Saturday, January 03, 2009

A Glimpse of Christmas around. . . 

. . .Manhattan
A few days before Christmas, Michael and I got the crazy idea to take a trip into the city and do a few little Christmas activities. First, we explored FAO Schwartz for the first time. It was packed with amazing toys and crowds of people, but we all had a lot of fun.

This is the piano that was in the movie Big. 

The Rockefeller Tree. This picture doesn't do it justice. It's big and it's beautiful. While we were there, we caught a glimpse of someone proposing on the ice skating rink. 

After seeing the tree, we ate dinner at a fun diner. All of the waiters took turns singing broadway tunes throughout the evening. They would hop up on the back of the booth and sing and dance with the kids. Kai and Addie loved it! To end the night, we braved the Toys 'R Us in Times Square. Michael rode the ferris wheel with the kids, and then we tried to get out of their as quickly as possible!

. . . our house
the stockings were hung by the. . . window with care, with hopes that Santa wouldn't get stuck climbing through our window

hot cocoa and Santa's cookies on Christmas Eve

Kailer and I made this Christmas tree out of his hands. He and Adelynne got to put an ornament on their tree whenever they did something kind.

Watching the snow fall

Making my Grandmother's peanut butter fudge. It's the most delicious fudge I've ever tasted, at least when she made it. This was the first year I've made it without her. It's still turned out delicious, but was missing her loving touch.

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