We saw santa today!
it was wonderful not having to wait in line even though it’s already mid December, this may be because we got to Santa’s Land at opening and we went quite a ways away from home. This is our 2nd year doing so, we just happened upon it last year while doing some Christmas shopping at the Woodburn Company Stores and decided to get photos done as there was no one waiting and the boys were dressed nicely. I love the little house and the whole set up and decorations with the tree and presents and the sweetest (w/real beard) Santa.
Today happened to be a very eventful day for this little Santa Land in that their camera was not working and they were expecting a replacement by 12:30 but until then they allowed people to take their own photos with Santa. It could not have worked out better for us, I had planned on purchasing the least expensive package and asking to be allowed to take some of my own photos. Since we were amongst the only people there we really got a lot of time with Santa, he had one on one time with each of the boys and then some time with them together.
It was so sweet to see Luke just be in absolute awe of Santa, he could not stop gaping at him. I’m surprised I got even one photo of him looking straight forward. Then when it was Seth’s turn in Santa’s lap I was very impressed with how he has matured over last year, to see him interact with Santa in a way he hasn’t so far was pretty cool. He was able to answer questions and ask some of his own. I especially liked how Santa asked Seth if he was going to be a good boy and help his mommy, and Seth was ready to answer him with a big nod of his head and the biggest grin on his face. That grin only got wider when Santa asked Seth if he could give him a little something… Both Seth and Luke shared the candy cane Santa gave them on our way around the shopping center.
I will always cherish these FIRSTS in my little ones lives.
all in all a wonderful time was had, only thing that would have made it even better was having Chris join us, but maybe next year.
Happy Holidays to all,