Monday, December 12, 2011

Cup Stacking Champion

Evy went to a Radio Disney event at the mall and was chosen from the crowd to participate in a head-to-head cup stacking competition. She won.
Cup Stacking Champion

Her prize included a Radio Disney bag and four tickets to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Family Holiday Pops Concert at Heinz Hall the following weekend.

We got all dressed up and headed downtown for the concert. The kids enjoyed the music and the guest vocalists, which included the woman who was the voice of Ariel from The Little Mermaid. They also liked the 25 foot tall Christmas tree.
25 Foot Tall Christmas Tree

For those of you keeping score at home: Evy + plastic cups = symphony music.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Visiting Santa

Evelyn wrote her letter to Santa yesterday. She included her requests (baby doll and Barbie), Brandon's request (trains) and a few full color illustrations.
Adding Some Color

Then we were off to see the man himself. This year's visit went better than last year's. Brandon took a seat, pretended to smile for a picture, and blurted out "trains" when asked what he wanted (as he tried to slink down off of Santa's lap).

Visiting Santa 2011

Evy is an old pro. She chatted up Mr. Claus as long as she could.

More pictures of Santa are on Flickr.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ready for Christmas

The halls are decked, the stockings are hung, and the lights are up. We're ready for Christmas even though it's only the first weekend in December.

Hanging Ornaments

Santa is going to need his hat back in a few weeks.

Santa Brandon

More Christmas preparation is on Flickr.