Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day, Joshua!

Joshua: The best seat in the house (even if it is outside)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

This guy

This guy is pretty freaking fantastic.  He is the hardest working, most supportive and funniest person I have ever met.

Recent fun facts about life with him:

  • When the kids and I rode our bikes to the grocery store, the children felt that they needed to give me a tour of the establishment as they believe that I've never been to a grocery store.
  • The children's favorite way to go up to bed: SUITCASES, which consists of Joshua simultaneously carrying each child -- one on each arm -- like a suitcase up the staircase.
  • He is the creator of a game we play most dinners which consists of one person posing a question which includes three options; those who answer have to explain their answer.  For example, last night James asked, "You have to travel to school on a dragon, Pegasus, or a griffin, which do you choose?"  James and I chose dragons (James: "they poop water"; I like the fire breathing), Alma chose a Pegasus (rainbow Pegasus, to be clear), Joshua went for the griffin (soft).
  • Joshua wrote the last two school musicals, which are the funniest performances I've ever seen.  Last year: Aesop's Fables. This year: Greek Myths.  This year's musical contained Atlas talking about creatine recovery drinks, Hades making bad death puns, and siblings playing a combative Zeus and Hera.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Summer Arrived

Picture from Mr. Billy (James's teacher) on the first warm day.  This kid is great at playing hard, as evidenced by how often he is dripping with sweat and the number of holes in the knees of his pants.

What a love!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

The children were so excited to celebrate Mother's Day that they surprised me with gifts as soon as I came home from work on Friday afternoon.  Alma made me a book of my favorite things, which highlighted my love of swimming, yoga and attending open houses.  James sewed a cross stitch art piece for me.  I appreciate Joshua snapping some pictures of the moment.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Aunt Emily!

Visits from Aunt Emily are the BEST.  We got to go on a hike, play Uno (with apple juice in wine glasses!), and the children had the chance to host Aunt Emily at their yearly art show at the school.  Joshua's class even had the opportunity to pick her brain about acting, as they are preparing for their upcoming Spring Musical.  What fun!

Emily was on the East Coast to attend the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.  We were so delighted that she was able to spend some time with us.

Monday, April 17, 2017


My generous parents hosted Easter and, since they are too wonderful, also included a birthday cake for me.  It was great to spend the day with my parents, my Aunt Carol, cousin Greg, his husband Adriano and my brother's family.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017


As treat, Kate and I took the kiddos to Baltimore for an overnight stay.  Such fun -- aquarium, hotel pool, jumping on the beds, mini baby shower for Kate and birthday dinner for me.  Plus, no husbands means fewer rules!