While reading about King Otto II we heard a knock on our side door, it was Abuelita coming for a visit. She is going to NC for Christmas and wanted to say hello. She made this beautiful sweater for Esther and gave her a yellow and green turtle neck to wear underneath. Maybe I can sneak in her luggage and welcome the Brendleys home!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Our fist snow fall happened last week. It did not amount to much but the snow fell in the biggest clumps. Of course my kids ran outside and started dancing the children's snow dance. Some without jackets! Isaiah took a ride on the slide and wanted me to take a picture of his butt! No problem Isaiah!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Well, here we are! All decorated for the holiday. Isn't our little tree cute! We are not going to be here for Christmas or New Years - we will be back and forth to PA, but we are entertaining a few families here and there. The kids are counting the days down till school is over and Christmas break starts (I am too). Have a blessed day everyone.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The city is so lovely during the holidays. It was very cold but we were in and out of stores all day. After checking out some bead shops and my favorite store "My Trimmings" we stopped for a coffee and something sweet. Now that was a delicious pretzel!! Next we headed to our final destination - Macy's. That store knows how to dress themselves up in ribbons and bows. We found out that mom could get an 11% discount because she is from out of town. I guess somethings good comes from living out of town! We headed to the Cellar to eat dinner - we love it there. The chef made us a fabulous dish of Carbonara!! Thanks for coming in Mom. Dad - thanks for babysitting!
My parents came in on Sunday night and we met them in the city - don't kill me but I left my camera home and so did my father! We had a great night although it was FREEZING and crowded. The next day my mom and I went on a "Day out" together. We started at Rockefeller Center then walked down 5th Ave toward Bryant Park. More to come...
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
We had a great time at the Cloisters today. Thank goodness in traditional "Nanny" fashion we brought our lunch because the cafeteria was closed. It was cold and breezy and we had tired kids so we couldn't stay or walk around outside as much as I would have liked but that's ok. Now that I have been back I will be making more trips there with the kids - I forgot how beautiful it is uptown. More pictures later - I'm tired!!!