|I set her loose in Dollar Tree. She wanted to buy all. the. things. For herself. Our mantra became: "Is this for you, or for ___?"|
|Getting her change.|
|Successful shopping trip!|
|Mama, take a picture of baby Rachie just like this.|
Soon enough it was time for the annual trip to see Santa! Lucy loves to look at pictures of herself and she was talking a lot about how sad she was at sitting on Santa's lap last year. We tried to take the pressure off this year by letting her know that Santa wasn't real -- he's just a fun tradition to pretend. We tried to talk up being brave for brother and showing him how fun it was to talk to Santa...and then we set off.
|These two have a special bond!|
|Lucy loves her "Gunkle Bine"|
|Watching and weighing...|
|The big kids|
|She did GREAT!|
|Showing brother the ropes|
|As soon as she came away: "And I did not cry!!!"|
Another tradition: Christmas lights! This year we were down with the flu, but we recovered enough to take a drive to West Seattle to let GG guide us to some spectacular displays!
|Sitting in the back, away from the plague carrier (me)|