We aren’t a family that visits Santa every year. After standing in line for a half hour to have Jacob cry like crazy, I haven’t put a lot of emphasis on it. If they asked or it was convenient we would do so, otherwise not.
Well this year (and last for that matter), Santa visited the daycare during the Christmas Party. I wasn’t sure how it was going to go last year because Townes was 2 and had never seen Santa before but he did well. I credit his sister for that. He followed her lead and she was excited so he was calm. They even managed to get just him at the end.
Santa visit in 2014
Yes, it was about as much fun as it looked. I broke a sweat trying to keep Townes contained. Fortunately the trauma he experienced quickly faded once he got a candy cane. 😉
This year, Townes renamed our Elf, Elfie. He reappeared the weekend after Thanksgiving. He was a little more creative (aka mischievous) than before. I guess he is feeling more comfortable in his third year with us. Lily was the one most interested in finding him and she loved when it was a challenge to locate him. Here are a few Elf ideas.
Townes’ favorite day was when Elfie took a marshmallow bath and for Lily it was when he found a girlfriend.