Food Fashion and Flow: Holiday Snapshots   

Monday, December 23, 2013

Holiday Snapshots


 I really love this time of year. Ever since I have been a mom, the holidays have taken on  new meaning. I believe in the importance of family traditions and the new tradition I have started with my son is to attend the Breakfast With Santa event, which is a nice upscale brunch for children to enjoy lots of delicious food and spend time with Santa Claus. Some of you may remember that my son and and I attended last year and I blogged about the experience. The venue experienced triple the amount of visitors as a result of that blog post. You can read last years post about Breakfast With Santa here

This is a picture heavy post, so I hope you don't mind looking at lots of photos of me and my mini me in the midst of our holiday season.

We have other traditions like visiting Candy Cane Lane to see all of the homes decked out in holiday decorations and our Christmas Eve tradition of baking cookies and watching Christmas cartoons and movies. Did your parents have holiday traditions with you as a kid?

I didn't go with a traditional holiday look, but I still think my outfit was festive:-)

I love the way bright colors look against animal print. What colors do you like to pair with it?


My son is looking dapper in his suit:-)

This event is magical for children and it is important to never forget how much we loved this holiday when we were children. Kaden is so happy to see an elf:-) And she remembered us from last year. Awesome!

He is looking over in anticipation. 

starting to smile and he can't contain it

The biggest Kool Aid smile as Santa gets closer to our table

And he got a little nervous:-)

There was lots of delicious foods like these yummy waffles

Breakfast Potatoes

Fluffy Eggs

So much great food

As delicious as all of this food was, My little guy was more excited about Santa and his Elfs

Some of the hosts posing for my camera, LOL

Kaden is pointing to the Menorah and Christmas tree below

 This was my son's favorite part next to meeting Santa:-) We had a great time decorating cookies in Santa's Workshop

My son wanted to decorate our cookies with M&Ms
Here are the masterpieces


Enjoying a piece of bacon. It makes everything better, right?

Three generations of love. My mother joined us for our event

What a great time we all had!

Memories to last a lifetime


This is what our Christmas tree looks like in the light of day

This is our tree after dark

Since I am in a festive mood now, I was pretty excited to experience these red velvet pop tarts. I have to thank my blog buddy The Curvy Fashionista for turning me on to these red velvet pop tarts. Have you tried them?

These are quite delicious with coffee:-)

A smile that is priceless! What holiday traditions do you remember the most? Do you have special things you do with your children during the holiday season?

16 comments:

Law_Fal said...

So cute. Such wonderful memories he can cherish for a lifetime!

Emmylou said...

Thanks for sharing, LV:) Kaden is growing up so fast! I love his smile.

PS What a great picture of the two of you with your mom:)

Trinity Grace said...

Thanks for sharing, LV. Beautiful! Red velvet pop tarts? I haven't tried them. Are they in a regular grocery store or are they homemade? Merry Christmas!!!

Val said...

Such a wonderful post!!! I hope you and your family have a beautiful Christmas!!!!!!

LV said...

@Law Fal,
Thanks so much! I try very hard to create great memories for my son:-)

#EmmyLou
Thanks hun, yes Kaden is growing up so fast and right before my very eyes

@TrinityGrace,
I actually got these pop tarts at Target in the pop tart section. I am sure they probably have them in most grocery stores. They are limited edition for the holidays

@Val
Thanks Val and you too!

Joyful said...

You and your son are building some wonderful family traditions. It looks like you all had a fabulous time and mom too. Enjoy your Christmas together and may God richly bless you all in 2014.

Emily Tang said...

look like u have lots of fun over there!

Merry Christmas to u n ur family
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Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

I am showing these pics to my 4 years ols son and he is soooo jeaolous of your son!! Merry Xmas!

Mica T said...

What a lovely tradition to have!

The food looks great and I'm sure your son enjoyed it :)


Hope you have a merry Christmas!

Away From The Blue

Ticka said...

Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing your family holiday traditions with us!!

P.S. I love to pair animal print with denim :)

LV said...

@Joyful, @Emily Tang, @Francesca, @Mica T, @ Ticka,

Thank you ladies for allowing me to share a little of my traditions with you. We definitely had an amazing time! Merry Christmas to all of you!

@Francesca, awwww, LOL yes kids go crazy when it comes to Santa

Anne said...

Gorgeous photos...hope you have a lovely Christmas:)
~Anne

Malinina said...

Cute family)

yummychunklet said...

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Lisa said...

Awww, I love seeing all your photos from this special day. You're such a good mom to make these wonderful memories and spend quality time with your son.

Frannie Pantz said...

What a very cool tradition! I love love LOVE being a mom at Christmas. It makes it so much better for sure. Thanks so much for your help with the gift certificate thing. I don't know what the issue is, but I know that these things happen. I hope you had a WONDERFUL Christmas!

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