on saturday night, we took our annual trip down to savannah to see santa at bass pro shops. they have a pretty sweet set-up with games and activities for the kids, so they aren't getting all fidgety standing in line. and since the line is bound to be endless, they hand out tickets to come back at a certain time. so we arrived at 5:30 and got a ticket to come back at 7:30. sweet, we'll just have a nice dinner and shop a little and head back. little did i know that roman had taken out his list for santa while we were at dinner and of course, left it on the table. this caused a meltdown, plan b for if it wasn't still on the table when we went back, and a very sad trip to the restaurant. he was awesome though and held it together when the waitress said that she hadn't seen it. we just got out a new piece of paper and tried to remember all the things he had listed before. good as new. soon, it was our turn. i knew that it was going to be a crapshoot to see if g would warm up to the big man. i mean, she is in full-on "stranger danger" mode, and it was already past her bedtime (even with a long afternoon nap, this is bad). so, here we go...
santa is taking a peek at roman's list. as he reads everything, roman is nodding and looking very intently at his beard.
this is roman's santa pokerface. it's like he is super excited, but he is trying to hide it. i love it.
...and then there's this. she was not havin' it. roman was trying to comfort her and tell her it was okay, but she knew better. there's something fishy about that man in red with all the white fur!
santa update: after roman's Christmas program at school last night, we heard a bunch of sirens. after realizing that they weren't going away, i had a hunch of what it was. i hurried roman downstairs and quickly threw some pajama pants on him and carried him outside. santa was riding through our neighborhood on a fire truck! roman was super excited to wave to santa right in front of our very own house! when we went back inside, we noticed that shoshee (the elf) had moved! roman said that he saw her fly outside and into santa's beard so that she could tell him how good he had been. and then she hurried back into the house before we got back in. crazy elf.