At my baby group a couple of weeks ago, one of the moms mentioned that there was supposed to be a really good Santa in Kirkland at Park Place mall – for those of you familiar with the area. I was excited to hear this, because Alex had mentioned on numerous occasions how ridiculous the price was for the Santa at the mall near our house. $55 for a picture with Santa. Yes, you read that right. Fifty Five. And that was last year – rates have probably gone up this year. He had heard that the Santa at Bellevue Square was a whopping $80. Highway robbery!!
This Santa was fantastic! He was authentic looking and friendly. The photographer worked really hard to get this precious little smirk out of my baby girl, and a professional quality photo was ready in less than an hour for only $23. 😀 I’ve decided that we need to get into the Santa photo business. While I was there (less than an hour) they had 6 families come in. And this was on a slow day!! But I digress…
Madeleine did great. I dressed her in her little reindeer hat and outfit again, because I thought it was all too fitting with the Santa theme. She wasn’t in the cheeriest mood when she woke up mid-nap in a strange place, but the photo I chose was the best of the bunch as far as her facial expression being sorta a smirk. Haha! She didn’t cry and wasn’t scared of Santa, so that was a plus. 🙂
Please excuse the photo quality. This is a photo of a photo, since I don’t have a scanner.
I showed Alex the photo when he woke up thinking he’d be semi-annoyed by it since he doesn’t want to teach Madeleine that Santa is real. He thinks lying about it is mean and not a cool thing to do. But, it made him smile pretty big when he saw the photo. 😀