twelve dates of christmas / a visit to santa claus

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on one of our family dates for christmas, we visited santa claus at the plaza hotel.  he was one of the sweetest santa’s i’ve ever met, and i have to tell you, eleanor was completely smitten. she gets it this year. she even asked him all on her own what his favorite cookies are (he likes chocolate chip cookies in case you’re wondering if you’re trying to score some points with santa this year) and she has reminded me several times since that we need to start making santa’s chocolate chip cookies!

eleanor asked santa for a doctor tools kit (something she has been talking about for over a month now!) samson didn’t ask santa for anything or want anything to do with him really (a change from last year, that’s for sure) but he did walk up and high five him right before we left. it was almost like he was saying, “hey, i’m leaving now. but don’t forget about me.”

i’m really looking forward to wednesday. merry christmas you guys!

withsanta2 ps. these photos were taken by santa’s elves with their camera. my coat is by lauren moffatt (sample sale score!), eleanor’s shirt is from a small boutique in our neighborhood and her boots are hunter boots.  samson’s shirt is from zara. :)

  1. carli

    What a gorgeous Christmas picture of your sweet family! Santa at the Plaza? What a beautiful New York moment! Merry Christmas Davis family :)

  2. Court

    You have the best coat collection! Thanks for filling us in on what santa’s favorite cookies are ;)

  3. Absolutely beautiful, I love your family!!!


  4. Bianca

    So cute! Where do you get Eleanor’s sweaters from?

  5. Janis

    Love the family shot :) Samson looks undecided on Santa’s lap, lol :)

  6. Eleanor is stinking cute on these pictures, I’m not getting over it!!

  7. well isn’t this the cutest!

  8. Emma

    Oh what lovely pictures! So precious. When I saw Eleanor on the top photo, I immediately thought how much she looks like you! I remember you posting a couple of photos of you as a child and wow, she’s really your double on those pics!

  9. Oh this seems so wonderful! It sounds like E was loving it! Lovely pictures, and that high five has me laughing outloud. You children have such lovely character!

    xo, Juliette Laura

  10. Maureen

    I LOVE that you all sat on his lap! Well done.

  11. Happy Christmas to you and your cute family !!!

  12. Randi

    My little girl got a doctor kit on her last birthday (nearly a year ago) and STILL plays with it every day! Great choice, Eleanor!

  13. This just makes me so happy! It’s been my dream to go to The Plaza at Christmastime… I blame Eloise. I hope you have an absolutely wonderful Christmas!

    Je M’appelle Molly

    xo Molly

  14. Mariana

    That is the most perfect familiy phot that I’ve seen… no one crying and everybody happy… what are you guys made of? hahahaha

  15. tRiSh

    such sweet pictures, merry Christmas to you and your family!

  16. Stephanie

    Lovely pictures! Have a Sweet Christmas.

    ps: where are your SHOES from? ;)

  17. I’m so glad that Eleanor is finally happy to meet Santa!

  18. hayley

    Merry Christmas to your family. Gorgeous pics and I hope you hug your kids extra tight this time of year. Xo

  19. SUZIE

    Merry Christmas ! I love reading your blog !

  20. Jona

    the look on her face- priceless! Merry Christmas!

  21. Aw, what a perfect Santa. What a lovely family photograph. Happy holidays to you all…

  22. Ha, I think this is one of the first Santa pictures I’ve seen where the kids aren’t wailing and shrieking and trying to get away from the old man, and where the whole family looks pretty picture perfect! Go Davis family!

  23. Amelia

    oh that Eleanor! what a sweetheart. I’m sure Santa will love his chocolate chip cookies (:

  24. Cintya

    These pictures came out great! Wishing you and your little family a lovely holiday.

  25. flor

    please do a tutorial on your love-a-ly hair!

  26. Gia

    Eleanor has come a long way, well done!
    And Samson looks cute as usual
    Merry Christmas Davis family

  27. Bea

    These photos are great!
    Merry Christmas to you, Devis family!!!

  28. Taylor

    So sweet! I seriously can’t get over how much I love that blonde hair on you! I wish I could pull it off.


  29. Kaylee

    Beautiful! What a sweet Santa & so exciting for your littles to get into this year!

  30. the littles did such a great job! photos to cherish for a lifetime.

  31. cheyenne

    so cute!
    xo, cheyenne

  32. Meike

    Oh dear, what happened to your hair?

  33. Caitlin

    when i (if i) have children, i hope we get a christmas picture half as perfect as yours! also, your makeup and hair…PERFECT.

  34. I think a family photo with Santa would make a great Christmas Card next year. Thanks for the idea. Also, I am naturally a brunette but have my hair died almost platinum blonde and it never ceases to amaze me how strong people’s opinions are on the matter! (Even at the dry cleaners). My husband of course prefers the blonde…
    I personally think you look absolutely fabulous either way, very rock star!