Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

New York, 2010

We met up with Franco, Enzo, Deborah and Andrew in New York for the pre-Christmas trip.
We spent a lot of time with this 9.

We skated at Rockafeller Center. Mary skated by herself.

We went to the American Girl Doll store. The girls liked that.

Mary made Enzo come with us to Central Park.

Mary caught a Little Nap on the way to Little Italy.

Then we watched the Home Alone movies. Mary found a good seat.

The Nutcracker

Prepping for Christmas

Sitting on Santa's lap.

Vittoria did not want to. No really.

Thanksgiving in Michigan

Conversations with Mary

Mary - Can I fart on your lap?
Me - I wish you wouldn't.
Mary - Hee hee hee.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ania's birthday

I realized I didn't post pictures from Ania's birthday!

Here is the cupcake celebration at our house

This is funny. For some reason Ania shows "2" by using one finger on each hand, instead of 2 fingers on one hand. So now that she is 2, we get to see this more often. This is how old she is now:
Alina made out pretty well on Ania's birthday. Not only did she pick a great gift for Ania that she happens to really like, but Grandma and Grandpa got her lots of fun things as well!

Orange frosting on her nose.

She wanted to eat the whole cupcake like this

And of course, we had to go to Chuck E Cheese...

She was pretty excited to be there. She still asks at least a few times a week if we can go to Chuck E Cheese.

Not my favorite cake I've made, but they can't all be winners.

Eating the cake the same way she ate the cupcake. Not sure where she learned this trick!

This one just cracks me up. We have a chair in a corner, and the girls like to hide behind it. The funny thing is, neither one of them can get out by themselves. So they hide back there, and then panic when they want to get out!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Alina gave herself a hair cut

It could be much worse. It was in French braids, so she only got at the hair that was falling out, which includes bangs and some short hair around the ears. In her defense, she did ask me for a hair cut earlier in the day, but I told her we would have to wait until after her bath. Apparently she didn't want to wait that long.

Here are the photos... she didn't have much hair to play with since it was up (luckily)...

A few bangs, and a few short hairs around the left ear.

Side shot
I didn't tell the story of how I discovered this... we were eating dinner, and it was almost at the end that I finally saw it (as you can see, it's not terribly noticeable). I said "Alina, did you cut your hair??", and she said "Yes". So then I was racking my brain to figure out when she possibly could have done that, and how I didn't notice. So I said "Where were you when you did that?" and she said "Under the table." And a light bulb went off for Jay, and he said "So THAT'S what she was doing under there!" Aahhhh... it happened under Jay's supervision...

His other story, for the hour Ania and I were gone, was that she was in her tent by herself for a long time, and he asked her what she was doing. She said she was "feeding her baby". Well, after she came out, he moved the tent and found lots of candy wrappers and cookie crumbs. Sounds like she had fun... I think she probably wishes he would watch her more often! :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Another news pflash


Libby is going to close on her house!!!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

News Pflash!


Josh passed his Actuary Test!!!!