It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

YEAH!  Everything is magical and full of tradition.  A little hectic, but amazing.

I got the tree up with a ton of help from Carter, and even a little help and not so much unhelpfullness from Charlie!  The cat, well, he was a complete lack of help, but funny to watch as Charlie would scold him: “NO KITTY!”

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Our tiny dancer, untangling and dancing with the garland

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I love watching her dig out ornaments, looking for something specific and reminiscing about the beautiful bulb: “This was from when I was a baby!” and “I made this when I was little, like Charlie!”  I love that she loves this so much!

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I liked both of these pictures, and since Andy isn’t around while I’m blogging, I’m posting both!  Checking out lights, together, black and white …

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And checking out the lights, together, in color

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Beautiful bulbs!

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Smile!

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Presents! 

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Checking out Santa’s reindeers before meeting the Big Guy!

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Charlie wasn’t having ANYTHING to do with Santa, so I got to talk with him, too!

Watch at Dance Week

We got to watch the Little Diva in action this week at dance.  One thing’s for sure: She likes to put on a show!

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Stretching it out before hip hop – look for tippy toey she can get!  So tall and beautiful!

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Working on backbends with Miss Obie in tumbling

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That’s Miss Rachel, our “dance tutor” and tumbling assistant.  We LOVE her!

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Graceful Ballerina

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Sweet ballerina

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Ornery ballerina!  She would strike a pose, blow a kiss to the mirror and say “Hi boys!”  

NO BOYS.