This is the first year that Ella has been really excited about Christmas. She loves looking at Christmas lights and singing Christmas songs. We tell her that she needs to be a good girl and her response is, "I'm not crying, I'm not screaming"
She talks about Santa all of the time and is quick to tell you her wish list. There is a little photo place next to Ella's daycare that has a really awesome Santa. It was well worth the one on one time and we got a lot of photos. I am really hoping they do the same thing next year. Ella goes an waives to Santa every day after school. I don't know how she's going to feel when he's no longer there.
The morning before we had her photos done with him, she talked about it ALL day. After school, we got her all dolled up and walked over to see him. The second he spoke to her, she clammed right up. Ella can be a pretty shy and timid kid but, we still got some good photos. The moment Santa walked out of the room she whispered, "I want Cinderella, Tinker Bell, Snow White, Punzle, Mickey Mouse and Daisy Duck." It made us laugh and we told her we'd pass on the message. Her wish list has remained very consistent. It will be interesting to see what Santa will bring :)
Perhaps next year, Elf On a Shelf will be introduced.