December 31, 2008

Christmas Recap

For Christmas this year we flew up to Nana and Pop Pop's house in Auburn. It was Madeleine's first airplane ride, and she did very well.

Luckily the flight was only just over an hour because she spent the entire time figuring out how things worked. Tray table, up and down, up and down, up and down. Window shade, up and down, up and down, up and down. Arm rest, up and down, up and down, up and down.

When we landed, we picked up Aunt Rebecca and headed to a restaurant for dinner.

The next day, we went up to the snow. This was Madeleine's first experience with snow and she didn't think too much of it. It was cold. Back in the car she screamed at us because her hands were cold.

Her shoes were also totally inadequate.

Over the next couple of days there were many, many presents to be opened. Mad really got the hang of gift unwrapping, and even tried to open other people's presents. Here she is hugging a bear from great Uncle Lorey and Aunt Carm.

Christmas morning it was apparently time to try out some disco moves.

All dressed up in her Christmas outfit (thanks to the hand-me-down from her big "sisters!")

On Christmas day, Grandma and Grandpa N, Uncle Kyle and Aunt Karen also came. We went to the winery to do some tasting.

The day after Christmas there was a party for Ryan, to celebrate his new PhD status. It was great to see so many friends and family, and I can't believe how many of you read this blog!

No word on the scheduling for her surgery yet. I'm sure they will call next week, after the holidays.


jocelyn said...

You know what I can't believe? That you can actually take your kid to dinner! Sofie has never been that kind of a kid although she's finally getting a _little_ better, so long as she can run around, take her socks and shoes (and pants) off, and wriggle endlessly.

Hope said...

She looks great. I thought about you all on Christmas day. Praying always! Have a safe and happy new year

Ericka said...

man, those are some flashy moves. MG could teach me a thing or too on the dance floor any time!