Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas in New York

We did our annual trip to New York to get ready for Christmas. The picture below is actually of the Bronx zoo which we hit up on Monday. The following Sunday, we made the tek to Manhattan for some Christmas Spirit.We met up Katie and Paul in New York and took the train into the city. Jack kept calling it Thomas and Everett called it the Polar Express. We hit up the usual spots. Rockafeller Plaza and the tree from 5th avenue.

St. Patrick's Cathedral.

I think it tuckered the little guy out. He didnt even get a chance to tuck his bum bum in before he fell asleep.

Christmas in Annapolis

We made it down to Annapolis for Christmas with the Millers early in December. While the weather was chilly, it was fun to cozy up and celebrate with family. Here are a few pics of the festivities.

Everett and Dixie decorating the tree.

Everett and Danielle helping Dixie out.

Clint made Danielle and Ed a table for their house for x-mas.

Here is jack with his favorite gift, Thomas.

Grandma and Jack snoodling.

Reading some new books that Santa brought.

Aunt Danielle and Uncle Ed got the boys a ride on McQueen. Despite the cold, they rode it around and loved it!

Pappa Miller helping Everett out with some wrapping paper.

It was a great visit, but as always, too short. Merry Christmas to all!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

An Awesome early Christmas

My best Christmas gift didn't come in a package or a bow; it came in a minivan this year! Our two beautiful nieces made the trip up from South Carolina and WE HAD A BLAST. Here are a few of my favorite pictures.
Clare spent the first night at our house. She and Delilah really hit it off.

In the morning, we did a few projects.

Followed by a bath.

And a rousing game of Hungry Hungry Hippos. Doesn't that bring back memories.

After that we went over to the neighbors to check out the chickens.

And Clare found an egg!!

We all got dressed up and went over to Gammy and Pappa's house. How adorable is this bunch?

We got in some good family time and some good cuddles.

So did Grammy and Pappa.

We got in a lot of play time too.

Some extended family came over as well and we had a blast with our Uncles, Aunts and Cousins (none pictured because apparently I only take pictures of those below the 4 foot mark). Here is my Cousins little boy, Nolan.

Aunt Sarah was able to tame the beasts, and everything was pretty calm (although Pappi may beg to differ).

Uncle Danny and Aunt Claudia came over as well and we did an early Christmas for the kids.

Clare and Caroline got a sweet dress up set. Here is a picture of the "bride before her wedding". Her words, not mine. I think she looks a bit more "Material Girl" than "Bride", but hey...

And here is sweet Caroline in her tiara. Adorable!

Uncle Tad and Clare reading some stories to the boys. Please note the footwear.
Of all the gifts, the large box was the favorite. Everett and Clare spent hours in it just reading and talking.
After the oh so sad departure of my favorite little girls, our fam got together with some other adorable little girls (and some other great friends). We caught them kissing after dinner....Uh Oh!
It all tired the boys and Delilah out.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The plague

Well we are on day 9 of someone in the Miller house having a fever, so we have had to get creative with the activities. Most recently we started looking through pictures and found these gems. My next post will be of my beautiful nieces' visit from South Carolina. Enjoy.

Daddy and Jack Jack. Aww....

Jack snoodling the dogs.

Everett caught a chicken.
And this is from this morning. I turned my back for 2 seconds while washing the dishes and heard Everett say "Jack got in the bath". Well I guess he did...