Alana is an old pro. She loves Santa. Ava, on the other hand, finds him to be the scariest thing she's ever seen.
This picture was so not worth the $14, but I'm still glad I got it, because my kids are growing at breakneck speed.
Ava was too small to care who was holding her last year, and Santa gave Alana candy, so she posed for a picture. They've grown way too much since last year!
But once I got in the picture she was fine. Still apprehensive about the scary guy in the red suit, but not crying.
Next year Ava will probably still be afraid of Santa, but maybe she'll come around. After all, who could hate someone who brings them so many presents? Alana certainly loves him, but she has lots of toys to prove his existence already.