After karate today we did indeed put up the tree. It looks pretty much the same as it does every year, lol, with the addition of the lovely new ball the kids bought me at the craft show in Cloyne last summer. This year Brianna did all the icicles – and she did a fine job too!
She received a surprise Christmas gift at karate today, when one of the boys, AJ, gave her a gift bag containing several lovely scented candles and oil candles. His dad apparently works at SC Johnson, where they are made. We have no idea why he would choose to give her a gift, but she was very gracious and thanked him nicely.
She hasn’t received her belt yet, though the others who graded with her received theirs on Thurs night – when we were at the Christmas concert. Sensei told her to make sure she’s at class Tues and Thurs this week and he’ll be sure she gets hers.