‘Twas the Week Before Christmas…

… and what a busy week it was! In the final week leading up to Christmas we really packed-in the holiday cheer.  Emerson had a blast at the Polar Express pajama party and Santa visit at school…

Then she got to decorate another Christmas tree at Gaga’s house…

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On Saturday we grabbed cookies and coffee and finally made it to our grand old mall to visit Santa and see the decorated Christmas trees. She didn’t have much on her list this year… just a brain and a paddle. Her favorite movie,  Wizard of Oz, has gotten the idea in her head that you have to see the wizard, or in her case Santa, to get a brain. She admired every single Christmas tree and by far her favorites were the animal shelter tree decorated with sparkly dog bones and the Nature Center tree adorned with pine cones and snake-skin garland — animal kingdom love.

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Later that day we baked cupcakes and waited for Meggie to get home for the week! Em was a little confused when Mimi wasn’t with her, but was happy nonetheless. She literally watched out the window for hours waiting for her arrival!

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The next morning we were reunited with Papa who has been away for work for the past two weeks! E really got a kick out of her Ahoy Amigo holiday tee which she translated as ‘I’ve got a bunch of problems, but Santa ate one.’ Always good for a laugh, this kid.

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We tea partied, watched movies, ate cupcakes and had a cozy little Sunday before the true holiday celebration begins this coming week! Looking forward to seeing Mimi in a few days and hosting Christmas Eve at our house! Happy Holidays!

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I enjoy keeping track of my daughter, who is the sunshine to my cloudy days, with this blog. This is my chronicling of life into the unknown: the joy I find and lessons learned along the way!

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