Two Important Birthdays

Our Christmas baby turned seven this year!  I've had a bit of a time with this birthday.  It seems like some sort of threshold between "little girl" and "young lady" that I've not yet wrapped my head around. And, of course, after we finished celebrating her momentous day, Baby Jesus' shin-dig was close to follow.  

This post is going to be a little picture-heavy...

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 Skyping with Gigi and Poppa!

Skyping with Gigi and Poppa!

 Birthday dinner at Macaroni Grill -- where you can draw on the table and they sing to you in Italian. 

Birthday dinner at Macaroni Grill -- where you can draw on the table and they sing to you in Italian. 

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 While packing up our house on Inman, I discovered my Breyer horse models that were tucked away and decided they would be a perfect birthday gift for Ella.  She loves them!

While packing up our house on Inman, I discovered my Breyer horse models that were tucked away and decided they would be a perfect birthday gift for Ella.  She loves them!

 Lunch before seeing The Nutcracker at Bass Hall.  Wonderful show!

Lunch before seeing The Nutcracker at Bass Hall.  Wonderful show!

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 Oh well, the kind stranger who took our photo didn't quite nail the focus...

Oh well, the kind stranger who took our photo didn't quite nail the focus...

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 Birthday dinner #2!  Still had some cake leftover. 

Birthday dinner #2!  Still had some cake leftover. 

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 An attempt at Grammer Fetter's sugar cookies - they turned out pretty well!

An attempt at Grammer Fetter's sugar cookies - they turned out pretty well!

 Someone got caught!

Someone got caught!

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 Inventory in progress...

Inventory in progress...

 Tracking Santa during lunch.

Tracking Santa during lunch.

 Santa made it through the thunderstorms!

Santa made it through the thunderstorms!

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 Snow!

Snow!

 The kids enjoyed playing with their remote-control cars.  The cows were just wondering where their treats were.  

The kids enjoyed playing with their remote-control cars.  The cows were just wondering where their treats were.  

 Hope Santa was good to everyone!

Hope Santa was good to everyone!