As we went through the paces of celebrating the season, we did one of our yearly traditions of letting the little boy drive on daddy's lap while we traveled slowly through Christmas Lane.
This year, we went through twice, put in our donation, and then parked to watch the tree lights that were synchronized to holiday music.
Then we walked over to the main building, stopped at the phone booth out front and talked to "Mrs. Claus", who was at Santa's Workshop, over the phone.
First we went into the "display room", where there was a model train scene where the boy could press a button and start the train, and where there was a bunch of themed displays.
The highlight of the night of course, was getting to meet Santa. There weren't many people in line, but the boy couldn't keep still from all the anticipation.
Of course, once it got to be our turn, he turned a little shy.
However, he soon warmed up to Santa and told him what he wanted for Christmas - "Angry Birds toys and books". ( Which he later DID get both of those things and more )
I mean, seriously. How could Santa resist a face like THAT?