Monday, October 11, 2010

Did someone say SNOW?

Living in New England we have plenty of chances to enjoy the winter weather. I started skiing when I was four and spent a lot of time with my family skiing and going to the mountains on vacations. Skiing brings back many fond memories for me. Last year I got Miss O up to the mountain t take a lesson and she loved it! This year I decided it was time to get back on the slopes after 12 years! I think it will be so much fun with the kids and something fun and active to do during the winter months. We went to the big ski sale this weekend and got ourselves geared up! Mr. B's skis are the smallest and cutest things I have ever seen! They could pass as snowshoes! This morning he ventured to the garage and lugged everything in. I tried it all on him just to get some pics. Nothing like pajamas and skis in the morning! It was a struggle to get his helmet and boots off of him he loved them so much. He keeps talking about his "skateboards". I can't imagine when we take him on the snow.....

My little man...
Ready to go...
Wooo hoooo!!!

Now all we need is some snow!!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fall is here!

A couple of weekends back we made out first apple picking trip of the season! We have a great city owned farm less than a mile from our house and they have hayrides, apple cider, and the works. Mr. B had a blast although I was a bit scared he would run off and disappear into the apple trees! Miss O brought along our neighbor and we all had a lot of fun!
The girls!!

Cutie Pie!

Mr. B and I on the hayride!

Next up...pumpkin picking!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Bubba!

Next weekend is Mr. Wonderful's Dad's 70th birthday! To celebrate we had a little party at our house for the family. We ordered from one of our favorite Italian restaurants for dinner, I made crab dip, The Pioneer Woman's stuffed mushrooms, homemade salsa...we had lots of great food! He was totally surprised!

Me and the birthday boy!

Mr. Wonderful and his Dad

Bubba with the grandkids

Miss O with Bubba
Mr. B with Bubba

It was a great night and we were so happy to celebrate his life! Here's to many many more special days with "Bubs"!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Family Vacation 2010

A few weeks back we took our annual family vacation with my parents and my sister's family. Each year we spend a week together and it is always such a great time. It is a family tradition that my parents started years ago before my sister and I had our own husbands and kids and we it is one of the most special things that they have done for all of us. I think that my sister's passing has made the time we spend with her children even more memorable and all of the memories of vacations in the past so special. It is so much fun to see how each of them personifies her in a different way. They are such sweet children. We went to Williamsburg where we swam, ate, swam some more and spent time together! One of our favorite things was the trip to Busch Gardens. We even had lunch with Elmo! Mr. B was in heaven! One of the funniest things was how strong Mr. B is compared to his cousins. My niece and nephew are four and they were scared of him because he would hug them and bowl them right over! Miss O and my oldest niece are BFFs! They are inseparable when they are together which makes parting even harder! Mr. Wonderful is always the "favorite uncle" and entertains the kids with games, movies, dance parties courtesy of his IPod, and lots of fun. It was a great time making memories together!
Beautiful cousins

Strong Guys!
Mimi and Pepere with the crew - we are so blessed!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Catching up...sort of!

So I guess I am not in full blogger mode yet since it has been over a month since I last blogged! Terrible! We have been enjoying the spring weather. It was so nice this weekend that the kids had on their bathing suits and used the slip and slide! It was pushing it a bit, but they loved it. Soccer has started and Mr. Wonderful is coaching once again. Mr. B is hard to contain at the games to say the least! This week was April vacation and the kids enjoyed two days with Dad, one with Mom and one day each with their grandmothers.

Mr. B and Daddy have started mowing the lawn again on "Leo"...yes we named our tractor. Well actually he came with the name already on the back! Sadly, he had a little mishap this weekend when Mr. Wonderful...ahem...neglected to check the oil so his engine seized. Aaarrgh. So Leo is headed to the shop for some MAJOR work very soon!

Matching outfits! Hee hee

Practicing for soccer in the yard


Miss O ready for the slip and slide yesterday. She had her hair straightened at the salon and I think she looks so beautiful but so much older! Yikes!! :)

Can't wait for warm weather every day and the summer to be here!

Overdue Easter post

Our Easter was so much fun. I just love my kids' ages. They were so interested in everything this year. We did our usual egg coloring, egg hunt, easter baskets, and mass and breakfast with the in-laws, then had a great dinner with my family at an awesome restaurant so no one had to cook! It was a great day.

Mr. Wonderful and Miss O getting into the eggs...

Nice job!

Even Mr. B got his own Sesame Street egg kit!

Ready for the bunny to come!

In Easter jammies!

Ready to go!

Mr. B in his Easter outfit. I LOVE the hat with his baby curls. :)

The beautiful Miss O

Mr. B rides my Easter decoration on the porch!

Daddy the kids and the bunny!!!

The kids and Mommy

Mimi and Mr. B

Pepere trying to clean up Mr. B after dinner

It was a beautiful day!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Pepere!

This week was my Dad's 63rd birthday. We had a great night out at a local seafood restaurant. The food is so great there. Mr. B and Miss O came along and it was a hoot! We had a great meal but may or may not have offended some of the other patrons with flying spaghetti and yelling. Our waitress was so nice and even made us a bottle for Mr. B with warm water! Pepere was just happy to have them there so that's what matters, right?! I am so proud to have the parents that I do. They are a pillar of strength for our family and are true examples of faith and integrity. I thank God for each year I have with them because I know it isn't a given, but a blessing.

My beautiful (inside and out!) parents

Miss O and Mr. B at the table

Eating some delicious lemon???

It's always a party when the napkin's on your head!

It was a great night!