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Finishing up the year...

Here's a jumble of pics from the past couple of days just to finish up the year on...

Erik, Luey and Bryn looking rather angelic at the ILs house - listening to one of MIL's menagery of Christmas creatures recite "Twas the night before Christmas..." in mechanically animated form!
Bryn watching another couple of character sing and jiggle about the Snowman who came to life... These two have an invisible lazer connection so they seem to interact, Bryn was totally fascinated!
The dinner table from one end...

And from the other end...

Bryn with a singing, revolving, snowman who lights up in many alternating colours!!!

Bryn, the "Centurian at the gate"...

And, the Centurian on the march!

One of the Christmas presents Nanna and Pa gave Bryn this Christmas. This Japanese hedgehog blares cutesy dance music while toddling across the floor. When he bumps into a wall or other object, he turns himself around and keeps going. All the while lights flash in his rubbery spikes, and on his nose....

Erik getting Pa to help him figure out how a Chrissy present works...

Bryn playing with Erik's indoor basketball hoop that inspired the outdoor hoop purchase the previous day!

I can hardly believe I've been doing this blog for nearly a year! it's been a fantastic year, and I will always remember 2006 fondly!!! Am really excited to be starting a new year tomorrow, and keen to see what it will bring, I have a very good feeling about 2007!!!

Have a Happy and Safe New Year everyone!!!

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