Friday, April 6, 2018


After spending time in the city, we drove up to Lexington, where we stayed in a cute cabin. Our time there was spent either playing in the snow, relaxing inside, reading, or playing games. It was nice having time with family, and away from everything. We had no Wifi which was perfect. 
LC found a way to play the old school arcade game at the local dinner after a day in the car. 
^^Nana thought LC the art of snow angles.
We spent some time sledding behind the cemetery... this was where we were told the best sledding was. 
^^LC getting snow right in the face... there is a hilarious video to come. 
Our day on the slopes.  This was LC's and my first time skiing. We both had a wonderful time. My first attempt down slop was a thrilling experience. I was going so fast and was completely out of control. Even while trying my hardest to master the pizza there was no slowing my speed. I was laughing the entire way down, and was amazed I did not fall. This day brought me back to a childhood kind of fun. My mom on the other hand, who grew up skiing, came down with perfect form and composure. 
LC was having fun herself, even when she was overly tired she wanted to stay on the slopes. Looking forward to going again. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Christmas in New York City 2017

On Christmas morning the Santos family in Florida caught a flight to NYC, where we met up with Jari who took the train up from DC. We all met up at the hotel to exchange a few small gifts. This included a few special dress up clothes for LC. These were a life saver because we had forgotten LC's entire suit case at home. So, instead of wearing the cutest warm velvet dress I picked out especially for this trip, we took Queen Elsa to dinner. She was thrilled and braved the cold well (her snow suit ended up making it in another suitcase, so at least she had a coat). This lead to the next day starting out with a 3 year old shopping spree in NYC... kinda wished I has forgotten my suitcase. 

After a morning of shopping we headed to the Museum of Natural History. 
LC ended up playing dress up throughout the following days. 
^^taking a break under the sperm whale.^^
After the museum we trying to find FAO Schwarz toy story to play on the giant piano, only to find it closed. Sad, but instead we found this little place to have tea and hot chocolate. It was a perfect little tea party.  
 Blake then took LC walking around exploring the city, then back home to watch a movie. While the rest of us ended the night crying our eyes out at Dear Evan Hanson. The entire original cast was there except Evan Hanson himself, Ben Platt. We could not spend time in NYC and not see a show, it is probably one of our biggest weakness. 
Then off to Lexington we went. Stopping by The Bagel Store for rainbow bagels for the ride. LC was pretty excited to be eating rainbows for breakfast.