We went to the mall to see Santa today. Kristen was very excited to see him. She practiced sitting on my lap and telling me what she wanted for Christmas. While we were in line waiting she kept trying to go up to him. When it was finally our turn she shrieked "Santa" and ran right to him. Then she freaked out. Apparantly, a big bearded man in red suit is scary up close. She threw the loudest fit of any kid there. Santa was great. He talked very calmly to her and took his time getting her on his lap. She still wasn't thrilled about it and kept trying to squirm away. Timothy was perfectly content to hang out in Santa's arm. He was smiling and looking around the entire time. As soon as we were a safe distance away she became enamored with him again.