sit on santas knee, so instead we have a photo of her sitting on a stool beside him. She's smiling and happy in it, she just didn't want to sit on his knee :)
@oldchem1 (8144)
7 Dec 10
Actually I was very surprised when Santa put Olivia on his knee; in this sad, sad world that we live in it is now so often frowned upon. I'm glad that he did!!
@Nadinest1 (2040)
• Canada
7 Dec 10
I glad you got a few good pictures. Santa is, admittingly, a weird looking man...which is why a lot of babies and kids are scared of him. my kids are 14 and 20 now, but I have gotten a few good pictures when they were little. A first Christmas is very exciting for you. Hope you have a great day.
@oldchem1 (8144)
7 Dec 10
Oh we did, it was lovely. Even the weather was festive for us!!
• Pamplona, Spain
30 Jan 11
Hiya chem, What a really lovely photo. You were so lucky to be able to get Olivia to go and sit on his knee as calm and as happy as that. That one is a real beauty if ever I saw one. I did manage to get my youngest one while we were in England one Christmas. Not too bad either considering he was much older than tiny Olivia. Also he is a very good realistic Santa as well to go with it. Bet it´s a visit she won´t forget in a long time especially seeing the Photo of herself.