Thursday, December 27, 2007

Holiday Break

We're in the downtime among family Christmas gatherings. Lou is sitting on the couch watching Sesame Street (Norah Jones and Elmo are singing "Don't Know Y"), Pete has gone back to work. I am drinking coffee and checking the weather. Snow this afternoon, and we have nowhere really to go. After breakfast we'll head to the library and the grocery store, then hunker down this afternoon. Lou would like to do some painting, I'd like to do some knitting. How much do I love vacation?

We had a very busy few days, but it was a lot of fun. Saturday we headed down to CT to visit and have our family Christmas. We stayed with Pat, Angela and Emma, which is always a good time. The girls loved getting up Sunday morning and having breakfast together. They're very cute together: Lou seems to run the show, while Emma exercises more of a herding thing, following behind her, concerned that she might get hurt. It's very cute, and I love the fact that they get along so well even though they don't get to see each other as often as I'd like.

Sunday was Christmas at my mom's- munchies, gifts and Christmas music, then a prime rib dinner. Yum! We had lots of time to relax, chat, eat and open gifts. Ahhh.

So serious!
The boys

Poppa and his girls

My daddy
Uncle Steve

Pete and his angle grinder (not to be confused with an angel grinder, which is something else entirely)

Someone has been enjoying cocktail weenies
Steve and the Christmas level

Poppa and Emma
Presents for lucky girls!

Sunday night we drove home, with a tired Lou in the back. She finally fell asleep as we crossed the border into NH, and two tired parents carried her to bed and then crashed. Then Monday there was more Christmas!

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