Every year we take the girls all dressed up in their matching Christmas dresses to Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shop for their annual Christmas photo with Santa. Truth moment… every visit I hope for at least one crying girl; I adore a good cry face! This year proved to be almost identical to last year with an extremely sad face from my sweet 1.5 year old who still doesn’t love the idea of sitting on some strange man’s lap! And for the second year in a row, my four year old was beyond excited to greet Santa with a smile and proceed to tell him what she would like for Christmas. If you are wondering what she asked for, I learned that she wants purple glass slippers and a pink wand; good to know!
Our visit to Santa was a success this year, well at least for one of my girls! We adore the rustic Santa setup at Bass Pro Shop and have made it a holiday tradition to visit every December. This is our 3rd year, and we were so glad to see it is still is the same authentic Jolly Old Saint Nick! For the first time, Paisley happily walked right up to Santa and smiled for the camera with glee. I think she finally realized that if you smile with Santa you receive a candy cane. But, in true Wodiske girl fashion, poor little Payton was not a fan and is now following in Big Sister’s footsteps. I guess that means in 2 years I will have both of my girls smiling on Santa’s lap. Truthfully, I love the crying face and wouldn’t trade it for a smile!