Friday, December 26, 2008

One Down...

See the big tree: CHECK!

and cross off Skate at Rockefeller center, the rink is WAY smaller than they make it seem in the movies. :( Not at all romantic as you schlep around the ice bumping into strangers

Monday, December 22, 2008

Here's Lassie...

One time my family went on vacation, we saw Lassie. My mom wanted a picture, they said "get ready for a photo opportunity" Then Lassie stood on a rock and posed for about a minuet for a photo-op. My mom has a great picture of Lassie's butt as she left the stage.
I have similar pictures of Cirque de Sole. It was my Christmas present from my mother-in-law. I went with her and my two sisters-in-law. It was amazing! There were people who balanced on things all stacked on top of each other:
People who hula-hooped with several hulahoops and could do a standing split while spinning the hulahoop on her foot:
There were men with sticks that acted as tightropes and people walked on them a did flips on them:
And some girls who flew from the ceiling doing amazing things with their bodies:
Overall it was AMAZING! and at the end they shot snowflakes into the audience twice, so much fun. I guess I'll just always have the memories while the pictures are not what I will remember.

Where Did You Get That Pig?

Claire got a pig (it roars) from cousin Megan, whom she has never met. But loves a lot since she sent her this great pig!
So I'm sitting in the kitchen and Jimmy says from the dinning room "Where did Claire get this pig". I say "What Pig?" And she waltzes into the kitchen with it. All proud of herself. She loves it. And thank you Megan.
The other gifts that have been sent to our house are safely tucked away till actual Christmas... Hopefully they make it till then. :)
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Its a Marshmallow World

It snowed here. We made a snowman. Claire got too cold at the end to get her picture taken with the snowman all finished up. But she helped grandpa build it. Christmas in 4 more sleeps!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Things to do when you live in New York:
-Go to the Bronx Zoo

-Go to the top of the Empire State building (don't wait in line)
-go to a farm to acquaint yourself with animals other than pigeons and squirrels

-Escape to somewhere exotic in the summer
-visit the beach on Long Island

-Go to a Mets game
-eat the pizza

Things still on our list:
-meet someone famous, or at least recognize them on the street and act too cool to care
-eat cheesecake from that place in Brooklyn
-Italian ices from somewhere famous
-Go to the statue of liberty and discuss how long it's been since you were allowed up in the torch
-Skate at Rockafeller Center
-See the BIG tree

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Don't Stab Yourself with a Fork

Claire is getting better, almost proficient with a spoon and fork, she prefers to use them at most meals and refuses to eat apple sauce off a spoon I am holding. however with this new skill comes great responsibility; don't stab yourself. She just hasn't figured out that when the thing on your fork falls off and lands in your lap, you do not stab at it with your fork to try to pick it up. We'll get there.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Here to stay is the new bird

How time flies and babies grow! Christmas time already and time to decorate and get in the spirit. I've been in the spirit for several months now and am thrilled that I can finally play my christmas music loudly and dance around without feeling strange for doing it in shorts and a t-shirt. Claire is also getting into the spirit:

I can't believe that last year she fit INTO the stockings, stuffed them full but could fit in them. We tried this year, no such luck. Well I'm off to get some apple cider and maybe talk my husband into a christmas tree! :)