Sunday, December 26, 2010

Life is a Highway

Totally forgot about this video clip of Paeton dancing in the Toys R Us movie room in New York.

Christmas Day 2010

Christmas Morning 2010

Santa brought a Toy Story Power Quad for the kids to share.
Maybe he should have brought two?
Toy Story Pajamas!
Toy Story Mr.Potato Head dolls!
Toy Story coloring and sticker books!
Hopefully she likes Toy Story for a long time....

Sledding: Kinderberg Park

Christmas Eve morning we took the kids over to Kinderberg Park for sledding. This hill was amazing - by far the fastest hill I've ever sledded down. I think it helps that we have an awesome snow tube too!

The Koch/Cronin Wedding

On December 18, we watched our friends Brian Koch and Kate Cronin get married in St.Paul, MN. We had a great couple's weekend away as Jodi's parents watched Evan and Paeton forus. We visited the Mall of America for the first time, had a great date night at Kincaid's Chophouse, and I even convinced Jodi to get a mani and pedi with me! We had a fun weekend but we couldn't wait to get back to Oshkosh to see the kids.

Getting Ready for Christmas

December has been a REALLY busy month for our family. We were way overbooked with trips, activities and commitments - I need to remember that next year! This month included a scrapbooking weekend for myself in Lake Geneva, only 1 Christmas party (thank goodness!), our friend's wedding in Minnesota, a ladies service event, 3 trips to Oshkosh to visit with family, and of course the creation of our family christmas cards, baking by the dozen, shopping for gifts, wrapping of said gifts, decorating the inside and outside of the house and picking out outfits for many photos ops.
Craziness but Tis' the Season!

Evan - 4 mos.

Macy's Santa Land

Oops, I forgot this picture. Here we all are meeting Santa after waiting in line for 40 minutes. I think this picture is so funny for some reason :)

Sleepover in Philly

We spent our last night on our trip to the East Coast at the Aloft Hotel in Philadelphia. Paeton and Jodi swam in a very cold pool; Evan lounged on a chair and kept warm. For dinner we ate at Relish, a really cool burger place. It was a great end to a great trip....until our wake-up call came at 3:20am and we had to get up for a 6am flight. Oh...and then go to work for the day :(

NYC with the Kids!

My sister, Jodi, myself and the kiddos visited NYC for the day over Thanksgiving. We had such a fantastic day!

M&M World! $12.99 per pound of M&Ms!
Visiting with Elmo outside of Sbarro pizza.
Riding the Toy Story car on the ferris wheel inside Toys R Us.
Times Square.
Waiting in line to see Santa at Macy's Santaland, 8th floor of the Macy's Building.
Train ride into the city.
Paeton watching Toy Story on her DVD player while Evan cuddles with Woody. I secretly think this picture is funny because I don't think Paeton has any clue Evan has Woody.
My precious boy napping in the stroller while Paeton rides the ferris wheel.
The Toys R Us ferris wheel.

Aunt Michelle, Jodi and Paeton waiting in line for the ride.
Paeton kissing baby dolls in Toys R Us.
Paeton getting a great view of the skaters at Rockfeller Center.
Rockfeller Center - lego style.
LegoLand, NYC
This was my favorite day during our trip home. We had such a great time and I think we all felt so accomplished for being able to take the two kids to NYC and actually have fun. Thanks Aunt Michelle for all your help!