I wanted to get pictures with Santa before the mall was too crowded. I fully expected to get a picture of the two of them screaming and Santa with a struggling face, but I eased them into it and since there was no one else there the kids were able to hang out and play with him for a while before attempting to put them in his lap. They threw ornaments at him and played with the jingle bells. They tolerated sitting on his lap but wouldn't smile. Then the camera lady brought out a stuffed puppy and hid it behind the counter and popped it up. That at least made Jackson laugh and Madison not cry.
The photo is horribly overexposed. For $23 I would expect a little better quality but oh well.
After Santa we hung around the decorated area and took some pictures with my camera