Wednesday, December 05, 2007

back by popular demand

I've received several e-mails from people asking that I please re-post the triplet's first visit with Santa Claus in 2005. This photo has already been posted on the blog, but to save you time from searching the archives ... I proudly present the best Santa photo, ever.

I know, I know. I'm biased because they are after all, my kids. But I can't help but chuckle every time I look at this picture. William and Elizabeth were fine when I first put them on Santa's lap. It was when Carolyn (R) who had severe stranger anxiety was added to the mix - and she started screaming - that the whole operation went south. I'm convinced that multiples are synchronized and have an internal scream sensor whenever there is "DANGER! DANGER! DANGER!"

And, Santa?

There's a special place in heaven for the Patron Saint of Children.

42 comments:

  1. That is the funniest picture ever. The first time I saw it, I actually emailed to everyone I know! I was hysterical!

    Okay, on a completely unrelated note, did you know there is aluminum in self-rising flour. I was making your mother's chicken pot pie today and noticed that. Wow! I just wanted to make a meal, not give the kids autism. (By the way, don't ever try to put potatos in that recipe. It's a BAADDD idea.) So I "discovered" that self-rising flour is simply an extra tsp of baking powder and a 1/4 tsp of baking soda per one cup of regular flour. Who says you never cook from scratch by the way?

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  2. P. S. I used aluminum-free baking powder and made the self-rising flour. I wonder if it will work?

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  3. That picture is so awesome! I would put it as my screensaver if it wasn't a creepy thing to have some one else's kids (who you don't actually know) as your screensaver. Santa's expression is priceless!

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  4. That Picture deserves an award!

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  5. that's the best. just the best. so happy you re-posted it. and santa's face is PRICELESS!

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  6. That is the best Santa picture I've ever seen! His expression is perfect!

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  7. i love Santa's expression. he is a saint to be so good natured about the whole thing!

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  8. Oh my word. That is awesome.

    Oh and my kids are consuming aluminum as we speak apparently.

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  9. lol I love his "oh crap! Suprised" face. :)

    Cristy

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  10. Oh my goodness, I love it!

    Santa's face is PRICELESS. What a good sport!

    I feel their pain - I had a massive fear of Mall Santa as a child. It was quite irrational, but c'est la vie. haha.

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  11. I still think that this picture should be the cover of your book! Priceless!
    ps- check out my very first XMAS tree on the Blog!

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  12. This is by far my favoriate Santa photo ever and I swear it could be turned into a best selling Christmas card. Totally cracks me up!

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  13. I've got a santa picture very smiliar from my twins first xmas, they were 7 mos old at the time. THe first picture the girls are okay in his arms, and the second picture Melyssa has fipped out and is screaming and crying and so is Juleigha and the bonus was Melyssa was pulling santa's beard

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  14. Thanks for sharing that cute picture again.
    I love your blog. I'm delurking to say that I am a fellow geologist, now stay-at-home mom.

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  15. ...Put on your yarmulke
    Its time for chanukah
    The owner of the seattle supersonicahs
    Celebrates chanukah...
    NO, I was NOT offended by your hilarious yarmulke wearing baby! Just the opposite... LOVED it! We'll come over when you guys get rid of rodents and Elizabeth's hidden (lost) poo! LOL!

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  16. I love this picture!!! You should consider sending it into the Ellen show...she showcases horrible pictures with Santa.

    I, too, think that those men who are willing to portray Santa each December should have a special place in Heaven. My 6 month old tugged fiercely on Santa's real beard the other day at the mall and then promptly spit up over his red suit.

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  17. I think that's the best Santa picture ever and I've never even met your kids! Absolutely hilarious.

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  18. That is hilarious and has officially made my week. It also makes me think that maybe it would not have been so bad to just let the kids scream it out with Santa rather than join in the photo with them yesterday....

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  19. best.santa.photo.EVER.

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  20. Another one you might like from another blog I lurk on...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/emthree/323560604/

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  21. Karen in Buffalo12/6/07, 2:05 PM

    Love it! Yes, you should send it to Ellen DeGeneres' show... Actually, you should send her your blog address. You would probably become a 'regular' topic of conversation for her!
    Thanks for reposting the photo!

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  22. OMG is that funny- It actually looks liked thats what you tried to get them to do....you know like a bad Hallmark card or something!:) You should have it pattoned.... ha ha

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  23. LOL!!! That looks exactly like my daughters Santa photo last year (minus 2 children). I'm hoping this year will go better!

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  24. so where is this year's shot???? hee

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  25. I've been reading your blog for a few months now, and I always laugh, but I've never needed a laugh like I needed one today. Thank you!!! My twins did a thermo-nuclear meltdown at the eye doctors today, we are 100% off schedule and I'm about to lose my mind. At least they will find me with a smile on my face.

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  26. Oh my, That is a great picture and I can see why you would chuckle every time you look at it. I too believe that Triplets have that built in danger warning sign in them. They also have that "feed off each other" sign in them. Our trips are the same and they are so much fun.

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  27. That is by far the best Santa picture ever -- seriously EVER!

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  28. Oh my goodness! I want to print that out to proudly display myself with my kids Santa pictures, that's so precious!

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  29. I'm dealing with a miserable, sick kid today. Thanks for making me laugh. That picture is PRICELESS!!!

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  30. Wow! I would blow this up and hang it over the mantle if I were you.

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  31. vety the nuts mom12/7/07, 12:43 AM

    cracks me up every time!

    every

    time.

    You know, you would make a killing if you made that into a Hallmark card.

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  32. That's the funniest picture I ever saw! Santa's face is beyond description! I hope this is framed and in a place of honour in your home :-)
    (I laughed for a good few minutes, thankfully I have my own office)

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  33. I just have to tell you that WE still have this picture when you sent out the first time w/your annual letter. I still love it and believe it or not ~ I bring it out every year as part of our decorations!!!!

    It's getting a little tattered on the ends though - you might have to resend copies this year! ;-)

    Better luck this year! Marg

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  34. The kids are cute, antch, but Santa's expression really makes the picture!

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  35. I sent it around to half of Australia the first time I saw it. Funniest bloody photo I've ever seen!

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  36. That is a thing of great beauty.

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  37. No, you are not biased, that is in fact the best Santa photo of all time.

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  38. I agree. Can I send this out for my Christmas card?

    It actually makes having twins look easy.

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  39. you have my vote - Santa's look is priceless.... hilarious.

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  40. LOL! Thank you, I really needed a laugh this morning! That picture is awesome! You really should send it in to Hallmark or something.

    Also got me laughing out loud: "I just wanted to make a meal, not give the kids autism." Aluminum in flour? That's nuts. Now I'm off to check out what's in my baking ingredients!

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