Lillian at 26 & 27 months – 11/13 – 1/12

Vital Stats: 27 pounds on 12/29

Lillian’s first real participation in Christmas – she learned Christmas songs and her favorites were: Santa Clause is Coming to Town, Jingle Bells and Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. She liked driving around the neighborhoods looking at all the pretty lights on people’s houses.

She was sort of scared to meet Santa in person, so at the NetApp Christmas party, she agreed to just shake his hand. By the time we talked-up Santa lots more, she sat on his lap and gave him a big hug. When he asked what she wanted for Christmas, she said “TOYS!”

I am excited to start traditions that my family did when I was growing up. On Christmas Eve, we read “Santa Mouse” and left out cookies and milk for Santa, a carrot for Rudolph and a piece of cheese for Santa Mouse. Then she got to open just ONE present – enough to get her excited for the next morning.

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