Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

We wish you the happiest holiday weekend! We started off the morning great with a hearty, "Happy Thanksgiving" from Aidan as he woke us up. The four of us then talked about (yes I know it is corny) what we are thankful for and I am happy to report our list is very long. We had a nice dinner and spent time with grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. As Tony and I came home we realized that we have the greatest kids ever. They get our jokes (sorry monkey/muffin, I know this will not win you popularity points), they are respectful and considerate (Noni is the first to rub your neck if you say you are not feeling well), they are sweet beyond sweet (come on, what 6 year old little boy asks for a hug from Santa?), they are creative and we love them.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Where's the camera!

I had the most rewarding experience of my maternal life today with no camera to eternalize it! Now I realize this may sound insignificant but to me it was the picture perfect moment I always wanted.

I was in the kitchen making lunch for Aidan and Nadia when I hear the rythmic sounds of a children's book being read in the front room. I stopped mid-stir and listened as Aidan read his sister, "What's Up Pig?". Then I hear Nadia giggle at the audacity of a pig holding an umbrella. I looked, cautiously mind you, around the corner to see them sitting hip to hip and crossed legged with the book resting on both their knees. I hope to treasure this moment, despite my lack of camera.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

What a difference 4 days make.

Well, 4 days and a couple of hardworkers :)

Sunday, November 11, 2007


I know it doesn't look like much, but it is fantastic to see what we have been imagining!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Ok, ok I am a little late.

In case you couldn't guess, Aidan is Frodo and Nadia is a Cowgirl. My mom is responsible for Nadia's costume, thank you Mom!!! Tony made Aidan's costume, thank you my love!!!
I didn't even make dinner that night! Ha!

Friday, November 2, 2007

WIth My Own Two Hands

Setting: in the car on the way home from what Tony calls, “the worst movie ev-er”, Bee Movie. It is 8:00 and Nadia has already in her nightly comatose state sitting snuggly in her pillow of a coat. Aidan is fighting off sleep like a ninja with a constant stream of words and in the background, Jack Johnson cooing at us with ‘with my own two hands’.

Aidan: Do you know what I am going to do with the money I don’t use at Disneyworld?
Dad: No, what?
Aidan: I am going to give it to Santa.
Dad: Why are you going to give it to Santa?
Aidan: Does Santa ever get any presents?
Dad: I don’t know Aidan, what do you think?
Aidan: I will buy him a present. His name is Saint Nick, you know?
Mom: That’s right.
Aidan: Will Santa ever die?
Dad: not as long as people do good things, like buy Santa a present and take care of people who take care of people.

People like you Aidan! What a kind heart you have. Thank you for being such a wonderful spirit.