|Waiting to see the Buffalo Philharmonic "Visit With Santa" Holiday Pops|
The Christmas season is always hectic and ours was no exception. After returning home from our visit to Marysia, we were busy with last minute preparations, school pageants, etc. Certainly we understand and celebrate the "reason for the season" but we also get visited by Santa. 5 year olds are at prime Santa age and Madeline was bursting with excitement in her anticipation of Santa's arrival. Madeline must've been a very good girl this past year because she got lots of goodies from Santa on Christmas morning. We had a very quiet Christmas Eve and Christmas day celebration as it was just the three of us. Christmas Eve's dinner was the traditional Wigilia (click here to read 2008's post for description of my Wigilia) and Christmas dinner was what is now a tradition for us - Beef Wellington.
|Outside Kleinhan's Music Hall. My great uncle sculpted this statue of Chopin|
New Year's Eve was also quiet and uneventful. Madeline celebrated her "New Year" at 8:30pm, complete with noisemakers. She didn't know any different and this allowed David and I a quiet evening in front of the TV, watching the ball drop and eating Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Wow! I think we are getting old.....although, we DID still make it up 'til midnight.
|We went to Mass at a gorgeous old church in downtown Bflo before the philharmonic.|
|David and Madeline watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer|
|Madeline's school's Christmas Program|
|Last minute cookie baking|
|Cookies and milk for Santa|
|Carrots and water for Santa's reindeer|