Mckinlee asked for
3. Buzz Lightyear
Caleb asked for
They are all about acting out Santa's sleigh, and talking about the naughty/nice list. This past weekend we attended the second annual Claus for a Cause put on by our friends. I thought for sure Santa would be a hit, but they were both timid at first. Caleb told me that he would let me know when he was ready to talk to him, and Mckinlee held on to me tight for the first hour we were there. Finally we told Mckinlee that if she sat on his lap she could have a cupcake. She ran up to him, sat on his lap, smiled, and then asked for cake. If you ask her about it she will say, "I sat on Santa's legs, smiled, said cheese for a picture, then I got a piece of cake".
The bribery didn't quite work with Caleb. He was fine standing beside him, but didn't want to sit on his lap, and he did not want a picture. He did however, tell him that he wanted "all the toys that he sees on TV". Thankfully Santa told him that he could not bring all the toys, and that he needed to pick one. Caleb picked Avengers (thank God).
So Santa wasn't a complete success this year, but it beats their feelings about him from last year.