Happy New Year, 2014!

Christmas tree 2013

Christmas was truly magical this year.  Elizabeth performed a song with her Kindergarten class while dressed as an angel for the school Christmas concert.  She was an angel a second time for the Nativity Play at Grandma and Grandpa’s church.  James quietly nabbed the coveted role as Baby Jesus for the Nativity Play rounding off the tradition for all three Kavanagh kids.  On Christmas morning, Ellie explained to a confused Emma that all the toys came from Santa Claus.  Emma seemed content with this story despite being terrified of him when she met him at the Balmy Beach Club.  I loved the sheer excitement for everything they opened; Ellie made a comment that “the elves sure make it hard for kids to open their toys.”  She was right.  Most of the gifts needed scissors to cut off locks, clips or tags.

Emma is getting better at expressing her awe and wonder of life.  She is such a happy little girl.  We all enjoy listening to her communicate words mixed with precious baby garble especially when she sings her current favourite songs: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Baa Baa Black Sheep.  Meanwhile, James slept through his first Christmas as he continues to sleep most of the time.  Such a luxury with two busy and vocal little girls.  We are excited for 2014 and all the new activities with which it will bring along with visiting family and friends.

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