We were hoping that Zoe would be as excited about bikes as Aaron and me but we had no idea how much she would take to the two-wheeled happy wagon. IT WAS ALL ABOUT THE BIKE!!! Very satisfying considering how worked up we both got when shopping for her first bicycle.
She already has great form and posture. What a natural!
Okay, so I'm stuck. Who's gonna push me?
Guess she feels experienced enough to carry things around for the ride.
Ah, Christmas Day. All the shopping and wrapping comes to an end in a blazing paper blizzard. Okay, so Zoe's not that crazed yet. We did go overboard of course but that was to be expected. It was her first Christmas and we will never forget it. In accordance with the gluttony of gifts you are about to see, I had to break this post up into three parts. Forgive us but that is just the way it has to be to cover all the Christmas fun.
I told you we went OVERBOARD!
Go ahead, baby girl...
You got a lot of unwrapping to do.
Ah... nothing like a crackling fire on Christmas morning
No, it's just the annual Yule Log for the city slickers
We even had to overdo the stocking stuffers with lollipops the size of her head
An awesome gift from Nanny Kellie
Thanks for the cool hat Nan D. Look how cute I am.
So we started off the holidays right by taking it easy with Zoe in the morning before heading off to New Jersey to spend Christmas with Debbie. We hadn't been careful with the gifts and left them wrapped in Aaron's studio. Zoe grabbed one and started opening it up. Might as well start now with all the other presents Santa had for her.
When we got to Nana's house, it didn't take long to get into trouble. There were clementines on a fruit rack in the kitchen. Zoe bit one through the skin, dropped it and chomped another. In all I think we had 4 casualties.
She got to open a present from Joe
Let's figure out how this works
COOL! A book that reads and sings to me!
Who needs toys when there's cardboard tubes?
We were soon to discover that although we got Zoe some really great stuff, she was happy to play with wrapping paper, tissue and bows.
Oh man!!! We got sacked by some snow. I had just finished telling my cousin how the storm wasn't a big deal and that we wouldn't get any major snow until February. Guess I was wrong! Just like every snow in NYC, we love to see it fall but it doesn't take long before it's a mess. So we enjoy it while we can: in the wee hours of the morning as it falls quietly to the ground. These are the moments that turn New Yorkers into picture-taking tourists. I am no different. Hope you enjoy the shots.
We got about a foot of snow.
The drifts were much higher and in spite of an awning over the porch, the snow managed to get on the front steps.
Early morning trek to work
This makes me think of a Batman movie
The snow piled up inside the subway where it fell through the vents on the street
Sixth Avenue and 55th Street
Those Manolos look awfully cozy in that window away from the wet snow
Of course it wasn't that bad. But then again, I wasn't traveling anywhere or working for the Dept. of Sanitation. Let it snow!!!