...for giving back, for joyous celebrations, for lots of delicious cookies, for taking stock in our blessings, and for getting into the magic of the Christmas season, which includes lots of time with Ho Ho (as Nathan says).
Last weekend, we took Nathan to brunch with Santa and as much as Nathan thought Ho Ho was cool, he wanted no part of sitting on his lap, even if was giving him a present. He goes back and forth. I can't figure it out! :-)
Ho Ho gave Nathan an Elmo potty book that he absolutely loves! After brunch, we headed over to Santa Central, a.k.a., the mall, and had our official 2011 picture taken with the big man in the snazzy red suit. Nathan was happy to sit on his lap and take a few nice pictures.
Nathan and I also recently attended Disney on Ice. This was our first ice skating experience, so I wasn't sure how he'd like it. Well, he loved it! He sat in his chair the entire time and never moved, well, except for dancing and getting into the performances. We will definitely be attending future shows. I took a lot of pictures, no surprise there, but here are just a few.
This year's photo shoot was a little different than our traditional Christmas backdrop pictures. My sister wanted a cityscape picture and I thought the Capitol building would be perfect. I took lots of gorgeous pictures of my niece and a few of the two of them together. It was cold out, so we had to work fast. We were hoping for a little snow to add to the effect, but not this year. These are my favorites of the two of them together.
Tis the season for giving back. Nathan and I also worked the Make-A-Wish, Adopt an Angel booth, with two of my close friends, who are also Wish Granters for the Foundation. In just three hours, we we sold enough angels to raise almost $500! That is probably our record high. The angels are $3 for one or 6 for $15, so we sold a lot of angels! Thank you to all of those who came to visit us and help make the wishes of children with life threatening diseases come true!
Making wishes come true one angel at a time.
Finally, Nathan and I attended the annual Victorian Stroll in Troy. On top of it being a beautiful day, Nathan had the opportunity to make a Christmas tree ornament, a gingerbread house, see Santa, and meet Father Time.
The Habitat for Humanity students from RPI, sponsored the gingerbread house-making table. Fitting.
We hope you're enjoying your Christmas Season. Merry Christmas from the Terrys!