We have a pretty relaxing yet exciting December planned and are looking forward to some new traditions (that we did last year and now by doing them again they are traditions) as well as some new traditions-to-be. One of the new things we're doing this year is taking Sora to the Nutcracker. Sora decided that was a good enough reason to get her hair cut again. You may remember the last "real" haircut Sora got wasn't very successful, so I've been reluctant to take her to a salon. True to her word though, she sat in the tiny car, stared at the puppies movie and let the lady cut, braid and sparkle her hair. Her haircut makes her look much older and more mature than she did before. Here is the best picture of the braid (that of course I cannot and Sora will not let me reproduce):
Sora's also been excited about all of our advent activities. So far, we made cards, took out our Christmas books from the basement, sent a secret Santa note to a friend, and cut out paper snowflakes.
We also took holiday photos for our family cards. Here is a failed attempt: