Bailey was so excited to see Santa! She's never been afraid of Santa or any other giant character people dressed up at theme parks. She's just very intrigued by all of it. This year she completely grasps the idea of Christmas, Santa, and the whole deal. Brian even started using the "I'm going to call Santa" routine to get Bailey in line. He called Santa about 10 times on Sunday to keep her from crying, throwing a fit, or whatever naughty/negative behavior was being demonstrated at the moment. He even found a picture of Santa holding a cell phone to show her when he's calling Santa. I told him that it's a little too early to start that bribery, but it works. I even used it today when she was not talking nicely. I called Santa and right away she stopped. Then she wanted me to call him back to tell him that she was being nice, so I did.
Here's Bailey trying to talk Hailey out of her stroller.
Here's an artsy shot by Toni of Bailey sprinting up to see Santa. Click on it to make it bigger to see the pure joy and excitement in her face.
This was when we realized that Bailey was up chatting with Santa. I love that she's giving him a hug, but keeping a pretty close eye on that basket of candy canes.
Here's one of Toni's illegal pictures in front of the fence--way to go Toni!
Here she is waiting patiently with Grammy to tell Santa thank you for the candy cane.
Just too cute to pass up a chance for a photo op with this girl. It's funny to see pictures of her now without her glasses.