Holiday Season in NYC

Winter in Manhattan is simply magical.

The subway grates billow steam and the scent of sweet warm chestnuts wander through crowds of worker bees, tourists in fur coats and shoppers. The long commute is worth a stroll through Bryant Park on my way to Grand Central.

Dear Santa...Legos Please

With Christmas approaching, our boy spent over an hour composing just the right letter to Santa. He even used colored pencils to draw lots of holiday pictures in the margins. He narrowed his lengthy list to four items - all are Lego sets. I hope the man in red also delivers the other educational toys I have in mind - especially more Kaplan blocks. Although my calendar already looks like a roadmap to insanity, I predict the season will be more magical than maniacal. Our focus is definitely more on people than things. This weekend we had a wonderful time caroling with friends, tree lighting festivities, baking cookies and just enjoying community. Twenty-two more days to go!