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DPP 2: star

The boys have been wanting a tree for their room for a couple of years now.  They found one that they liked last month, but decided they would wait to buy it until December.  I surprised them and purchased their tree for them over the weekend.  They had fun setting it up this today after church.  I walked in and found the tree complete with a "star" on top.
Loved Tim's creative thinking and Alex's cooperative spirit to agree to his brother's choice of tree toppers.
The other two Angry Birds friends that Tim has are also on the tree as "ornaments".  So cute!


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