Yesterday I took the day off work. My driver's license expires Sunday, so I needed to get that renewed, and I wanted to run to Harbor Freight, Hobby Lobby and the MALL. Because... Rose needed to have her picture taken with Santa! Last year, Rose was all of 2 months old and really could not have cared less. This year was a bit different. We (husband, Rose and I) got to the mall at 10... But it turned out Santa wasn't due till 11. So we did a bit of mall walking. Well, mall running, really... Chasing a toddler who loves to run! We took her up the escalator... And then had to pick her up to get her away from it (well, OK, after Mommy got some video of her trying to run DOWN the UP escalator and Daddy holding her hands). Waited in line... She spilled the last 5 drops of husband's coffee all over herself... Got to the front of the line... She loved the female helpers and wanted to be held by them. Took her over to Santa and - MELTDOWN! We finally got her distracted by Mommy and Daddy being right there, a book, and a sock monkey... Even so, the best smile in the picture is Mommy's. Daddy is second... Rose looks very upset and Santa looks like he is rolling his eyes. I love it! It goes right along with Pat's photo when he was two and Belle was five... She was being cute and smiling and he was crying! Awesome.