Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Spending Christmas in Catskills, NY with Grammy and Grampy

After we left the city, we went up north to Catskills, NY to spend it with Grammy and Grampy Fish. We spent 4 days lounging around in our Pj's, eating, playing games, eating, sleeping in, and eating some more. I gained 2 pounds thanks to Lynita's fudge!

Darwin read the Christmas story while the kids did a puppet show. Did you know baby Jesus wanted to hit everyone and fight? Ethan was hilarious with baby Jesus!Yes, that is Grammy Fish singing with Guitar Hero. Ask Kaid how it went haha. Ryan and Lynita are definitely the best jammers of the bunch. I'm sure the neighbors didn't appreciate the loud singing as much as we did. We decided that they don't get out much with little kids at home, so they went a little crazy rockin' out when the kids were in bed.
Notice in the background that Kaid has just thrown a snow ball and Davin is the recipient of it!

Christmas in New York City

BRRRRRR! We picked the coldest day of the year to be tourists. We planned a trip to New York City for Christmas because we had never been and that is one of the perks of living in the East. We are only 9 hours away! We only had 2 days in the city, so we tried to pack a lot in. We rode a train from my brother-in-law's house into the city, a tour bus around the city, the subway, and then a boat around the harbor. We totally did the NY tourist thing. It was awesome!

Kenzi's favorite thing about NY was the pigeons. We paid how much money for her to chase birds around!
This is one my newest nephews, Owen. Boyce and Owen were bald buddies. I think the count for our nieces and nephews is now 57! Can you believe it? We are adding 5 in this year alone!
They had a huge ferris wheel in the Toys-R-Us. Davin and Kenzi love to play Monopoly together (probably because Davin can convince her to trade anything for his benefit of course), so I had to take a picture of this cart.
You can't tell in this picture how cold it is on the top of the boat. No one else was on the top because they weren't as stupid as we were. What we will go through for a few pictures.
Ellis Island - I love the history of New York.

We had to see the TREE. We didn't put up a Christmas tree this year (yes, we are that cheap) because I kept telling Kenzi we were going to see a big one. It was cool to finally see where my morning news is taped. I needed to see, hear, smell (good and bad), taste and touch NY because it always looks different compared to television.

Cute niece and nephews with Santa (the paid Santa of course). They were troopers being dragged around New York.
Bryce's favorite thing was a little jazz club he visited called the Village Vanguard. I'm ready to go back and see some more things!

Hanging Out With Med School Friends

For the first part of our trip, we were able to go to Pennsylvania to have dinner with the James and Amy, and Ryan and Amy. We had to stop the first day because Kenzi was driving us crazy asking to see Emma. We were supposed to spend a day with them in Hershey, PA on our way back, but unfortunately Davin got sick (too bad)! It was great to see each others kids and of course the men have to swap ER stories. I don't know who's worse - ER docs or fishermen.