I am happy to report that Ellie got to meet the real Santa on Saturday. Greg took Ellie and Sarah to the grocery store in the morning and Santa happened to be in the Deli. Well, according to Ellie, he was the real thing because 1. he had a real beard 2. his boots were real, not some funny black plastic things, and 3. Santa knew her name (thanks to the magic wipe board his elves had). So it looks like we are in business for at least a year; however we'll have to see if we can track down the real Santa next year, too!