Tonight we ventured to a local outdoor shopping area for the annual tree lighting, dinner and Santa. It was so cold but we stayed long enough to hear the carolers, see the tree lit up and then went to dinner. Once our tummy's were fool we went back out to the bookstore. Mommy and Daddy had to bribe the kids with books as we always forget to bring cash to these functions. They had crafts and face painting but it was all for cash and we only had plastic but the bribery worked and the kids were happy with books. After we got warm and Mommy had her hot coffee we ventured back out in the Arctic air to stand in line for Santa. The kids had so much fun and it was so neat to see Reese. She has a cold but as soon as she sat on Santa's lap, her face lit up. This is a totally different response than last years screaming. Have I told you how much I love the Christmas season...minus it being this cold. I forgot my camera but Mike captured Santa on his iPhone.
Gavin thinking hard about what he wants for Christmas?
Zach telling Santa he wants a hamster...thank goodness Santa cannot bring hamsters to Virginia.
Reese elated to be able to tell Santa "I want a baby"