First we had the base tree lighting ceremony. It turned into a mad rush to see Santa, who was escorted to the ceremony in a cop car. Hmm....
We chatted it up with our neighbors though, grabbed some hot chocolate, and skipped the longest line possible to see santa and headed home ;)
It was a surprisingly cold SoCal night so I'm glad we didn't stay out too late.
I was so excited when I found out they were having Santa come to the church's pancake breakfast! I wanted to get the twin's picture with santa but the tree lighting ceremony was out and I really didn't want to take them to a mall (and wait in line for hours with 2 little babies during flu season). I knew the church crowd would be a little more controlled and a better environment for them. Plus we were going to church anyway and to the pancake breakfast so it didn't mean any extra work to get the kids dressed and loaded up and take them to the mall 30 minutes away.
I was so excited to see that there was a relatively small crowd for Santa (we hardly had to wait 5 minutes) and the twins were the hit of the entire pancake breakfast/crafts bazarre/meeting santa event going on at the church.
If I had a nickle for every time someone told me Amelia looks like a doll, I'd be a millionaire.
Everyone was talking to them, they were laughing and smiling and putting on a show the entire time. What goobers ;)
And santa was a very nice santa actually. He talked to them a bit and held them. They smiled a bit but I couldn't get it on camera. They just liked his fuzzy jacket and wanted to take a nap with him I think ;)
My little sweeties :) Santa didn't have to ask me what I want for Christmas, I already got the best present ever this year ;)