When it's time to see Santa... you might know where we like to go.
Our local Bass Pro Shop!
Maybe it's also because we can see the fish?
We picked up our "Bass Pass" then wandered around while we waited for our time slot to get in line. And by "wandered around" I totally mean, "I looked for photo ops". 😆
All three boys dressed up looking handsome...
Owen 'wandered' into an ice fishing tent.
And he knows that to 'wander' means to 'take photos'. Look at him pose! 😂
We headed over toward the Winter Wonderland and Derek found our line and go in it to wait. Owen found the ball pit. And threw balls at other kids. 🙈
He would have stayed and played there for hours.
But the big boys had headed over to the bb-guns.
So we headed that way, but got distracted by the lincoln logs.
And then by a caribou that Owen called, "deer".
When we eventually found his brothers was when I noticed Owen had something in his hands.
A lincoln log. Ooops. Had to go put that back.
By then Cooper and Miles were shooting Nerf bows.
Owen joined right in.
But decided throwing the arrows was more fun.
We found a coloring sheet.
And an ornament coloring craft.
Obviously, Owen didn't need as long to 'finish' his coloring sheet as his brothers needed on their ornaments, so we found other ways to occupy him.
Which included more deer! Owen would have rather taken a ride on one of these than the four wheelers!
Finally, it was our turn to see Santa. Right after his break anyway...
Cooper and Miles passed the time by telling Santa's Elf fishing stories. A lot of fishing stories.
was ready to get rid of them sent them down the walkway toward the big guy.
Who was just getting situated.
So they walked slow. Ha.
Then came to a halt when Owen decided he wasn't into it after all.
And tried to back out all together.
Derek went and plopped him up on Santa's lap where he sat still, but sure wasn't enjoying himself.
At least not until Santa pulled out the candy canes!
Suddenly they were friends! And Owen seemed nice and comfy then!
Santa cuddled him and didn't even seem to notice the line of other kids waiting.
With a fist bump...
And a wave goodbye...
Seeing Santa 2016 was complete!