Let’s just dive right in.

Although we were basically in a holiday-induced frenzy from the beginning of November through mid-January we knew we had to make time to get to the Gardens for the Holiday Train Show.

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Of course Liam had to take his turn on the ride-on train:

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(Matt enjoyed himself, too.)

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Paige and I took a short stroll together:

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Ahhhhhh.

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We went back for a second round of train-watching.  Predictably, Liam could have stayed here all day.

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“Mom.  Why are you making me look at you when I could be looking at trains?”

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Both of my babies love this fountain:

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One of the major highlights of Christmas for Liam is when we bring out the “trolley” to put around the bottom of the tree.  Shocker.

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Here are the “Christmas Card Pictures.”  Which would make more sense if we actually sent out Christmas cards.  Still — here they are.

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“Hey, Liam:  How do you feel about that train?”

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Hold on, the cuteness ahead is almost unbearable…

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Ahhhhhhhh.  (Again.)

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We had a birthday celebration for me and Greatmama at my parents’ house.  Here are a few shots from that day:

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Paige makes eyes at Greatdaddy:

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Liam helps me unwrap:

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Anyone who knows me knows I love a one-dish meal.  Now if only I can find something in here that both children will eat…

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Paige cannot keep herself from climbing in and out (and on top of) this rocking chair.

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Case in point:

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Ahhhhhhhh.  (Once more.)

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I have no idea what was happening here, but I couldn’t leave this one out.  Obviously.

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Making wishes:

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Next up?  Christmas!