When your babysitter isn't available in the morning and you have to go to the mall anyway, it is the ideal time to get your 3 month old's picture taken with Santa. Not too many people at the mall at 10 a.m. on a Wednesday. It's especially special when your son decides he won't smile for a picture but he'll smile his fool head off for the ladies at the jewelry store. Also special? The spit up on the sleeve and the fact that his jeans finally fit him.
MORAL OF THAT STORY: If a Saturday or Sunday in December was the only time I could have gone to the mall, Casey would have no Santa picture unless we found a Santa roaming the streets randomly and we captured that special moment with our cell phone camera.