Ok we may have jumped the gun a little, especially since just last week I was complaining about already hearing Christmas music, but we went to visit Santa last weekend at the Burlington Mall. He's a really good Santa (real beard!) and we didn't want to end up going when there are huge lines, hence our early visit. Dashiell did great--didn't cry at all, and was fascinated by Santa's furry coat. Of course he didn't smile much either, but he was charming nonetheless.
Santa was playing pat-a-cake with Dashiell as this photo was taken. :-)