I took Nicholas and Rachel to meet Santa and get their pictures taken today. It was fun dressing them both up in fancy clothes. They were so cute. Nicholas remembered that this was the same place that we saw Santa last year. We went to a small professional photographer's studio so we had an appointment which is great because Santa knew who we were when we walked in. Nicholas looked amazed when Santa walked up to him and said, "Nicholas! Look how much you have grown since I saw you last year!" I was holding Rachel and Santa leaned over to tell her hi but Rachel buried her head in my shoulder and started to cry! I didn't expect that at all. Nicholas and Santa spent some time talking about Nicholas' wish list and I let Rachel get used to looking at the big man in red. A little later we tried to put Rachel on Santa's knee but she wouldn't have anything to do with it. So Santa slipped away to "feed the reindeer" out back and Rachel sat down next to Nicholas in Santa's big chair. Then Santa quietly sneaked around behind the chair to pose for some pictures without Rachel knowing! So neat. I can't wait to see the proofs! The problem will be trying to decide which pictures to order. I know I'll want a copy of every picture taken but won't be able to justify the cost so I'll sadly have to torment myself and pick just a few. Decisions, decisions!