Some kids want nothing to do with him.
Some will sit on this stool, right here.
Close enough thank you very much.
But then something really sweet happens.
She has experience with the BIG GUY.
It will be OK.
Ivy is a little nervous but I will take care of her. Promise.
You cannot rush these things you know.
Isabelle waits for Santa to be done with the stinky boys and tell him about her friend Ivy.
Well Santa is so excited to meet Ivy.
He gently tries to encourage her to come closer so that she can tell him what she would like for Christmas.
Just sit on the stool.
We can talk right here.
This gives Ivy the encouragement she needs.
Everything is OK.
My friend showed me the way.
They talk about Christmas.
About whether she has been a good girl this year, which there is no doubt.
She tells him about her brother,
but that will obviously have to wait until next year.
Smartrac Christmas photos on smugmug here is the link