The kids are really enjoying having Uncle Emer around. Isaac will often grab a book to get Emer to read to him. The kids just enjoy being able to play and be silly with him. Emily and I are just thankful for the help as we continue to wait for the baby to be born.
On Christmas Eve we opened pj's and also the coveted sugar cereal! We don't eat sugar cereal throughout the year (well, most cereal has sugar, but we limit sugar in our cereal as much as possible.) This tradition got started when I was a little girl. My family would never and I seriously mean, NEVER have sugar cereal except for Christmas! This year the kids knew exactly what they wanted... and they are rationing them and making the cereal last as long as they can!
Tradition is that we go down to The City and experience ALL things Christmas that New York has to offer! This year we did the same as last, but we decided to take the train. While we were on the train the "ticket-taker" made snowmen for the chit'lins out of their tickets! It was just like Polar Express the movie, we loved it! We made it to all of the Christmas stops, plus some... Macy's, the window displays, Radio City and Rockefeller Center. We had a GREAT time and can't wait to do it again next year!
Dress up time in our household usually involves rescuing the Princess from the dreaded "Zurg" character. E is usually the "Zurg" and Little dude is the prince who saves the princess. To be honest, dress up time also involves crying. Crying that someone got hurt or someone doesn't want play anymore. However, the story usually ends happily... well almost always! (By the way, I purchased a ton, yes a ton of clearance Halloween costumes... what a great way to spend $15 bucks on a "ton" of costumes)
We LOVE these chit'lins behind us... Specifically the one with red hair and the cute little girl wearing purple, taking a drink of juice. The parties that her teacher puts on at school are always fun, fun, FUN! This party was a new years eve party with treats, singing and throwing of confetti!