Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day

Santa left a note for the boys in hopes that it would have some effect for the upcoming year.
Christmas was musical this year. Tucker got drums, two sets. One electronic good for practicing and one big set. Hunter got his guitar at Thanksgiving and Myles got a real piano which was moved with great effort up to the 3rd floor playroom. The adult visitors received invitations to a morning concert. Each one played individually and the grand finale was everyone playing at the same time.


Hunter also was the singer, but Myles wasn't too impressed.
At night we went to Erin and David's for dinner.  The kids made gingerbread cookies.

David was very busy making a delicious dinner while Larry supervised.

Looks like a heavy conversation going on here with the older young people.
We left early the next morning because the next shift was arriving (John was coming in from Florida) and it was a good thing too. A storm was approaching and it did hit later that day. We didn't get anything in Rochester.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve was a busy day.
We started out by going to the movies and seeing Tangled in the morning.  Then it was Burger King for lunch
From there it was to the club for some swimming.
After church it was to Abis for a hibachi dinner.
Back home it was time to set out cookies for Santa and off to bed for the kids.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Twas 2 Days before Christmas in NYC

We went to Greta's for Christmas.  We went a day early so that we could go into the city and see the sights.  I also got a good deal on tickets for the Radio City Christmas show which was really good.  We took the train in with Greta and did a tour of Bloomberg first.  On our walk to Radio City we passed the Apple store but didn't have time to stop.
Cartier's was all wrapped up.
Scenes from Radio City
Myles wanted us to make sure we saw the Lego store at Rockefeller Center
It was really cold that day and Larry didn't bring a hat and left a sweater back at home.  Fortuantely someone was giving away hats (for a donation to a homeless shelter) and we went to Macy's where he bought a sweater.  Macy's was really pretty and crowded!!
A stop for a picture at the library.
We had a really good late lunch at the Pig 'n' Whistle after lots of walking.
37th Street between Fifth and ?? obviously is the "Bead District"  so many bead stores.
Finally back at Grand Central which also was packed.
We got there before Greta, but she went directly to the train and got on the one before us.  It was a very good day!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


We used a Groupon and went to Sakura in Pittsford for a delicious sushi dinner.

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After more than 7 years I finally finished the baby blanket that I started when Greta was pregnant with Myles.

I also finished one I have been knitting for two years. Usually when we're driving on long trips.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Presents for Charles and Hunter

I just created this book for Charles. I'm sure he never looks at this blog so I feel safe posting this here before Christmas.

And this one is for Hunter

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Trim the Tree

We trimmed the tree today and to set the mood we had Christmas music on and Pomegranate Martinis.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend

Greta, Charles and the boys arrived before everyone else on Thanksgiving Day.  They drove in that day, went straight to the Hampton Inn and let the boys swim for awhile after being cooped up in the car for 6 hours.  When they got to the house there was some piano playing

then some drawing before it was time to set up.
Myles slept over and decided he needed a snack at 10:45 PM after he was already in bed.

On Friday I worked in the morning and Laura went to visit Chris.  Larry took a walk with Michael and Doris and later went to Karen's "cottage" to watch the Auburn game.  Greta, Charles and the boys went to the Planetarium to see the Christmas Laser Light show and Laura and I met them for lunch at Hogan's Hideaway.  Tucker took this picture.
After lunch we took a ride to the U of Rochester where Charles went to college. 
Tucker fell asleep in the car on the way over and slept until we got home so I stayed in the car with him.  After making a few stops on the campus it was off to the House of Guitars where everyone thought they were rock stars.

Hunter stayed there with Charles and the rest of us drove home by way of Thornton Rd and Myles took a picture of us in front of our original house which was grey when we lived there.
Next was a stop at home to get bathing suits and then over to the Hampton Inn for a swim and hot tub for Laura and the boys. 
Back at the house we got to hear the new guitar along with the new amplifier and microphone which are an early Christmas present for Hunter.
A little quiet time the next morning and a quick game on the iPad
Greta showed me how her piano lessons as a child paid off :-)

 and the boys got in a little Mario Kart time
 Then we were off to paint some pottery

 and back home again for lunch
a group photo with grandma and Aunt Laura

and Charles wanted a recreation of our picture from 1992
Then it was quiet as everyone but Laura got in the car to go home.