a record of the quirky, crazy, sometimes exciting and often mundane goings on of the family johnson of haymarket.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Jolly Old St. Nick
Tonight I took the kids to see Kriss Kringle at Merrifield Garden Center. Last year Robyn told me about this hidden gem of a Santa and so we had to go back to see him this year! We went with the Benson's and Toler's and we were the last people in line so Santa took an extra long time to talk to each child. His hours were only supposed to be until 8, but we didn't leave there until 9! This guy is the best, he seems to genuinely care about each child and asks them all about school, how they're treating their siblings, and how good they're being for their parents. He even made sure to mention that Christmas is about the birth of Jesus. Unlike the grumpy Fair Oaks Santa, this one was really interested in what my kids had to say. And you could take your own pictures or pay $3 for them to take one. All the money that they get goes to a local food bank. No more second rate Santas that you have to wait for hours in line to see, we're going to Merrifield's from now on!
Mason asked for a candy and a puzzle
Gavin wants an Ironman costume
Cameron would like a Batman Lego Wii game
Santa also told us that chocolate chip cookies are his favorite and to be sure to leave some out for him! Picky, picky!