On Dec. 13, children were nestled all snug in their pajamas for a reading of “ The Polar Express” during storytime at the Rancho Santa Fe Children’s Library. They were expecting to enjoy a reading and make a hot chocolate craft but were surprised when Mrs. Claus popped in for a visit.
Mrs. Claus read “Stowaway in a Sleigh,” a book about a kitten who snuck into Santa’s sack one year, gave out sugar cookies and fielded questions from the children. The curious kids inquired about what Santa was up to and how Rudolph was doing – Mrs. Claus said Rudolph was in great shape, having prepped for his Christmas night journey with CrossFit. – Karen Billing