My Little fireman
Our Halloween dinner and trick-a-treating with friends
Then the anticipated and dreaded DECEMBER approached!!! I used to love this month...decorating, cooking, parties, family and friends and celebrating! Now I have also added 5 December family Bdays...3 of which are in my home!! It is a fun, but exhausting month! By January I am Done!!
Then we had Lauren's school performance....she sang her little heart out! Unfortunately Kevin was out of town on business...he was sorry to have missed it. we took lots of pics and video!
Then she marched in the Los Gatos holiday parade with her Daisy troop....he was home for that! It was a lot of fun!
Then a fun Christmas party hosted by friends. Look who stepped in and got to help Santa deliver some early presents!
Then it was Christmas tree time
Lauren turned 7!
She had a bowling party with one of her classmates, Guiliana. They share the same Bday!
The day of her Bday she took two of her oldest friends with her to get her ears pierced and out to lunch. It was very special!
Then it was on to Christmas Eve at our house. We had family and friends join us. It was so much fun! the kids love to be home and have everyone over.
As the night winded down and the crowds left we prepared for Santa!
Kevin turns 43!
NEW YEARS EVE
To finish off our crazy month our friends had a fun family New Years Eve party. We celebrated with the kids at 9pm (east coast NYE) and then they watched movies and had a slumber party and fell asleep while the adults enjoyed the rest of the night!
So that is just the highlights of the special events over the 3 month period....lets not forget the everyday activities of school, softball, cooking class, hip hop, Mops, little gym....just to name a few!
So now you see why I have been MIA and laying low as I started the New Year!
2012 has been great so far and I know it is going to be a good one! Logan started preschool at Stratford. Something I was avoiding. With him being my last and my little buddy, I was trying to keep him with me as long as possible. I have to face that it was something that had to be done, when all he asked Santa for Christmas was a backpack and lunch box! So off he went and the end of January and it has been the best thing we could have done! He absolutely loves it and has learned so much already!
PRESCHOOL FOR LOGAN
Then a month later, we went to NY for a week for my grandmother's 90th Bday! We all had a fabulous time visiting with family and friends and celebrating Benihana style GGs Bday! It was great! We then spent a few days in Manhattan taking in the sights. The kids loved all the hustle and bustle and I enjoyed all the food! There is nothing better than NY food....bagels, pizza, shrimp parm., knishes, DD, cheese cake....I can go on, but I just gained another 5 pounds just thinking about it all!
Family....cousins, aunts and uncles
GG's 90th Birthday!!!
(and Ash Wednesday too!)
The famous FAO Schwartz
The piano from the movie "Big"
M&M world....a kids dream and mothers worse nightmare!
The American Girl Store...Lauren was in heaven
Logan didn't want to leave!