merry christmas!

…wishing your christmas weekend goes much better
than the 5 seconds eleanor endured with santa claus last week!
merry christmas!!!
  1. Oh no! But she still looks darn cute while crying over Santa.

  2. so precious! what a great Santa, i almost believe he has a sleigh awaiting him. Merry Christmas xx

  3. magnolia

    so so precious! typical santa-baby-face, hahaha!

  4. bailey

    I think this might be the first photo ever of her crying! (that you've shared!) Haha, poor little girl, just wanted her mama. Santa is kind of a freaky thing when you think about it!! :)

  5. Erin

    awwww!! Well, at least we all know now that Eleanor does in fact have the ability to cry!! She's such a precious baby & that is such a great Santa!

    Creating & Teaching

  6. what a great santa!! where did u find him?

  7. bahaha!! Poor baby girl!

  8. merry baby's first christmas! these photos are treasures! so good. (i know she bounced back! :)

  9. Jordan

    oh my goodness! so adorable!

  10. kathi.

    she's so sweet! *-*

  11. Melissa

    Poor thing! :( My neice is around the same age and had pretty much identical photos. Santa Clause is a scary scary man.

  12. Hahaha, that's so funny. He's a scary old dude ;-).

  13. too cute and funny!

  14. Miss K

    This made me laugh out loud!

    Even the world's most photogenic child is not immune to Santa's scariness.

  15. Aw – every child needs a photo like this, though…

  16. So cute. We were lucky this year because Matthew was in the 'mesmerized by santa' phase. Probably because it was all new to him. Can't wait to see how he reacts next year (when he's a little older too).

  17. Shannon

    Aw…I think everyone has at least one crying Santa picture. She looks adorable, though.

  18. jamie

    hahaha! those santas were my biggest fear as a child!

  19. haha aww more eleanor. it's ok i think every child should have a last one picture of them screaming on santas lap

  20. She could not be cuter

  21. Ashley

    Aww… the first picture we have seen without that lovely little smile! She still looks just as cute though. Merry Christmas to your family as well!! =)

  22. That is hysterical!

  23. melanie

    I love the crying sad Santa pictures! I have yet to have one with my 13 month old…she is such a ham! Merry Christmas!

  24. Katz NYC

    Aww poor baby. But I can feel her, santa's are pretty darn scary. If not the santa himself then it's the elf or two that really creep one of our niece's and nephews out. Every time we go see the Santa at Macy's Herald Square… Happy Holidays!

  25. e_e_west

    This so funny and cute! My daughter has done the same thing for the past three years – and now that she is three REFUSES to sit on Santa's lap! What a hilarious memory!

  26. this is classic. Much better than the santa smiley pictures in my opinion.

  27. So cute and best of all, she will LOVE looking at those when she's older! Happy Holidays :)

  28. that's one good looking Santa! It's hard to find the one's that look authentic these days.

  29. hahaha! but she's even adorable when she is crying, love these!

  30. Jessica




    that is the cutest thing i've ever seen

    she did NOT like Santa Claus. Poor baby! haha that is adorable.

    Merry Christmas Naomi and Family! :)

  31. Jackie

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  32. Jackie

    ABC Carpet Santa, we know him well!

  33. Milly.

    This is adorable. I've shared your blog with my mum so many times now that she's got it in her own bookmarks! happy christmas, and congratulations on the upcoming family addition! :) x

  34. Emily

    She is seriously THE cutest baby ever, even when not so happy on Santa's lap!

  35. santa is probably so used to screaming babies. poor santa. or rather, poor eleanor (i've never seen her looking less than blissfully happy!).

  36. skaggs

    She's even cute when she cries! Why is it that most babies fear Santa?

  37. Ash

    poor thing- i've never seen pics of her crying, so i do find this completely adorable.. even though she is terrified (; happy christmas to you and your family!

  38. Alyssa

    In my opinion this is a lot funnier and makes for a way better story. :] And she still looks cute!

    Shop Preloved

  39. Thank you for giving me a much needed laugh this morning! I love how chic and visually appealing your blog is, but the fact that you don't take yourself too seriously really sets you apart from the rest.

  40. Chaucee

    This is hilarious :D I love when people post hilarious photos of their kids with Santa. Always does the trick.

  41. that is one legit santa!

  42. Kelsey

    She'll love these photos later on!

  43. Jillian

    My daughter is about 1.5 mos younger than Eleanor and I just skipped Santa this year to avoid a crying fit, which would have been inevitable. Maybe next year for us…

    I love the pics and Eleanor is adorable. Especially her poinsettia hair pin!

  44. haha I can't wait until she grows up and sees these photos. She's going to love them.

  45. I'm sorry that didn't work out, but there is always next year! I wish you and your family safe traveling and a Merry Christmas!

    One Month and Counting

  46. kwistin

    oh! so sad but so adorable! with a pretty legit santa, i might add.

    hope your Christmas is magical!

  47. oh so adorable! and love the subtle antiquey photo quality, what camera did you use?

  48. Kristin

    HAHAHAHA this is adorable…
    Im curious as to why babies are so scared of Santa..

  49. lacey

    oh no! haha she's still adorable even while crying her eyes out! and what a great santa! merry Christmas!!

  50. I think I almost like crying babies with Santa better than smiling babies with Santa! She still looks totally cutesy! Merry Christmas to you all!

  51. Wunderschöne Bilder… so nen Weihnachtsmann sollte es bei uns auch mal geben.. wie aus den alten Büchern..
    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland Bayern :) und Frohe Weihnachten und einen Guten Rutsch

  52. Ashley

    That is a very convincing Santa! Merry Christmas!

  53. Kendra

    oh, poor girl! :)

  54. Annie

    Haha! Awwwwe still precious. Look at her little outfit! I think all children have a crying picture with either Santa or the Easter Bunny.

  55. Oh my goodness, way too cute!!

  56. Sonja

    haha! Yesss!!! THis is amazing!
    I'm sure it wasn't amazing at the time, but it makes for such an adorably funny photo.
    She;ll learn to love him :o)

  57. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!! that is sooooo funny! (santy clause still looks jolly though)

  58. Dani

    OHHHH! I love crying Santa pics! I'm kind of jelous of this!!! I just blogged about this at my blog! haha!!

    Merry Christmas!

  59. what a great memory to have. merry christmas!!

  60. I have a picture of my nephew on Santa's knee, making exactly the same face :)

  61. Bridget

    i think this is the first sad eleanor picture i've ever seen! but goodness, she's so darn cute even while crying.

    merry christmas naomi, josh, eleanor, baby #2 and kingsley!!

  62. hahha, aw, even in a crying state she is still adorable! and that santa clause looks just too perfect!
    xo TJ

  63. awe! those pictures always end up being the cutest ones anyway! she is sooooo adorable! merry christmas!

  64. Lauren

    I think that's the first time I've seen E upset!

  65. toytulip

    That is sooo cute!!! :D Merry Christmas!

  66. Your life is like a movie , isn't it ?
    it's so awesome ! :-)
    you & your doughter are so beautiful :')

    xo , michelle ♥

  67. Sam

    HAHA my mom has a Christmas ornament that is a picture of me about that age doing that EXACT same thing! I was always terrified of Santa… maybe I knew he wasn't the real one. :) It's my favorite ornament now lol. Merry Christmas!

  68. But she is still so cute. And what a perfect Santa!!!

  69. aww!She is so precious!

  70. Laura

    merry christmas! poor eleanor!

  71. Jess

    I hope you hang that up proudly. Those pictures made me laugh and smile. So cute.

  72. Lisa

    She cries! I know blogs only show snapshots of life, but I really thought she might be the cheeriest baby I've ever seen! What is it about Santa that freaks us out as babies?? Atleast you got that first Santa shot for the record books :). Merry Christmas!

  73. little Eleanor is getting cuter and cuter by the day. Happy Christmas to your family!

  74. Aww…Eleanor is sooo….cute
    Lovin' her sweater and flower clip

  75. Sarah

    Merry Christmas and a happy new year! God bless you! xoxo ♥

  76. i know that santa! his name is tom and he lives in staten island.

    his son john is one of my best friends in nashville.

    how about that for a small world?!

  77. db artsy

    Sorry, but that is hilarious! Love how the Santa is totally posing, obviously used to screaming babies. Sigh… It will get better but these are the poses to share forever. :)
    Have a wonderful Christmas.

  78. Erin

    Where was this taken? This looks like one fancy Santa.

  79. hahahahahahaha ;)

  80. t.

    bahaha! that is hilarious!

  81. Darcie

    Oh no! She usually looks so happy, I am surprised she didn't enjoy getting her picture taken with Santa. Well, there's always next year…