Our little Sugar Plum Fairy

Saturday, December 24, 2011
The peanuts have already been out of school for a whole week for Christmas break.  Kate's little ballet school was offering a Barbie Nutcracker Camp from 9-12 for four days last week and she begged me to sign her up.  Knowing that I could use a little of that time for Christmas errands, I agreed.  Kate just loves to dance and she loves the nutcracker music...she hums it all day long. The girls had a little performance on Thursday.

Kate is in the all pink dress.  Her hair was up in a beautiful bun when I dropped her off but all her dancing around makes for messy hair, I guess:)

We were in the back and there was a large male head in front of me...so I did not get any good shots....








One morning before camp, she was dancing around in front of the tree...





What a goofball!!!

I always feel nostalgic around the holidays but I would give anything to freeze these kids where they are right now. I don't want them to grow up:) I love all the childhood wonder and magic of Christmas.  I LOVE Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Be back afterwards to share our annual traditions:)

I hope that you all enjoy the miracle of Christmas with loved ones.  Thank you for all of your kindness throughout the year.  Even though I blog predominantly to preserve family memories, I love this community and all that each of you has to offer.


  1. so darn CUTE... love it.. she is just as pretty as her Mama...
    Merry Christmas girly..
    Love ya

  2. Kate is so adorable! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. Little Miss Kate. Pure sweetness. Hope ya'll have a wonderful Christmas Eve and Day... see ya next week!

  4. She looks precious in her outfit. From looking at the pictures, she had a blast. Merry Christmas!

  5. Oh is she ever the cutest little sugarplum fairy I have ever seen!!
    Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas...snuck away to visit blogland for a few minutes!

  6. Miss Katie is a lovely little ballerina.. I know what your saying about freezing holiday wonder of the little ones. Blessings and joy in this Christmas season.

  7. I love that Kate is a goofball, so full of life!
    What a joyful heart!

    Peace and joy to you and your family.

  8. Kate is SO animated!! I can totally imagine her loving this camp and loving being a ballerina for the week :)

    Merry Christmas!!

  9. She is just too precious for words!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  10. Cutest lil' sugar plum fairy, EVER!! :)

    ...I know what you mean about wanting to freeze time with our kids. They grow WAY too fast. We're already talking 'senior photos' for Breanna, as the Class of 2013 is getting closer every day! I can't even believe my baby will be graduating soon. Enjoying every moment with my children, as well!!

    Loved the cookie post below, too! I didn't make press cookies this year, but yours look yummy!! :)

    Wishing you and yours the Merriest of Christmas's, and a very blessed New Year! <><


  11. Kim
    Merry Christmas to the most precious peanuts in the world!

  12. She is so adorable! I want to show Lillie this post in the morning. She will love it!


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