Busy play days and celebrating an upcoming birthday

28 01 2014

Getting more and more interactive and busy

IMG_20140122_182007

Excited about block towers (particularly knocking them down!)

IMG_20140125_105156

Still loving “Miss Sofia the First” pretty dress-ups (with sandals)

IMG_20140123_175701

Shopping, strolling, picnicking…multitasking toddler!

IMG_20140124_071440

Helping mommy make lasagna

IMG_20140125_085108

Playing with pots and pans

IMG_20140125_090815

“Little Stars” Saturday class- acting and arts

IMG_20140125_095053

Being a bunny

IMG_20140125_095241

IMG_20140125_095245

Making a craft

IMG_20140125_095834

“Hibernating Bear”

IMG_20140125_101514

Learning football in our Sunday Sports class. Not too into it.

IMG_20140126_103230

Henry likes it!

IMG_20140126_104339

I hosted a belly/birth blessing for our friend Anice who is due to have her first baby in just over a week.

She had her belly henna tattooed and we blessed a ribbon and bead bracelet in hopes for smooth delivery.

IMG_20140126_135900

IMG_20140126_135919

IMG_20140126_135838

IMG_20140126_142935

IMG_20140126_142649

IMG_20140126_143728

IMG_20140126_143147

IMG_20140126_145328


Winter Days

21 01 2014

We took the kids to the Air and Space museum in Dulles a few weekends ago. It’s a 45 minute drive from our house and their attention span is about 20 minutes, but otherwise it was fun!

IMG_20140105_095808

IMG_20140105_100531

IMG_20140105_101225

IMG_20140105_101636

IMG_20140105_101726

IMG_20140105_102253

IMG_20140105_102525

IMG_20140105_102832

IMG_20140105_104315

Paul has been working from home occasionally and he rode his bike to meet me for lunch one work day.

IMG_20140108_124422

I love having every other Friday off from work. I often keep one of the babies with me to have some quality one on one time. This past one Amelia got her first manicure with mommy.

IMG_20140110_110048

IMG_20140110_113239

And a lollipop!

IMG_20140110_113355

She is pretty busy often dressing up and very creative with her dolls.

IMG_20140110_103924

IMG_20140110_103353

One time I caught Paul sleeping on the job. lol

IMG_20140111_163020

She still loves “bubbles in the sink”.

IMG_20140114_073157

She loves running errands, eating snacks on the go or just playing with blocks at home.

IMG_20140118_111339

IMG_20140118_114218

IMG_20140119_092917

She is taking a couple of classes on the weekend, including Sports on Sundays. They will be introducing 7 different sports to the toddlers, the first day was soccer.

IMG_20140112_103232

IMG_20140112_104549

Henry loved watching her from the sidelines.

IMG_20140112_104841

This past weekend we took the kids to “Color Me Mine” to paint some pottery. She really liked it although she might have been a little young in terms of avoiding mixing all the colors together. Should be interesting to see the “fired” result. ha!

IMG_20140119_165347

IMG_20140119_170445

Henry loves to eat table food. We find ourselves handing him funny things to see what he does. We also leave much bigger messes under the chair than I’ve seen before!

IMG_20140119_181811

We had a fun snow day home from work this week. It’s been a snowy and cold winter this year!

 

WP_20140121_005

WP_20140121_008

WP_20140121_010

WP_20140121_012


Florida Trip- December 2013

02 01 2014

We had another nice trip to Florida with our family this year. It sure has grown with 4 new babies this year! It was chaotic at times but we all had fun.

We checked in at the airport 7AM Christmas morning. Amelia traveled with her new Bitty Baby from Mimi and Henry traveled as Santa.

IMG_20131225_081416     WP_20131225_08_10_32_Pro

We maneuvered the airport pretty well with two babies.

WP_20131225_07_46_55_Pro

Amelia had a lot of activities to do on the plane.

WP_20131225_002

Lollipops came in handy for the take off and landing to avoid ear clogging.

WP_20131225_09_11_12_Pro

We sang a lot of songs to keep Henry from crying.

WP_20131225_006

When he got too fussy we just handed him over to Amelia to help.

WP_20131225_016

WP_20131225_013

He slept…for about 20 minutes.

WP_20131225_09_39_55_Pro

Our stuff made it…and Henry too, snoozing most of the way to Marco.

WP_20131225_018

We finally made it to Mimi and Gaga’s condo!

WP_20131225_022

We loved meeting the twins Parker and Grace. They sure are cute together!

WP_20131225_019

IMG_20131228_083704

We learned that Grace (aka Grapes) likes her naps and Connor likes his bottle! Both are absolutely adorable.

Paul Wendy and the Twins

IMG_20131228_083938

IMG_20131226_195148

IMG_20131228_090019

IMG_20131228_121412

IMG_20131227_084628

Parker and Henry

Hanry and Parker

 

IMG_20131227_165810

The 2013 Cousin Cohort (Grace & Parker 3 mos., Connor 6 mos., Henry 8 mos.)

WP_20131227_017

Amelia wanted to join them!

IMG_20131227_170142

We opened some bonus Christmas presents…thank you Mimi!

IMG_20131228_092100

IMG_20131228_092241

It is really fun that Connor and Henry are just a couple months apart in age. I can picture them playing catch in just a few years. Connor is very playful and smiley and enjoys being surprised and talked to. He came down with a cold and ear infections on the trip unfortunately, but we are sure glad we had some time to get to know him!

Gordon Henry Connor 2

IMG_20131227_075223

Wrestling with the grandsons

IMG_20131227_075518

IMG_20131227_082413

IMG_20131227_082059

IMG_20131228_122322

As usual Amelia had a ball with Ginger and Carl’s kids- Caroline, Andrew and Annie. They played with her and Henry nonstop and our kids loved every minute!

Granddaughters AMelia Annie and Caroline

IMG_20131228_085941

IMG_20131228_121610

IMG_20131227_084551

IMG_20131227_185909

IMG_20131229_090951

IMG_20131229_093040

IMG_20131230_110825

IMG_20131230_113527

IMG_20131230_113636

IMG_20131230_115839

IMG_20131230_122111

WP_20131227_004

WP_20131227_023

They were always so helpful, like walking Connor and Henry around and around the condo during dinner!

IMG_8198

Ginger sent Mimi a fun activity to make hand and foot prints with all the kids.

IMG_20131228_102300

Amelia Voila

Handpainting 7

We took some nice family photos.

IMG_20131228_171739

IMG_8190

IMG_8192

IMG_8178

IMG_20131228_172449

IMG_8195

Family Photo

We were a big group when we went out to dinner!

IMG_8166

It was really nice to relax, read, play, swim, build sandcastles, and enjoy family time.

IMG_20131228_084253 IMG_20131228_102208

IMG_20131228_111739 IMG_20131228_122008IMG_20131228_152444

IMG_20131228_153021

IMG_20131226_180406 IMG_20131226_182612

Meri and HenryIMG_20131227_092558

IMG_20131227_092626IMG_20131227_180155

IMG_20131228_153111

IMG_20131228_153247 IMG_20131228_153823

IMG_20131228_155218

IMG_20131228_182831

IMG_20131229_161814

IMG_20131230_115124

WP_20131226_011

WP_20131227_002

WP_20131226_012

WP_20131226_014

IMG_20131230_170456

WP_20131229_002

WP_20131227_008

WP_20131227_015

Wendy and Henry

WP_20131229_004

WP_20131228_006

On New Years Eve day we went for a quick trip to Mackle Park- so much fun!

WP_20131231_031

WP_20131231_019

WP_20131231_007

WP_20131231_033

IMG_20131231_160409

IMG_20131231_160318

We went to dinner at Kretch’s for New Years Eve- yummy seafood.

IMG_20131231_172152

IMG_20131231_172223

IMG_20131231_172527

IMG_20131231_175150

On our last morning the kids had breakfast together- sad to say goodbye!

IMG_20140101_083806

Thanks Mimi and Gaga for another great vacation on Marco Island!! We love you!

IMG_20140101_085602

 

WP_20131228_004

Mimi and Amelia 4