Friday, December 25, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Busy December...Lets catch up

In the beginning of the month Daniel had basketball evaluations to play basketball thru our churches Upward Sports Program. It will be a challenge for him, as the baskets are 8 ft tall for his age group, but he is up for the challenge and very excited about playing which starts in January. Stefan will be assistant coaching Daniel's Team.

Here he is trying to make a basket with Pastor Barry cheering him on.

Next Daniel had his Christmas Program at School. He did very well singing this year and was smiling the whole time. Sydney enjoyed herself. She loved all the singing and kids. Afterwards they served cake to celebrate Jesus birthday.

Then the Snow Storm came. We ended up with about 6-7 inches of snow, with a layer of ice on top. It looked like a winter wonder land.

I had Sydney so bundled up she could not walk, so Stefan walked her around the backyard. I had to take a picture after we came in from the snow of her crazy curly hair and red cheeks. She wanted to stay out forever.

Daniel was very proud of the snow man that he and daddy made.

Lastly, this is a picture of Sydney all dressed up for church this Sunday and she was by the tree so I thought lets try to get her to smile, no such luck, but she is still a cutie.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Something old and something kinda new

Well I was tired of Sydney playing with trucks and boy toys, that I finally stopped being lazy and looked for her baby stroller she got for her birthday, but that got quickly packed up at the old house, as it was scratching the floor, and with us trying to sell the house, scratches were not good. So I found it and then decided to give her one of my old dolls from when I was a little girl. Not sure how young I was as it is in great shape, has a weird spell but febreze should work that out. Well she loves it. She wants to keep taking it in and out of the stroller, which she needs mom's help to do.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

First Sign of Christmas

Well after Thanksgiving dinner we put up our tree. By the next morning the kids were amazed at all the lights and ornaments. This is a picture of their first look at the tree for Christmas 2009. Now if I can only get them to stop playing under the tree and taking ornaments off. Fun! Fun!

Thanksgiving 2009

Well we had a very small Thanksgiving this year as no family was able to come. Like always it still took hours to cook everything and about 10 minutes to eat and then clean up time. It was a little harder this year, because it was a one women show without my mom and grandma here helping. I think everything turned out great.

Thanksgiving 2008 (9 people)

Thanksgiving 2009 (4 people)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

We pray that each and every one of you have a God-filled Thanksgiving Day.
(picture is of a turkey Daniel made at preschool)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Wednesday we went to the pumpkin patch with Daniel's preschool. Sydney had a blast walking around and hugging all the pumpkins. Daniel was excited for the hayride, which he knows mommy is afraid of, but I held both tight and off we went. Enjoy the pics.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New House.. New Baby

Yes you read correctly. We are expecting our third child in June. We are so excited to have this addition to our families. We pray that we will have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby.

Monday, October 19, 2009

What's for Dinner?

Well today was our first dinner in our new home, sitting at our table with real silverware, since I was finally able to locate the box.

This dinner was courtesy of our wonderful realtor Ginny Forestieri of Forest Realty, Inc.. She was our realtor for selling our old home and buying our new home. She was incredible and we would not have been able to ride the roller coaster of selling and buying a home without her. She is first and foremost a God fearing lady. She loves the Lord with all her heart and it is evident in everything she does. It was wonderful to pray with her over every step of the process. And when we were looking for answers she was the first to say, "lets pray." She handled every little detail and always went above and beyond our expectations and thought of things that would concern us before we even knew. In a market that the news says is awful, Ginny was able to guide us to sell our new home in 4 months and secure bigger home and still walk away from closing with a check in our hand, having to pay nothing more out of pocket. We will always be thankful to Ginny for her hard work. I would HIGHLY recommend her.

Back to the dinner: Ginny bought us a huge chicken pot pie from Costco, with a salad. After baking it for 1 1/2 hours, I couldn't wait to sit down and eat. It was fabulous. The kids even liked it. The best part is that there is enough for left overs tomorrow. Can I hear Amen to that?

We are here..

Well we have a new house. We are not unpacked by any means but we are here and have computer access and cable.... Yea! More pics will follow once we get settled.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Its House closing day

Today we are closing on our old house and our new house at 1 and 2pm. We pray that everything goes well and that God be glorified.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Teach'em Young

Well I was sweeping the floors last week and Sydney wanted to help. I gave her a little broom and she actually helped me. I am glad she thought it was fun and games, even though it was hard work. Got to teach them young.

Daniel's Big Boy Bike

Well as was mentioned on a couple post ago Daniel can ride his bike without training wheels. Well he asked his PaPa Peter for a new, bigger bike and he got it over 1 week ago. He can ride it just fine. Getting on and off are a little hard as it is taller than him, but he is working on that as well. On Wed Daniel's preschool had a bike rodeo and Policemen came and talked about bike safety and they were allowed to bring their bikes to school. I was so surprised to see that Daniel was on the only one in his 4 year old class that could ride without training wheels. The teacher said "the police officers had never seen a boy so small ride a bike like that without training wheels and were impressed he was doing so well." I am so proud of our boy. Thanks Peter for the big bike.

Play date at the Children's Museum

Last Monday we went to The Children's Museum with Morgan and her girls (Davis, Lucy and Maisie) and Rikki and her Xaiver. Here are some pictures of them having fun. They all by far liked the dr. office the most, but I guess we were playing so much I forgot to take pictures. Double click to make pictures bigger.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Candid of Sydney

As mentioned before, Sydney was invited to a tutu birthday party. We celebrated Savannah who turned 3 and Morgan who turned 1, visit there family blog here.

Our good friend, Hana was the photographer at the party and Joanna just shared this beautiful picture Hana took. I loved it so much I had to post.

Update on Sydney

Well Sydney is growing up. She starting walking about 3 weeks ago and of course is all over the place. She has such a great personality for a 14 month old. She loves her daddy. As soon as Stefan walks thru the door from work she calls for him.. DAADDDYYY. She loves to bring us things, and then takes them right back. She still loves her brother to death and I hope that doesn't change.

She loves to swing. As you can see she has curls like her mama.

Her hair can almost all go up in the cutest little pigtails ever.

She went to her first ever tutu birthday party and had a blast.

Update on Daniel

Well this is a post to update everyone on Daniel. He started school a couple weeks ago. He goes M-W-F from 9-12pm. He loves it. He is excited to have Xavier and Nathan in his class this year.

Driving to school on the first day.

In other breaking news Daniel learned to ride his bike without training wheels. We practiced for about 2 days in the back yard on grass and he really got the hang of it. Then we moved to the front yard and then he was off on the rode. He rode his bike literally for 5 hours on Sunday and about just as long yesterday. We are so proud of him for sticking with it. Now its time to get him a bigger bike. If I can figure out how to upload a video I will.

Riding down the street.
He is so proud of himself.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Labor Day Weekend in Charleston, SC

Sorry these are so late being posted we had a great time with Stefan's side of the family. Beautiful weather. Much easier since Sydney is walking now. Yea!

Stefan and Sydney going for a walk. She loved the water and sand so much.

Daniel cheezing in the sand.

Sydney sat for over an hour playing in the sand putting it in and out of the bucket.

Daniel made this drip castle and was so proud of it.

Sydney swinging with Uncle Mikie(Stefan's brother), Aunt Lyndi and baby Patrick at the Park.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

No Shorts Party!

Well Sat we were having a fun day at home while daddy went golfing. When Daniel got up from his nap and went to the bathroom he said he did not want to put his shorts back on. No big deal...Then Sydney woke up and I changed her and did not put her shorts on her. When I brought her down stairs Daniel said "mom I don't have my shorts on and Sydney doesn't have hers on, why do you have yours on"....I said "I have no idea." So off mine went and so began the NO SHORTS PARTY. We danced around and had a lot of fun, until our realtor called and said someone was across the street and wanted to see my house.... I said "o no we are having a no shorts party" and she said "what"..(kinda funny on my end).. but she might not have even heard what I said... I said never mind I need 30 minutes to get ready (dressed and place picked up). It was fun while it lasted.. and yes I spared you pics on me w/o my shorts.