Monday, July 29, 2013

Nationals Videos

Here are Julia's solo and trio from nationals on Cape Cod.

Summering

Some random pictures from my phone...











Julia took some dance classes with the guys from Dance Mom's Miami, Victor & Angel, during dance camp.  Just look at her stomach!  Wish I had her muscles...sigh...


See this branch?  It almost fell right on top of my car!  I was driving down the road when I saw a big bunch of leaves falling from a tree.  The timing was unbelievable.  Just as I was driving under the tree, the limb fell.  Thankfully it fell on the opposite side of the road and it just brushed the side of my car.  Crazy.  Later that day, I drove by to take a picture.  Someone had moved it off the road to the sidewalk...


After lacrosse camp last week, I took the boys to this tiny hot dog place for lunch called Tex Barry's. 


The clientele is a little suspect but the hot dogs and fries are yummy!  Like the guy with all the tattoos?  No, we don't know him.  But when we were leaving and paying our bill, someone had left the cashier with some money to buy lollipops for my group of kids.  Wasn't that nice? 


Gianna makes the cutest birthday cards for her friends.  Look at the note she wrote on the back of her friend Grace's birthday card...


And here's the card.  I think she's very creative...


Julia's best friend, Lizzie, got Taylor Swift tickets for her birthday and invited Julia and I to go with her and her Mom. 


How nice was that!!  Don't you love their matching tops?  They went shopping together and bought them for the concert. This most certainly is a 10 year old thing to do...this will NEVER happen when they get into high school!  : ) 



It was a really great concert. I think Taylor Swift is a wonderful role model for the young girls. She is wholesome, sweet and very talented.  She put on a wonderful show...


We still have more than a month left of summer vacation to go.  So far we've had dance camp, lacrosse camp, cooking camp and zoo camp.  We have ballet camp and hockey camp still left to go.  I'm looking forward to doing more relaxing things in August like going to Ogunquit, Newport, Boston and the Mystic Aquarium!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Cape Cod part 2

We went to our favorite breakfast place, the Keltic Kitchen, twice this week...


and the kids insisted on getting hot chocolate when it was 90 degrees and the humidity was out of control...


but they didn't care...




The weather this week wasn't the best, but we made the best of it...


I took the girls down by the water for a "photo shoot"...Julia wanted to look like the girls in her Justice catalog...you know the ones...always laughing and looking like they are having so much fun...


They were doing the "laugh"....


It was very funny...


I love this picture...they are so naturally beautiful...



Then they got silly again...


Gianna's faces just crack me up...


We took the kiddies to the inflatable park one cloudy cool day which turned out to be one of their favorite days this week!  One side of the park had water slides and the other side of the park was the dry inflatables.  This rock climbing inflatable was a big hit with Nicholas and Julia.  Julia scaled it with no problem at all...she is so strong!


Nicholas and his beach buddy Dom.  He met Dom down here three years ago and they've been good friends ever since.  Dom, his little brother Santino and their Mom joined us at the park.  It's so nice making friends while you're on vacation....


Nicholas was climbing this thing as fast as possible...when he touched the ground the first words out of his mouth were, "Did I do it faster than Julia"?  It's always a competition with him...


This was hilarious...the gloves were bigger and heavier than her! 



Danny's good friend from hockey has a cottage and boat nearby and took us on a boat ride on the Bass River...


It was so nice!  The kids loved it!  They especially loved it when he went really fast!  Me?  Not so much.  I'm into safety...








The life jackets were a little restricting.  Julia said, "Mom look"...and when I looked at her, she was doing this...


I laughed and laughed until I lost my breath...


And then they all joined in.  I can't even begin to tell you how this picture makes me laugh...it's going on the fridge...that's for sure!


Two movies, mini golfing, a boat ride, inflatable park, Candy Co., eating lots of yummy food, long walks on the beach...it was a great week!



 

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Cape Cod

So nice to be on the Cape.  We love the house we rent.  This is our third year staying here.  It's big enough for all of us, very comfortable and has a nice backyard with an awesome outdoor shower.  Only snafu...Nicholas had a stomach bug on the first day and then Gianna came down with a cold and fever yesterday.  But everyone seems to be feeling better today!  So today we're off to the inflatable water park for a few hours and then hopefully the beach later in the day.

We went for a delicious dinner at the Skipper which is right across the street from the ocean.  We all loved our meals.  I was a little sad going there as I remember being there with my Dad a few years ago. I was thinking of him the whole time as we were waiting outside for our table.  I remember sitting with him on the outdoor bench.  I even sat down on that bench exactly where we sat together a few years earlier.  And then you know what happened?  When they finally led us to our table...it was the exact same table we sat at that night with my Dad!  Do you even know how big that place is(upstairs and downstairs dining rooms) and how many tables there are?  You can say it was coincidence but I know it was a sign.  He was there with us for sure!  I'm loving all these signs I get from my Dad!




Then we went to the Candy Co. as we do every year.  There are all these really cool sand sculptures all over town...like this one at the candy store...she's licking a lollipop if you can't tell...


Inside there is an ENORMOUS candy selection.  Every year I find the oddest kinds of candy but this one wins the prize for the most disgusting...


And no...I wouldn't let them buy it!  Or this one either...gross!!  Chocolate Band-Aids???


My Julia is so sweet...she put some candy that she knows I like on her tray just for me...



Look at the size of the gummy bear Nicholas found (but didn't buy)!!  Again...gross!


The beaches here are so beautiful and the water is so warm!  I wish I could actually read a book or magazine without being interrupted every other minute...but someday I will have plenty of time to read.  For now I am just grateful to enjoy the company of my babies...





To be continued...