This is my sweet little niece Avalene. Seemed like she had grown so much since the last time I saw her and it was only in August! She had just begun walking and now she is running around like it was nothing.

Last year Willem ignored her almost completely but we were pretty sure that Willem and her were going to be best buds this Christmas after he showed some interested right off the bat. Alas Avalene grew weary of his hugs and was scared of him most of the trip. That’s alright Avalene who wants hugs all the time anyway ;) I think she was scared of me by association too cause I could barely get a snuggle.

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