Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Snow again

Gabriel really shined up his apple! He was quite proud! Jessi loves the snow with "RaRa"!





Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to Mommy










I take photos of myself once a year. I had Gabriel help me take the photos. Some are blurry but ok. He had fun. I really get amazed how green my eyes are getting. As my grandma said, I cried the color out! I feel proud to be 42. I can tell I'm looking older but I don't feel it. I feel healthy and strong. I still have a ways to go but I am also becoming more enlightened everyday, mostly thanks to my children and husband and knowledge coming in from lots of good books. I had a fun birthday and made a traditional cherry tart with cream cheese honey frosting. It was tasty. Had some leftover for breakfast that was even better! I am thankful for everything in my life and look forward to an amazing year being 42!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Jessi's Half Birthday! - 18 months old!






Jessi had a great time decorating her cake with blueberries! (sugar free, traditional cake made with oat flour but still yummy to her!) I think Gino loved it more!

The Big January Snow










Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Papa's Visit

Papa's visit was terrific! Always goes by too fast but always such fun! We went to FAO Schwarz (which is closing on 1/23 in Las Vegas). He was wowed by the Forum Shops. The boys and Papa had a huge nerf dart battle and didn't want him to leave. Papa watched Gino earn his red stripe in TKD even earning 2 6.5's (thanks to big sister for the reverse attacks) Of course he loved to tease Patricia! Papa did dishes and cleaned the kitchen for me for a good hour and a half! He can move right in! We love you Papa!











Tracy and Damien visit

We really had a great time with Tracy and Damien. Damien found himself being called Nearly Uncle Damien or Almost Uncle Damien or just "D" to Gabriel who just couldn't remember his name but loved sitting on his lap or messing with him!! Jessi of course loved Aunt Tracy! I look forward to them returning!!!








My friend Elizabeth's beautiful jewelry