But then we were a little sad because Dad suddenly had to go "take care of some things for work." He said he'd be back in a little while though. The next thing we knew, the crowd started stirring...and who did we see walking down the stairs, but Santa!
but for some reason -- I guess he was just really "busy" and "concerned" that he would have time to see everyone -- he wouldn't really look them in the eye or say much to them. :) So we let the other kids have their turn with Santa, and went back to our seats.
A little while later, Yogi finished up with his things for work and came back to sit at the table with us. Conner and Micah excitedly told him that they had seen Santa. Yogi, of course, wanted to see him too...but Santa was nowhere to be found. The other kids said that he had left just a few minutes ago. The boys were so sad that poor Yogi had missed Santa. ;)
Now it was time for the door prizes. There were a ton of them, and it took awhile to call out all the names. So, since we were in a rodeo arena, the boys decided they would throw some dirt rocks at the wall while they listened for their names.
...and then we figured out that the "dirt rocks" were not really dirt, but another kind of "rock" that can be found in a rodeo arena... Then we decided that we might should wash our hands (really good!) and find another game to play!
Then we heard "Conner Wells" over the PA system. Conner had won a door prize! He took off running, he was so excited. There was a table full of toys, and he got to pick any one of them that he wanted. And no big surprise -- he passed up the trucks and the guns, and went straight for the Wheel of Fortune game. It was actually the perfect game for him though. And kind of sweet for me, since watching the Gameshow Network was something that he used to do with MeeMaw, and that was one of her favorite shows.