Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tromping through the woods in 2012

We've been enjoying a very mild winter in New York. We've gotten out for a couple of hikes over the past few weeks. This continues to be one of my favorite things to do. There is just something really special about being outdoors with the kids. Olivia is extremely determined and does a great job keeping up. I put together a little video for your viewing pleasure, a digital short, if you will :) 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Nearly two months since my last post. Oops! The month of December was wonderful. We stayed home for Christmas, which meant that we decorated the house and got a tree. Gavin and Olivia are at such fun ages. They made the season sparkle. I think everyone feels excited when they pull out the lights and ornaments, but seeing a child's reaction ups the magic factor.

Early in the month, my parents came for a visit. It was so fun and nice to spend time with them. We mostly just hung out but did make a short trip to NYC before they flew back to Seattle. We strolled through Chelsea Market, walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, saw the tree at Rockefeller Center, and hung out at Central Park. It was a really fun time and I'm so glad that my parents were able to make the trip.

Hopefully, I will be better about keeping this blog updated over the coming months. Here is a photo recap of some of December's activities. Happy New Year!
Little man helped Daddy set up the tree
My little magic makers
Grandma and Grandpa with the kids down by the Hudson River
I love this picture of my parents on the Brooklyn Bridge
Always funny trying to get family pics... 
With my babies at Central Park
Carriage ride through Central Park- $50 for 20 minutes but I will remember it forever.
Darling girl with her snowman
Sweet little man, taking a rest on the porch
I love the sparkle in Gavin's eyes as he prepares for Santa Claus
Olivia got a babydoll for Christmas- might as well been her only gift, as she carries it everywhere. Sweet.