I tend to collect a great deal of items (or so I am told by a certain male I live with not named Will). To make the shopping season a bit easier, I have captured my collections here (by piece where possible):
Click here to view Cindy's Christmas In The City Village Archive (as of December 2004)
Gallery Order within the above link:
1901 Brownstone Apartments
Village Bridal Shope
Village Department Store
Molly O'Brien's Irish Pub
Village Police Station
Boston Red Sox Tavern (new to the collection in 2004)
Conservatory (new and retired in 2004)
Pumpkin carving, "scary lion" costumes, and a little too much candy for a 35 pound kid made for fun times!
Will made his first trip out west to visit his best good friend Anna Seibert. He loved looking at the "moundans", visiting with his potential future wife, visiting the zoo and aquarium, and eating at Chipotle!
Will's Godfather, Steve Novitsky (aka Nick Pappageorgio) married Whitney Tarkenton in Raleigh in early October. Will put on his first penguin suit for the affair and loved every minute of it!
One of his 3 favorite first cousins made a special trip to Charlotte just to visit Will. These two wore a rut around the house where they chased each other endlessly.
Check out Will's first trip to the zoo. He loved the monkeys the best followed closely by the lions and tigers. He didn't quite know what to make of the orange clay-covered elephants. Only in the south…
The month of October and November have been a blur. Trips to Denver, halloween fun, visits from relatives, and stops at a few zoos and aquariums along the way has Will's parents worn out! See updated pictures on Will's page and live vicariously through the boy with endless energy.
By the way, although the internet is not the ideal way to share big news, Cindy and I are expecting a little girl in early March 2005. Will loves to walk around poking his tummy out and saying "I have baby in my belly too! It is my little sister." Cracks us up!
Check out Will's page for pictures of all the activities.