Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring Break

Here are a few still photos from Mary's recital. I tried to get the ones that show Nina's moves the best.

Katie got to go up on stage at the end and dance.

The weather is warming up a bit, so we played on the tire swing.

And gardened.

Mary, V and I went to the petting zoo. Mary was not so keen on it. It smelled and was cold. She was ready to go after about 30 min. She was super excited to have lunch in the car, though. A little car picnic. So we did. At 10:45. :)

The woman who took this failed miserably and I was too embarrassed to ask someone else to redo it right in front of her as we were on the hayride.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Vittoria's 2nd Birthday

She has a better smile than this. Really.

Mary's Dance Recital

The video conditions were challenging, but I think Katie did a fine job. Plus, even Mary's parents will have to admit that she is not the most entertaining thing about this video.

Mary's 5th Birthday

Mary had a princess party at home. She and her guests got all dressed up.

One of the moms paints faces, so that was an unexpected bonus.

All the princesses walked down the aisle for their coronation.

The whole group. Minus Vittoria. Who napped and was shy after she woke up.

The whole group waiting for the cake and tea party.

Singing Happy Birthday.

Opening presents.

Katie, right before her shower to wash the face painting off.

Conversations with Mary

Mary - What are you guys talking about.
Mary Kay - That I need to cut Dad's hair so he looks more handsome.
Mary - Daddy, you look just fine.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010


This is the only one that is touched up so far... but we got some pretty good pictures today. I'll post a few more when they're done.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Alina's birthday party and a whole lot of other pictures

It's been a very long time since I posted... so this one has a lot of pictures. Since Blogger puts them in reverse order (and I don't feel like taking the time to change them back), they are in reverse order. Today was Alina's birthday party.

Babcia and Ania as we were leaving. Ania was ready for a nap!

Riding a horse!

Uncle Glenn pointed out that he's been to more of Alina's birthday parties than Grandma and Grandpa. :)

Some of the party goers at cake time.

Ryan helped Alina blow out her candles since Alina got really shy during the birthday song and almost didn't have the courage to blow them out herself.

Being shy during the birthday song.

Talking to Chuck E Cheese on the phone. She liked it better when she talked to him on the phone than when he came over to say hi to her.

Ania LOVED the slide.

Uncle Josh showing Alina how to punch the ducks.

The birthday cake. She wanted a purple cake with Princess Analiese (sp?). I also included the cat, Serafina. For some reason blogger wants this picture sideways.

Pushing Ania in the grocery cart.

While I was making Alina's cake... RIGHT next to Ania... she somehow managed to get into the cabinet, open the coffee container, and dump it all over the kitchen floor. All without me noticing a thing (until it was too late). Oh well, it was FUN! :)

They have rediscovered the Elmo doll Aunt Libby gave to Alina when Ania was born. It is a big hit again now.

Ania likes to take her pants off. It's a neat trick. I usually have to put her in overalls or a onesie when I take her to day care.

Here Alina has on not one, not two, not three, but FOUR dresses.

We made a snowman a few weeks ago. Man, that's a lot of work!! I was sore for 2 days I think.

This is what Ania's face looked like after the incident with Kuba knocking her over and us ending up in the urgent care. Poor little thing!

And that's it! We're having their pictures taken tomorrow, so I am sure I will post more after that.