Each year, we pay a visit to Jolly Ole Saint Nicholas. I know different people have different views of how the big red guy should be incorporated into their Christmas celebrations, and for us, that means we enjoy believing in the magic that Santa brings.
I'm not sure how long Mr. P will believe that Santa is "real," which is ok for me, because at 27, Santa still gets me giddy. Mr. P is quite inquisitive though and told me that he was for sure this wasn't the real Santa because real Santas don't drive cars.
However, Mr. Claus might have made a believer out of him by knowing his name and talking to him about his trip to the beach this past summer. After his conversation with Santa, P exclaimed, "How did he even know my real name?!" Magical.
This year, our Santa visit was a little different. Rather than braving the crowds at the mall, we went and painted pottery with Santa. Not only is pottery painting one of Perry's absolute favorite activities, but the set up was absolutely amazing. As children finished or needed a break, they were free to go visit Santa for as little or as long (or as many times) as they wanted. Santa had plenty of time to actually converse with each child and make the time so personal. It was very special.
Thanks Santa for helping to make our holiday season a little more magical.
the magic of the season
a patient and kind Santa
a masterpiece painted by Perry
a Grammie that remembered "The List"