Monday, December 29, 2008

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like The Week After Christmas

I love the week after Christmas. The in-between, 'nothing' time. No school, no commitments, no stress. Days for lounging about playing with new toys, reading new books, eating leftover treats, and simply enjoying being together as a family. Here's a look at some of our post-Christmas time around town over the past few days.

Every year since Abbott was one, we've come to Seattle Center's Winterfest. We have spent literally hours of every holiday season watching these trains chug around their tracks.

Every year, we wait in line for the boys to have a turn driving.

I particularly enjoy the holiday decorations at the Market.

Hard to see in this daylight shot are three large produce structures covered in lights (a strawberry, carrot and a pear). They are above the "Farmer's Market" sign and seen through the "La Salle Hotel" sign.

Note the red nosed pig:

I hope in the upcoming week post-Christmas and post-Hanukah that you, too, have plenty of time to relax with those you love.


Coffee with Cathy said...

Lecia -- I love the way you use this week to get in some good family time and keep the party going. Good for you!

pve design said...

Each year I look forward to the down time post Christmas, and pre-New Year's - It is a time to enjoy and being off schedule. Things like breakfast for dinner and breaking the routine. My daughter and I have been reading tons and enjoying the time with each other.
Good for you to keep the festive family fun going! As always, love your photos!

KPiep said...

Love the pigs!

we've enjoyed a very quiet post-holiday weekend, but are gearing up for another week fo business as the in-laws come in town to celebrate with the family. I'm really looking forward to seeing my niece and nephew!

Ina J Offret said...

I just love Seattle and the Pike Place Market! Winterfest looks very festive! Those pigs are adorable!

preppyplayer said...

I did not know you live so close to the market, one of my favorite places. I am always rushed out of there by my Dad or husband. One of these days I am going to take my time through the whole thing.
Boys and trains, they can never get enough. And what a spectacular display of trains you have! Enjoy the break.
Happy New Year!

annechovie said...

Great photos, Lecia. Looks like you are having a truly enjoyable down-time.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I've been trying to play catch-up at work. And, as usual, doing a fine job of distracting myself with far more interesting things like blogs. :-)

I love that picture of the three of you looking out the "train station" window while driving the trains. It's so great!

Glad to see you're still having a merry holiday...looking forward to some down time myself later this week.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Thanks for your visit and your comments! xo Lecia

Debbie said...

I love Pike's Market Place!!! What wonderful pictures!!!