To Lilah, he's a man called Santa. But more importantly, if you sit on his knee and smile really really nice, even if it's fake, he'll give you a sweetie! And he came through. Life is good. Yesterday we met Colin for lunch at a local shopping mall. I had it in my mind that I would take Lilah to see Santa sometime in December, because really, who goes to see Santa in November?! Obviously nobody. He was sitting all by his lonesome self and gave Lilah a big wave as we were walking by, yep, he totally sucked us in. I didn't even have my own camera to get a few shots. Oh well, this one turned out as nice as we're going to get. Her fake smile even reached her eyes which is unusual, maybe it wasn't really fake or maybe the basket of red and white striped Candy Canes sitting close by helped! Lilah told Santa she was going to "irnand at trismas see nono papie". She was as brave as I knew she would be.