Christmas Time: Visiting Santa
This past weekend we took Alex and Victory to visit Santa, an annual tradition! This year, however, went a little differently than last year — Alex was not keen on Santa this year. (We even tried putting Alex on the floor by Santa, but that did not work either.) Someday, she will get a good laugh from these photos, below, as you likely will as well! Alex is very brave and fearless when it comes to everything, except for strangers and doctors, which I suppose are one in the same. (The pediatrician says this is very normal for her age.) So, this is how our pediatrician and dental visits go, shown below, and Alex does not give up easily at all! Thankfully, Santa is extremely patient!
Victory, our beautiful fur girl, did very well, like always! Victory also tolerated her sister well, too! And, of course, Santa and his helpers remembered our beloved girls, as this is Victory’s sixth time visiting Santa and Alex’s second time visiting Santa! You can see Victory’s previous trips to visit Santa here, here, here, here, and here. This is the only Santa in our area that welcomes both of our girls! Victory wore her Holiday velvet ruff and antlers; and Alex wore a burgundy corduroy dress to coordinate for their visit with Santa! All proceeds from visiting Santa are donated to a local dog rescue, a very good cause near and dear to our hearts as Biscuit and Victory are rescues. If you are interested, be sure to check with and visit your local pet stores to see if there is a Santa in your area that specializes in furry family members!
A few images from Victory’s and Alex’s second visit together with Santa are shown below along with images of Victory with Santa from the previous five years! The time really does fly by too quickly! We are so grateful for our fur girl, Victory!
Victory’s visits to see Santa, 2014-2019!
The girls’ visits to see Santa last year (left) and this year (right). Great change occurred in a year!
Additionally, each year, I have a photo ornament made with Victory and Santa for our Christmas tree! This year, I made another ornament of our Victory and Alex together visiting Santa, a memorable visit; and one of Victory visiting Santa! I also had personalized ornaments for Alex and Victory made for our tree. I will get Alex an ornament each year, a tradition we had growing up!
Below is our decorated little live Christmas tree from Maine that we order online each year; and, this year, Alex was not willing to sit by our tree long enough for me to take a decent photo, so we will try again, at some point!
We have so much to be grateful for this year! We are looking forward to celebrating our second Christmas together with both of our girls!
We hope that you are enjoying the Holiday season!