Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January Family Day 2017

It was cold on Saturday so we took the kids to the library which they enjoy. We checked out a Martin Luther King, Jr book, the movie Wreck-It Ralph, and the kids played with the toys and kindles at the library. (Yes, even though they have kindles at home.)

Family Day - Jan 2017
Miranda with My Little Pony, James with crown

Family Day - Jan 2017 
James checking out more toys

Family Day - Jan 2017
Playing Toca World or something

Then we took the kids for hot chocolate and cookies at Tiger Lily. James, Miranda, and I each picked out a cookie using the display case, but when the cookies arrived they wanted mine instead, so I let them share mine and the second most edible one. The inedible sugar cookie was probably forgotten in the diaper bag.

Family Day - Jan 2017
Kevin using spare change to buy cookies because they don't take debit cards.

Family Day - Jan 2017
Me, pouting, because I chose my children's happiness over my own.
#guilt trip

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January Date Night 2017

Here's a little insight into our sexy Long Island date nights. We had dinner at a Greek restaurant, Alexandros, followed by a Harbor Front Concert at the PJ Village Center. Then we tried a random bar for drinks, Portside Bar, and it was a little sketchy. No pictures inside the sketchy bar.

January Date 2017
Enjoying his Manhattan

January Date 2017
A Rumchata martini 

January Date 2017
Ofir Tomer

January Date 2017
Rosa Jang

January Date 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Snow Storm Helena 2017

It snowed a lot on Saturday and we used the day to deal with digging ourselves out a little and letting the kids play in the yard.

Snow Storm Helena 2017
Getting them suited up is a process.

Snow Storm Helena 2017
James building a small hill to sled on.

Snow Storm Helena 2017
Knee-deep!

Snow Storm Helena 2017
I invested in some snow boots! Love the furry inside.

Sunday, Kevin tried to take the kids sledding as Miranda just got her own sled for Christmas, but Miranda screamed so much that he had to bring her back homw and then take James back out. But James loves sledding.

Snow Storm Helena 2017
Walking up the hill at Heritage Park

Snow Storm Helena 2017
And down he goes!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Inside-Out Pajama Fail 2017

James tried the inside-out pajama trick of my own childhood to score a snow day. He likes school so it was less about missing school and more about the hope of playing and sledding in the snow.

January 2017
Inside-out pajamas (note the tags)

Well, he got snow, but no snow day. Sorry, buddy! You can sled this weekend.

January 2017
Snowy school day

Thursday, January 5, 2017

New Years Resolutions 2017

My 2016 resolutions were like a lot of other things in 2016--> TOTAL FAIL. I'm not even sure I looked at them until today. So! To fulfill my 2017 resolutions, I'm going to check in every month.

Marriage:
1. Monthly date night! Have one on the calendar for January.
2. I'm going to try to make sure that Kevin spends some time alone doing something he enjoys at least once a month (hiking, reading at coffee shop) and
3. Make sure Kevin is able to spend time with his friends at least once a month

Family:
1. Kids- Monthly "family day" where we take the kids to do something fun. We've actually done a lot of this over the last year or so this one should be easy.
2. Going to try again to teach James Spanish. (Need a plan to get this done!)
3. Grandma/Nana: Keep seeing them about once a month

Me:
1. Meditate daily (This could also have gone under "family" since my bigger goal is to be more positive at home.)
2. Walk 10,000 steps, 5 days a week. Got a Fitbit!
3. Read 200 books/ listen to audiobooks this year (about 17 a month)
4. Try to see a close friend at least once a month.
5. Get comfortable driving to grocery store. (Maybe by doing it once a week?)

December 2016 
Random recent picture I like

Monday, January 2, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Rob's 40th Birthday 2016

We celebrated Rob's 40th birthday at The Melting Pot. I'd never been before. It was kind of exciting though we definitely permanently lost some steak in the fondue pots- haha. First world problems. There were a lot of people there to celebrate Rob and his fabulous holiday llama sweater.

Rob's 40th Bday 2016
Erika, Rob, and Mark

Rob's 40th Bday 2016
Looking dubious about something!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Post-Christmas on the Cape 2016

Our fourth visit of the year to Cape Cod!

Cape Cod Xmas 2016
Nancy and Grandma Kathy

Cape Cod Xmas 2016
Aunt Nesie and Doreen

Cape Cod Xmas 2016
Opening presents with Grandma, Aunt Mary, James, Aunt Nesie, Kevin

Cape Cod Xmas 2016
A kitchen!

Cape Cod Xmas 2016
Great-grandma Ruth and Kevin

Cape Cod Xmas 2016
Opening more presents

Cape Cod Xmas 2016
Chris, Nancy, Miranda, Mary, James

Cape Cod Xmas 2016
Katie, Kevin, and Mike

Cape Cod Xmas 2016
Girls gossiping

Cape Cod Xmas 2016
Boys hiding in the cave

Cape Cod Xmas 2016
Katie and me

Cape Cod Xmas 2016
Cuties snuggling

Cape Cod Xmas 2016
Me, Katie, Kevin, and Mike at the 28 Club

Cape Cod Xmas 2016
Grandma took them to Taylor Brays Farm

Cape Cod Xmas 2016
Taylor Brays Farm

Cape Cod Xmas 2016
At Aunt Nesie's house: James, Katie, Nesie

Cape Cod Xmas 2016
Steve, Miranda, and Kevin
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