Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Christmas Tree is Up!

We picked the first tree we saw!Loaded up and ready to go-

Paris and Alex decorating-

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nonna and Robert joined us for dinner.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Preparations are Under Way.

Paris (who just lost her other front tooth a couple days ago :) ) has been a big help this year. Last night she made the cranberries and helped with the potatoes, and this morning she set the table and made name cards for our huge crowd of seven.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lemonade Floats made by Paris... enjoyed by all :)

Paris made her first recipe from her new Princess Cookbook (thanks Anderson Family)-

Friday, November 21, 2008

Turkey Day Celebrations- Parts 2 and 3.

Braedon, Paris and Nova enjoying their feast.
Ms. Schoonmaker and the kindergarten class.

Waiting to sail to Plymouth rock. The kids all enacted sailing on a boat and landing on the rock.

Alex singing with his class.

Alex and his best friend, Andrew, sporting their pilgrim hats.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mason's preschool Thanksgiving performance and feast!

Singing the "Turkey" song.

Enjoying the limelight :)
Waiting patiently for his turkey crepes, cranberries and rolls and fruit salad- all of the food was homemade and very tasty.
Alex, Paul and Mason.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Happy 40th Birthday Kristi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thinking of you today. Thank you for being my best friend since 1st grade :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Another Injury on the Field :(

Roman suffered another bad break this year in football. He broke his ankle, had surgery on it on Weds. and will be out of commission for a few months. Please notice that someone in this picture is on their tippy toes because someone else in this picture is now 2 inches taller than the previously mentioned person... not that that bothers anyone or anything :)

Mike and Roman
Happy times at dinner tonight with a lot of family in the house :)
The Bros hanging out-

We have been spoiled with a lot of family visits lately!!

We tried out the Walnut Creek outdoor ice rink today- and by we I mean me, Paris and Alex. Paul, Omi, Mike and Mason were spectators... Lucky Ducks!!
It was 80 degrees today amazingly enough.
Mason and Omi

Skating for life- Mike, Omi, Paris and Alex
Mom and I enjoying a relaxing coffee at Peete's.
Multi-tasking at the dinner table- eating, arts and crafts and perusing the paper.
Paris and Omi facing off in a mean game of Go Fish.
Omi and Paris shopping till they drop at Claires.
Mason, Paris and Omi enjoying a delicious Yogurt Park treat.
Mason's hair is quickly approaching the Big Hair stage- looks like he is wearing a wig most of the time :)
Thank you to the Acoba Family for Paris' awesome hair beader. She loves it!
Snuggling up with Daddy.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Wonderful Weekend in Palm Springs!!

Kristi, Jill and I celebrated Kristi's 40th Birthday this weekend in Palm Springs.
We had beautiful weather, major R&R, delicious food, great conversation, massages at the spa and a little more R&R. It was a perfect weekend with great company!!

Thanks Mom for Everything!!!