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Getting into the holiday spirit. (With her Auntie Christine)

Getting into the holiday spirit. (With her Auntie Christine)

As a holiday treat for all of us, adults and kids alike, we went to see the Nutcracker Suite. It’s been raining off and on these days here in Northern California, but luckily on the evening of the ballet, the skies were clear with no sign of rain. Woohoo! Instead of a raincoat, it gave my daughter the opportunity to wear her stylishly new le•top Pink Leopard Faux Fur Jacket with matching le•top Pink Leopard Faux Fur Purse from Bestdressedkids.com (they carry le•top in larger sizes: 5, 6 and 6x). And what did she put in her leopard purse? Lip gloss and a candy cane, of course! (too cute)!

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Aaaaahhhh!!!!!

Aaaaahhhh!!!!!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Never having been taken to see Santa when I was a child (at least…not to my recollection anyway), this photo seems hilariously cute (or should it be ‘cutely hilarious’?)! And, having watched 24 hours of A Christmas Story over the holidays, I know (in the movies anyway) that kids seem to freeze (or worse) in the presence of Santa. But I wonder…who is more terrified? Santa or the kids?!? If you have similar photos to share (old or new), we’d love to see them and post them on le•top blog! Click here to upload your photos.

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Annely and her cousin the Student Centre

Annely and her cousin at the Student Centre 2008

I met Carol almost a decade ago when we both happened to be on holiday in the British Virgin Islands. It’s one of those chance meetings that turns into a life-long friendship punctuated by bursts of connection, recognition and catching-up, amidst sometimes long lapses in contact…but always just picking up right where we’d left off. It’s just that kind of connection. For the past four years, Carol has been sponsoring Annely, now six, who lives with her grandmother, sister, aunt and cousins in the Dominican Republic. One of the beneficiaries of Carol’s sponsorship is the Student Centre, Restauracion Infantil where Annely attends twice weekly health and hygiene instruction, recreational activities, social events, tutoring and educational classes and has regular medical examinations. (more…)

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gbread2008My daughter and I made a gingerbread house on Christmas Eve. I’m not a big “make it from scratch” kind of person. I only buy pre-made kits. We attempted one last year but it didn’t turn out very well. The frosting wasn’t sticky enough and the roof kept sliding off as we placed decorations on it. This year, I found a good gingerbread house that has super sticky frosting. It was awesome! (more…)

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ry1stxmas

First, I tear here, then I get to the good stuff. I deem this tracksuit...perfect! Where's my next present?

Christmas is over, and we’re still in Kauai, but we’re getting loads of emails and photos of the festive time of year. Sweetie received this photo of his youngest nephew, Ry opening the Christmas gift sweetie sent. He decided on the Rabbit Moon Tractor Tracksuit at mychildclothing.com who has a wonderful selection of both le•top and Rabbit Moon. Since Ry lives in NYC where the winters can be bitterly cold, sweetie thought the tracksuit would be perfect for him to bop around indoors, as well as a fashionable and warm top layer for those first days of spring in Central Park. Ry is just 9 months old but already seems to have the art of opening presents down pat!

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It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes, or bags!

Correct answer: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

And thus ends our holiday movie programming! 😉

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m2_bake

The kids are home for winter break, and it seems like there’s nothing to keep them occupied. They’ve opened their presents and played with their toys. Their friends are out of town so there are no scheduled play dates. So now what?

Here’s a fun activity you can do at home to keep your little ones busy without taking up a lot of your time. (more…)

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