Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy Holidays!

We hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Christmas Morning

More pictures from all three Christmases are on Flickr.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Ready for Santa

The final preparations have been made and Evelyn and Brandon are ready for Christmas!

In the past few days the kids have visited Santa, had a dance class Christmas party, made lots of cookies and set out treats for the big man himself.

Ready for Santa

More pictures from final Christmas prep are on Flickr.

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmastime in the City

We took a trip to downtown Pittsburgh this weekend to take part in some holiday festivities. Our first stop was the ice skating rink and giant Christmas tree in PPG Plaza.
PPG Portrait

We also went inside the Wintergarden to see the model trains, gingerbread houses and Santas from around the world. After a quick walk through Market Square, we took a lunch break and then did some reindeer themed crafts (and hung out with Rudolph) in Fifth Avenue Place.
Rudolph Mascot

Our visit ended with a street trolley ride around the city. On the way home we stopped on Mount Washington to see the Pittsburgh skyline (and the Duquesne Incline).

On the Observation Deck

More pictures (both our's and Evy's) from Christmastime in the City are on Flickr.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Preparation

The Christmas tree is up and decorated, and thanks to Evy and Brandon the bottom three feet of it are packed with ornaments.

Final Ornaments

The halls (and walls) are decked with festive tschotskes and we are getting ready for the holiday season!

More Christmas prep is on Flickr.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Kennywood in December

It turns out that the motorcycles (and a bunch of other Kiddieland rides) still work in December.

Motorcycles in the Dark

We visited Kennywood's Holiday Lights this past weekend and the kids were able to ride a few rides, eat Potato Patch fries, and check out one million twinkling lights that were set up around the park.

By the Lights

More from Kennywood in December is on Flickr.