So there I was again, hugging it up with the big guy in red.
At least this time she smiled. Unlike the first attempt last weekend at Matt's work party, where she looked like a deer caught in the headlights, as seen in the photo below.
And because I was unfortunate enough to be the parent that got stuck in the Santa photo (both times) this year, when Kate gets older she will probably wonder, "What ever happened to my 2008 Santa photo Mom? I have all of my past Santa pics but for some reason I'm mysteriously missing the one from'08."
I have no idea sweetie.
Before leaving we decided to take advantage of the Christmas scene surrounding Santa and posed for a quick family shot.
Here's to hoping that next year she sits in his lap all by herself. If not, I hope Santa likes big rednecks in camo caps.