First, we visited Santa....at Bass Pro Shop.
WHAT? The pic is FREE! I simply refuse to pay 23 bucks for the mall Santa pic, even if it IS better.
Off we went as an entire family to the ol' Bass Pro for a little Santa lovin and merry go round riding. It was a quick, yet successful trip.
I don't know about you, but there is just something so adorable about this whole pic. We went on like a Wednesday morning or something, so there was almost noone there, only a brief wait to see "the man".
Unfortunately, this Santa was "special". In the sense that he was A. Skinny and had a pillow in his "tummy". B. He was mute. No really, totally mute. When I went to put the kids on his lap, he had this look of sheer terror on his face. He literally did not say a word to the kids. WIERD! I told the kids to tell him what they wanted.
They told him.
Luckily, they didn't seem to be bothered by the skinny, mute, lame Santa.
Besides....there were Reindeer
And moose to ride.
Best addition to Bass Pro for Christmas this year....the free carousel! AWESOME! If I were a cooler Mom, we woulda gone back many more times for rides. But, the kids LOVED it. After a quick look at the fishies in the tank, perhaps a small purchase of fude, we were on our way out the door. Had to take Daddy to work.
All in all a successful trip to visit Santa.
Non-jolly old elves and happy kids,