Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Birthday Party

Maddie, Nicholas, and Alina with Nicholas' Handy Manny cake. He took a little lick of the icing before we sang "Happy Birthday." Maddie was worried about this. Nicholas had a wonderful time opening presents and visiting with grandparents and great-grandparents.

Yummy cake!!

Nicholas enjoying some of his new presents.

His new bike!! We can't wait till the weather warms up to try it outside!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Nicholas' Birthday!

Nicholas celebrated his 2nd birthday on March 19th! He opened presents from Mommy and Daddy and his sisters that morning. His favorite gift seemed to be the Prince Phillip sword and shield from Alina and Maddie. The girls were very excited for him to open their present - and he was very excited to open the presents! More photos and a short video will be coming soon!

Nicholas and the girls with his new shield.

Nicholas trying out his new sword. His expression reminds me of Uncle Dave when he was little.

Opening presents!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

St. Patrick's Day

Shelby hosted a St. Patrick's Day party at her house! Below, David, Kelsey, and Alina are making gooey puddy - which is really fun to make and play with! (Nicholas' birthday pics will be posted soon!)

Ryan, Paige, Maddie, and Kaitlyn making their goo.

Michael, Landon (and his mom Jaime), and Nicholas enjoying their snacks - green grapes, green pears, and green cookies! Miss Shelby thought of everything!

Trying to get everyone together on the couch for a photo!

They whole gang!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Random photos

The kids snuggling on the couch. All getting along! The moment didn't last long.

Nicholas with Mommy's pot holders and grilling like Daddy.

Alina, Maddie, and Nicholas on their "train" that they made with their chairs.

Nicholas in his new baseball cap for spring. It was supposed to be one of his birthday presents, but I didn't do a good job of secretly buying it when we were at the mall. So he realized it was in the bag and really wanted to wear it!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Carbone Clinic

Jaime (another SLP and friend from work) and I had the awesome opportunity to go to New York to visit the Carbone Clinic - and see the work of Dr. Carbone (a rock star in the world of Verbal Behavior) first hand! We learned a lot and had a really good time, too. The mall in Nanuet was fabulous and I got to eat at the Cheesecake Factory for the first time - delicious!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Pappy Gdula's Birthday

Hope you enjoy some of my favorite songs by Irish bands in honor of St. Patrick's Day! Now that Ian has realized he's one-quarter Irish, he's eager to embrace St. Patrick's Day traditions - not that he's ever needed an excuse to drink some Killian's. Matt Mac - I'm supposed to tell you that "Tessie" goes out to you!

We celebrated Pap Gdula's birthday over the weekend. The kids enjoyed seeing their great-grandparents, Aunt Judi, Uncle Mac, Baba, Pappy Po, and Aunt Vicky and Uncle Dave.

Helping Pap blow out his candles.

The kids pretended they were on a "camp out" with Uncle Dave and Aunt Vic. Maddie said she wanted to tell spooky stories, so everyone took turns. They had a lot of fun making up spooky and funny stories. Although Nicholas looks a little scared in the this photo - maybe because he's so close to Uncle Dave's beard. Just kidding!! Pap Gdula told a really good story that had everyone laughing, Nicholas told one about an mean step-mother and fairy godmother (from Cinderella), Uncle Dave told one about Mrs. Openheimer and the bony piles, and Aunt Vicky tried to tell a spooky story that included a "woooooo" sound, but Maddie promptly told her that that was just the wind.

Nicholas pretending to be a chicken.

Maddie and Alina with Aunt Vic.