This morning I awoke to Alexander climbing into bed with me, climbing over me to get next to the window, and then announcing, "Mommy, I see snowflakes in the sky!" Indeed, a beautiful snow was falling. It set the mood perfectly for our visit to see Santa. We had a great visit with Santa last year through the county's recreation program, so we decided to go with the same thing this year. The snow may have kept some people away; it was not crowded at all! There were never more than 4 or 5 families waiting in line to see Santa, and usually it was less. So, we got right in to see Santa and Mrs. Claus. Alexander was just slightly shy this year, but hopped up on Santa's lap pretty quickly and started joking around with him. Jack was more nervous, but managed to sit fairly peacefully on Santa's lap for a few minutes. He never quite managed a smile, but it was an improvement over last year's total meltdown! We didn't really get any card-worthy shots of the kids with Santa, but we did have a great time chatting with him, making Christmas crafts, eating snacks, and playing games. The boys especially enjoyed the reindeer sack race. I saw Mrs. Claus taking notes about what all the kids want for Christmas, so hopefully the boys are pleased with Santa's selections this year! ;) Also, children of the future, beware. Justin announced today that he would love for he and I to play Santa and Mrs. Claus in 40 years. Actually, I think that would be pretty darn fun!