Santa is often times a pretty scary situation to kids and Teagan was no exception to this rule. But I started off by just talking about Santa and how we would go and tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas because he has been such a good and sweet boy. We talked about how we would leave cookies for Santa and carrots for his reindeer.
Then we moved on to walking past him at the mall and waving.
Then tonight-- I decided it was time to "take the plunge"-- and we walked up to Santa-- as we walked up to him he was grabbing on to me, wrapping his legs around my waist, and crushing his face in to my neck.... BUT once we got up to him and I sat down in front of Santa-- still holding him... He was very willing to talk to him and he even gave Santa the candy cane another store had given him.... Well--- as luck would have it-- Teagan was willing to not only share his candy and tell Santa what he wants for Christmas (a play kitchen and a train table)-- He also smiled for a picture!!
Now this is a picture of a picture-- and I will try to get Jamie aka Daddy to scan a copy of it for me tomorrow-- but for now-- here is my big brave boy-- Seeing Santa in 2010..... (his shirt is up because he was showing the photographer his tummy-- she kept saying, "Im gonna get your belly" and he lifted his shirt to help her-- but the smile was to perfect to not get this pic!!)
And now--- Here it is--
Teagan and Santa- 2010