Sunday, December 14, 2008

Santa and Snow, Hold the Vodka

One of our favorite things to do at Christmas is to watch the boat parade down at place called Channelside. Several years ago, there wasn't much to do in downtown Tampa especially for families. Thankfully some developers invested money into turning our cruise port into a destination. There are restaurants, clubs, shops and a movie theatre built around a courtyard where they hold events. During the holidays, they have Florida snow (foam) falling from the sky (shooting out from the palm trees)and Santa. We have a lot of fun taking the kids down there to let them watch the lit up decorated boats,dance, drink hot cocoa and visit Santa.

Last night, Mister and Ma'am were cutting a rug on the dance floor and drawing such a crowd that the Santa photographer left his post to take pictures of them. The elf had to keep coming over to grab him back to take his Santa pictures. And then during a dancing break, before I could grab her, Ma'am grabbed my drink to quench her thirst. Unfortunately for her, what she thought was chocolate milk, was the last sip of my Kaluha and cream. In slow motion as I'm reaching for her; I see the sip, the frown, and then the look of disgust at the cup. And then I hear, "Mommy, your milk is yucky!". I guess I should be happy that she didn't think it was delicious! And that it was only Kaluha and cream with no vodka. A nice shot of vodka in my 4 year old would have really made me feel like mother of the year!


Preppy 101 said...

Awwww. How cute!! What a fun night and great memories for your kiddies - and you :)

Scarlet O'Kara said...

I love these photos! Haven't been down to Channelside for Christmas...but we did visit Christmas Lane last night.

And thanks for the comment about the Birthday Party. It made me giggle. You and I might have to start the Mommy Mafia!

Jennifer said...