"Wow, Graham, you did a great job with the tape!"
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
We had our family Christmas last night to avoid packing extra gifts in the trusty blue van that would only have to be again packed in the trusty blue van on the return trip home. David and I gave each other a gps for Christmas before our trip to Montreal so we didn't have presents to open. After examining each waiting present under the tree during the past few weeks, Graham noticed that Daddy and I didn't have presents. So he took matters into his own little hands and chose a present for each of us, wrapped it, and wrote our names on the packages. This one is Daddy's.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Graham climbed on this engine while we waited for our train to arrive. A few minutes later a man who volunteered at the museum offered to let Graham pretend to drive the engine. Graham loved it!
The train had five cars: two cabooses and three open window passenger cars. In light of the drizzle and barely forty degree weather, we opted for the caboose with the coal burning stove. We got to ride in the top part which was fun for Graham. Looking out the side windows we saw little surprises along the tracks (penguins, candles, Christmas trees, igloos, a few Santas). Looking out the front window we could see the tops of the passenger cars.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
The kids and I drove a few miles north this morning to the little community of Bahama (pronounced BA-HAY-MA, most definitely NOT like The Bahamas). The annual Bahama Christmas parade was the girls' first parade, and the first parade that Graham could remember. It was in the forties and a bit chilly, but we braved the cold to enjoy marching bands, fire engines, and lots of candy! Meanwhile, David continues to slave away on his dissertation in the depths of the Duke library...
And Inga's disapproval.