Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas at Henry's House

On Christmas Eve, Mommy, Nick and Grammy drove up to Massachusetts to Henry's House. Aunt Stefani and Uncle Ned live there too. They made us a nice room with a television and a DVD player and a computer.

Henry's room looked different. He has a new bed with a ladder, and Nick climbed up to the top. Nick liked the bed a lot, he could see the maps on the wall and look down at all the toys.

Aunt Stefani knows that Nick likes houses, so she bought a Gingerbread house for Henry and Nick to make together. Nick did not want to help and Henry build the house with his mommy and Aunt Nicole and Grammy. When the house was all done Nick liked it a lot, and wanted to eat the candy and the Gingerbread boy from the front but mommy said no.
On Christmas day we all gave presents to each other. Nick woke up much later than everyone else, and when he came into the room we all said his name and he ran back to bed. Nick is such a lucky boy, he got lots of pictures of New York City. Aunt Nicole gave Nick a giant poster of The Golden Gate Bridge. Nick has lots of pictures of this bridge, but they are little pictures. When we got home Mommy went to the store and bought a frame so we can hang it up in Nick's room.
Henry also has lots of trains. They are spread out all over his living room. Nick kept taking the tracks apart and moved them to different rooms. Henry is a nice cousin and let Nick do this, and then he put all this trains back together on the day we left to go home.
On Friday Mommy and Nick drove home in the car. It was a long ride, but Nick was a good boy and we had dinner at McDonald's. Nick was happy to eat french fries again because he did not have them for several days.

That night at dinner, Henry said to his mom and dad, "Nicholas frustrated me a bit with his craziness. But now that he's gone I miss him."

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays
From Nick & St. Nick

New York City - December 20, 2008

On Saturday, when Nick woke up there was snow on the ground. Mommy said there would be no AHRC, we would take the train to New York City to see Grammy. Nick was smiling because he loves to go to New York City to see Grammy!

We went to Bryant Park and Grammy and Aunt Nicole were there to meet us. We walked around and watched the skaters, but it was a very cold day so we went to Starbucks to have black and white cookies.
Then we went to Rockefeller Center to see the big tree.

Then we took the bus to Grammy's house. Nick loves Grammy's house because he can play on the computer and see the bridges outside the window. Nick was a good boy and sat at the table and ate his pizza dinner. After dinner Nicole showed Nick that Grammy had a new game for the television; it is called a Wii. Nicole made a little cartoon boy that looked just like Nick, and then she showed Nick how to bowl on the computer. At first Nick did not want to play, but then he would jump up from the computer every time Nicole said "Nick's turn."

Then Mommy said it was time to go home. We took the bus to the subway to the railroad. We got home late and Nick played with his trains until he got tired and went to sleep.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A visit to Dee's

Grammy came to visit us today and we went to Dee's Nursery. Dee's Nursery is a place where Mommy and Nick go all year round. They have plants and flowers and trees. In December, there are lots of plants with red leaves, and decorations and trees.

Nick was wearing his Santa hat and we walked around together and then we saw Santa sitting in a chair! Nick was smiling and went to see him. Mommy took their picture and it came out really good, but mommy is saving it for holiday cards so no one can see it yet. Nick also saw a big reindeer and was smiling and touching his ears.

Then we picked out a tree and a man helped carry it for us. After Mommy paid, he put the tree in a machine to tie it up and we could not see it. Nick said "tree! tree!" because he thought it was all gone. The man put the tree on top of our car and we took it home. Nick helped mommy and Grammy decorate the tree with lights and ornaments.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Santa Hat

On Friday night Mommy took Nick to Gino's to get his pizza dinner. We passed The Craft Store and they had a Santa Hat in the window. Nick pointed and said "hat." We looked at the hat in the window and then Mommy tried to keep walking but Nick stopped Mommy and pointed again and said "hat." Mommy showed Nick the door was locked. The store was closed so we could not go inside.

The next day was Saturday. Mommy took Nick to AHRC to play, and when we came home we went back to The Craft Store and bought the hat. Nick gave the man money for the hat and the man cut the tag off for Nick. We crossed the street to City Hall. All the trees have lights and Nick was running and dancing in the trees with his new Santa Hat on his head. Mommy took pictures and movies of Nick and let Nick dance until it got too cold outside and we went home in the car.