sharing a hug after our ride to go see the lights at millis wonderland.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
For the first time yet, both kids were not only willing, but excited to sit with Santa! Thanks to a backup in the photo line, the kids also had a chance to chat with St. Nick and tell him exactly what they wanted for Christmas. Penny asked for a scooter, while Zack let Santa know how much he would like a Spongebob suitcase and pillow! Grandpa Keenan, who is visiting for the Thanksgiving holiday, also caught a few candids, which I'll be sure to post later!
Monday, November 14, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
since as long as they were big enough to even mush play-doh in their tiny hands, i've been not exactly insisting, but encouraging the kids to not mix up the colors. sure, here and there we'd mix colors to see what new color we could create, but i thought it was best to have the most possible colors, the most options.
that was until dad was left to his own devices and decided it would be fun to mix all the colors into one giant pancake. dad = always the fun one :)
Friday, September 30, 2011
there's nothing like a good afternoon of apple-picking to kick off fall!
it was a bit of a slow start, with 2 sleepyheads....
tim was ready to go, though!getting into the swing of things...
zackers, you've got half the tree there!
sampling the goods...penny reviews the rules before selecting her pumpkin...
zack picks a winner!happy family.......and happy anniversary (5 years!) to my dear husband. xo
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
zack and penny started preschool today (year #2 for him, year #1 for her). their teachers are mrs. butera and mrs. crocker, respectively and so far so good! penny was a little apprehensive, given the 1st day chaos around us, but felt comforted by her teacher and went right in after washing her hands. zack struggled a bit when we left him (lots of crying), but when we picked him up, he said "i was crying for a little while, but then i had fun!" he also noted that he would not cry tomorrow." :)
Sunday, September 11, 2011
it seems like yesterday that zack was (reluctantly) giving up his binky. with some persuasion from dad, penny decided that she was ready to give hers up as well and get a big girl bed as a reward.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
happiest of birthdays to our best buddy. you're not only the cutest little guy we know, but the sweetest as well.
we hope you had a wonderful party this weekend. you seemed to really love it -- that night after the party, you told us "I want to be four forever...." you're just the sweetest. xo
Thursday, September 1, 2011
last friday, tim was able to take a half day -- so we took advantage of the gorgeous weather (just before hurricane irene stirred things up) and headed into boston to ride the swan boats, as well as hit the frog pond and playground.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
in just about a month (phew....), both penny and zack will begin what is her first year and his second year of preschool. we swung by recently during an open house so zack could show his lil sis around. i think penelope is going to do just fine!
Friday, August 12, 2011
something interesting happens when you upload 786 (literally, 786) photos from your iphone to your computer: you find lots of old pics you forgot about. here's some pics of the kids working hard in their gymnastics class (from last spring).