This year we got to visit not one but two Santa's! I hoped the first experience would help Parker "warm up" to the idea of sitting on Santa's lap but he wasn't too keen on the idea at all!
The army post where we live offered a "Cookies and Milk" afternoon story time with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Honey happened to finish up school early that day and was able to go along with us!
Parker was curious about Santa... from a distance.
Parker mostly enjoyed crawling around the big room.
And listening to the story Mrs. Claus told
Sitting on the big mans lap did not go over well at all!
He was very suspicious of that strange bearded man!
Parker did give Mrs. Claus a high-five
But didn't want to sit with her either!
He was mostly happy to crawl around and check out all the other children!
A week or so later we took Parker to visit Santa at Bass Pro Shop. We were fortunate enough to go on a weekday and have only one person in line in front of us! This worked well for us since we are operating around two nap times.
Parker did not throw a fit, but he wasn't please with us placing him in this stranger's lap! We still got a cute picture of our little one:
Per usual, Parker loved looking at the fish in the aquarium there and trying to catch one!
Despite the typical toddler fear of Santa, we had a great time visiting Santa with Parker! It is so hard to believe that next year we will have TWO little boys to put in Santa's lap!