Early Christmas present from Nana and Papa! Very excited kid!
We found Santa at Phipps on Christmas Eve.
Eli loves to be dramatic.
I think the guys have quite an eye for building gingerbread houses.
The kids all enjoyed Christmas this year. We opted for an outdoor photo this time. Everyone is quite a bit bigger compared to last year.
We’ve been a busy bunch over our winter vacation- the whole family has been working hard on the train set, as well as other projects. Eli and Ryan assembled the Lego Fallingwater that Ryan got for Christmas. Eli also completed his first model plane, with help from Blue.
According to Oliver, the best ornament is the macaroni ornament. Incidentally, it was our very first ornament from Parke’s sister.
Not only does it have macaroni, it has glitter.
Parke puts on an incredible Christmas Eve dinner. This year was beef wellington, an arugula salad with spiced almonds and dried cranberries, potatoes pave, and a Bûche de Noël with homemade peppermint ice cream for dessert.
And the table always looks beautiful.
Blueberry is getting the Western Maryland Railroad going again with the kids.