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2013 December Daily :: 16 :: Determined

This morning I woke up and was DETERMINED to take a photo for our Christmas card. We are 10 days away from Christmas and I have not even tackled the task of cards. So this morning, we tried to take a photo. Unfortunately, Senna is still not feeling well.

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Poor Senna!

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This is a great, natural shot, but it’s missing a kid! (I was nursing Senna.)

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This is the best we got, but there’s so many problems with it. SO. Many. Problems. I finally decided on a photo we took yesterday.

Unfortunately, taking one family photo took most of the morning. Before I knew it, it was 11am. We headed to Kristen’s house for a picnic and playtime on the playground in her neighborhood.

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Schäfer and Kristen spent some time talking about outer space. Apparently, Kristen attended Space Camp which was revolutionary news to Schäfer.

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The girls loved playing with Kristen’s huge snowman.

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To Senna’s delight, the house was in no way baby-proofed.

Kristen had some early Christmas presents for the kids to open.

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The girls got new backpacks with stuffed animals. They were a HIT!

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Schäfer got a basketball board which goes on the back of a door. He LOVED it! And yes, this will fit in a suitcase and come back to China with us.

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Kristen gifted me an new Orange Polartec! (Cue the heavenly music!)

It was so great to hang out with her and enjoy a slow afternoon together.

Tonight, we were home. We ate an early supper then went straight to baths and bed. Schäfer has a Skype call with some friends in China this week. I got confused and thought it was tonight so he got to stay awake until 8:30. Of course he was disappointed that he won’t be able to speak with his friends until Thursday.

Hubs went to see The Hobbit tonight. It did not disappoint.

Nanamaw and I stayed home and watched The Help.

It was nice to have a slow day.

 

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