Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Missing In Action

Yes, I know it has been FOREVER since I have posted, as many have reminded me! Life has just gotten away the last 6 months, sorry! Between school, Halloween, Fall activities,Thanksgiving and every day has flown by. So grab and cold beverage and take a's going to be a long one....below are a few events that have taken place.
My Little fireman
Dr. Barbie in a box (her idea)

The hands free donut game at a fun party
Kevin picked our costume...can you tell?

Our Halloween dinner and trick-a-treating with friends

Enjoying the fall leaves as we head into Thanksgiving time.

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!!

Logan turned 3!
He bounced with his little friends.

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!
My very own Santa!

Then it was Christmas tree time
 Cutting down our tree in the Santa Cruz mts.  I thought the kids would love this, but they were more interested in drawing pictures in the mud, I was more interested in taking photos and Kevin, well he picked us out a great tree!
Our tree decorating elves

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!
 That night we went to dinner with Gram and Pops. It was the forever Bday!
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!
The kids were nestled all snug in their beds.
And enjoyed their presents the next morning.
Kevin turns 43!

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!

His teachers...Ms. Lina and Ms. Beazy

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!
Slumber party every noisy, but much fun!
The guys and girls

Family....cousins, aunts and uncles

GG's 90th Birthday!!!
(and Ash Wednesday too!)

The City!!
Adult night out in the city!
Taking in the sights!
The famous FAO Schwartz
The piano from the movie "Big"
M&M world....a kids dream and mothers worse nightmare!
Rockefeller Center

The American Girl Store...Lauren was in heaven

And the weather was perfect..not too cold at all. The kids were disappointed that we didn't have snow, but then as we were finishing up a great vacation and getting to the airport to go home, God gave us one last fun snowed for about 10 exciting for the kids! Lauren said, "that was a perfect ending to our trip"...yes it was!!

Logan didn't want to leave!