By peoplestaff225
Updated December 23, 2008 02:00 PM

Ella Rae Wahlberg balances a gift and smiles for the snappers while shopping at the Grove with dad Mark Wahlberg on Monday. Accompanying 5-year-old Ella were brothers Michael, 2 ½, and Brendan Joseph, 3 months, along with mom Rhea Durham (not pictured).

The family made their way around the shopping mall, finally stopping to meet who they had come to see — Santa Claus!