Her first Santa this year was a warm-up run at the mall and she did really well. She sat on his lap and told him she wanted a "moose." I am not sure if she meant something else, or if she even knows what a moose is, but I hope she is not disappointed when Santa does not bring her one for Christmas. The mall people took a really cute photo, but I didn't want to pay $25 for it.
Her second Santa was at Riverwoods. This is the same Santa we saw last year and he is a little strange, but also free! I brought my camera for a picture and she seemed a little hesitant at first, but then gave us a good smile before we left. This time she just asked for "toys."
We have also met Santa at our ward party and at Walmart. Each time she has gone right up to him, which makes part of me proud, and part of nervous! No stranger danger with this child.
Ho-ho-ho, Merry Christmas!
I also put up a few decorations at home for Christmas and she has done surprisingly well. Our tree is small and nothing is out of her reach, but she has not tried to take any ornaments off. She calls the tree "mismas" (Christmas) and she likes the lights to be turned on as soon as we come down in the morning for breakfast. Her favorite ornaments are the Santas (of course), the snowmen, and the nutcrackers.