Every year we enjoy going to see the train show at the NY Botanical Gardens. They set it up pretty much the same every year but it’s still very impressive and the children really enjoy it–so much that we actually have to pry them out (Lucas). The exhibit is all minature wooden pieces that are replicated to look like some of Manhattan’s buildings (i.e. Rockefeller Center, Empire State building, Yankee Stadium, Statue of Liberty, St. Patrick’s Cathedral) with toy trains that zoom around them. What’s always a kodak moment is seeing a line of children kneeling down waiting for the train to come by.
Hello 2008! To start off the year, I celebrated with my honey. We headed down to the city in chance of getting somewhat close to the ball, which was quite difficult since most of the roads were blocked off. But we didn’t care, most of the people down there were quite abnoxious. Then we went to a Velvet Revolver concert (yes, my ears are still ringing). The concert was Seth’s choice–I was a little hesitant, but it was actually a really good show and I was glad to hear some old Guns ‘n Roses and Stone Temple Pilot songs. We had so much fun; however we didn’t get home until 3:30 a.m. Thank you sitters! (pictures below: as close as we could get to Time Square and in the Hammerstein concert hall)
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
I picked up these darling holiday boxes from the Martha Stewart line and filled them with peanut butter fudge (Waite tradition), pralines (Meier tradition) and Stella’s decorated sugar cookies. Yummy!
Whoa! What a crazy holiday season this has been–I’m sure most of you have been feeling the same way. But I think this year has gotten a little bit out of hand. I’ve literally been on about five hours of sleep every day just trying to stay a float, while still enjoying all the joys of the season. Food intake has been candy for all three meals–it’s ridiculous. Too busy to make dinner. Blogging has been crossed off my list this past week so I can just get things done. I feel like I’ve been missing a ton in the blogging world, so please forgive me for not reading up on posts and not leaving posts. Luckily, things are calming down. I finally mailed off our Christmas cards, the last of the packages are mailed and jewelry orders are completed. Now it’s on to hours of baking and wrapping.
I made a few of these ornaments for small gifts–thanks Jori for the idea! Click here to see instructions. They were really easy to make, but finding the supplies was a different story. As I’ve said before, there is a huge lack of supplies for the demand out here. All the stores who sold clear ornament bulbs were sold out. So, I had to use ghetto plastic bulbs, but I think they still came out okay. Hope they like it.
A few things we’ve been up to this past week…
I was so impressed with our church Christmas party–it was so good! The activity committee put on this amazing pageant that was focused primarily on the birth of Jesus and everything else that makes Christmas wonderful. There is hidden talent in our ward! There was a lot of singing, dancing and rockin’ out. It really helped to have two Broadway actors be the star of the show. I hope someone captured it all on camera–it will be fun to look back on. And guess you showed up? Stella made sure he knew she wanted a princess set.
We went this weekend and saw the origami trees at the American Museum of Natural History, and of course all the stuffed dead animals.