Sunday, December 18, 2011 8:33 AM, EST
For those of you who have met Ally, you will know the significance of this statement:
Ally sat on Santa's lap yesterday!!!
Ally is exceptionally shy. We have seen Santa around this holiday season, but Ally is content to look on from afar. Yesterday, at the New Hampshire Childhood Cancer Lifeline Party, Santa showed up. He had a wonderful Sleeping Beauty doll for her. When he was finished passing out the gifts he asked if anyone wanted to come up and sit on his lap. We ALWAYS ask Ally if she wants to do something, and usually she says no, but we always want to give her the opportunity. She immediately stood up and was ready to go. Ally patiently waited for the little girl in front of us in line, then walked right over to Santa and turned around so he could pick her up. I did have to hold her hand the whole time, but she spit out the 3 things in her list as quickly as I have ever heard her speak, and then hopped down. It was hilarious! We were so proud of her.