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Just a quick Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real post this week.

Have you seen the ‘Ever After High‘ dolls?  They are the children of all the fairy tale characters like Snow White, Mad Hatter, Cinderella, etc.  Unlike those awful ‘Monster High’ dolls I like these ones and think they are cute.  Of course there is a website too and Ella enjoys playing there.  Well, it turns out that Rapunzel had twin daughters and one is a long-haired red-head that Ella just fell in love with.  Wouldn’t you know it, but here in Canada they only sell Holly and Poppy O’Hair together for nearly $60?!!  Obviously, not buying that!  So I put a call out to all my friends back home in southern Ontario -thank goodness for Facebook.  My best friend (since I was 6) went on a family cruise over March break and guess what she found in West Virginia?

Holly O’Hair being sold by herself!!  Needless to say, my Pretty girl is so very, very Happy.

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My Pretty, Happy, Funny girl doing a St. Patrick’s day worksheet.  She got to the part where it said that people of Irish heritage not wearing green could get ‘punched’.  So she ran up stairs and changed her shirt.  When she came down I showed her it said ‘pinched’.  Then she promptly pinched me!

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I’ve actually got a Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real post for you this week.

You likely don’t know but Colin is addicted to the news.  We watch Breakfast Television (Toronto) in the mornings and then Global evening news (Toronto) and then Global National (basically the same stories over again) every evening.  Colin always figured Ella didn’t pay attention with the way she never seems to listen and is always goofing off.  Well, last night we discovered something:

Ella not only listens, but she has it all down pat!  She did the news for us and was perfect.  She talks about things just like the anchors and was discussing all the different issues that have been in the news lately.  She even did the traffic and mentioned about an accident in the ‘east-bound Collectors’ -which if you are from Toronto you know is right.  It was amazing the job she did.  She even knows that the anchors aren’t real reporters, they just read the papers.

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Just a quick post for Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real this week.  My girl makes me smile.

Ella and Zim playing LEGO Marvel.

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I know I posted this earlier in the week.  I really wanted to share it for Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real but couldn’t wait to share.  So I’m going to link it up for PHFR too  :)

This past Sunday was Gaudete Sunday, the Sunday of Joy, the third Sunday of Advent.  The hangings at church were pink as was the Advent wreath candle.  We were able to go to Ottawa for church again.  It was a very special day for Ella.

My beautiful girl received her First Communion.

Father even had a fancy little pin to give her to remember the day (and a certificate to come later).

Not only that, but she was in her first Christmas pageant too.  When we turned up for Sunday School everyone was getting in their costumes.  I told Ella she would have to come sit in church with Grandma and me and our friends.  Kate, the great Sunday School teacher, said it was no problem.  She found Ella an angel costume (fit her like it was made for her) and Ella got to be part of the heavenly host.  Ella was rather nervous but did a great job.

I didn’t get a picture of the sheep.  They were so adorable.  They were only 2ish years old.

After church we went home with our friends to celebrate an early Christmas/Yule.  And guess what they gave me??

A pure-bred Siamese cat!  She’s about 1 1/2 years old and so well-mannered (so far).  Her people were moving so they were giving her away.  She looks so much like the Siamese I had when I finished university (and we just lost a couple of years ago).  Her name is Zim -apparently some anime character.  Rather dumb name if you ask me. But she answers to it, so I guess it will have to stay.  She has really taken to Ella.  This is what we found when we went to bed and checked in on Ella:


Guess the ‘no cat in bed’ rule didn’t last long.  Zim sure is cute though.

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A very Happy girl this week.  Ella is really loving her figure skating lessons.

That long-legged blur in the middle is my girl.  It’s so hard to get a picture when she’s skating.

My Pretty girl was so very Happy after class on Monday.  She earned another ribbon and that meant that she also received her first badge!  I’m so proud of my girl and of course, she’s so proud of herself too.

The house is starting to look Pretty too.  We’ve gotten out a few more of our Advent/Christmas decorations.

Things are very crowded at the stable this year.  I’ve just noticed that even the giraffes have come to visit our Lord.

Not Christmas without my German pyramids (didn’t get a picture of my other one).  I love the countdown candle I got in last year’s swap.  I still don’t think I’ll light it, it’s too pretty.

We got a bit of snow last night, just a couple of inches.  But Ella’s been outside for about an hour already.  We’re going for the tree soon, so I was hoping it would snow.  At least it’s not like the Christmas I was pregnant with Ella.  The snow as thigh deep (on me) and I was big I had to stay home.  You should have seen the tree Colin came home with!  It barely fit in the living room, it was so big around.

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Thank you for the kind comments about my new dresses.  They make me feel Happy and Pretty.

Every once in a while I let Ella play with a bowl of flour and water.  On Monday she made it into ‘pancake’ batter and asked to fry it up.  I let her and she actually ate it.  She thinks they were the best pancakes ever!  She even cleaned up the mess (and eventually the egg-shell).

My girl was very Happy to discover that Merry had arrived yesterday for her Advent visit.  Merry is an elf from the North Pole.  She and Ella hang out and play until Christmas eve when Merry goes home with Santa.  Merry keeps an eye on Ella and watches for any other Christmas suggestions for Santa.  Ella eagerly awaits Merry’s arrival every year and we always wonder what kind of mischief she will get into over night when no one is looking.

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