My sister-in-law & lovely 5-year-old niece just came & spent two days visiting us in Annecy.
We did all sorts of fun festive stuff.
We baked (maple pecan cookies),
took the Christmas train around the old town,
wandered around the Marché de Noël,
admired the light show at the Hôtel de Ville
& paid a visit to le Père Noël.
In France, there's no official photgrapher during visits with Santa.
(Guess the jolly old elf prefers to cut out the middleman!)
So I snapped this photo myself.
And here's Juliette telling Santa what she wants for Christmas (a mini-computer)
& explaining her plan to set out five of our home-made cookies for him on Christmas Eve.
Santa: Oh really? Why five cookies?
Juliette: Because I'm five years old (duh!)
Santa: I see! Well, in that case, I can hardly wait till you're ten!
(And then he looked directly at me & winked. And I think I blushed. Can you blame me??!)
(I mean, it's Santa!!! Sheesh!)