Christmas 2006

Blogged under Pictures by Luke on Friday 29 December 2006 at 9:45 pm

This year was our year in NY to spend Christmas. We took a 12 hour car ride since we couldn’t find a reasonable plane ticket. With the weather that hit some of the country slowing down air travel, it seems like the strategy worked in our favor. But nothing would foretell how Mara might handle 12 hours in the car. The good ending to the story is that she handled it extremely well. We did each way in two segments of about six hours each. This is the best Mara has been in a car ride ever. In general though it seems like Mara has turned some kind of corner in how she acts in general. Less tantrums, more understanding and better talking and communication. She has been so much fun.

Back to Christmas. We spent some of Christmas Eve at Mara’s Great Uncle Bruce and Great Aunt Susan. There she got to see her second cousins Abigail and Jack. She received an early present from them of a Cinderella magnet set that has Cinderella and different clothes to dress her in.

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Abigail and Mara Working With Blocks

The next day Mara was given gifts from Grandma and Grandpa in the morning. Mara was so excited that she asked for each individual gift to be unwrapped, open and played with before the next gift could even be looked at. Needless to say we needed to keep the gifts moving along after unwrapping or else we never would have gotten through them all.

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Mara Surveying Her Gifts

Later that same day the family got together again for some dinner. Click through any of the pictures to see the whole set.

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