Sunday, December 20, 2009

Downtown Macy's with the girls!

Before I even get started I want to apologize for taking... rather posting too many pictures!
Mark and I took the girls downtown to Macy's . I don't know if they do this at all Macy's but this one was a Dayton's many years ago (then it was a Carsons, then it was a Marshall Fields and now it is a Macy's) and they did different stories each year. It is a highlight of the holiday season here in our town and many people come to see display, do their Christmas shopping and visit Santa Claus!

This year the story was "A Day in the Life of an Elf". It was very cute and worth seeing! This was Sarah's first time hanging out downtown! She had no idea what to expect and we didn't know how to explain it to her.

The little mouse would scurry across the floor and then hide in a whole! The girls noticed it right away!

Here the elves are in their classroom! See Sarah everybody has to do school! Even the Elves!

Today's lesson- how to say Santa Claus in different languages!

Nothings complete without singing Christmas trees!

Sarah loved it!! Anna she wasn't so sure about all this!

"I don't care if this is Mrs. Claus get me out of here!"

Santa's Workshop!

I did think this one was pretty funny! I guess those reindeer have to learn how to fly at some point!

This is Anna's deer in the headlights look! She actually did pretty well through the morning! No tears but she stayed very close to us... like in our arms close!

Isn't this cute! The letters to Santa are painted right into the floor! I tried to pick one up!

You know it sure would be easier if there really was a Santa Claus and little elves that helped him!

Sarah like this part! She knows that Santa is not real but we still have fun with it!

You are not going to make me sit on his lap are you? If I stop looking maybe he'll go away!

Each of the girls got a little toy and then we went out to lunch! We really had a good time and all went well!


Lori said...

Oh my gosh, that looks like so much fun!!

Sue said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun and Mark did a good job "protecting" Anna from Santa.

Joan said...

My daughter Elizabeth tried picking up the letters too. :-) Our Christmas card of my girls was taken at one of the displays. It will be my new header soon.

Merry Christmas.

Jboo said...

Wow -- that looks like so much fun! Wish we had something like that here! I'll bet next year Anna will like Santa better! What a little sweetie! Have a merry Christmas.


tinacd said...

Too cute!
Looks like a lot of fun!

julie said...

Wow, that looks so cool! We have several Macy's in the St. Louis area and none of them do anything like that. Have a wonderful holiday.

Miss M said...

Wait, you weren't at my house when you saw that little mouse scurry across the floor... were you?

The Heald Family said...

looks like fun!
What wonderful memories for you all.
I wish we lived closer:)