I honestly didn't think it was going to happen, but we made to see Santa!!!
We have been going to see the real Santa at North Park Center in Dallas for the last 6 years. All of our Santa pictures are taken with the same guy, but this year I was a little worried!
You see, we normally go to North Park during the week while school is still going on. It's a big deal to see this Santa and you can't just walk into the mall and get in line. You have to have a ticket and those tickets are given out at 9 that morning. It's kind of crazy! But in the past we have always gotten there early, gotten our ticket and then been able to meet the big guy at a reasonable time. Well this year was different.... We couldn't go see him until after school was out and just 2 days before Christmas. We thought we had it figured out. Ben and I would leave at 7am and drive to Dallas, get our ticket and then call Coach and Honey and they would bring the kids down to the mall. Well we got there at 8:30 and you would not believe the line!!! It was CRAZY! We have NEVER been in the 100s before... we got number 191 and was told to come back at 6:50pm to get in line. CRAZY!!!
Crazy, but in all honesty I had fun. I know North Park Center is NOT Ben's favorite place to be... more like the worst place for him, but we had all day together! We went and saw a movie, finished up our Christmas shopping and then just hung out. I had a lot of fun and we got to see Santa!!!
Hunter telling Santa he wants one of those things the quarter back wears to call plays.
Archer wants a Mickey!
Maggie wants the Bell dog and a Disney princess pet.
So next year we will come earlier!!! A LOT earlier!!!
Here are a few pics from us waiting... and waiting... and waiting...
We finally made it up to Santa's house!
It's almost our turn!!!
I was really worried with how he would react! He did so good!!!
I love that the Disney Store was next door to Santa! We played, colored and watched movies while waiting on Santa!
Ben and I watched this movie and LOVED it! Go see it! But don't bring the kids. They would be bored!