When we arrived, they seated us with a Christmas ornament craft. It was a Christmas tree with sticker ornaments. Then we went up to tell Santa what we want for Christmas. MG drew a picture for him, which I thought was so sweet. After that, there was a nice buffet dinner. The best part, though, was the dancing. A woman played the keyboard and sang Christmas songs - Santa even danced with the kids for one song. He must have been hot in that suit! It was a great time.
I clouded up because my Papa and my uncles used to take me to the Kiwanis Lunch with Santa, and I was about MG's age the last time I went with Papa. Being there with my own kids was a real "circle of life" moment, and it brought back that memory (one of the few authentic memories of him that I have - he died when I was 6) so clearly. I told one of the waitresses, as I choked up, that attending Dinner with Santa was one of the best things we ever did. She must have thought I was nuts!
Anyway, if you're local you'll know what LBC is (e-mail me if you don't), and if you have kids I HIGHLY recommend that you go next year. It was only $5 for kids and $13 for adults - what a deal! It's definitely going to be a Pretty Baby Family Tradition.
|Later, this boy gave his big candy cane to Claire. She's already a heartbreaker at age 3!|
|SO excited to dance with Santa!!|