Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Seeing Santa

The train ride ended at the top of Rochers de Naye, a mountain peek in the Swiss Alps.

There we found Santa and a few elves, greeting anxious children holding mail, letters, and wish lists.
The kids didn't seem to want to make lists or letters, and they were happy to just see Santa.

Well, Arleigh was less than happy, but everyone else enjoyed the moment.

Addie spent some time with one of Santa's elves.
She was given a bag of goodies, and an official certificate, stamped with a seal
indicating she'd visited Santa.

Discussing Christmas lists with Santa is, no doubt, a very serious matter.
Emory realized, after his inital visit, that he'd forgotten to ask for the train he's hoping for.
So he requested a few extra seconds with Father Christmas after all the children had given up their lists.

On the way back down the mountain, they couldn't resist peeking
 into the bags they'd been given by the elves.
They found a clementine, a cookie, and some chocolates...

which they made quick work of!

All bundled up, we ventured out to the Christmas market
at the bottom of the mountain.

1 comment:

Julia said...

One child out of 4 crying on Santa's lap isn't bad at all! Now the surprise would have been if it wasn't the youngest one crying. :)

Aside from Santa's lap everyone seems to have really enjoyed the trip.