The Scary Man

December 7, 2008

Last week I spent three days in bed with the flu, by Friday afternoon my fever had broken and I was starting to feel myself again. I was so ready to get out of the house....I was feeling couped up and Sarah was beginning to climb the walls. After a little debating I decided to take Sarah to visit Santa....otherwise known as "The Scary Man".

As you might remember, our little photo opportunity with the Sugar Plum Fairy last weekend did not go so well, so I didn't have high hopes for this visit, but I wanted to at least try!!

As we approached the "North Pole", Sarah was excited....she saw all the lights and Christmas trees and was pointing in every direction. Of course I had the camera in hand and as soon as we were in line, I was stopped by one of the "elves" running Santa's village!! She ever so politely asked me to put my camera away. I said, "Don't worry, I won't use it when we get up there, I just wanted to get some candid shots along the way, and I will buy the package that you are selling" She said it didn't are not allowed to use them at all!! Doesn't she know I need more than one stinkin picture??

I did sneak a couple pictures of Sarah visiting santa's little bakery in the back before we got stopped....they are not great.....but at least I got a few!!

Mommy, Are you coming?

Look....the elves are back there baking.....maybe we can get some cookies!!

Where is Santa....I am ready to see him now.....maybe you could tuck my shirt in first!!

Please don't make me sit with "The Scary Man"......I won't go!!

Notice anything different?

Just getting over the flu, pale and pasty and I had to get in the picture with her!! It was the only thing I could do to get her anywhere near "The Scary Man"....she also would not sit next to him, so I had to keep her on the opposite side. Every once in a while, she would peak over at him and then start crying again. This was the only photo they took that she was not crying and had somewhat of a smile on her face. There was only one tiny problem.....I looked absoultely horrible. As soon as I saw it on the girls computer screen, I was going to ask them try again, but I could already see the glares I was getting from the people standing in line so I just bought it anyway. All weekend I have been trying to figure out how I could post this without me and it was virtually I got a little creative.

Do you like my new look?

I bet you never thought to do this with your Christmas onraments!!!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!


Kim said...

Sorry you were sick girly..
I am getting a sore throat.. Had the flu shot so better not get that..
LOVE the pictures..
Looks like FUN..
LOVE the ornament.. you are tooo funny..
Have a Great Week.

a Tonggu Momma said...

I'm totally stealing your ornament idea for this month.

Patricia said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better!
Being sick with a little one is one of the hardest jobs ever!

The photos are great! And quite the creative way around the post flu look! ;)

Rebecca Lily said...

Lisa I AM CRACKING UP. Is it really THAT BAD????? You are so funny!!!!

I'm sorry that poor Sarah wouldn't sit on the Scary Man's lap... if it's any consolation, our girls never have been very thrilled about it either.

I think it's hilarious that you had to go sit on his lap... after all that!

Poor Lisa. :)


Missy said...


I know I shouldn't be laughing, but your creativity leaves me speechless : ) I knew Tonggu Momma would love this.

We are always our own worst critic, I am sure you looked great.

Sarah looks ADORABLE in these photos and her die for!!!

So glad you are all feeling better. I am on the mend, too. Have a great week!

Kate said...

Dear Sarah,

Don't worry...It's okay that you were scared. I would have been too, to have to sit of Scary Man's lap, next to a woman with an ornament head no less....

Please tell your mom that I hope she feels better soon...and were rockin' those boots...nice!!

I can't wait to see you next week...and even though the scary man will make an appearance...there will be lots of solicitous big girls who will have your back.

Peace out little sista...

Lia's mom

Steffie B. said...

you are too funny.....I can't believe you couldn't take are the second blog I have read that has said that.....what would they do...take you camera....that is the silliest thing I have ever heard.

Hope you are feeling better.

Shari said...

You crack me up!! So sorry you were sick, but glad you're on the mend. I am jealous of your Santa's cute is that - and even cuter? The little girl visiting!

Jodee said...

Oh my goodness! I, too, am cracking up! Your ornament head is soooo funny! The pictures of Sarah are adorable and I love her skirt and boots.

Have a great week!

Our Complete Family said...

Lisa~ you are too much girl! The ornament is a stinkin' riot!!! What did Nick and Pat say when they saw your post? I'm sure they giggled, too!
Glad you're feeling well again. It is not good when a Momma is down for the count at all!
Happy week ahead hun~ Les

p.s. Miss Sarah looks adorable all dolled up! Love that outfit and boots? FUN!!! :)

Jboo said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better! Love your candid photos -- Sarah looks so cute! You are too funny with the ornament face!! Hope you have a great week and don't have a lot of work to catch up on.


3 Peanuts said...

I am so sorry that you were sick!!!!

But what a cute idea with the ornament. I cannot believe they would not let you take your own photo!!!!! I would have anyway...I am just like that. It would drive me CRAZY!

At our place, they ask you to refrain if you are NOT buying any of the packages.


Tisha said...


I'm sorry to hear that you have been under the weather. Glad you're better. Sarah looked too adorable in that precious polka-dot skirt.

Sloan has always been deathly afraid of Santa so the only picture I have of him is with me in it too. We were going to attempt it this weekend but after we were having dinner at a restaurant and Sloan ducked under the table when a Santa walked in, I thought it probably was a bad idea. Presently, I'm thinking of a good bribe ;)

Jennifer said...

Okay, that is way too funny! The things we will do for our little angels..... :) I'm sorry you were sick, hope you feel much better this week.
I love the pictures...The "no camera" thing drives me nuts!

We plan to take the boys to see the "scary man" next week. IF I have to appear in the picture, I WILL be stealing your ornament :)


Anonymous said...

I love the Santa photo! So funny with that ornament! I did not see you until you mentioned it! Your Sarah is gorgeous even though she is not feeling her best!

I actually knew you would get my last post! I remember yours about Nick and related so strongly to it! Thank you!

Jeni said...

Hey I need to borrow that ornament!

That skirt and boots are to-die-for!

My little Madi isn't feeling good, so I thnk she will be missing school tomorrow...but my poor hubby can't miss work(military) and he is even worse than her...I guess it's that time of year. Glad you are better.

Gail said...

LOVE your new ornament funny! Sorry you've been sick and it sounds like you are on the mend. I haven't had a child yet that likes Santa...we don't even attempt pics now and Will is the same way. Sarah is adorable. Love her skirt, she looks great in red I think!

Marla said...

HAHA! That just made me laugh out loud, you are too funny! Sarah looks adorable, as always.

Glad you are feeling better, have a great week!

Christy said...

That is hillarious!!! I love the big Christmas ball-- very funny!!

I love Sarah's outfit and the boots are awesome!! Mia only has a couple pair of boots becuase it is just too hot to wear them here- but I have them just in care :)

Sorry you were sick. We have had it 2 times this year-- I am soooo sick of being sick. We had the flu a few weeks back and then just this past Thursday I lost my voice and it is still not back-- uggg-- I hate losing my voice. Anyway, no one in our family is 100% but hopefully in a few days we will be.

Anyway, cute pics-- love your "creativity!"

Christy :)

Lisa said...

You are too funny! You are such a beautiful woman...inside and out! But, I totally get the sicky momma feeling and would blot my face out too if i wasn't up to it! : )

Michelle R Photography said...

Hi Lisa,
Sorry to hear that you've been sick, but I'm glad you are feeling better!!

How funny you had to sit wit her. When's the last time you've sat on Santa's lap? Did you feel the need to tell him a few things on your wish list? :)

p.s. Love Sarah's rockin' boots!!

Robin said...

So glad you are feeling better. We were also in a Santa line and could not take pictures. It made me turn into a Grinch and we just talked with Sants because I refused to pay the huge cost for one package. This was a mall out of town. Anyway it didn't take me long to get back into the Christmas spirit after that!!!

I LOVE the ornament. I need a few of those on some of my pictures!!


Pixel Fairy Princess said...

LOL! That last picture is one for the books! I love it :D Give her a year or two and she will be jumping all over that scary guy! We saw Santa last night for the 7th time this year - he has become her new best friend!
Ladybug hugs,

Shelly and Family said...

You are just too funny! When I saw the photo with an ornament covering your face...I lost it (as my family is looking at me cracking up laughing so early in the morning lol)! Hey, we mothers do what we have to do in order to help our children along!

So looking forward to our lunch on Thursday!

Amy said...


Now I know how to cover myself up in Matthew's picture with Santa.;) (Thanks for the idea!)

I'm sorry that you were sick, but I'm glad that you are up and about again.

Your little girl looks adorable sitting with the ornament and Scary Man.;)

Merry Christmas!

Briana's Mom said...

LOL! I have been waiting to see how the visit with Santa went! We got identical shots this year!! I almost asked for more shots too, but I could tell they were all ready for me and Briana to move on. I can't stop cracking up!

I love how creative you got with the ornament. :)

Sarah looked completely adorable though.

Hope you are feeling better!

Sherri said...

You are too funny. I'm sure you couldn't look that bad!!

Glad you are feeling better though!

Shell in your Pocket said...

How funny...what is with the Christmas ornament!!! You crack me up! He is the scary man!
-sandy toes

M,R,J1,J2 said...

I'm sorry you were sick. I had it the week before Thanksgiving. It bites!
They went all out and decorated the mall and then "No picture taking allowed"? Where's your Christmas spirit "elve"?
I like your new look, but I bet, despite getting over the flu, you still looked great!

Lucy said...

Could it be that bad? ! :) I totally know that feeling though esp. after being sick. Bummer you had the flu, glad you are feeling better! I won't even attempt taking Magnolia to see the scary man, I don't think she would sit next to him either! I certainly love Sarah's outfit, she looks darling!

Kam said...

Thank you for a much needed Monday laugh! An ornament on your face...brilliant! No worries. We've all had those days where we look like we've been in bed for three days with the flu! I think you rock for sitting there with her. I've had to do that too...but not as bad since it was my dad! ha!
And her pics are super stinkin' cute! Love her outfit. That girl, she's got some serious style!
Hope you're feeling better!

Sharon said...

My oh my you are looking wonderful! I would never have guessed you had been sick! LOL

Special K said...

Oh now that's funny. Kind of like the witness protection program. For elves or something. LOL!

Feel better soon.

CC said...

I hate that you can't take your own pics. So much that I won't even patronize those mall Santas. Bleh!

And love the ornament!! Go Picnik ( you are my best friend for getting me to actually use the program!)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You crack me up!! I am sure you looked adorable no matter how sick you had been. And of course helping Sarah with the Scary Man was more important!

Dawn said...

I love how Sarah is just checking him sorry you were sick...what we wont do for a Santa photo.huh??

Belinda said...

Lisa, You are too funny! I bet you looked great.. but I have to give it to you, that was creative! Sarah looked adorable in her red and black outfit and her sassy boots!

Bridget said...

Sorry you were sick - but love the picture of you on Santa's lap - too funny!!! Lucy thinks everything is scary so not sure what she will think of big Santa - we will see next week! Glad Sarah had fun - she looks adorable - LOVE her outfit!! Hope you're feeling better!

Christy said...

Hay Lisa,

You commented on my blog that 1972 was your birth year just like my hubby-- it is my birth year as well. My birthday is March 6, 1972 and hubby is April 4, 1972-- so I am the older woman by what-- 28 days?? Anyway, we graduated high school in 1990-- wow that sounds old. How about you??

Christy :)

paige said...

now those are some good looking boots!