This morning was Breakfast with Santa at the gym. We love it - it's close, relaxed and well organized. We got there around 9:05, signed in and got our breakfast. I let the kids go in their Christmas jammies. They have adorable reindeer shirts I was going to have them wear but we have another Christmas event this afternoon and I didn't want to have to wash the shirts in between because I knew Micah would get messy at breakfast! The kids each got a goody bag full of fun stuff to play with - crayons, coloring book, letter to Santa they could fill out, a parachute Santa/toy solider (which they loved!) and a little foam ornament craft to put together.
This is the 3rd year of this and they've got it well organized where we sign in when we get there and since they know us (and most everyone else who comes) they let us know when it's almost our turn so there is no long line to see Santa. We get to eat, play and then go see Santa when they get to our name - which didn't take long at all. This year they had a professional company taking pictures and printed them on the spot. I think they came out pretty cute! Of course we bought one - it's also a fundraiser for the scholarship fund.