Friday, August 18, 2017

Highlights

Julia got some highlights in her hair today...


It came out beautiful!!




She'll soon be turning 15 and starting high school in a few weeks so I thought it was a good time to do something fun...


Those braces will be coming off in the next month or so too...


What a beauty.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New Studio

My brother has been working on renovating Kerry's old studio and it looks fabulous!!  Julia got to work on her new solo there today. I love watching Julia and Kerry collaborate on the solos year after year.  This is going to be solo number seven...


Ogunquit birthday weekend

We had a lot of fun this past weekend up in Ogunquit. I always look forward to our summer weekend in Maine. Gorgeous weather, great company, lots of laughs...so much fun.

Mini golfing...Kimmy got a hole in one and was proud to let everyone know! I did good too...well "for the most part"...


Julia loves her popcorn...



Spending the afternoon shopping downtown and in Perkin's Cove...


Lunch at Bessy's...one of my favorite little lunch spots...


Beautiful flowers blooming everywhere you look...


Marginal Way...


Just look at this fabulous house we walked by...


Oh my goodness I just love that house!!!


My boy wondered off down the rocks...yikes...


Just for fun I had the kids recreate a picture I took on the Marginal Way eight summers ago...they've grown just a bit don't you think?


My birthday was spent on the beach soaking up the warm sunshine and then we finished off the day with an awesome meal at the Beach Fire Bar and Grill. I love spending these long summer days with my awesome family.  Happy Summer!!

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Newport

Julia and her friends went to Newport yesterday...


Such a nice group of girls...


They had a ball...


It really makes a Mom's heart happy to see her kids smiling, happy and having fun with friends...






Julia and her friend Carlie (who's a gymnast)...


My Julia...I can't believe she can still do this move...just beautiful...

Nicholas is 16...SIXTEEN

OK...I have to say it because I say it every single year.  "I cannot believe my boy is another year older."  Who told him it was OK to turn 16???  And who told him he could get his PERMIT today??? OK. I helped him study and Danny took him to the test.  I literally cried when he sent me a text with the picture of his learner's permit. There were just no words...just tears. My baby boy is turning into a young man right before my eyes and will be on his own driving a car in just six short months.  Oh my heart.


No literally...my heart was in my throat as I let him drive me around our neighborhood about ten times and then I actually let him drive us to Subway for lunch. I was having a panic attack inside as I'm a total control freak, but honestly he did really well for his first day behind the wheel.  I think boys are just natural drivers. I don't imagine it will be this easy with my girls.

For dinner we went to Federal Hill in Providence for some delicious Caserta pizza...



Then back home for birthday cake, ice cream and presents...



Of course a birthday around here wouldn't be complete without a bag full of candy...



He's such a good boy and truly the love of my life.  Happy 16th birthday Nicholas!!! I love you to the ends of the earth.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Puppies

Gianna in her glory holding and playing with a litter of puppies...






Friday, July 21, 2017

TYT camp Twister

Gianna spent a full week at theater camp and today they showed off all their hard work!  The play was called Twister. It was a spinoff of the Wizard of Oz and Wicked. All the kids did a great job. Gianna got to sing a solo part in the song "Popular" and did amazing as always!








All the NEDA girls who were in the play and other NEDA girls (including Julia) who came to watch and support their teammates...


Gianna's solo...


Gianna's the first one to flip...



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Pool party

Julia had a pool party today for her friends on her 8th grade team "Liberty". They had a blast!!