December

Well, with the end of November and the beginning of December, the Christmas season has begun. I must say that it is nice to be able to enjoy this season again now that we have LiLi to celebrate it with us. And, of course, because of LiLi we started the season by going to see Santa at the Zoo, the weekend after Thanksgiving. LiLi was not quite sure what to make of Santa when she first saw but as he was singing, he was ok. However, once he came near her, the fun was over.

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Watching Santa singing. This isn’t so bad

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Santa is ok in the distance but not so close even if he has given me a present

Now, after seeing the above picture, you will be suprised to find out that Santa has become one of her favorite words. I blame this on her Nana who must have a million Santas in her house and has managed to brainwash LiLi into a Christmas/Winter fanatic. Her other favorite thing now is snowmen and the song “Frosty the Snowman.” Actually, she calls snowmen “Thumpety-Thumps.” We were at the mall the other day and there was almost no one there so we stopped to look at Santa who came up and was talking to LiLi. She did not cry this time but just stared at him with this scared, awed look. He then gave her a coloring book which she would not reach for from him but gladly took from me. I then turned her stroller around and we had not walked more than three feet when she looked at her coloring book and started saying “Santa” over and over again.

To continue the holiday celebrations, we went last weekend and cut down our Christmas tree. Both LiLi and Maggie seemed to enjoy this trip and there was a huge Santa on the premises that made LiLi just stare in absolute awe. Our tree is now up in its stand but we have not had the chance to put up and lights or ornaments. I think that will be coming over the next few days as we may be stuck in the house after all the snow that has fallen outside but it should also give us some more pictures. More later.

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Mommy and LiLi check out a tree

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Daddy, LiLi and Maggie