Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Trick or Treat 2011

It has been almost a year since I have posted. Hard to believe. It feels like yesterday. So much has happened in a blink of an eye. I may catch everyone up in a separate post. But for now I will just share with you Round 1 of 2011 Trick or Treating for Joey and Sofia.

Trick or treating is on the Tuesday before Halloween around here and since we usually trick or treat on Halloween at my sister in-laws house I have been skipping trick or treating around here. Sofia and Joey’s costumes were not quite finished when 2 hours before trick or treating I decided we would go to my good friend Christina’s house to trick or treat in her neighborhood. So over the next few days their costumes may evolve and you may see improvements in another post.


Sofia was a butterfly fairy.







Joey was a very sweet black cat. I was very surprised when he picked such a simple costume since Joey is everything but simple.




The other pictures I took of him turned out a bit blurry. So I will make sure I take more of him the next few times he needs to dress up.




They had a blast together. Love when we have the few moments everyone is getting along.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

No Time for Tuesdays….

This past Tuesday was a crazy one. The kids seemed a little out of control, I felt moody, I had a million things to do and felt like I was getting nowhere. But then this adorable guy comes running out with Daddy’s glasses and suddenly my day is better!


Fall Cheerleading Banquet

In the evening Emily had her last Fall Cheerleading Banquet!

Below are the pics of just the Seniors.


Emily with her coach.

I still can’t believe that this is Emily’s Senior year. Where oh where has the time gone and will some one please give me a time machine so I can slow down time!

So Happy to see…

I was so happy to finally be able to see my Uncle Mike and Aunt Rebecca after 13 long years. I hope that it won’t be 13 more til I see them again. I was not thinking and did not take very many pictures and did not get one of Aunt Rebecca. But here is Uncle Mike with my Mom and Aunt Kathy.  I caught my Mom in the middle of her saying something. Gosh I thought that was only a problem with taking pictures of children.


Uncle Mike and Joey were raking leaves.IMG_7673

The leaves did not stay in one pile very long.


I Love New York

Well last weekend we went to NYC for Alex’s 14th Birthday Present and we had a wonderful time. We unfortunately did not get to go to the Statue of Liberty because of the insane line that had already formed. But did get to see a lot of  the city. Here is a snapshot of what we did.
As soon as we got off the bus we headed south to South Ferry to go to the Statue of Liberty. As I already said we did not get to go over but the sites around were beautiful.


World Trade Center/ Ground Zero

We then hopped back on the subway and went to the WTC site.
They have made a lot of progress since I was there a year ago! We asked around and it the plan for the buildings to be done is 2016. But next year on 9/11/11 the memorial and museum will be open.
You can track the progress and see the models of what the site will look like by visiting here…


Firefighter Memorial Wall

So many brave men and women’s lives were lost. May we all remember them and honor them always.
To lighten our mood we walked to Canal Street in Chinatown for some bargain shopping. I didn’t end up with any great bargains.

We headed to The Empire States Building.


Early Dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

I had to embarrass Alex a little for his birthday. They were trying to get Alex and an 8 year old do a booty dance for their sundae but Alex wouldn’t play along. He was too mortified!
Happy 14th Birthday Alex!
We had such an amazing time and great weather. There was sooo much more we saw and did but this blog post would be way too long!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

November Birthdays!

This past week we celebrated two very important birthdays! My wonderful Mom’s Birthday was November 4th. She celebrated her 29th birthday once again. If it wasn’t for her I would not be here today and for everything she is and does I am so very grateful and feel so blessed to have her as my Mom.

On November 6th she was surprised with a Tea Party at the Gypsy Tea House in Westminster by my Great Aunt Ebby. We had a great time!




Happy Birthday Mom!





The second Birthday we celebrated was Alex’s 14th Birthday!

I can’t believe it has been 14 years since I gave birth to my first son. Feeling so confused with what to do with a boy since I had no brothers. Alex has taught me so much about myself and I have learned so much from him. He is kind hearted and helpful and never judging.

He is growing into a wonderful young man. His goals are to do good in high school so he can get into the Naval Academy and also wants to train to be a pilot.



Our present to Alex this year is a trip to NYC for the day this Saturday. We will post lots of pictures of our travels and fun soon!

Happy Birthday Alex! We love you!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Joey and Sofia had Halloween Parties at Preschool and Trick or Treated to each of the other classes.


We carved our pumpkins.


And we Trick or Treated!

It was a fun Halloween Night!


Sofia and her Cousin Parker.


Joey was too excited to go get his candy and didn’t want to take a picture with me.



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Maddie at her mom’s Halloween night!

Happy Halloween everyone!