Ho Ho Ho!!!

I write this post with just mere minutes left... but we are ONE WEEK AWAY from Christmas! How the HECK did that happen?! {I'm soooo not ready! Please tell me I am not the only one feeling overwhelmed?!} Anyway... The real reason for this post is that we are just days away from the big guy's visit. And by big guy... I mean the guy in the red, fur trimmed suit! Spencer is literally beside himself with anticipation. You may remember that in 2010, Spencer had something like seven visits with the big guy. We should have known from his first visit that these two were besties, and I guess the deal was sealed last year... but this year, the love for Santa is just so much more special. I don't even know how to describe it... It's truly a piece of magic.

Now, while Spencer loves Santa... he's not making his job easy this year! Spencer's list consists of: Clapper Paddles (a TKD item), a real crane, a wavemaster (a TKD item), and a Master Y doll... one that looks like him, wears a dobok, and has buttons on the back that make him say "Yes, sir!" "Thank you, sir!" and "Tae! Kwon! Do!" Let's just say Santa better source those clapper paddles REAL quick. Otherwise, I think he's in a bit of trouble.

We visited Santa at several of his "mall offices" this year...

Our first visit. The one where Spencer got dressed for the occasion. (His choice in outfit, mind you.) Santa: "Have you been a good little boy this year?" Spencer: "Sometimes. But I'm a work in progress." Me: "Understatement of the year."

Our second visit. Not planned... as you can probably tell by the outfit!

Santa: "How do you feel about getting surprises under the tree?!" Spencer: "Great! As long as I also get the real crane outside the house."

as well as at Santaland in Macy's at Herald Square. And then...

 Visit number four. In case you were wondering, Santa really lives at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. {And a small funny. Look at the sweater here, then go look at this Santa visit last year. Totally unintentional. And yes, it's the same sweater!}

Can you even stand it?!?! I can't. 

Spencer and Santa... Best Friends Forever.