Saturday, January 15, 2011
Marie has a new love - Barney. She loves all the songs and dancing on the shows. And this week she has wanted to wear a dress whenever she watches Barney. Yes, on this day it was a chilly 15 degrees outside, but she still wanted to wear this summer dress. She is singing one of her favorite songs that you might know too - If all the Raindrops . . .
No, this picture isn't a mistake. It was taken in 2011. Every time we tried to catch Santa at the mall, he was gone to take care of his reindeer. But he made one last stop in Juneau, at the potluck at church, before heading back up to the north pole. He graciously agreed to have a picture taken with Marie. Special thanks to Dale "Santa" Hudson.
Last year we started some new traditions for our family. One of our favorites is going to a live nativity at a church close by. By far, Marie's favorite scene was with baby Jesus at the manger. She was really sweet - she got right beside the doll and sang Silent Night to him!
Here is Marie's Christmas morning presents. We didn't get any pictures of her opening all her presents, but a long video instead. She was funny. We called her into the living room to see was Santa Claus brought her, and she didn't really know what to do. We had to tell her to open presents. Maybe she'll know what to do next year.
Hope you all had a good Christmas!
I got some old Christmas music out in December. Marie was promptly drawn to the little Nutcracker book because it had pictures in it, and decided that she needed to dance while I played it. Probably thanks to a Little Einsteins episode that had tons of Nutcracker music in it.