Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Breakfast With Santa

Today we went to Breakfast at the Salem Riverfront Carousel. This is a yearly event for kids who are served through the Early Childhood Special Education program with out local ESD. An employee of the WESD donates enough money each year to fund the event for about 35 families. We were lucky enough to be one of those families this year!
We started our visit by checking Santa's workshop to find Ben's name on the nice list
Then we sat down to a great breakfast.
Ben was too excited to eat.
After breakfast, Santa brought the carousel tickets. They were frozen on a platter because they had just come in from the North Pole. So cute!
When the carousel first started the silly conductor got confused and made it go backwards.
Addilyn had a blast! Ben rode the 'biggest horse' of all!
After the ride, all the kids sat down to a story with Santa.
Ben and Addilyn also got to sit by Santa in his sleigh. (They both prefer Santa from a distance.)
Santa gave each of them a book about a carousel horse and a bell.
What a great morning all thanks to a very generous man and some wonderful volunteers!