The week before Thanksgiving, I learned from one of my online MoM (mother of multiples) friends that the Bass Pro Shops at Patriot Place had a nice Santa set-up. We had never been over there so we decided to check it out. Plus, we had heard that the store itself was a sight seeing adventure for little ones.
Emily showing off her new hairstyle before we left the house. This one is called "like the girl in the American Girl catalog."
Instead of having one long, out of control line, the store was handing out time passes. So you would line up at the time indicated on your pass. We arrived at the store a bit past two in the afternoon to discover that the earliest time for passes was 4:30. As Rich asked the woman with the passes about the time, she handed him a pass and said, "It's your lucky day. Someone just turned in this pass for 2:30." Thankyouvermuch. Especially since we didn't actually see Santa until 3:00.
Emmy and Daddy, who was perfecting the art of napping while standing.
Can I get a picture of the three of you in front of these trees? Okay... over here. No, can you stand... Can you turn... Can you look... Oh, just forget it!
As predicted, the girls wanted nothing to do with Santa.
I just love my antlers. (The picture was a freebie.)
If I step into the girls' minds, I can understand why the whole Santa thing is a little scary. Here's this old guy asking you if you like dollies and if you've been nice. And then he's going to come into your house while you're sleeping. It's a little bit creepy.
The girls were not impressed with the Bass Pro Shops. Maybe if they were boys, they would have liked it. All they wanted to do was eat so we left and found an ice cream place.
And then we checked out Old Navy, where the girls scored holiday Hello Kitty tees. It was a busy afternoon and yet, the girls didn't want to go home. They kept asking us if we could do something else.
A few days after meeting Santa, the girls and Rich were having a conversation about Santa and telling him what they want for Christmas. Allie said, "Maybe we could go see a different Santa. One that is nicer and doesn't wear glasses."