Gordy had a feeling they should have done this weeks ago, but as it was, they were just now getting around to see Santa for a picture with all the rough weather happening.
Gordy had so wanted to lecture Jane, but then he knew she'd lecture him right back. It would do no good. She had her little lacey number in red trim on. Socks to match. Lucy had the same outfit on too. They were so ready for this event.
Of course, the mall was packed. He was thinking how Rachel had given him the third degree on what to do. She had him so scared that he'd lose them both. Everyone had to hold hands. Of course, Rachel had stayed home. She could hardly wait to get them out the door so she could wrap presents.
"You two are sure this is what you want?" He looked at Jane as if she could change her mind if she wanted. He suspected she'd be the same way about rollercosters and rock concerts, some day. Naturally, she loved thrills.
"What are you going to tell Santa?" Gordy wanted to know.
"That I've been a very good girl." She was all smiles.
"And Lucy has wet the bed three times." She told him.
"Now, Jane, you don't have to do that, do you?" He slightly winced.
She shook her head, no.
"OK, remember your smile." He felt like she was getting ready for a pagent, but off they went up the red carpet steps to hop on Santa who looked a might tired of all the little ones.
"How are you girls?" He asked with a pinched smile.
"Good." Jane smiled. It was going off so well, but suddenly Lucy was not happy. She didn't like Santa's beard at all.
Gordy just wanted to say come on, come on, come on. This picture couldn't be over soon enough, he thought. She was not a happy camper. She was scared.
"Its OK Lucy. Its OK." He kept smiling as if she might smile back all happy.
But she was crying so hard so he went up to grab her.
"Well come on, dear boy, just sit down in my lap with her." Santa coaxed.
Gordy wasn't sure what to say, but did as he was told. All the while he kept wondering if Santa was coming on to him. Hopefully, not. But the fact remained, he hadn't planned on getting his photo taken with Santa today.
fluffy 2 step cheese cake
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 1/3 cup white sugar 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping(cool whip), thawed 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
In a large bowl beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Gently fold in the whipped topping. Spoon into the prepared crust. Refrigerate 3 hours, or until set.