The mall Santa is one of those ridiculous things that you just kind of have to do every year. (I guess I feel the same way about Beaujolais Nouveau at Thanksgiving, LOL). But yeah, the boys were super excited about going to see Santa, and how can you possibly resist two cute little guys like that? Jake was all about Santa this year. He ran right up, chattered away about what he would like (arts & crafts being his first request, with Legos and Transformers coming up close). Noah thought Santa was great until we got near him. That’s when the screaming began. I just think it’s mean to make a screaming child go and sit on Santa’s lap for the sake of a photo (Sorry! I know some people think it’s funny, but it kind of breaks my heart). So Noah hung back with us while Jake chattered on. Santa then gave Jake crayons and a little activity book, and one for Noah as well. As soon as Noah saw the crayons, he suddenly lost all fear and ran right over. He even climbed up on Santa’s lap and talked a little and smiled for a photo! Craziness! And then that’s all he could talk about for the rest of the afternoon.