Friday, January 18

Christmas

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Santa left a horse in her stocking. How did he know?

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The new loaded dress up box was a big hit.

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Hee.

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Blurry, but we're all in it.

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Our friends Rob, Julie, Isabel, and Bobby came over for Christmas Dinner. MJ and Isabel sang Happy Birthday to Grandma and blew out candles on her behalf.

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In dress up clothes.

A new corral

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Christmas Eve brought new horses, a horse book, and a fancy new corral from G. Grandma Liz & G. Grandpa Carl.

Preschool Musical

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Fueling up before the big show.

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Those mean other reindeer never let him join in their reindeer games! Boo hoo hoo!

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Moving to her own drummer during the Nutcracker dance.

Josie and Cooper
Conspiring with her buddy Coops -- on stage no less!

Big Girl Bed!

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MJ got a big girl bed in December. It's fancier now with a Hello Kitty mesh canopy. She does a pretty great job of staying in it too.

"The People's Tree"

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We spent the morning of December 15th enjoying the Capitol Christmas Tree. Thanks Vermont!

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It was c-c-c-cold, but we had a great time.

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MJ liked the trains at the Botanic Garden.

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It was pretty humid in there.

Santa at Frager's

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MJ met Santa outside Frager's Hardware. It was a surprise, so she wasn't prepped at all. She sat down with him though and immediately started telling him everything that came to mind. The first thing out of her mouth? "I like horses."

Fashion Show

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In early December, MJ received a big box of clothes from her cousin Gracie.

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She insisted on modeling them in front of the tree.

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She has a new "leanin'" move that cracks me up.

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Blowing a kiss.

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Showing some attitude.

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And then still, all in a matter of seconds.

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The box also included a Snow White dress, which kicked off a new, dual obsession: princesses and "dress up."

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Within moments she had the hang of lifting the skirt to walk safely. It's a little scary how natural it all seemed.

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I just like the look on her face here.

Snow is tasty

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The first substantive December flurries sent us outside to sample the snow.