Christmas with the Weiss family continued on Christmas Day and the day after. Evan was so excited to get his own Woody doll from Uncle Chip & Aunt Jessie - he even wrote his name on Woody's other foot:
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Christmas was so much fun this year. It started with our Christmas Eve festivities at our friends' house. I dressed Eric up for no reason so I had to get a picture of him:
Sometime late on Christmas Eve night, Santa arrived. I was able to sneak downstairs to get this picture of Santa's visit before the boys woke up:
Evan was very into the gift opening this year and definitely understood what a visit from Santa would mean:
And now onto opening Eric's gifts because he still wasn't all that interested in them:
Eric did like his Thomas pillow pet:
Monday, December 23, 2013
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Christmas is so much fun with two little ones. And this weekend we headed up to Elmira to celebrate with Brian's side of the family. Brian's aunts and uncles come to celebrate with us as we aren't able to be there on Christmas Eve during their usual celebration. Here I tried to get some pics of Eric with Lily:
And what a scene. I walked into the kitchen to find these two so seriously reading the newspaper. Such cuties!
Aunt Shelley attempted some family pics on her camera which hopefully I will be able to post soon enough. Until then, only 2 days left until Christmas!
Monday, December 16, 2013
One of our favorite new traditions is to head to Longwood Gardens at Christmas to see the holiday displays. This is our third year running and it did not disappoint. The boys weren't super cooperative for photos and chasing them around with a stroller and a camera while they dodged in and out of people was a bit exhausting. So these aren't the best pictures in the world but I'm happy we actually got any. And, as usual, Eric was a bit more cooperative than his brother in front of the camera:
One of the cuter pictures of the night. We asked Eric to smell the roses, so he opened his mouth and took a bite. Anyone who was looking got a good laugh out of it. He won't eat much, but roses apparently are on the list:
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
First snow storm of the year was an unexpected one on Sunday. We were supposed to get 1 inch in the evening and, by 3:00, we had 6 inches! We decided to get the boys outside to play. It started out pretty well - both were very happy:
Eric wanted to get in on the shoveling action too. Notice, though, that he would not keep his mittens on . . . which became problematic later:
And another small storm hit today. I was home with the boys all day and needed to go out and shovel. Eric wanted nothing to do with going outside based on Sunday's experience. So I left him inside while Evan came out to help me shovel. Funny the things you'll let your second child do that you wouldn't dream of doing with your first. I would NEVER have left Evan inside while I went out to shovel when he was Eric's age. In any case, I've had enough snow for the short term. I think we can take a little break for now!