Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Field Trip

Today we took our annual field trip up to Wakefield High School to visit my sister Kimmy who is Superintendent. The kids love to sit at her desk, write messages on her calendar, and eat candy at her co-workers desks. Then we headed over to Brothers for a delicious lunch! Love these family traditions!


After lunch we went to Jordan's Furniture where they have this really fun zip line course...


And I was shocked that Gianna decided to do it this year!  Good for her!!!




Look how high up they are!!



And anyone who knows how cautious Gianna is will be amazed that she did this entire course...and the zip line!


Look at her go!!


Then it was time for ice cream and the water show...and then we ran off to jump on all the couches and mattresses!! : )  It was a really fun afternoon!  Only one week until school starts!

Nicholas...


Julia...

Gianna!!! 

Wow!! I am so proud of her!! 


Julia's 14th birthday!

Ok Ok...I won't say "I can't believe Julia's 14!!"...I'll just move on with her birthday post...

So my beautiful, talented and extremely funny little girl had her 14th birthday on Sunday.  She had an awesome day!  We started with breakfast of course at her favorite place, J.D.'s, for her traditional chocolate chip pancakes...


Then back home to open her birthday gifts...





Vera Bradley...





Tickets to see Wicked!!  I'm excited about that one...


Then some of her friends came over for some fun...



We took them to dinner at Hibachi...




Then back home for her birthday cupcakes that she made and decorated all on her own!  Aren't they so pretty?...




They played capture the flag and manhunt, swam in the pool, watched a movie and fell asleep quite late.  A good time was had by all.  Happy Birthday my beautiful girl!  (She promised me she would stay 14 for at least another 364 days.)





Sunday, August 28, 2016

St. Anthony's Feast

It was the perfect day yesterday to head into Boston for St. Anthony's Feast...



and feast we did...on steak on a stick (our favorite)...


and ziti and ravioli...


We walked by a Mass in progress...


Pinning dollar bills by the statue...



We ate delicious cannolis from Mike's Pastry...


Look at all this deliciousness...


Nicholas loves the marshmallows dipped in chocolate...


Me and Gianna's favorite...fried dough...



Then we walked over to Faneuil Hall and saw a few of the street performers...



It was a great day!


Merrell Twins

Last Sunday I took the girls to see their favorite You Tubers the Merrell Twins. The tickets were general admission so we had to get there early to get good seats...that meant standing in line for an hour and a half...but worth it for my girls. It really was fun and the Merrell twins really are very sweet girls. It's nice to see 20 year old girls being good role models for these impressionable kids. Good clean fun.





Gianna's friend Victoria couldn't go to the show so Gianna asked the twins to send a message to her.  How thoughtful of Gianna. Victoria was thrilled!!



Friday, August 26, 2016

Beach Day

My girls and I spent yesterday down the Cape in Chatham.  It was another gorgeous beach day.  There were about 20 plus kids invited...all dance friends...and they had a ball!!











Then it was back to Liv's gorgeous new beach house for some ice cream...


Such a great day and wonderful memories for all the girls.  

This video the girls made is so funny...