June’s inaugural Santa photos

by Jessie K on December 17, 2011

The most wonderful thing about Santa photos in a small town:  No lines.  NO LINES.  I can’t overstate how glorious this is.  June and I showed up, literally threw our coats on the floor (no worry about them getting ripped off here) and marched right up to the front of the line, meaning there was no line.

June wasn’t quite sure what to make of this large red and white bearded creature with gloved hands.  But she obliged her mommy by trying to be a good sport. (Please note her holiday finery.)

The morning was not without incident.  Santa’s elves couldn’t get the printer to work, so unless you brought your own camera, you were kind of out of luck.  This would be the flip-side to no lines in a small town.

The longer June was forced to sit on Santa’s lap, the more her chin began to assert itself.  A protruding chin on this child  means, “I no like this.”

Here, the chin attempts to crush Santa by mind control.

Wait, is that a smile?

The Christmas spirt is alive and well in this child.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Deirdre December 17, 2011 at 11:52 am


Having just cried my eyes out over a dog video, I loved June’s assertive chin. Thanks for balancing out my morning.

Jessie K December 17, 2011 at 1:13 pm


Sounds like you need to listen to this old country song my neighbor introduced me to: “Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine” by Tom T. Hall. I defy you to watch the dog video again while listening!

Deb December 17, 2011 at 12:19 pm


Sweet stuff!!!

Paula S. December 17, 2011 at 12:54 pm


See, you got some nice shots, with absolutely no crying. It’s obvious that she is looking to you for reassurance in some of them, but is not really afraid. Congratulations! Her trust in you is solid.
(I’ve never understood why some kids cry about Santa. My parents had told me was kind and loved children and brought gifts. I knew they didn’t lie. What was not to like, for Pete’s sake?)

Kathryn December 17, 2011 at 2:05 pm


Santa is like clowns, you either lov’em or hate ’em.

Bob F. December 17, 2011 at 2:12 pm


The smile of a young child – is there a better gift?

Shelby - Fresh Eggs Farm December 17, 2011 at 2:14 pm


Awesome! Great job June (and Mommy) – love the chin and the no tears. Daddy is going to love to see these :-)

Mom December 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm


Hey Jessie,
What cute, cute pictures of my absolute favorite grandchild (my only grandchild for those of you that might read this) of her first visit with Santa! And a believable Santa at that! He so looks the part.
Wish you were both closer this holiday season!

Jessie K December 17, 2011 at 4:11 pm


So do we, Mom, so do we!

Janelle December 17, 2011 at 3:37 pm


Precious photos. Keepsakes forever. Congrats on the no tears.

Karen S. December 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm


They did eventually resolve the printer issue… by buying a new printer. Really. We waited around for ours, so I hope you’ll get your copies by mail or email or something. It was great to get to be a part of June’s first Santa experience. She was a trooper, no nap and all. Love that defiant chin!

ThomG December 17, 2011 at 10:22 pm


Ah…What a Wonderful Life…

Ginny December 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm


He was invading her “personal space” . when he backed off, she got happy.

great shots! finery is wonderful. beautiful blue eyes to match the beautiful blue dress.

penny December 18, 2011 at 8:54 pm


Where did the dress come from? It is beautiful. Beautiful little wearing it too. Thanks for sharing with us.

Jessie K December 19, 2011 at 9:45 am


Like most of June’s clothes, the dress is a hand-me-down from her stylish cousin Madison.

sarah saffran December 18, 2011 at 9:42 pm


Love that last shot, magical..

Suz December 19, 2011 at 10:40 pm


The dimples! The gap-toothed smile! The wispy fly-away baby hair!! The cuteness is too much!

Jeannie Scott Mickelson December 21, 2011 at 1:43 am


LOVE that chin! She is adorable! Thank you for sharing. I hope you and June have a wonderful Christmas. :)

Shannon December 22, 2011 at 2:01 pm


OMG I was just falling off my chair laughing at the Santa-crushing chin photo – she is too cute!!!!!!!!!

maria December 25, 2011 at 2:38 pm


Jessie! Glad you got to take her to see “fake” Santa!! Love the signature June expression–the look away in the first shot and the double chin action!!! She is such a character!!! LOVE THE PHOTOS!!

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