Sunday, August 20, 2017

Party

Yesterday my girls and I went to a birthday party for Amelia...the little girl Julia babysits for.  She turned 3!


And this is her little sister who just turned one...


I'm so proud of how attentive and loving Julia is to the girls. This babysitting job has brought out such maturity and responsibility in her.

Gianna was happy to go too as she is anxiously looking forward to her turn to babysit the girls...


She absolutely loved playing with all the little girls at the party...


Amelia wanted Julia to sit next to her while everyone sang Happy Birthday.  She just stared at Julia the whole time.  It was so cute!!!





A few weeks ago Julia and the Mom took the little ones shopping. Amelia spotted this Paw Patrol plush toy. Julia came home and told me she wanted to buy it for her birthday.  How sweet!  So we went back to the store and luckily it was still there. Amelia squealed with delight when she opened it! Watch the video for cuteness overload!


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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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