I have a lot of photos on my computer that haven't made it on the blog, so here's a catch up from December - every year the Botanical Gardens decorates in a grand fashion for the holidays, and even better, dedicates an entire room to trains. We always try to go right around Christmas, which is when the entire rest of the city tries to go, too. But it's still a fun outing. I love the Gardens - and in my humble opinion, they are missing out on a gold mine. It is a peaceful, lovely place, but it's sort of isolated, which makes it is a destination spot, not exactly a stop in on your way to someplace else spot. If they put in a cafe - holy smokes, what a money maker. Especially if it had wifi. What a great spot to go hang out it would be, like the Sculpture Garden or the courtyard of the American Art Museum. But just my opinion.
Anyway, even though it was a few days before Christmas, I was still harboring the delusion that we might actually send holiday cards this year. Hence the posing. But somehow they both look a little unbalanced, no? Andrew still does his weird head tilt cheese pose, and Elizabeth was in a manic mood. That's right, I'm blaming my inability to send holiday cards on my kid's refusal to look cute!