Wednesday, December 9, 2009

New York

Maddie and I flew to New York City the day after Thanksgiving to visit Justin ("Uncle Gay") & Sam and meet Sam's family. We stayed at their place in the city with Grammy who was already there for the week. It was a great visit. While we did not really visit any of the main touristy sites, we had a great time and got out and about every day to see something new. Maddie's favorite part of the trip was going on a choo-choo Subway train. She rode on my back in the backpack and loved it! Also Justin and Sam's apartment complex (really it is a town unto itself) has a playground that she loved. We really enjoyed meeting Theresa ("Tess") and Bob (Sam's parents) and her brother Ian. They had us to their house in New Jersey for a wonderfully yummy dinner and a relaxing visit. Maddie is a fabulous traveller and she adjusted to the time change both ways without any trouble. She also did very well on the airplane (we got to sit in first class on the way over!) despite delays and mean passengers.

At the Cloisters Park ( a potential wedding site for J&S)
At Stuyvensant Town playground

Bob & Theresa's house

Walking the High Line promenade in West Manhattan. Only a small sheet of plexiglass between Maddie and the city streets!

Thank you so much to J & S for your hospitality and for a great visit!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!

The weekend before Thanksgiving we were visited by Auntie Dian, Katie, and Grammy. We celebrated by making turkey cookies.

Maddie has been into drawing and art projects lately. She loves her new desk! On Thanksgiving we made a felt turkey by tracing Maddie's hand.

Maddie helped Daddy stuff the turkey.

What a great Thanksgiving. Just Tony, Me and Maddie at our house. We had all the fixings and it was a wonderful, low-key family day!

Peanut was with us in spirit. We made sure to say our blessings and acknowledge how thankful we are for our family.
All done! It took WAY longer to prepare the meal than to actually eat it!