Yup, it’s that time of year again when we get our caricature done and see how we change in comic book look. Every year the hospital Tom works for does wonderful things for the employees and their families for Christmas. We are blessed to be a part of this organization! Each year they rent out a ballroom at a big hotel and provide a fun day for all of us. They have magic shows, face painting, crafts, Waldenbooks, lunch, Santa. . .and of course, the caricatures. Each year this is such a highlight for us; it will be sad when the kids are bigger and they are no longer interested in going.
So here is the caricature this year. The funny thing is, that from our first time of attendance we get the SAME artist. Everyone stands in a big line and there are 15 or 20 artists working away. Whichever artist happens to come open when it is your turn is who you get – and lo and behold, it’s always the SAME! We’ve decided this is no longer a coincidence. This lady is so sweet and loves the Lord. She remembers us and we strike up our conversation from the previous year as she draws. It’s also interesting to see the kids age in each year’s drawing. Sometime I will have to get them all out and look at the progression.
Santa is also there each year. The kids sit on his lap and tell them what they want and they take a polaroid of the moment. This year I was desperately trying to get all three to look at the camera so I was waving my arms wildly and sticking out my tongue. They finally all looked at this crazy lady making a fool out of herself (we Mom’s do what me must for the sake of the photo!) and right when they snapped the picture, Evely stuck her tongue back at me! This will be a funny memory.
My other pics didn’t turn out so well, but here is one of Tom and all the kids in front of the door going into the event.
More festivities to come. . .