ebb & flow

Still looking through the wave of growth from last year and thinkin about the months to come...

a few vidz

I love hearing this girl laugh so hard!

And here is Bianca watching the above video! I know, kinda trippy. Violet was gone at Grandma and Grandpa's, so seeing Bianca's excitement in seeing this video was pretty adorable.

Silly Bianca loves to watch the baby on the phone screen (shhh don't tell her it's herself)

A new buddy!

wrap it up nicely

Well, after all my dillydallying, I finally reached the end of 2014, in terms of bloggable pics. (Technically I have a bunch of instagrams, but I'll forget about that for now) I figured I would do one big Christmas odds and ends post, starting with the kids program at church performing a couple songs.

Violet was front and center and did an excellent job.

See for yourself if you'd like! She had her hand motions down.

One of our family traditions is making and decorating gingerbread cookies. V had to bust out her chef outfit of course. She was a big helper.

Mike decorated one of the cookies like Violet's handmade ornament from last year (probably one of the best ones on the tree).

We visited Santa, which is always an adventure in "what will Violet's reaction be"? And this year we had Bianca to wonder about too. I'd say it went pretty well! Violet had no interest in sitting on Santa's lap, but I don't blame her... I'd rather her not think it's okay to just cuddle with any random stranger, no matter how jolly.

I'll skip pics of the Lightfest and move on to the very end, where we get to see some cool lights up close.

And I'll end with a sweet little Bianca smile! Merry belated Christmas!

ballerina girl

Violet had a dance recital at the end of her ballet class term a few months ago, and the cuteness was pretty overwhelming.

This was sort of a freestyle warm up, let's say.

She looked so lovely in her little dance outfit.

This is more of an experimental ballet move.

And here is the final performance! The three year old ballet class doesn't really do much other than flutter around the stage... :) But it's still adorable, of course. I love watching her perform!

It takes a lot out of her, though.

snow day

Is it too early to hope that we won't have to see any more of this? (The snow, not the cute little girl)

bday girl

We have a lot of birthdays around here these days. Since I didn't do a birthday blog post for myself on the 18th (I'll get around to it later), I will celebrate by posting some cute Violet birthday pictures!

my name is karen

and here you will find things that i make and see.

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