Saturday, February 25, 2017

Visiting Ellie, Janice, and Darren 2017

Last weekend, Ash and I went to visit Janice, Darren, and Ellie. Our plan was to spend some quality time with their new baby Ellie and help a little with Ellie (our idea), dinner-preparation (our idea), and decorating her room (Janice's idea).

Visiting Janice and Ellie 2017
This baby is the best.

To that end, I slept in Ellie's room Friday night and patted her back to sleep periodically, and got up with her in the morning. I took 500 selfies with Ellie while I had her to myself. That's totally normal right? Haha.

Visiting Janice and Ellie 2017
Me and Ellie in the morning.

Visiting Janice and Ellie 2017
Ellie in the baby gym

Visiting Janice and Ellie 2017
Ellie to me: Why so many pictures?

The rest of the day we tried to do things like go shopping for the nursery but Janice would play goalie in trying to keep us from accomplishing things. We wandered around some box stores that had nothing we needed. We did go for a nice little walk around the park, and then we had fun baby bathtime.

Visiting Janice and Ellie 2017
Sink baths are the best!!

Visiting Janice and Ellie 2017
Sometimes it was hard to wrestle Ellie out of Darren's arms. Haha.

Visiting Janice and Ellie 2017
Fudgie in the flesh and in the pillow.

Sunday we were more successful. Ellie and I had morning time again but this time she slept the entire time. When Ash got up she took a turn snuggling.

Visiting Janice and Ellie 2017
This baby is hypnotic.

Visiting Janice and Ellie 2017
When she woke, Ash gave her a hairdo. Ellie loved it.

Visiting Janice and Ellie 2017
Just delicious flying baby is all.

We went shopping for nursery furniture and went to a nice lunch at Match in Arlington. We ordered a bunch of stuff and passed Ellie around while we ate. Afterward, Janice and Ash got milkshakes. Janice, Ash, and I had a really good time spending time together and catching up on everything. And my heart is full of baby Ellie.

Visiting Janice and Ellie 2017 
With momma

Visiting Janice and Ellie 2017 
Seriously, she's A DOLL!

Visiting Janice and Ellie 2017 
Besties

Visiting Janice and Ellie 2017 
Look, we're being helpful!

Visiting Janice and Ellie 2017 
Ellie thinks I'm funny.

Visiting Janice and Ellie 2017
Pre-preparing some meals for Janice and Darren (Ellie doesn't eat food yet.)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Grandma Visits- February 2017

Grandma visited over President's Day Weekend. I wasn't here but Kevin and the kids had lots of fun with her. Exiting way for them to kick off James's week-long break from school. Saturday:

Grandma Visits- Feb 2017
Library

Grandma Visits- Feb 2017
Crepes for Grandma's birthday

Sunday they went to the Maritime Explorium in Port Jefferson. Looks like fun. Then they went for ice cream AND made cake. Spoiled.

Grandma Visits- Feb 2017
Boarding?

Grandma Visits- Feb 2017
Maritime Explorium sandbox boat

Grandma Visits- Feb 2017
Sandbox boat

Grandma Visits- Feb 2017
Sandbox boat


Grandma Visits- Feb 2017
Ice cream face

Grandma Visits- Feb 2017
Princess being fed ice cream

They "help" grandma make cake:

Grandma Visits- Feb 2017
Licking whisks

Grandma Visits- Feb 2017
Singing happy birthday to Kevin and Grandma

Monday Grandma took them for more treats because clearly they're deprived:

Grandma Visits- Feb 2017
Friendly's

Grandma Visits- Feb 2017
Friendly's

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

100 Days of Kindergarten 2017

Friday was James's 100th day of Kindergarten. He was supposed to dress like an old man. This is the best we could do without gray hairspray or a cane handy:

100 Days of Kindergarten 2017
Mini-professor

Friday, February 17, 2017

Last Day of Basketball 2017

Wednesday was the last day of the basketball season for James. James told Kevin, "Now I have a trophy just like you!" He was referencing the trophy Kevin purchased for himself after he won Fantasy Football in 2012. Haha.

James Basketball 2017
Trophies!

2016 Kindergarten Class picture 2
Basketball picture

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Kevin's 37th Birthday 2017

Kevin's birthday was yesterday but we celebrated over the weekend with dinner and drinks in Port Jefferson. Fun times!

Kevin's 37th Birthday 2017
Burgers at Old Fields

Kevin's 37th Birthday 2017
Drinks at Ruvo- really liked this place
Kevin re selfie: But why?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentine's Day 2017

I'm not a "Pinterest mom" but I saw some people decorating their kids' doors, and it seemed simple enough. It was actually fun to do James's door because he's old enough that I could write funny notes and inside jokes on his hearts. I stuck to doing drawings on Miranda's hearts.

Valentine's Day 2017
James's door

Valentine's Day 2017
Miranda's door

Valentine's Day 2017
James's valentine to Miranda!

James had a lot of fun collecting Valentines at school, and shared his ring pops (from the bus driver) with Miranda.

Valentine's Day 2017
Ring pop joy!

James liked his door decorations so much that he decided to decorate the door for me and Kevin with things we might like. Miranda helped too- note the two things taped low on the door.

Valentine's Day 2017
Master bedroom door

Valentine's Day 2017
Our hallway is a lot of fun now!

Valentine's Day 2017
Kids enjoying cards and stickers from Grandma and Great-grandma

James's Kindergarten Valentine's Party 2017

On Monday, I got to visit James's classroom along with some other moms to help the kids make two Valentine's Day crafts. It was great messy fun. I love how happy James is when we go to his classroom.

James Valentine's Party 2017
Olivia's mom Emily helping with Valentine's Day mailboxes

James Valentine's Party 2017
Me helping with butterfly heart crafts

Party Craft 2017
James's Valentine's mailbox

James Valentine's Party 2017
Vince's mom Rosa helping with butterfly crafts

James Valentine's Party 2017
Kyle's mom Erica helping with the butterfly craft

James Valentine's Party 2017
Selfie while James is working on his craft- hahaha.

Party Craft 2017
James's butterfly

James Valentine's Party 2017
Mr. J reading The Night Before Valentine's Day to the whole class

James Valentine's Party 2017
Kyle, James, Aidan, and Aidan's little brother Dylan

Friday, February 10, 2017

Blizzard Niko - Snow Day! 2017

Thursday was a Snow Day thanks to the blizzard Niko! Both Kevin and James had off from school, and Miranda's Mommy n' Me was cancelled. Everyone was home!

  Blizzard Niko 2017
Posing with his snowball

Blizzard Niko 2017
Kept her mittens on for the first time

Blizzard Niko 2017
Getting soaked because it's still snowing

Blizzard Niko 2017
Building a base for a snow man- but never got it going

Blizzard Niko 2017
Plotting together
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