A mall here in town has a Caring Claus at the beginning of the season- they turned the music and lights down low, opened the mall two hours early, had a Santa and elves who could sign, and invited kids with special needs down to see Santa. We went with my Mom’s Night Out buddies. We got there early- and NO ONE was around! Santa spent a good 15 minutes with my kids (before they decided they were done.) It was pretty awesome. Of course, Addy was glued to me as if I were about to throw her out the window of an airplane, and Piper was intrigued, yet incredibly wary, so I got not ONE picture of them with Santa, but the experience was pretty awesome.
We hang around for a while to see if any of our other buddies showed up. The girls played in the decorations and got to run around a bit (which was nice after the 8am, hour long drive to get there.) It was all so cute- I was hoping to get The Christmas Card Picture while we were there.
I failed. Miserably.
The My Sister is Making Me Dance- Lord Help Me pose
Good thing they’re cute- even in the outtakes.