Christmas 2003

We visit North Carolina for Kenny's first Christmas

Ken showing Kenny his new Train (Ken's train)Ann demonstrating her apple peeling device

Eric and Kenny at the SeaTac airportKenny fell asleep almost immediately, confounding sourpusses sitting behind us who expressed dismay at having a baby nearby.

A great view of Lake Washington and Mercer IslandLooks like an lake of clouds.

Eric the SherpaAt Eric's parents house in Asheville

Kenny in his Christmas suit

Ann decorating the treeKevin and Petra doing a crossword puzzle

Ann making lasagnaKevin, Petra, Brian, Sylvia and Kenny

Kenny's a long baby for being 2 months old!Lots of presents!

Kenny and the Christmas treeThe best present this year wasn't wrapped

We also dressed Kenny up in a Santa suit


And a surprise birthday cake and presents!Christmas day brunch was eggs benedict

We found a good use for old bowsDid a geocache at the University of Asheville using Sylvia's new GPS. Kenny was very bundled up because it was freezing!

Found it!

Ken set up his new train set around the treeKenny is happy!

Kevin, Brian and Petra working on a jigsaw puzzleChristmas dinner

Kevin holds KennyWe went to the Gingerbread house display at the Grove Park Inn. Here's some of my favorites

Cheese-it rooftop - yummy!

A shredded wheat thatch roofAsheville Monopoly

Brian drawing a caricature of Petra at the Grove Park InnWe did another geocache the next day - one that takes you to all the landmarks of downtown Asheville

Taking inventory of Ann Vasilik printsThe Ann Vasilik booth at an art store

Ann donated a hand-painted apron as part of a fundraiser for many downtown businessesThe end of the geocache!

Making apple pieKen wants to introduce Kenny to trains early!

Visiting at my Mom's house.

Kenny's cousin Natasha, and Juanita holding cousin Conrad.Natash demonstrates her new sweater.

Ann making some photos to paint from

A picnic spreadWe stopped in Sylva just to get a picture of Sylvia in Sylva!

The Sylva courthouseAnn drawing a portrait of Eric on my palm pilot

Visiting TomAn interesting land formation on the flight home - don't know what it is