Daddy bringing the tree inside.
Cora showing off some sap on her fingers.
When we tell Cora to put her hands down, she always does the opposite.
Every ornament needed a kiss.
Surprisingly, or not, there are no candy canes left on the tree.
My birthday dinner. Cora wore her dancing skirt and did a show for me at the restaurant. It was the best birthday dinner ever.
Cora took about 20 pictures of Daddy that night.
Cora didn't last long after leaving dinner. Dancing tires a little body out.
Christmas morning was great. Cora is starting to understand Santa Claus, so she was up bright and early to see if Santa visited her. She woke up around 5:45am but laid quietly in bed until 6:00. She finally got fed up and sternly said, "Follow ME Mommy and Daddy"! We drug our tired bums out of bed and did what she said. She stared at her presents for a good minute or two. I think she was a little bit in awe that Santa truly did come and visit while she was sleeping. She got a stick horse, guitar, and stocking full of nail polish, lip gloss, bows, DVDs, and pears from the Jolly Old Man himself. The only problem we had was persuading her to keep opening her presents. She wanted to play with each toy as she opened them. I think if she would have had her way, she'd still be opening gifts right now.
Horses were a major them for both Christmas and her birthday this year.
With all that unwrapping, Cora had to stop for an early morning fruit break.
Back to the giant gift bag from Grandma Jo.
Santa's Little Helper in her incredibly cute Christmas jammies.
Snug as a bug in a rug.
Art supplies from Grandma and Grandpa B!
Her first My Little Pony from Aunt Anne. Cora told us it was "soooo pretty".