Monday, January 27, 2014

Look at her go!!!

I'm amazed at Gianna's progress...




Saturday, January 18, 2014

Handmade cards

I love when my girls make their friends handmade birthday cards.  

Here's Gianna's...




And this is Julia's...



Aren't they just so creative?  

Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday Monday

My cute girls...


Julia's solo is coming along nicely.  I'm nervous though...only 4 more rehearsals before her first competition!  Yikes!!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Braces finally!!

I never thought this day would come.  He's had more appliances in his mouth to prepare for braces, but his baby teeth were taking forever to fall out and the adult teeth have been taking forever to grow in. But finally it happened...


The sooner he gets them on...the sooner they can come off!  Oh...and he just had the top ones put on.  Not sure when the bottom ones will go on.  See?  It's a long process!

Of course he didn't want to go back to school so we had a nice lunch together...


I think he looks super cute!!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Nicholas the Pastry Chef & Hockey Pro

Nicholas' wonderful cousin, Breanna, is a Pastry Chef.  She knows all about his love for baking so she surprised him with an early Christmas gift.  She invited him to go to work with her for the day at the restaurant where she works! Nicholas was so excited!!!   That day he worked from 1:00 in the afternoon until 7:30 at night and he loved every minute of it!  




We are so proud of Breanna for finally living her dream after years of hard work in school learning these skills...




Wow...


All the chefs were super nice and took him under their wings...


Just look at Breanna & Nicholas' creations!!!!  Everything is homemade right down to that cinnamon ice cream ...amazingly good!!


And Danny, Nicholas and I got to do all the tasting!!


He is such a confident boy.  I would never have done this when I was his age.  I wouldn't have had the confidence to even step foot in that kitchen. By the time Danny and I arrived at the restaurant for dinner, it was as if Nicholas had been working there for months!  It was a fabulous experience for him.  Thank you Breanna!!!  

Now moving on to Nicholas the hockey pro...


The past few days, Nicholas' PeeWee team was in a tournament.  They finished in 2nd place!  The championship game was fantastic!  What great hockey!  They really held their own against a very good team.  

Nicholas scored a goal!!  Check it out (he's #10...and please pardon my jumping up and down and screaming with excitement)...


It was a very rough game.  The other team was checking and they weren't supposed to.  I love how the ref is just watching and not calling anything.  Just look at how #13 on the black team nailed Nicholas behind the net and then watch one of Nicholas' teammates (#43) go after the kid for Nicholas...awesome!!!


This was the first year in many, many years that Danny and I spent NYE apart.  He stayed at the hotel with Nicholas and I brought the girls back home to sleep comfortably and soundly in our own beds.  (I really, really don't like hotels.)

Happy New Year!!!  Hoping the new year brings us health, happiness, a few vacations and a new kitchen!  : )