Well, needless to say based on the above photo, Macy was not impressed with her first introduction to Santa!
On Saturday, we took a trip to San Francisco with the Lydays for the kids to tell Santa what they want for Christmas this year. Why all the way to the city to see Santa you ask. Well, we thought it would be a fun day trip and also Tricia has a customer that sets the entire Santa display up at the Macy's in Union Square. She offered Tricia a free package deal for her and a guest so we took the bait! In retrospect, a day trip to the city is not as much fun with a two month old.
Macy did well in the car ride to the Lyday's (about an hour and fifteen min). After a quick pit stop there for a diaper change and a feeding, we were off to the BART station. Macy slept for the BART ride into the city (a little over an hour). She woke up once we got to Union Square and after a short crying spell, she fell back asleep in the carrier strapped to my chest. Although I was pretty stressed the entire day, it proved to be unnecessary as Macy did pretty well with only a few outbursts. The worst outburst was directed at poor Santa. We think she could tell he was an impostor!
As we waited in line for Santa (over an hour), Aaron noticed that there was a section for children to write letters to Santa. A sign posted, stated that for every letter received, $1 would be donated to The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Aaron pointed this out to Brandon & Adam so they each wrote a letter to Santa. Brandon's started by saying, "Dear Santa, I suggest you move out of the North Pole, it's melting don't you know..." So even poor Santa is being affected by global warming and leave it to the logical Brandon to point that out.
Macy's first trip to the city and to meet Santa was definitely memorable... for us at least. Macy's second trip to the city will not be until she is much older and grown out of her "fussy" stage.