Monday, December 20, 2010

Tis the Season!

It has certainly been a while since my last blog post and much has happened since Grannies 90th Birthday party. Since then Ty continues to have swim lessons and is learning about transitions, swimming, and listening to teachers. He is growing up into a fine young swimmer and person.

We ventured up to Seattle for our first Thanksgiving hosted by my sister Amy and her husband Bob. What a wonderful holiday celebration filled with fun, snow, and firsts.

Ty and I flew up to Seattle for Ty's first plane ride. Boy was that fun for him! (Not too stressful for me either). He learned about who pilots were, what they did and enjoyed getting on and off the plane, walking on the tarmac and up the stairs into the airport. Maybe a few more of those small trips then off to a bigger longer flight somewhere. :-)

While in Seattle our family saw Santa Claus (two times one on the Space Needle and one at his house) his reindeer Comet and Cupid and enjoyed wonderful lights displays at the Botanical Garden.  It was a planes, trains and automobile trip for sure. Such a wonderful time of year.

Ty is enjoying trains. We took the Seattle Monorail two times, enjoyed time on the Space Needle, the Children's Hall at Seattle Center had a huge train layout which we watched for hours and went and enjoyed the elements at a few of the Christmas Villages. We had so much fun!

Currently we are in great preparation for the birth of Jesus and the arrival of Santa (should he decide to visit our house).  The tree is up and decorated, the nativity scene is out and Ty and I talk about what that is and means, cookies have been made as well as 10 green arrangements! I have found an interest in floral design and have ventured into starting my own business! More to come on that topic at a separate time. Work is done for the next two weeks and we are enjoying our time off so far. Ty has received his letter from Santa postmarked with North Pole and we read that every day. This weekend we filled our time with a work Christmas party for Byron, cookie baking, trip to Vancouver to visit Grandma Gracie where we celebrated Christmas and sleep to mend our family colds. A few more odds and ends to take care of, wrapping and being Santa's helper is on the list as well. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all may your days be filled with the magic of the season!

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