28 November 2010

Santa Photos!

Saturday, we decided to fight the crowds at Bellevue Square and go get Bennett's first ever Santa Pictures!! It was totally a tradition when I was growing up, so I'm going to keep it going.

I was surprised that the traffic wasn't that bad... we found parking pretty quickly, too. The mall is always decorated so beautifully for Christmas! I always make sure I go to Bell Square at least once during the season.

The line was SO long for pictures. We probably waited about an hour... but Bennett did really well. There was a lot to look at, so he was distracted. My Mom and sister came as well, it was really nice to have family there for B's first experience with Santa.

He was so in Awe of Santa. He just sat on his lap, starring at his beard and hat, trying to grab it. The people there got some decent photos of B looking at the camera, but I ended up choosing a photo of Bennett and Santa looking at each other. I think it was cuter!

Anyway, here are some photos from the day!

dress: macy's i think? (years and years old!)
leggings: target
boots: nordstrom

shirt: gap
jeans: gap
socks & shoes: target

waiting in line for santa pics! there was so much for him to look at!

the decorations at bell square are beautiful!
more waiting.
and even more waiting! hey... let's get a family pic! thumbs up bennett! :-)
me and my pretty pretty sis!


Zwickl Family said...

Beautiful. Can't wait to see pictures of B with Santa!

Photo Freak said...

your looken good!

ADSchill said...

yay! I had a good time!

Jess said...

Great pictures! Sounds like a great day!
I really need to get my butt to the mall... it's one of my favorite places to be this time of year.

Sylvia Cook Photography said...

Nice!!! You beat me, I haven't even uploaded mine yet. Love that one of Bennett with the thumbs up!

Jhen.Stark said...

Goodness, that mall did decorate nicely! I love your outfit and boots! And your pictures are always crisp and stunning! My favorite is the one with Bennett's thumbs up!

Nani said...

wow love these shots. I love visiting the mall at this time of year just for the decorations!

Beauty said...

Hi, stopping by from S.O.S and I have to say that you and your little guy are both absolutely adorable!

Karli said...

Geez Mandy! Only you could make mall lighting look like studio lighting - wow! Gorgeous pictures of Bennett! :-) Love all your little bokeh circles EVERYWHERE! No better time for that than Christmas! :-)

Jess Craig said...

who needs santa pics when you have these?

Anonymous said...

You look great. These are gorgeous photos!

AmyLee said...

can't wait to see the santa pics! looks like a good time at the mall... makes me wanna come up to bell square! you are so cute :)

Helen said...

I hope you're going to let us see the Santa Pics.

uwmomma said...

So fun! Cant wait to see pics of Bennett and Santa :)

Nikki said...

What a cutie! I love that little checkered shirt. Your dress is adorable too!

Angie McCulloch said...

Looks like a GREAT time! Does Bennett really do thumbs up...or was it a fluke? That is awesome!!!! You guys look great!

The Pepper. said...

Oh, how exciting!
I can't wait to get Adrienne's first pictures with Santa!
We took her by to get a glimpse of him one day while we were out Christmas Shopping (and so I can find out the prices for pictures!) and she didn't look scared so hopefully she does good:)