Our first advent calendar activity was to visit Santa Claus. As an added bonus, the sky was filled with big, beautiful, fluffy white snowflakes on Saturday morning. It was the perfect backdrop to visit the jolly man from the North Pole.
We went to the same garden center we visited last year. It's awesome. No lines and no ridiculous fees. They accept donations to charity instead. Plus, the Santa is awesome.
Madeline is just starting to understand the concept of Santa Claus. She likes seeing him on TV...even in car commercials...and she pretends to talk to him on the phone.
On the way to visit him on Saturday, we practiced what he'd ask her, and what she should tell him. During our run-through, she told me she'd ask him for some people, a trumpet, and a saxophone. (She's her father's daughter.)
Once Maddie Bear saw the big guy in person, however, all that practicing went right out the window.
|Showing us Madeline's name written on his "nice" list.|
I love the similarities in Madeline's body language between this year's pictures and last year's. The only real difference is that she's bigger.