Hero had a big Christmas this year. She knew that she needed a new pair of skates and that they would be very expensive, so, after a pre-December discussion, she fully expected to get skates alone for Christmas. Well, she did get her skates, but Santa was the hero of the day with a present that made her tear up (I'm pretty sure that's a first for Hero). She finally got a pet of her own - a cute little guinea pig. She named him Cinnamon Bun and the whole family gets to enjoy him (while she gets to clean up after him). I have a feeling Christmas 2011 might rank up there as one of the best in the annals of Hero's childhood.