Zoodle had no problem getting on Santa's lap, once he had a candy cane to hold.
Chickie, however, had told me beforehand, "Mommy, when I see Santa, I'm going to hide behind your leg." That was her plan, and she carried it out to the best of her ability.
So Santa got off his chair and said, "Mom, why don't you and your daughter sit here for a minute. I have something I need to look at behind the chair."
We complied, and The Engineer had the camera ready.
So we got Chickie's first picture with Santa. (She just doesn't know it yet.)