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Selena Gomez has a new helper in the kitchen as she prepares dinner this Christmas!

Selena sounds thrilled to have new baby sister Gracie in her life, and she has been posting numerous adorable shots of herself and the little tyke to prove it.

On December 24, Selena took to Instagram to post a pic of herself holding Gracie while preparing food in the kitchen on Christmas Eve.

"Gracie helping me cook Christmas dinner," Selena captions the too-cute pic. 

It's awesome that Selena is spending so much time with teensy Gracie and is managing to make her a big part of her life. Selena recently canceled a chunk of her planned concert tour in order to spend more time with the fam.

Indeed, Selena had posted another photo earlier this week of herself with Gracie. "I'm the happiest I've been in a while," she captioned that one. "So blessed and thankful for the future, for release, and to finally be happy for those I loved.."

Are you surprised that Selena is able to spend so much time with Gracie? And are you hoping that Selena ends up in a happy new romance in 2014?

Source: Selena Gomez on Instagram