Monday, August 29, 2011

Julia and Irene

Happy Birthday to our Julia who turned 9!! And goodbye to Irene who blew in and out of town but left quite the mess behind. Even Julia's little friends were neater than her!

It was supposed to be a pool party/sleepover but Irene messed that up too! We moved the party into the porch because of the rain but it worked just fine.



Julia asked me to make this pink confetti cake.

Julia invited 5 school friends and 5 dance friends. Ironically, all her dance friends couldn't sleep over because of Irene but all her school friends were able to stay. : )


My personal photographer (Nicholas) did a great job capturing all the fun...





























They played in her room and made the best of it inside. Then we put in a movie and the kids had lots of candy and popcorn. They were in bed by 11:00, pancakes for breakfast in the morning and then the girls were on their way home before the storm got too bad. It was still a good party and Julia was very happy.

By early afternoon, this is what Irene did to one of our trees...

It knocked down some wires but no one in our neighborhood lost power thankfully...

And I spent over an hour cleaning the pool and it's still not clean...





So we spent the rest of Julia's birthday weathering the storm inside and Danny made a delicious meal of homemade eggplant lasagna, homemade pasta & ravioli, and homemade sauce.....yum!!!



One of Julia's favorite presents was her Tangled doll. I love that she still loves dolls. I was thrilled to go into the Disney Store to buy it for her!!










Sunday, August 28, 2011

The last of our summer list

We're almost done with our "summer list"...


We picked a beautiful day and went into Boston to the Children's Museum of Science...



Then we headed over to Faneuil Hall for some fun. The girls and I found this awesome store. Forgot to take a picture of the front of the store but it had to be one of the prettiest stores I've ever been in. We found so many girly things....





Then the kiddies had ice cream and watched a street performer...




and a guy banging on a homemade drum set....


Then we relaxed a bit, enjoying more entertainment and the beautiful day...

















My boy held my hand the entire day. And I enjoyed every second of it because I know it won't last forever...




Danny and I used to go to the North End all the time before we had the kids. It was one of our favorite things to do. We would just walk the streets browsing the menus and trying new places. We really wanted to share this with the kids.






We showed them this place...just add the Di and this place could be ours....


We showed them the church where we stopped in just over ten years ago to light a candle and say a prayer for a baby. Along came Nicholas shortly after. I believe it helped. This time Nicholas lit a candle for his Papa. The peace garden outside the church is gorgeous...

We passed a cigar shop and it reminded me of Dad. I know he would have loved it.

We picked a restaurant that we thought the kids would enjoy...



No trip to the North End is complete without a visit to Mike's Pastry...


I think the whoopie pie was as big as her face...

Gianna wanted a chocolate chip cookie (I mean really?) but all they had left was M&M. But it still made her happy....




It was a great day...






This is hilarious! The kids could "be on TV" in the museum. Gianna went crazy! And Julia's shirt was invisible I guess because of the color...