Monday, November 29, 2010

Yo Gabba Gabba!

There's a Party in my Tummy!

Like mother like daughter!

Raise the roof!

DJ Ava Rock!

Cool kid Zach in his gabba gabba beanie!

We took the kids to see Yo Gabba Gabba Live! They loved it and didn't want it to end :-) I have to say that I enjoyed myself as well and Andy was the good sport that he has to be, haha!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today and everyday I am thankful for my goobers, my wonderful family and my fabulous friends! Wishing you all a happy and fulfilling Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My babies are having babies!

Snuggling with Parker

Parker and Ava

Pretty girl Tegaen

While I was home for a somber occasion, I was also able to celebrate the beginnings of new lives! I was able to meet Tegaen and Parker. Tegaen is the daughter of a now man that I used to nanny for. I began watching him at 7 years old. Parker is the son of Amanda whom I have known since before she was born. Amanda is a twin and I met her mother when I was 12 and she was about 6 months pregnant with her and Ashley. They have been my "babies" since before I ever thought about having babies of my own! To be able to hold their babies for the first time was a wonderful moment.

A beautiful celebration of life

The kids and I flew back to the east coast last week. We flew into Boston on Monday night and Papa the Original passed on Monday morning. While I wasn't able to see him in his final days, I was able to attend all of the celebrations of his life. I have never seen a wake as amazing as his. It went from 3:30 to 8 pm with hundreds upon hundreds of people coming to pay their respects. At some points the wait was upwards of an hour and half. I knew Papa was a beautiful soul, but to see how many people he touched in some way was nothing short of amazing. It made me so proud to be a part if his family and life. He leaves behind the most wonderful legacy of love and family. While his life ended far to soon, it was a full and good life. Something all of us should strive to accomplish.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wait to me!

Ava's newest cuteism is "wait to me!" instead of wait for me. So adorbs!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rest in Peace, Papa the Original

Our Papa was an amazing man! He was always making us smile and laugh :-) He will be missed so much and I am sad that my children were not able to get to know him better.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Binky Free!!!!

I love this picture! These are what you call real belly laughs! (kit is Gratitude from LCC by Amy Stoffel)

Ava is officially binky free! Last week I went to wash her pacifiers and found them with holes in them. I told her before that we would not be buying any more so I made good with my promise. I gave her an old binky that she didn't like so she eventually just started refusing that one and is officially binky free. She has stopped even asking!
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