Monday, December 12, 2011

"Curlies" and Santa...

When I was a little girl,  every Saturday night, my mom would roll my hair, and each of my sister's hair, in pink sponge rollers. We would sleep in them all night long, and when we would wake up for church the next day, we had a head full of bouncy curls.  
Well this week, while I was running errands, I picked up a bag of sponge rollers for my Sophie girl. 
Friday evening, I rolled her blond hair in those little rollers.
I put Frosty the Snowman on the T.V. and much to my surprise, she sat really still while I curled her hair.
She also had fun handing me the color of roller that was needed for each section of her hair;)
After I was finished rolling, I covered her multi-colored head in an old pair of stockings.
 She got a real kick out of what she looked like, and later that evening I found her staring at herself in the mirror-ha!;)
She slept GREAT, and when she woke up
 the next morning, she was super excited to take her"Curlies"(as she called them) out!

The result was a beautiful head of tight blond curls!
Saturday morning brought a very special visitor to our neighborhood!
That's right, Santa Claus was at our clubhouse, ready to meet and greet all the neighborhood kids and hear their secret Christmas requests.
Last year, the babies wanted NOTHING to do with the big man in the red suit.
THIS year however, they were completely mesmerized by him!

They jumped right up on his lap and began sharing with him their Christmas wishes.
Sophie wants a "new baby doll", and Hudson wants a "Lightening Mcqueen."

Sophie caressed Santa's white beard the entire time she was on his lap.
It was so.......cute!
Then it was the BIG boys turn to sit on Santa's lap.

Oh, but wait...who's that little girl that managed to climbed back up on Santa's lap...AGAIN!
Yup...that's my Sophie.
Seems she needed a few more Santa snuggles before saying goodbye!
Bless her heart!
Both my boys are still "believers" this year which makes Christmas so much fun!!!

I know it's only a matter of time before Corban figures things out. He is beginning to ask questions this year, but I know he still really WANTS to believe.  I answer his questions honestly and don't try to persuade him one way or another. One thing I know for sure...because Corban is such a GREAT big brother, when he does figure it all out, he'll still enjoy helping Shane and I make Christmas "magical" for his brothers and sisters.  He's just that kind of kid!
LOVE him!!!
After our time with Santa, we enjoyed making a few fun crafts...
 and munching on some doughnut holes.
Santa and Doughnuts...who could ask for anything more!?!?


Bethany said...

You got such a nice picture of your family. I love it! And I LOVE Sophies curls. I just was able to put a small bow in B's hair this week.

Sarah said...

i have many memories of sleeping in rollers... but not until i was 5 or 6 because i never had enough hair until then! your sophie is THE cutest blond, bouncy, headed little girl!

Jessica Washburn said...

Love her curls. The thought crossed my mind this morning when I saw them at Target. I think I still have some though, I'll have to see. They turned out so cute and I LOVE when kids still believe. It seriously was only a few years ago that Jaxon figured it out. I wasn't as 'honest' as you were when questioned...I tried my hardest to keep him believing. :)

Cheryl said...

Miss Sophie's hair is just darling!
Your family photo is really nice. Great family photo, every one smiling!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Those curls? Killing me! She is too cute! Now, come do my hair too? Oh, and I am not huge on Santa (there was a traumatic experience involving one of his helpers) but give me a donut and I will pretty much do anything.

Melanie said...

Wow, that's one of the best family photos with Santa that I've ever seen!!! Gorgeous! And I have to agree, Miss Sophie-lu's curls are TOO cute! Now I'm going to keep my eye out for sponge rollers (I remember the pink ones, too!) for my girls! How fun!! Sounds like such a fun outing!!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Those Santa pictures are adorable! I love her "curlies!" My mom used to do that to my hair every night. I have yet to try it with Lexie!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

I used to use those too! Love her hair:)