The year ended with the first snowfall of the season. Although it did not last very long, there was plenty of time for the kids to get out and frolic.

I was unable to photograph a complete waffle due to the rate at which they were being consumed, but I did manage to get this remnant before it too was devoured.

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We left Indiana very early this morning to arrive back in Concord by mid morning. Jeanine treated the crew to Belgian waffles putting her new waffle maker to the test. The results were delicious. Please note the small head in the lower right of the photo. Maya studied every aspect of the process.

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Maya with Bradley in tow had to check out every last layout and could have stayed for another hour.

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We finished the day with a trip to the Indianapolis Zoo which features a huge model train layout during the holiday season.

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Nicolai let me photograph him as I set up for a family portrait of the Basile’s. I wanted to make sure that the aperture I selected would throw the background out of focus and was pleased with the result.

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With something like 47 people staying at Lauren’s house, Maya was asked to sleep in Bradley’s crib. She fit perfectly and reported the next day that it was the most comfortable bed she had ever slept in.

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Later in the day, Aunt Susan treated Maya to her first real manicure. Naturally I had to capture the results. For the record, Maya is not dead.

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I did not have my telephoto lens with me, but I did manage to sneak up on this cardinal.

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Before leaving Larry’s house, Jeanine and I went for a birding walk around Lake Holiday.

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