The boys and I went with McKays to Bass Pro Shoppe to visit Santa and get pictures taken with him. There was an ornament decorating activity provided. This is a picture from the two minutes total that Evan sat to color. He was crazy, and wouldn't stop trying to run away and see the big fish and the stuffed animals. Derick was great and helped me chase him though.
Showing off the finished product. Thankfully Parker was well-behaved while I was off chasing Evan. Thank you Michelle :)
Group picture! With Evan trying to squirm away the whole time. He actually did escape while I was taking a quick pic of all the McKay family, but once again Derick saved the day and chased him down.
After the Santa extravaganza, we took a walk in the mall. We went over to Rainforest Cafe and the kids got a kick out of the alligator and other animals outside. The alligator moves and makes scary gater noises. Parker still talks about the mall trip. Maybe we should go again...
After the gator's first roar! Fabulous faces.
Photo shoot ;)
They were having so much fun. I was sitting on a bench feeling nauseated and sorry for myself :)
We stopped by a pet shop on our way back through the mall. The kids loved the puppies.
It's clear by Evan's face how much he loves dogs.
This puppy kept jumping up and licking at Evan's face. He loved it, and couldn't get enough.
I took the boys to Bass Bro Shops with our good friends and their kids. We got to do a little craft while we waited for our turn, but Evan was more interested in running away and looking at the fish. I was very glad to have Derrick there to chase him! The kids had fun though: Evan with the fish, and Parker with everything else.
Evan screamed! He was scared of Santa. And, Parker has his finger in his nose... classic.