Every year our fire department has its annual Christmas Party. There is usually a catered meal, and all the firefighters (active and retirees) as well as their extended families are invited to attend. The chief gives "years of service" awards for every 5 years of service. The other awards given are "Rookie of the Year", "Fire Fighter of the Year", and "Explorer of the Year" (our explorers are the high school kids). Someone always ends up playing Santa and the young children get to share their wish lists.
The one thing I will always remember about this year's party was how fussy Jacob was. He would not let anyone hold him except me. I even had to eat while holding him.
Until he met Santa....the baby whisperer!
Quinn enjoyed meeting Santa as well.