Photo Gallery: Tree decorating: Nov. 29, 2012 3/8

The mother of three year-old Andrew Everett pushes him closer to Santa after Santa walked over and knelt in front of the boy who had come to the capitol with   a group of students, including his aunt who is a fourth grader at Snyder Elementary School. School children from across the state came to the state Capitol  to decorate 36  small Christmas trees in the hallways and rotunda.  Gov. Mary Fallin and State Superintendent Janet Barresi joined Santa Claus in greeting the students at each tree after they were decorated. Many of the children stayed to watch the  governor light the state Christmas tree on the south plaza on Thursday,  Nov. 29, 2012.   Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman