Monday, December 6, 2010

Santa is creepy.

We packed a ton of fun into one itty, bitty, little weekend.  Despite the frigid temperatures, (like, in the low forties!) we ventured out all bundled up, to have some family fun at a nearby Pioneer Park.  They were having an "Old Fashioned Christmas." 
 You may think I'm smiling, but actually, my teeth were just in mid-chatter.  I do not like cold weather, and it was really windy.  So happy I don't live some place where it's below zero! (I'm a wimp!)  When we got to the park, there were a bunch of people dressed in period costumes welcoming us in.  The funny thing is, my children decided they needed to dress up too.  (Yeah.  We home school.)  We hit the one room schoolhouse where the kids sat down to write a letter to Santa.  A little side note here: I think Santa is really creepy.  (Can we still be friends?)
  I thought JJ's letter was completely adorable.  It reads, "Dear Santa, for Christmas I want a BB gun.  I will not shoot my eye out, don't worry."  Yeah... I'm going to get right on that.  Ha!
 One cabin had old fashioned cookie baking which both kids really enjoyed.  Everything was so cute and festive.  We even got to wander into the little church where there was a mock wedding set up!  It was adorable.  Then we had hot cocoa, cookies, and a horse drawn wagon ride.
 Six geese a laying.  Literally. Only faux. 
 Creepy Santa.  I can not even begin to share the conversation because I think Santa and Mrs. Clause might have been inhaling something other than the crisp December air before all the "Ho Ho Ho, what would you like for Christmas little boy," began.  This scenario further cemented just exactly why I think Santa is creepy.  Ava flat out refused to sit on his lap and tell him what she wanted.  She was like, "Yeah whatever Mama, I know you buy my presents and they're all under the tree, and I'm happy to get whatever I get.  I don't even want the free candy cane, just get me outta here."  Okay, so those weren't her exact words, but they were pretty close.
Lastly, there was a fake Santa, (not quite as creepy as a real one) sitting in an outhouse.  That's what I like to call some small town weird humor, right there.  Of course we had to get a photo in front of it, cause you don't see one of those every day now, do you?

What did you guys do on this first weekend of December?

21 comments:

  1. Looks SO fun!! And festive...I love it! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well I worked on Saturday and my hubby worked all weekend too. But after work we went out for Mexican food on Sunday night and then attempted to go through the 'Gift of Lights' at the speedway. You sit in your car and watch the Christmas lights go by, very pretty, especially because its at the HUGE Las Vegas Speedway....buuuut we were $15 short. We will try next time though.
    Then headed to target to fill each others boots with goodies for St. Nicholas Day. :)
    Tonight we are attending the Country Music Awards. :) :) :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. i totally get SMALL TOWN HUMOR....

    loved this!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow this looks like so much fun! I love the handmaking cookies picture. What a fun thing to do around the holidays!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What fun and other than the creepy Santas...cute pictures! I was busy decorating my wee little shop...up in the mountains...in the snow...and cold!

    You'd love it!

    : )

    Julie M.

    ReplyDelete
  6. how fun! we're doing something like that this coming weekend :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. tooo cute! that santa in the outhouse is probably the creepiest in my opinion!! haha

    ReplyDelete
  8. Sasha,
    You litterally crack me up every time I come to your blog...or make me cry. {Ahem} Either way, I think you are just awesome. Thank you for the smiles. Thank you for a heart that is real in this world that can feel fake. Thank you for you.

    ...and Santa did look creepy! Just sayin he did!

    ReplyDelete
  9. that guy only looked creepy because he is not the real santa. The real santa is jolly with a tummy that shakes when he laughs like a bowl full of jelly.

    ps even i know that 40s is not that cold...

    ReplyDelete
  10. I LOVE the letter to Santa!!! And I most definitely would have gotten a pic in front of the outhouse.

    You want a creepy Santa? How about the headless Santa displayed at Lowe's this weekend, which my friend took a picture of and put up on Facebook. Big old lifesized Santa with no head. She said it scared the pants off of a small child. Her caption: Santa sees you when you're sleeping...unless he has no head.

    Oh, and I totally get that "cold" is relative, but right now it's like real feel 16 degrees...too early for that!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. First of all you in that hood is cracking me up. It was 40 and you had a fur lined hood!!! Girl you haven't felt cold. It warmed up a bit today and hit 20. WooHoo!!!

    One of my favorite all time field trips was to the one room school house. That looked like a great trip out. Shhh don't say anything, but Santa totally creeps me out too...and Dr. Seuss.

    ReplyDelete
  12. JJ's letter is so cute! I love it!

    Oh, and I just got finished looking at all your photos...great stuff!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I think your lil guy's letter to Santa was HILARIOUS!

    We had company all weekend-it was great. Wish we had somewhere awesome like where you guys went, we could've taken our company!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I totally agree with you on Santa. I've been known to plan my shopping trips to avoid walking past that creepy guy in the mall completely. The Santa in the outhouse is pretty funny though.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I had to work on Saturday, but I work in an intensive care unit and I actually got to save a life! Oddly, working so hard to save a person's life got me into the holiday spirit.

    I love the fake Santa in the outhouse! Funny picture!

    ReplyDelete
  16. We stayed in almost all weekend...it is FREEZING here. This morning when I got up it was only 5 degrees!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Our town festival is Thursday, they put out about 1000 luminaries and huge heaters and you walk the downtown streets at night, watching singers, dancers and the local band.

    Of course, the last several years it was barely 0 degrees-you would hate it :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. We made Christmas candy! Not cookies, CANDY! And snuggled inside as the temps outside were in the single digets.

    ReplyDelete
  19. You're so funny. I just love the title of your post. You didn't even need a post... just the title. Santa is creepy... Sasha out.
    I wonder how many people still do the "Santa" thing. We did until our youngest was 3 and our JW neighbor kid informed her otherwise. So after two more kiddos we just never even tried it. But up until my eldest was 18 I got pictures of my kids with Santa every year, just for funsies. Ever year my girls would tell me how creepy Santa was, rubbing their arms and stuff. Makes me laugh to this day.
    (no children were harmed by any santas in the making of their childhood) Oh how I love to torment them!

    ReplyDelete
  20. You're so funny. I just love the title of your post. You didn't even need a post... just the title. Santa is creepy... Sasha out.
    I wonder how many people still do the "Santa" thing. We did until our youngest was 3 and our JW neighbor kid informed her otherwise. So after two more kiddos we just never even tried it. But up until my eldest was 18 I got pictures of my kids with Santa every year, just for funsies. Ever year my girls would tell me how creepy Santa was, rubbing their arms and stuff. Makes me laugh to this day.
    (no children were harmed by any santas in the making of their childhood) Oh how I love to torment them!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I'm totally with you on the creepy Santa thing... at any other time of year, a man dressed in costume asking little kids to sit on his lap would be arrested. I never wanted to sit on Santa's lap either. ;)

    ReplyDelete