Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

Happy Holidays to Everyone out there!

I want to give a super big Merry Christmas to all our Doodle Letter Exchangers--love the pictures in this year's crop of mail!

This holiday season we spent celebrating all December long. Writing letters, making ornaments, tea with Mrs. Claus (Solo Mom Status, with a room full of crazy kids running around and Elena and Vivian in different directions--not my best showing), making a gingerbread house, making Christmas cookies, watching The Nutcracker (or, as Vivian calls it, The Dancing Cracker--the Baryshnikov/Kirkland video edition)--it was a wonderful month of celebration, togetherness, and creativity.

And it was a very busy time, especially regarding Elena. She had a rough patch of moving around post-op/post-casts, but overall, she was a great patient. Between that, Christmas, family, work, and home, there wasn't much time to blog.

Here's some highlights:

Visiting the Clauses (Vivian refused to sit without Nana)

Jason's Holiday Work Party--this is the best picture I got

Sledding after our first snow

E and Viv at the "after nutcracker suite" gathering with the Charlottesville Ballet

E with the Sugar Plum Fairy, The Nutcracker Prince, and Clara

Christmas Morning--E and Viv play nicely (!) together (!!) with the "Dollhouse Castle" from Santa

Viv's Flute--thanks for that loud gift, Grandma and Grandpa

Grandma and Grandpa have better pics, so I'll put them here once I get (find) them.

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