Monday, December 28, 2009

Ski Patrol

Our family will reconvene in Breckenridge tomorrow for our annual pilgrimmage. We can't wait. Just finished packing. Hope to post videos of Little K's progress in skiing and maybe photos of the fireworks reflecting on the snow.

Happy New Year to all! Until the next nap time...

Friday, December 25, 2009

Discovering Christmas Morning

So, Little K made it until 7:45 am to maneuver downstairs and discover Santa's delivery. (Amazing since she was too scared to make the annual visit to chat with him at the store or mall.) Little K also stopped by the nativity scene in our dining room and found Baby Jesus had "been born" this morning. Yes, someone else was wide awake even before us today!

Within 10 minutes, Little K shouted: "This is the best Christmas ever!" How precious. We are so blessed to have family and friends to celebrate this joyous holiday.

Merry Christmas to all. Until the next nap time...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Photos 2009

Here are a few photos from our December 2009 adventures, including Little K's Christmas concert at school, a trip to the movies and visit with Alvin & the chipmunks and viewing of "The Nutcracker" ballet in Galveston with Popi and Grand.

Merry Christmas to all! Until the next nap time...

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Family Activities in Galveston in December & January 2009

Check out Santa on The Strand, which has been scheduled on Saturday, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 from 1 to 4 pm. The Nesquik Bunny will also make an appearance courtesy of Chuck Sanchelli of Nestle Toll House Cafe.

Don't forget that the Galveston Municipal Police Association's annual Galveston Christmas Parade is scheduled to travel through downtown Galveston on Saturday, Dec. 12 beginning at 4 pm. The lineup will start at 3 pm. at 25th Street and Santa Fe Place. If you are interested in participating, contact John Bertolino at 409-765-3775 (day) or 409-682-0374 (evening). The entry fee is one canned good per person.

On Jan. 9 and 10, Galveston Historical Foundation will mark the 147th anniversary of the most important military event in Galveston's history: the Civil War Battle of Galveston, which took place in the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 1863. Camps representing the forces of the North and the South will be established on The Strand (Gray) and on Postoffice Street (Blue) by the 19th-Century Living History Association, Inc. and the First Texas Brigade. A reenactment of the historic battle will take place each afternoon.

Other special events include Civil War walking tours, as well as Civil War themed cemetery tours, Harbor Tours and driving tours, highlighting the city's antebellum architecture and locations along the waterfront used as forts during the war. The Tremont House is planning to offer a special package as part of this weekend. For older kids, these are great ways to bring history lessons to life.

For adults, ArtWalk is scheduled on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the team in Galveston at 409-763-5806.

Until the next nap time...