I prefer to visit our favorite Santa who just happens to be at an Orlando mall, which means about four hours of travel time there and back again. Then the wait is almost always a solid three hours. That's a daunting chunk of time with a newborn, and we weren't sure if he would even make it to Santa's lap when the time came. But, he did and the picture is worth every minute of going up and down escalators with Aria!
Aria was so excited to go see Santa and tell him that she wanted baby doll clothes for Christmas. And, when she saw he was handing out little bear hand puppets her excitement increased tenfold. It may have blown her mind that she got to take two, one for her and one for Lincoln. I'm so glad we actually made it for a Santa visit this year, I was beginning to lose hope. But, it always feels like Christmas is officially on it's way after sitting on Santa's lap!