Bass Pro Shop Santa 2012...

Scott's parents graciously said YES! when I asked them to watch the kiddos overnight for Scott's birthday date.  When we returned home, we had planned to go with them to Bass Pro Shop and out to dinner before they headed home.  It has kind of become a tradition to go with them to see Santa there.  I seriously have a hard time seeing Santa anywhere else when they have time cards, an organized short line based on time and a free photo.  There is so much to do while you wait at the store and I am 99.9% sure they make some serious moolah that makes the free photo pennies for them!  First stop at the "indoor zoo" according to Solon was the giant fish tank!

The catfish was really liking them, Vera would get a little nervous each time he swam around.
Next stop the ice fishing houses.  We even practiced...
This year they added a carousel complete with outdoor-type animals...Solon rode a bear.  It was so cute but we had to sign a waiver, never have signed a waiver for a carousel before #random.  The kiddos loved it and the guys were glad it was over so their bellies could settle down ;).
We had to check out the giant Polar Express train...Solon thought that was cool, too bad his list is already in for the year.
And a quick photo with Nana and Papa by the tree!
We had a great time!  Thanks Nana and Papa for joining us again this year and the yummy dinner at Scott's favorite - "Jethro's BBQ".
I just love all the fun Christmas activities and all the memories made along the way - it is what it is all about for me - family and fun!