Saturday, December 16, 2006

A Night Out















As planned, we went downtown last night to enjoy the Christmas lights, Christkindl Markets, have heisse maroni's (hot roasted nuts), and Little Boy's favorite - a ride on the Ice Train plus hotdogs (and Momma and DH shared a gluewein) at our favorite hotdog stand. It was actually a very nice time out as it wasn't very cold... but the temperature did drop just before we headed for home, so I guess we had perfect timing. We did this last year too and I have additional photos of these sights on my December 19, 2005 post in the archives if you want to take a look.

Earlier in the day I brought Little Boy out for lunch as DH was finishing putting together the new cabinet we got at Ikea. When we came home Little Boy was determined not to take a nap, but once I said we were going out at night to ride the Ice Train and he had to take a rest first - you never saw little feet fly into bed so fast! Here is another photo just so you can see how very excited and happy he is riding the Ice Train (click on the photo to enlarge - there is a big smile under all that winter clothing)! Oh and look - I am wearing a super-fab beret that one of my sisters crocheted - I loved hers so much that she made one for me. She doesn't use a pattern, but I am trying to get her to write it down next time she makes one.








































And just because sometimes a photo is worth a thousand words - and this is hard to describe - the main street Christmas decorations this year are 100's of upside down Christmas trees hanging over the street! Not the best photo, but you get the idea! If we go again before Christmas I will try for a better shot.




And for those who are keeping track of my Shakespeare progress... 20 blocks now done - funny thing about snail's - when I make them I think of them as Snail's Trail blocks, but as soon as I set them altogether - I think of them as Virginia Reel blocks! Anyway - this is NOT how the blocks will be set together - I just laid them out like this for the photo... on to making the STARS!





7 comments:

Simonetta said...

Very beautiful your photos, your boy grows well.Also here in Italy there are these markets they is so beautiful, he breathes air of Christmas :)))
Very beautiful also the quilt Snail's Trail!

dot said...

I am enjouing seeing your progress on the Shakespear in the Park. I will start mine after the New Year. Your little boy just keeps growing. He is so cute.

paula, the quilter said...

It was just cold enough for Little Boy's nose and cheeks to pinken. Nice hat! Can't wait for the finale of Shakespeare in the Park. Gotta do one of those.

Shelina said...

I've never seen upsidedown christmas trees,but they look very nice. Your blocks are coming along quite nicely. I don't know how you have time to spend quality time with your son and still find time to make blocks, but I am glad that you do.

Sweet P said...

I love the upsode down Christmas trees. What a unique and creative idea. You can see in Little Boy's eyes how happy he is.

Patti said...

Love the hat - what a cute picture of you and little boy! The picture of the upside Christmas trees is amazing! What an incredible sight that must be in person.

Hanne said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time at the market.
I enjoy seing your snail trail blocks :-)