Isn't it awesome when it's fast??? I've been helping a friend with a big project, and karma was right there waiting for me... Sometimes (rarely) everything just comes together perfectly... Avery's 5th birthday party was just that thing!
We did Build-A-Bear (although no one actually built a bear - we came home with two puppies, a horse, a reindeer and Frosty the Snowman), ate Raising Cane's (it's so funny how the little girls say the entire name) and then we decided to try a picture with Santa.
It was quarter to 9, and Santa's workshop was deserted... Santa talked to each girl, listening to all of their stories, asking if Morgan bought new teeth with her money from the tooth fairy, asking Kate about the horse she just built, he asked Ryleigh why her eye matched her dress, and he asked Avery R is he could take home her reindeer to help him on Christmas Eve...
Then he got to the Birthday Girl. He focused on Avery for over 5 minutes. Even singing her Happy Birthday! We got all five girls in the picture with Santa - all smiling and looking perfect! The girls may forget, but it will be one of my most treasured memories of all time!