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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday Sunday :)

Danny is so afraid to ride his bike because of the balance issue so - Our newest toy!!

(you don't want to know how long it took us to put this together)

Victoria rides on the back of my bike and Dan and Danny ride "their" bike. We had our first family bike ride this am!! Danny did great!

It is supposed to cool down next week and we are ready, it was in the 90's all weekend :(

I was in the kitchen making home made snacks when I heard this little voice say hey mama I have a new brush!

Yes, that would be a spaghetti fork :) :)
and she was so happy about it!

Friday, September 25, 2009

love :)

How precious is this photo!?

Not many guys would spend the time putting sparkle nail polish on his little girl :)
If you look closely at her hair you can see her pink princess hair sparkle gel!

so proud of my sparkles!

she can be so girly :)

very tired from all the girl time ;)

Danny joined the Cub Scouts Thursday night, as soon as we have his uniform I will take a picture. He was SO excited!! Dan too :) :)

PT is kicking my bu**, I am sore and tired :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Anniversary babe!!

Happy Anniversary!! 20 years today!

I love you the whole marble!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday night already?

While up North in June we had family photos taken for the first time. I didn't mention it as it was a surprise for our parents :)

Our first professional family photo:

Our beautiful kiddos:

I just love this pic of them!!

Here is the whole family - both sisters, their hubbies and kiddos:

I started PT last Wednesday and boy am I stiff! the tech commented several times about how tight my muscles are :) On Friday the tech said words that I don't want to hear again "I am going to do some manual manipulations on you"
I have to go 3x per week for 4 weeks :(
I have exercises to do twice a day and I get lots of help from the kids and the dogs :)

The kids get their school pictures taken tomorrow :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Woo Hoo!!

Victoria was so excited when nana arrived while she was playing on the computer! We all went to get Danny at school and he was so excited to see her in the car :)
We had an awesome dinner of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and ceasar salad! yum :)

Nana reading MANY books to the kiddos after tubby time :)

We LOVE you nana!!

Please nana just one more book??

Within 10 minutes of nana leaving Victoria came in saying "I miss nana" :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

She is coming!!!!

Yesterday and Today the kids and I went over to Nana's house to get it ready for her return from MA. The kids are beyond excited! We did some food shopping and cleaning and setting up.

Man - I love the age of 2!!

She finally calmed down enough to settle and play. Luckily the cable was turned on :)
Drawing pics for Nana:

Chillin out on Nana's couch - tired from helping clean up :)

2 welcome home pics for nana:

Nana should be arriving any minute at her house and we will probably see her tomorrow after school. Woo Hoo!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

good morning! :(

This is what Dan found when he went out to get the paper at 6:30 this am:
That is our well

We have no idea how it happened. Our neighbor said he saw the water pouring out at 2:00 am when he was out walking his dog (??) and tried to put the end cap back on but couldn't.
Dan called the builder who gave us the name of the well company.
When Dan got hold of them at 8:00 they said they didn't do our well, but could get someone out there by noon. Unfortunately that meant we had NO water!
Long story short, they did not do the well but did fix it and a bunch of other things that was not right about the system. An it cost some bucks!!!
The good thing is that we have water again!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day!

The weather was really nice today so we headed up to Jax Landing for Beach weekend. They put sand all around the water jets for the kids to play in. The kids had so much fun :)

Having a ball in the water and in the sand Running back and forth between the water and the sand Watching the train go over the river with daddy Victoria loves trains!!
Wearing our funny glasses :) Watching the burger eating contest:
The winner ate 65 Krystal burgers in 8 minutes!! Danny was just amazed.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Pizza Day!

Friday is pizza day at school. Today is also early dismissal day for the month. So we got Victoria from her class at noon and then headed out to the playground where the bigger kids eat. Danny was so happy to see us. I had ordered 2 slices for Danny for pizza day and each kid ate one. They also got some birthday cupcakes for dessert!

Here is Danny and Victoria and Kirsten. She is sucha a sweetie and Danny's first friend at school for the past year. They have a very special bond including the eye patch :) :)
So many of the kids were calling out to Dan & I as they were so excited to see us for lunch :) It is so funny to have so many kids know as Danny's mom and dad. No one knows our names, not even the teachers :) :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

So Proud!!

Danny brought this home today:

It is the 4 of us made out of dough and each one has eyes, nose, mouth and arms :) :)

He has so many fun after school activities!!
Monday is Lego Robotics-learning to build and race lego robotics
Tuesday is Fun With Music-learning to make instruments and sing & act out songs
Wednesday is Karate-continuation of last year
Thursday is Kids Club - they do arts and crafts and cooking

He is so tired by dinner that he eats very quietly :) :)
He is loving having his sister at school! It is so darn cute :)

He is still having his Neuro training classes three times per week and we have noticed a huge jump in his abilities! His trainer was so excited to tell us that he is now able to do jumping jacks and hopscotch!!
His teachers have told us many times how much of a change they have noticed in him in class. He is able to focus and he is learning so much.
We have also noticed that his behaviour has gotten much better as well, so we are thinking he has progressed from 3 to about 5 years old. His concentration and focus has grown exponentially. We notice that he is not getting as frustrated as well.

Victoria is still fighting her cold. She is really enjoying school. I spend time with her group at drop off and pick up and they are all so darn cute :)

On Wednesday's I am the computer mom for Danny's class. I ended up being at school all day. His class is broken into 2 groups for the computer time and man is it hard to keep them all focused on what they are supposed to be. Luckily I know half of them pretty well from Danny's class last year so that really helps. It is also hot in the computer room so I was sweating. By the time I finished getting both groups done and cleaning up the room I was exhausted! I haven't worked this hard in a very long time :)