WESTMINSTER (CBSLA.com) — An Orange County mother captured a very memorable photograph of her baby boy meeting Santa Claus for the first time over the weekend.
Danielle Thompson of Stanton told CBSLA.com that she had taken her 6-month-old son named River to the Westminster Mall to see Santa.READ MORE: Pack Of Unleashed Cane Corso Mastiff Dogs Attack Residents In Tarzana Neighborhood
But while they waited in a 20-minute line Sunday, Thompson said River fell asleep with just two people ahead of them.
“When we got up to Santa, I asked Santa if he could just hold him. [Santa] said ‘Wait, I have an idea,’ ” she said.READ MORE: Thousands Crowded Streets, Overpasses As Procession Carried Remains Of Marine Lance Cpl. Dylan Merola To Final Resting Place
Santa ended up posing with River while laying on a green sofa.
Thompson said after they had taken the photographs, River woke up.
“He just looked at him like he was a little confused,” she said. “He didn’t cry.”MORE NEWS: LA City Councilman, Kevin De Leon, Enters LA Mayoral Race
Thompson says she’ll likely take River to snap a photo with Santa again next year, explaining: “I think this photo takes the cake for another we would get.”