This card was *not* what I envisioned---it was cold and windy so Raya's hair is all over and their little faces were turning red haha. And trying to get a picture where they were looking *and* holding the letter so that it was readable was a challenge. But hopefully everyone can appreciate my intention LOL.
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And on another side note...I have never taken the girls to see a mall Santa. That is just one thing that I don't r emember doing as a kid and it's never been a "must do" item on my holiday activity list. Plus Raya hasn't really cared until now anyways.
Well today we were at the mall and Raya saw Santa. She seemed like she wanted to see him so I was trying to read the sign (because I had no idea if you had to pay money to sit on his lap or what) and before I knew it *both* girls were stinkin' sitting on Santa's lap and Raya was rattling off her wish list! haha. She had no fear---and Brielle was smiling away (and I find it funny that if my brother so much as looks at Brielle funny she screams, and yet she runs up and sits on the lap of a strange man in a red suit without a problem!)
The lady working there then told me it was free to sit on Santa's lap...good to know! I skipped the picture because frankly we hadn't really dressed for pictures today. But now that I know they love Santa maybe we'll go back for a picture another day.
Raya told Santa she wanted a "bake oven" and "pink kitchen" ....luckily Grandma is getting her an easy bake oven and "santa" already has the pink kitchen---we're good! :-)
Lastly, in case you're curious both girls slept all night without issue again last night. We got this sharing a room thing mastered ;-)