Monday, June 29, 2009

"Base-a-ball Game"

We went to a "base-a-ball" game (as Nicholas calls it) last night to see the Curve play, and the kids had a really good time. I think they enjoyed the food, music, and fireworks more than the actual game, but that's O.K.! Nicholas kept saying, "Watch, Mommy!" - he was pretty into the game, at least for the first inning!

The kids playing "Barbie Pool Party" and with cars on the deck on a beautiful sunny day!

Alina lost her second tooth!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Myrtle Beach, SC - Wonderful Week at the Beach!

We spent a wonderful week at the beach with Pappy, Gee, Aunt Nat, and Uncle Matt. The kiddos had fun playing on the beach, swimming in the pool, playing mini-golf, and riding rides!

Maddie, Alina, and Nicholas with their light sticks before the fireworks show. The girls brought some money from their piggy-banks to buy something of their choice while we were shopping at Broadway. Maddie picked a sparkly pink crown and some bracelets, and Alina picked sparkly hair extensions and bracelets - all from a store called "Sparkle Girl" - very appropriate!

Out to a delicious dinner!

Playing mini-golf - Nicholas had a blast running after the ball and hitting it with his club like a hockey stick He couldn't resist throwing two balls into the waterfalls!

Me and Ian with our bibs on (to eat crab legs) - the kids thought this was pretty funny!

Myrtle Beach - Broadway at the Beach

The kids wanted to spend every evening at Broadway at the Beach riding rides - they almost got their wish!

Pappy and Gee with the kiddos.

Uncle Matt, Ian, Maddie, Nicholas, Me, Alina, and Aunt Nat.

The kiddos posing by the fountain.

Pappy and Nicholas - Nicholas loved this ride!

The girls with Uncle Matt and Aunt Nat - riding horses!

Myrtle Beach - Fun in the Sun!!

We had beautiful weather all week, and the kids had a blast jumping in the waves and playing in the sand!

Alina and Maddie doing moves from Miley's Hoedown Throwdown - "gliding" in the waves.

Beach Babe Alina!

Beach Boy Nicholas!

Beach Babe Maddie!

Racing to the waves!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Last Day of Preschool

Today was Maddie and Alina's last day of preschool! They are really going to miss Mrs. Davis, their teacher, and their friends, but they're also excited for summer and for kindergarten in the fall. I'm going to miss them so much next school year when they're not in the same building as me anymore!! Keep scrolling down to see the girls on their FIRST day of preschool!

Maddie and Alina.

Michael, Alina, Maddie, and Matthew - good buddies!!

The girls with their wonderful teacher!

Look How Much We've Grown! First Day of Preschool

I can't believe how little the girls looked on their first day of preschool two years ago! Alina did not want to get her picture taken; hence the frowning and refusal to stand next to her sister for a picture. She really disliked getting her picture taken back then. Then there's Maddie - always the poser!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pappy Po's Birthday

Baba and Pappy Po came over this weekend, and we celebrated Pappy's birthday. Ian grilled some delicious hamburgers and hotdogs, and we had cake, too. It was a nice evening, so we got to eat out on the deck!

The kiddos with Pappy.

Nicholas and Pappy playing basketball on the deck.

Baba, Nicholas and Maddie shooting hoops.

Grilling and enjoying some cold beverages.

Baba and the kiddos.