The build up to the holidays in Syracuse was pretty cliche.
There was a lot of snow.
I always made sure to shovel a path for the UPS deliveries.
There was a lot of shoveling.
But it is still early in the winter season here so we were all enjoying the snow.
The night before Christmas Sadie lost her other top tooth–so a visit from Santa and the Tooth Fairy was in order. Here she is right before the tooth came out.
Then it was Christams and the image I make (torture) my kids agree to before I allow them to rush to the tree.
And the excitement….one of many such moments.
Having a tea party with some new toys later in the day– Gotta love the basket of wine corks that is being used to hold the doll up.
All in all it has been a great holiday here. We missed being with family, but enjoyed leaving toys all over the place and not getting dressed for the day until after lunch.
I got some extra points this year for getting my husband an iPod touch. He refuses to have a cell phone, but I think he is enjoying this little toy.
And I’ll end with this post with an image I took of Echo at Jason’s lab at SU. One of my Christmas presents was the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice which I just finished watching with my girls. They seemed to enjoy most of the 4 hour long movie and I just loved it. This image sort of reminded me of all the shots in the movie where the sisters are looking out the windows waiting for news.