Monday, May 30, 2011

Best Memorial Day Weekend

For the past four years, it's been a tradition for my family to gather in New Jersey on Memorial Day weekend.  My aunt, uncle and cousins have a gorgeous house in Holmdel and about 30 of us gather there to barbeque, play cards, sing karaoke, and just spend some quality time together.  This year was the best year yet, in my opinion.  We celebrated my cousin Ashley's graduation from college.  More family members were able to come (more cousins for Sophie to play with) and we spent Sunday at the beach in Long Branch.  After the beach, we went to what is now my favorite buffet, Ichi Umi, before heading home.  As you can see from the pictures below, my kids had a blast! 

Grace really enjoyed exploring the maze of rooms.

Congratulations, Ashley!

Sophie and her 3 cousins were addicted to the bubbles.


Doing Face Time with Jenny, who was absent for the first year ever.

She can't be smiley all the time!

Sophie at the beach with her second obsession: UNCLE DANIEL.

Uncle Daniel text to friend: "FML"

Uncle Daniel is a teenager who definitely has better things to do than play with toddlers!

The next day, we are at home already, but boy are we beat!

She Stands!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Nautical dresses

I love all things nautical, and I immediately fell for these two new designs from Perryfinalia on Etsy.  Now the question is, which one should I get for Sophie and which one for Grace?

Shiftmod mod tunic, $38
Simple mod jumper, $42

Thursday, May 19, 2011

From the garden

Peonies cut from my mom's garden.

10 months

Grace, 10 months 3 days

Her babyhood is almost over...*sniffle* Every day Grace is more fun. She epitomizes the happy baby. She loves to joke by growling and imitating sounds, blowing raspberries and smacking her lips. She's babbling and singing all the time. Grace pulled herself into a standing position and spends her time crawling from room to room. Bedtime is a dream...she falls asleep at 8pm on the dot! But it wasn't all fun and games this month....her double ear infection and eardrum rupture were no joke! It was two weeks of forced medicine, tears, whining, no appetite, weight loss....thank goodness it's all over!

Remy's Birthday Party

More pictures from my niece Remy's birthday party became available today...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Saturday Snapshots

Sophie waiting for her dad to take her to ballet class.

Grace and I "editing" Sophie's toys while she is away at class (this is a never-ending task).

Spending some QT with Mama while Daddy and Sophie are away.

Miss Sophie getting a haircut.