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Over the weekend we visited Santa with lots of friends.

…and Caroline apparently found out she is on the naughty list. Ha! Last year she was a bit skeptical of the jolly bearded man and this year she was just pouty. But Thomas was a fan!

A huge thanks to my friend April for setting up this VIP Santa visit at BLACKLION
in Pineville! You may remember last year she took Camille all over Charlotte in search of the perfect Santa and when she found him at BLACKLION she let me in on the secret and also told me to bring some mama friends along too! Everyone had so
much fun! Most of the kiddos met Santa for the first time and were
definitely spoiled by the best Santa experience ever. Upon arrival we were greeted by singing bears right outside of Santa’s
Workshop. Caroline was so fascinated.

 After the bear concert was over we could hear some jingle bells starting to ring! When we looked up all of the kids were so excited to see Santa and his crew approaching the workshop. 

Not sure if it was Santa that had Caroline on high alert or the Gingerbread Man or Frosty the Snowman. Regardless, they made one heck of an entrance singing, dancing and ringing the bells. And I cannot say enough great things about this Santa! He was jolly, sweet and had the best time meeting our littles. It was like he really came straight from the North Pole. Oh, and he has a ponytail which makes him extra cool.

After Santa introduced himself to all the little ones he welcomed us to his workshop where there were so many fun displays — Santa’s mailbox, tons of wrapped gifts, reindeer, elves, etc. It was sensory overload for all the minis and they were running around having a blast!

 A few of our friends visiting with Santa…

 Clearly I was unprepared to get in the Santa photo buuut my girlfriends and Santa insisted so what the heck. Pretend I’m wearing makeup and my hair is washed.

 One more of the kiddos that BLACKLION sent us!

What a wonderful Santa visit — no lines, no germy and tired Santa and a room full of our friends! Thanks again, April! 


Mamas in the Charlotte area, we visited the BLACKLION in Pineville! Santa will be here the next few Saturdays from 1-4 pm. Make sure to stop by with the kiddos! You don’t want to miss this!



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Stephanie Chalk

Thursday 17th of December 2015

Absolutely precious, what sweet memories! Xo, Stephanie

Caley-Jade Rosenberg

Friday 11th of December 2015

Haha, Caroline's face is priceless!!! x

Jillian Manesh

Wednesday 9th of December 2015

aww they are so cute! i love caroline's dress! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey

Tuesday 8th of December 2015

What an awesome & amazing set up! I LOVE the first picture of Caroline pouting & Thomas hamming it up with Santa! Definitely a framer!! Sounds like such a great time!! We're going to see Santa this weekend... crossing my fingers for a good visit!!

Sara Elizabeth

Tuesday 8th of December 2015

Thomas looks like he's philosophizing while Caroline's pouting. Love. It. I definitely cracked up at these pictures... Totally the best!!