Monday, December 3, 2012

Advent Day 2

For the 2nd day of Advent, we took Luke to see Santa Claus at the MacArthur Center mall.  We waited in line for over 2 hours for a 30 second meet & greet with Santa.

Luke told Santa that he wanted new fighters for Christmas.  When we got to the elevator, afterwards, Tim asked him if he told Santa that he was being a good boy & his eyes got all wide and his mouth made a little, o, and he said, NO!  We have to go back!

It was too cute.  We let him know that we were sure Santa knew he was being good & that there would be other times that Santa came to town to visit him.

After dinner, we all watched Frosty the Snowman and Frosty Returns together!

Saturday, December 1, 2012


We are starting an Advent celebration this year with Luke and Vinnie and plan to make it a family tradition.

Today being Dec. 1, we started out with a fun trip to the Children's Museum in Portsmouth.  Every Friday and Saturday evening, at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30, they make it snow in the courtyard.  Its free and open to the public!

The "snow" lasts for 10 minutes and is accompanied by a light show on the side of the building (with music).  The snow is just soap bubbles/suds but the kids all seemed to have a good time!

The added bonus for us, is as members, we were able to go into the museum before the snow and after.  We  did the entire downstairs of the museum before they closed at 8pm.

Both boys really enjoyed it, even if Vinnie did sleep through the snow.  :)

My phone was dead so there are no pictures.

4 1/2 no, no, make that 5...

Vinnie has FIVE teeth now! He is a week away from 16 months old.

At his 15 month old well baby visit on Tuesday, he had 4 1/2 teeth and by this weekend, I think it is in enough to be called his 5th tooth.  It is the top right tooth (a lateral incisor) :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Luke's 3rd Birthday Party

We had Luke's third birthday party at home, with friends and family, on October 13, 2012.

The drinks

The snacks

The made-by-Mommy cake

The brother!

Vinnie is 4 months (exactly) older than his little girlfriend...


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sunday Update September Part 2


M- 17
Lucas is officially day-time potty trained! Vinnie took his first official steps!


We had Grayson & Spencer.  We had dinner at Outback with Mandy!

Playdate with Hilary & her kids!

Tim stayed home from work, sick.
Both boys had follow-up appointments with Dr. Keyes.
Luke has soccer practice, Tim stayed home with Vinnie.
Mom, Dad, Mandy, and Frankie all came over around 7:30 for birthday cake with dad.

Luke's first soccer game.  Separate Post
Afterwards we went to the Children's Museum with Mom.


Happy 29th Birthday to ME!
Tim got me an iPhone 4s for my birthday & it arrived in the mail.

We had Grayson & Spencer.  We had dinner at Outback with Mandy!

Luke got his birthday swap gift in the mail from Stacey Christian!  HE got a Chuggington book & 2 sets of PJs.

Luke had soccer

Soccer game cancelled due to rain

We went to Busch Gardens with Mandy