Friday, December 03, 2010


All of us have been taking in everything Christmasy that we can right now. Soaking it up, wrapping ourselves up in it, drinking it until we get our fill...isn't that what this season is all about?

At home we have been admiring our decorations and lights. We have lit fires in the wood burning stove to keep the chill out during the cold days and even cooler nights. Batman has basked in the luxury of his daddy's chair while laying on his own special blanket. Finnley has brought out the Christmas books to "read" and has played with about every decoration possible.

Out and about we have done shopping for friends and family. We have sought out holiday window displays. And, today we did the ultimate...we went to the Dickens Village and Santaland at Macy's in Center City Philadelphia. This trip allowed us to see a re-creation of a classic author's holiday visions, hear Julie Andrews narrate for an amazing Christmas-themed light show, and visit a real live Santa. This was Finnley's first ever encounter with the robust jolly man, and she reacted as one might expect...with fear and complete wonder. Ok, mostly fear. We ALL loved every second of it, and we followed up the perfect morning with an awesome lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe.

 Special times like these make us all the more aware of how truly lucky we are to share our lives with such a spitfire of a little growing person. She makes each moment even more wondrous than we could have imagined, and we are so thankful today and every day.

So, we are going to just keep on enjoying...