Monday, December 27, 2010

Dancing for Grammy and Papa...

Savannah and Julius put on a little show for Grammy and Papa before we headed out from Virginia Beach on Saturday. Savannah loves to dance and Julius gets right up there with her.
I've got a budding ballerina on my hands!

Thanks from Santa...

Savannah and her Daddy left Santa some of my homemade goodies and a small glass of milk and he left them a quick note scribbled on a napkin.
It's great to see Santa has good manners and knows how to eat and run and still be polite!

Christmas in Virginia Beach...

We traveled down to Virginia Beach Friday to celebrate Christmas with Mom and Dad Fitzgerald. We actually were planning to go down on Thursday, but time got away from us and we didn't get to leave until Christmas Eve. I actually think it was best because the roads weren't as busy Friday morning as I'm sure they were Thursday evening.
We woke up early Christmas morning to Savannah being excited and peeking around the corner to see a Christmas tree and presents underneath it. Poor Julius wasn't quite sure what was going on and he, Daddy and Grammy went back to bed after the big present opening ceremony ended.
The kids got much more than they needed... a problem Santa's helper didn't realize until she saw everything under the tree. Although I consider myself to be a careful shopper, I'm sure there were several things we could have left from under the tree and neither of the kids would have noticed (I actually did keep two of Julius' gifts for his birthday in February).
Here are a few pictures of our big day... and we were able to sneak out of Virginia Beach before the big snow storm that dumped almost a foot of snow overnight.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas from the Fitzgeralds!

This is the cover of some of the Christmas cards we sent out this year. I "cashed" in some of my Pamper points to get Christmas cards printed and only had a select few to sent out.
So I thought the next best thing to do would be to put the card on the blog to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas... I hope you have a great day!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas cards...

I sent out our annual Christmas cards earlier in the month... I know it's an old tradition, but one that I love because it's so personal. I don't care how must technology improves, I can't think of anything better than opening the mailbox and finding a card or letter... it just seems more personal!
Pat got the mail tonight and found a stack of Christmas cards and a package for the kids... there had to be about 10 cards in the mail and it was a pleasure to open every one of them.
I know it might be too late this year, but if you've never sent out Christmas cards than I suggest that you try it next year... you might be surprised what you get back in return.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mommy-and-Me Day...

Savannah and I had some Mommy-and-Me time yesterday and to see the Nutcracker Suite. This is something I dreamed for years and ever since I went to see my first live performance of the holiday ballet.
This Nutcracker was performed by the local Charlottesville Ballet Company and involved about eight adults and 15 little girls of various ages. There was only one male and he was the Nutcracker, of course.
Savannah was excited from the moment we got to the theater and she made it through the entire hour-long program and only complained about the music getting too loud in the most dramatic parts.
I really think I've found my theater partner in Savannah as she seems to enjoy live performances as much as I do... and I can't wait to take her to plays and other events in the years to come!

Friday, December 17, 2010


Pat went to town today and brought Savannah back a toboggan (I think he also wanted one for himself)! She had a blast going down the small hill behind our house as I tried to catch her and snap a few photos while doing so.
Pat also got on the plastic contraption and took a few turns down the driveway... and made it back in one piece.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Other photos from the fall...

Here are some other photos of Fitzgerald fun we've had this fall...

Snow Day...

I'm sorry it's taken so long to post on the blog. It's certainly not a lack of desire, but just a lack of time.
We got about three inches of snow today and was able to get out and play a little... here are some of our pictures.