Frozen Inspired 3rd Birthday Party

29 09 2014

We celebrated Amelia’s 3rd birthday party (inspired by the movie Frozen) this past weekend with friends at a local ballet studio.

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The first activity was hair and jewelry with Princess Anna and Queen Elsa

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And pirate attire

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Next was a ballet lesson

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Story time

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And DJ Dance party

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Time for yummy snacks

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And Cake!

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Party guests: Syon, Maya, Pippa, Kieran, Olivia, Griffin, Daniel and little brother Henry (Justice and Cecilia not pictured)

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Amelia received some very fun gifts this year!

A Little Critter friend and books from Grandma and Grandpa

An art desk from Mimi and Gaga

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Frozen puzzles and dresses from Aunt Anissa, Uncle Mike and Connor

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A tent house, picnic basket and chair from Aunt Gigi, Uncle Carl, Annabel, Andrew and Caroline

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A beautiful silver bracelet from Aunt Carrie, Uncle Dwayne and Leila

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On October 1st we went to the mall for dinner and to celebrate Amelia’s actual birthday!

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September good weather, birthdays, fun

21 09 2014

We’ve been enjoying the great weather this month, still visiting parks often.

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The kids have more and more moments where they play together.

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They both love bath time- she refuses to get out

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Henry likes to help drop-off Amelia at preschool and wishes he could stay.

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It’s still the birthday “season” for all of our 3-year old friends…

Griffin’s party was at the Kensington Fire Station with a tour of the firehouse and a pinata

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Syon’s party was at a local Nature Center

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Daddy’s 34th birthday was celebrated at a nearby restaurant-Coastal Flats.

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Paul and I had a nice date night this month and enjoyed seeing Pink Martini and the Von Trapps at the Kennedy Center

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We took the kids out to dinner another night and then to roast marshmallows at a nearby nature center.

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Henry’s ate his first roasted marshmallows

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Amelia loved the nighttime hike

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Amelia is trying out ballet on Saturdays through our city recreation program, and Henry is doing a music class.

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Amelia also has soccer outdoors on Sundays

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A visit to Grandma and Grandpa for Labor Day Weekend

06 09 2014

We finally got to visit Grandma and Grandpa’s new house in Syracuse, NY over Labor Day. They’ve had to deal with trying to get rid of bees and cobwebs and other new home projects but it is really nice and we enjoyed staying there.

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Grandma had a fun picnic planned right when we got there. We were able to visit with Jennifer and her kids, Aunt Tony and Uncle Gloria and Aunt Judy and her granddaughter Hayley. The kids got wet and muddy and had fun together.

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The tacos and lemon merengue pie (specially made for Paul) were yummy!

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Paul helped hang some curtains

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The kids read books with Grandpa

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They loved playing with all of the toys there

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Amelia was very excited about her special toddler bed and couldn’t wait to go to bed.

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And she enjoyed the special porcelain tea party time with Grandma

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Amelia also loves having hot chocolate with Grandma, with colorful marshmallows

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On Sunday we visited the Museum of Science and Technology in Syracuse. It was a little geared toward older elementary school age kids but we did a quick run through to check things out.

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There was a loud air blowing machine in the playscape area that Amelia did not like.

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They both liked building the cars.

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And checking out the mummy with Grandma.

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We ate lunch near the museum at a cute Italian restaurant.

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It was fun to play in the pool in the backyard and help water flowers

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Chalk art work on the front walk

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We found a nice playground just a short drive away

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We visited Shoppingtown mall to play in the kids area on Monday.

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And we found a nearby county beach/park where the kids enjoyed some time playing in the sand and water.

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On the way home we stopped at the Whittaker Science Center in Harrisburg to break up the drive. It was a good place to let the kids run around and use our new Science Center family membership

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Water table pics…..

September 2014                           &                  January 2013

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