This is going to be my "catch up" post. I don't want to forget about the memories we made over Thanksgiving - including Kara's first sight of snow. As I've mentioned before, she has talked about snow since our first days together in China. She couldn't wait to see it, as she had only seen it on tv. The morning after Thanksgiving, Kara rushed into our bedroom, threw open the curtains and yelled excitedly, "Snow is coming here! Snow is coming here!" Such a simple moment, yet so special. It was a very light snow, but the ground was covered nonetheless. Thankfully, we went out for a few minutes in the morning because it had all melted by early afternoon.
My Snow Girl
Mia is rockin' out. She's a riot!
My nephew, Joe, is the other comedian of the family. He is hilarious!!
My nephews and niece stayed with us for three days, so my mom brought a special edible project for the kids. My nephew, Joe, proudly shows off his first reindeer.
On Friday night, we headed to the Festival of Lights. Mia has been terrified of Santa since day one. She even used to be scared of Santa ornaments. We couldn't walk anywhere near a decorated tree in a department store. After expressing fear for the entire 40-minute wait to see Santa, Mia walked right into the picture, smiled and then walked out saying, "I love Santa." I think seeing Joe cling to my mom's leg brought out the big girl in Mia. Whatever it was, I think she has finally overcome her fear.
I hope you have a great weekend!! We have lots of fun stuff going on this weekend. I hope to be better at getting around to post pics, as I know I'll be taking tons. Happy Friday!!