The day after Thanksgiving, we took Sawyer downtown Roanoke to visit Santa. This Santa is one that I even went to, so it was really special for me to be able to take my own little boy to see him. This Santa is awesome because he sings with the kids, tells them stories about the North Pole, and introduces them to the reindeer before he goes and takes a picture with everyone. I love it and it makes Christmas and seeing Santa so much fun.
Santa has stuffed animals all around for the kids to play with while they listen. Sawyer, however, immediately ran into the pile of stuffed animals and continued to lounge all over them. It was hilarious.
Santa comes in and sings songs and tells stories with the kids for 30 minutes before taking pictures. Such a good idea and a great way for Sawyer to learn more about Santa, the elves, the North Pole and the reindeer.
Sawyer was really good for the most part, but after about 10 minutes of Santa's stories, he was done. Thankfully, my Mom was there to keep him occupied and engaged. We did have to take a little break though and wait for Santa to finish since Sawyer just wasn't keeping still.
When Sawyer finally got his picture with the big guy, he was as cool as a cucumber. Just sat, posed, and that was it. I can't wait for next year when he knows more about him and maybe even recognizes him when we go to visit. :)
*For those of you in Roanoke, it was the Santa at the Science Museum downtown. He was top-notch and I highly recommend him if you have little ones.