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Dinner With Santa: Better Than Breakfast

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I joined a club in town. Well, yesterday was the first time I actually attended one of the events. It was supposed to be a Breakfast with Santa. Or maybe it was brunch? Either way, I got locked out of the event because it was full. The only slot available was the 4-8 dinner and I took what I could get.

At first I was upset about the later time because traditionally these events happen at breakfast, but then I realized that if we did go to the breakfast, I would have had to been responsible for dinner. And for the same price I was getting steak instead of eggs. Call me crazy, but dinner sounded like the better deal.

Two couples that Bill and I know also attended which made the event a blast. Love these ladies and our kids get along GREAT. So everyone had a really good time.

PS – this wooden cookie set I got Natalie was a HIT. When we got home we played with it for a good hour. Then in the morning, when Natalie woke up, she started to serve us cookies in bed. LOL!

I gave Liam a Velcro Pirate Ship. You can move the pieces all around and he seemed to enjoy it. I left at 730 to go to Chicago, so I can’t say how much he’s touched it since last night. I thought it was a cute toy. I’m all about buying the kids toys that don’t need batteries. They spend so much time on the computer and with video games, that whenever I can, I purchase things that require imagination. You know, that thing we all used to play with when we were younger…

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. You guys look fantastic! 🙂

    I’m trying to do the same with the kids in our family – no gizmos and flashy lights and all that jazz. Pure imagination required.

  2. Everyone looks nice – I love your friend’s outfit on the right. Like Nat in her balloon hat.

  3. Tara Laverdiere : December 6, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Awww! What a lovely family you have! Your blog is great!
    Tara Laverdiere

  4. Nice photos, I LOVE your sparkly top!!

  5. no batteries….great idea!!!

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