It's so weird, realizing that this child living in your house really has NO idea what the magic of Christmas is all about. So yeah, you have to look at every little thing as a two year old. Christmas trees and lights are wonderful and shiny. Presents are wonderful, if not frustratingly taped little bastards. Santa is wonderful, mostly because he looks like Grandpa. Everything else? We're getting excited as we go.
We're relying on Gigi to relay all of the Jesus is the Reason for the Season business.
We hit up the mall last week to see Santa for the third time in Gabe's little life. Since Gabe is a sassy little toddler who makes his opinions known, we figured we'd walk past Santa, say hey and if Gabe was into it, maybe go get a pic? So that's what we did. The place was empty so they were happy to let Gabe wander around Santa's workshop, checking out the tree and the presents. We asked him if he wanted to sit on Santa's lap. He replied " No Santa's lap". Well okay then. Santa offered to read him a story and if anyone's a sucker for a story, it's Gabe. Thus, our 2012 Santa picture.