I hope that everyone had the most wonderful Christmas eve and day! Since we've been traveling we spent Christmas in Philadelphia and got to experience Christmas morning with little kids around. I haven't done Christmas morning with presents from Santa in a very long time, and it's always something else to see kids light up over the largest castle and even the littlest puzzle pieces.
We arrived in Philly on Christmas eve and experienced our first drive in the snow. We both grew up in the north so we have been in the snow, but we have lived in Florida since being able to drive so we have never driven in it. The rain in Virginia turned into snow when we hit Delaware and Pennsylvania. It was kind of special to unpack the car and great family with snow sticking to our shoulders.
There was even just a bit of snow left on the ground the next day so that we walked around the neighborhood and make tiny snowballs after opening presents in the morning. We opened our gifts to each other before our vacation, but Santa thought of us too so we were able to open a few thoughtful gifts with the kids.
Now we are looking forward to enjoying the company of family even more while we play tourist. We have plans to visit a few museums in the area, some with the kids like the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Franklin Institute, and some without the kids like the Mutter Museum. Hoping that it will snow again as we explore the inner city!
If you know of a place in Philadelphia that I would like, definitely let me know! Right now I'm relying on S and his previous visits experience. As for NYC, we have Sibella Court's Stylist Guide to NYC to take us to the best shops for when we stop in Manhattan. Definitely going to have to stop by Zabars in the morning to stock up on coffee and have breakfast. I am so looking forward to that; it's such a special tradition with our family.Adieu, Yelle