Sarah walked right up, gave Santa a hug and a high five. However, once they put her up on his lap and I took a few steps back, the tears began. And they didn't stop. Soooo, we walked around for a few minutes and she calmed down. We thought we'd try again so we got back in line. This time behind two other families. Still, not bad. As we got closer to Santa, Sarah wouldn't let me put her down. Soooo, the next plan was to head up to the food court and have dinner. We enjoyed a Chick-fil-a dinner and then decided to get the kids a cookie to use as a bribery tool for later. Oh the things we'll do for a smile! Anyone with me here?? :)
We all head back down to Santa. This time the line is about a thirty minute wait and it's now 6:30. We got there at 4:30. When our turn was up, Sarah started acting scared and crying again. Oy! Thankfully, once we handed her the cookie she was ALL smiles! She didn't even take a bite of it. She just held it and she was happy! Turns out, this picture is one of my favorites so it was worth the 2.5 hour ordeal...on a school night!!!