Monthly Archives: December 2008

Christmas 2008

We had a relatively quiet Christmas this year, staying at home and hosting Katherine’s mom.  Highlights included Claire trimming a tree for the first time, Grandma Judy taking Claire for long walks, Claire’s impersonation of her Daddy on his iPhone, lots of presents including a toy shopping cart, and the easiest Christmas dinner ever which we ordered and picked up in a huge box from our local market. Click on the picture below for a slideshow.

Claire holding her Christmas stocking

Thanksgiving 2008

We had a great Thanksgiving in Dallas this year. Katherine’s pregnancy made travel at Christmas iffy so we were lucky to combine two originally separate holiday plans (Thanksgiving with Katherine’s family, Christmas with mine) into one week-long trip to Dallas. Highlights include endless laps up and down the stairs with Claire, visiting Katherine’s Great Aunt Betty (one of the inspirations for Claire’s middle name Elizabeth), Claire’s cousin Susan in a leopard costume, playing with presents under the tree, and a piano duet from Claire and her cousin Will.  Click on the picture below for a slideshow.

Claire checking out her first snowglobe