Monday, March 19, 2007

The Abridged February and March...

Ok, so it's been a month and a half. I'm a bit late on this one, I know. But frankly, I haven't felt too inspired lately. Nevertheless, I feel obliged to update the blog on our happenings, and am hoping that a certain someone will stop nagging me to put more pictures up....

So,here's the last month and a half in a nutshell and in photos....

MID FEBRUARY - mother-in-law came for a visit. We had a blast as did the kids! After a few flight mishaps, she made it to our very humble little town in one piece and spent a week with us. It was great, and frankly, we've missed her every day since. Unfortunately, I don't have any photos of the week (can you send me some Nan?) because every time we went somewhere, I kept forgetting the camera.

MARCH - Nicky's first birthday, grandma's (great-grandma to the kids) birthday, and Doug's birthday. I'll just let the pic's speak for themselves on this one.

First party at "ama's" house. My mom couldn't make it to his birthday party on his actual birthday, so she and Richard hosted a great little party at their house. Incidentally, these are really the only pictures we have of Nicky with cake because he was....AFRAID of it! What is THAT all about? It's CAKE MAN!!!!! He's obviously lacking the butter-cream frosting gene that I seem to have inherited three-fold.

This is my little man downing his 2nd, yes I said 2nd, slice of pizza at his birthday party. And yes, those were adult-sized pieces. I'm so not used to having a kid that eats (since Emma could basically skip all meals except breakfast and be perfectly happy) that I'm constantly amazed at how much his little body can put away.

This is Emma and her best friend and cousin Genna. They are gonna' get into ALL kinds of trouble when they get older, and I think the next picture illustrates that best.

Seriously, WHAT are they plotting here?!?

Oh...and did I mention that Emma had a good time at the party?

For Doug's birthday, we went out to a GREAT Japanese restaurant, and enjoyed our first taste of sushi in a year. It was a GLORIOUS and all too brief night away from the kids.

I just think this one is hysterical, that's all. Those are the sunglasses that came in the party favor bags from Nicky's birthday party. She wore them EVERYWHERE...inside, outside, to take her nap, everywhere.

After 2 birthdays and 3 different parties, we were caked out...if that's possible. So, Doug requested no cake for his birthday. This was my creative alternative since he loves cookies so much. Incidentally, a "G" is really hard to make in cookie dough. I don't recommend it.

I don't remember exactly when this next group of pictures happened, but I do remember the morning we played "Potato Head" together. This is what happens when a college educated stay-at-home-mom stuck in small-town America plays "Mr. Potato Head" with her precocious 2 and a half year old. And incidentally, she ASKED me for it. Oh...and I tried some on myself.

And finally, the last group are just random shots from the last week or so. We've been playing at home, going to the Aquarium, out for Saint Paddy's Day, etc. Here's just a little glimpse of what we've been up to.

So that's it. Forgive the flood of photos sans captions, but I'm feeling a bit lazy at the moment, and besides, most of these photos speak for themselves.

Until next time...