Welcome to the little City of Duvall where every year the True Value
Hardware Store offers free Santa Clause pictures!
I was so excited to get have the kids take their pictures with Santa
that I wasn't even hungry for lunch.which should have given me the hint
that I was maybe a little over excited to see Santa myself and should
have re-evaluated the Santa vs. little kids thing.
So we get to True Value and of course there is a line, but it was fairly
quick about 15 minutes and of course the line comes with friendly Duvall
neighbors to talk to which made the time go bye pretty quickly. In fact
it went by so fast that when it was our turn Luke was frantically waving
for me to stop talking with our neighbors midway through the line and
come to the front of the line. So I sideways slid to the front of the
line with Alyssa meanwhile noticing she had chocolate cookie and
mocos on her
face. So I took a baby wipe and wiped her face as we walked up to see
What was I thinking?! Was that the stupidest thing to do right before
meeting Santa or what? Alyssa flung her head back and loudly complained
and then took one look at Santa and started crying. Just great! To ease
the scared cry, I sat with her next to Santa which helped just slightly.
Evan did a great job and Santa seemed to enjoy holding him, Alyssa on
the other hand wasn't so sure. Here's the pictures Luke was able to snap
off while trying to distract Alyssa away from Santa:
Here is a cuter picture of Alyssa in the Christmas dress our friend let
And here's a better one of Evan's outfit.