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On Thursday evening I met with colleagues who have become friends for dinner at the Hamilton. I was last there when my cousin and her family visited. This time we took advantage of the happy hour special and I had two logs of sushi and miso soup in a very convivial atmosphere.

On Saturday we went to see the Tiny Tots production of excerpts from "The Nutcracker" and took a closer look at the marionettes afterwards. Then we picked up and decorated our Christmas tree. On Sunday we hung out at home before church, and then that evening we attended the annual holiday sing-a-long at the Atlas Theater. The 4pm performance sold out immediately, and I was a little worried for Baby Z's tolerance level, but he did fine, and there were a number of other under-2's in attendance. I think he especially liked "The Twelve Days of Christmas" where the audience was split into even and odd numbered sides to stand and sit in turns. Afterwards Baby Z had to be peeled away from "talking" to three little girls.

Post-show meet and greet.

We showed off the new, egg-shaped chalk to use on the chalkboard paper on the fridge.

We practiced lacing on a shoebox.

We also worked on colors and fine motor skills with a sorting activity.

And someone did NOT want to sleep.
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