This year we saw the Santa at Willow Bend again. He is so nice to the kids and very authentic looking! :) We got there about 10 minutes before they opened and were third in line so there was almost no wait! This is key for my kids. They had a very nice Narnia display throughout the waiting line, but since our kids are a little too young to appreciate it we just by passed it altogether. We didn't get very good smiles from them, but there were no tears so I consider it a success!
Eli waiting patiently. :)
Jillian waiting patiently.
Smiling at Daddy!
Eli talking to Mrs. Clause. She was super nice and did a great job keeping the kids minds off the short wait.
The official picture.
This picture isn't very good because I snapped it very quickly. I don't think you are supposed to take your own pictures of Santa. But Eli was having such a sweet conversation with him I really wanted to capture the moment, even if the moment is blurry. :) This is the little booklet Santa gave him. He told Santa he wanted tools, but it sounded more like "toos." So cute!
Chillin in the stroller before leaving the mall.