Tuesday, December 3, 2013
New York City girls overnight with Nicole & Katie. There was so much laughing and lots of cocktails.
I can't get enough of this NYC stoop. The owner must be adorable. It was so amazingly cute in person.
Pretty autumn trees in Central Park.
Fitting in as much leaf play as possible on the warmer days.
Playground date that lingered till the sun was setting. Sidewalk chalking in the near dark.
Dan all bundled for a beach date with Dad and Georgia. He loves this new hat, one of Daddy's old ones that Mommy shrunk (oops). I think he loves it so simply because it was his Dad's.
Benjamin and Daniel learned all about the Native Americans and created outfits during Thanksgiving week at school.
There is no such thing as a Thanksgiving without pecan pie in my book. I could eat this whole thing, no joke! It's the Pioneer Woman's recipe and it is THE BEST!
The boys were so excited to spend Thanksgiving Day at their cousin Katie's house this year.
And so, the day after Thanksgiving, the boys begged Mommy to put up Christmas decorations. We did as much as we could and Amelia is in love with the sparkly lights so far in the house. Daddy is putting up the outside lights as I type this and we will get our tree next week.
Now that its December, it is beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
This year, it was a hedgehog for Amelia & Captain Rex for Daniel & a storm trooper for Benjamin!
We started the day at the boys' school for a Halloween parade followed by a few sweet songs and poems recited in their classroom. Later in the day, there was a Halloween party in their classroom and Mommy & Amelia both attended.
Once home from school, we headed to Lauren's neighborhood with Lauren and her girls plus Joseph (the boys' best friend), his mom Kelly and little sister Molly. It was nice for the little ones to trick or treat in the daylight. Amelia went door to door in her stroller and enjoyed her first mini chocolate bars.
For dinner, we headed to Kelly's for grilled veggie sandwiches, chili and spiked caramel cider for the adults!! We did night time trick or treating there in her neighborhood.
It was a busy but fun day!!
Fifteen month Amelia is cute as a button, walking on her own, blurting out new words daily, fiercely affectionate, blowing kisses at grocery clerks, funny, independent in some ways and still super attached in others, seeming to always get what she wants ( I guess she has us wrapped around her finger!), loving the outdoors (esp. the leaves), & trying to get in on the play action with her brothers and their friends. Most of all, she just makes us smile all day long.