It may be less formal, but I sure do enjoy the atmosphere of the "church Santa" so much more than the mall version. It is WAY more memorable for my kids, and I am allowed to stand close enough to hear what they are asking Santa for.....(Just because I like to know). Plus, I always know who's lap my kids are really sitting on, and that's a comfort to me!
Aren't they cute? Another great thing about the church party this year is that Tom cooked all the food, and he did such a great job! We had pork loin and roasted baby red potatoes, along with a yummy veggie medley, salad, and freshly baked rolls (Those were ordered in). Everyone raved about the food. It made me so proud of him. He's still got it!
I didn't get a very good picture of Mikey this time, so I'm hoping my friend Dani got a better one, since she was taking pictures of all the kids on Santa's lap that night. If she did, I'll try to update this. Danny sat on Santa's lap, but didn't want me to take a picture of it, so I can't post it. Teenagers are strange that way, aren't they? Not too old to sit with Santa, but too old for anybody to have proof of it!!