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New Bikes!

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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Big fun this weekend with two new big kid bikes.  Got them on Saturday afternoon and spent over 2 hours riding around Piedmont Park today.

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Bikes at Piedmont from Edison Thomaz on Vimeo.

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Stella turns 3!

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Stella still likes to think she’s the baby around here, but it’s official she’s a big girl three year old!

We had a fun party last weekend, a pajama brunch, for little Miss would-wear-PJs-everyday-if-they-let-me

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Lucas and Stella decorated with a gigantic birthday mural

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And the main attraction was a bouncy house in the backyard!  They could hardly believe it when the guys showed up at 8am to set it up… and for brunch we had doughnut hole kabobs, quiches, yogurt parfaits, and mimosas.  And can’t forget the cupcakes!

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Then on her actual birthday, we had a fun family night  (well except for watching Brazil get creamed in the world cup semi-final, yikes!)   After opening presents at home, we got dressed up and went out to Cafe Intermezzo for birthday dessert.   If you haven’t been there, this place has two huge display cases of cakes to choose from and we let Stella and Lucas each pick something for us to share.  Also the kids picked our outfits.  Stella picked mom’s dress and her own (plus frog boots), and Lucas picked his “beautiful shirt” with a tie (so Thomaz’ followed suit!).  Thomaz’ out on on the Town!

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Happy Birthday to our sweet Stella Bella!

~ posted by Andrea ~

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Rainy Day Yogurt

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Mogi mogi, our favorite. And Lucas loves wearing his shirt and tie.

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Fall in Atlanta

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

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We’ve had a couple of beautiful fall weekends here in Atlanta!  This time of year our park across the street is just so pretty.  Here’s a video from a couple weeks ago (pw=pitanga)

Orme Park Fall 2013

 

Here we are playing in the park last weekend

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And this was yesterday, in the backyard, covered in leaves, we filled 2 bags worth and didn’t even make a dent.

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Then later in the evening Thomaz built a fire pit out of old patio stones, and we had hot cocoa and built a fire.  Was all very exciting!  (video pw=pitanga)

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Autumn Fire

 

~ Posted by Andrea ~

Stella Rosemarie
Stella Rosemarie

Sunday, November 17th, 2013


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Our little beauty!  Surprisingly, this was not staged, she happened to actually be frolicking in the garden and I had the camera nearby to catch it!

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Happy Halloween

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

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Halloween gets more and more fun every year. Stella and Lucas were both way excited about it! Sometime in Sept Stella’s school had farm week, and she has since declared that pigs are her “fav-bo-it” animal. So when asked what she wanted to be for Halloween she decided to be a piggy.

Lucas wanted to be Dusty from the Disney planes movie, but was very disappointed at the Target version of the Dusty costume and asked if we could make one with bigger wings. So we made an awesome costume out of a box. Everyone got to help with the spray paint in the backyard, and then he proceeded to not wear it (the wings were too big of course). Oh well, at least we got some good pics 🙂

Working on the costume:

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Dressed up and getting a head start on candy before we even head out to the party at the neighbors…

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Yard party + trick or treating with friends

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Tearing into the candy….fun times!

~ Posted by Andrea ~

 

Stella does the Hula

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

This video is a couple months old, but is already a Stella classic. (pw=pitanga)

Stella Hula

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Stella’s Happ-a-dee-do

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Before posting newer pics and things, have to make a Stella birthday post!

Here’s the birthday girl, she turned 2 on July 8th, and we had such fun with her puppy party….
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Uncle Pat, Aunt Lori, cousin Owen and Grandma Jan were all in town for the weekend.  Was so great to have them here!  We did fireworks, a visit to the botanical gardens, some hot dogs at the Varsity, fun times…

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~ Posted by Andrea ~

Wyoming Summer Trip

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

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This summer we finally did something we had wanted to do for a long time – go to Wyoming with the kids! We spent several days at the cabin, then a few more days in Casper. Lucas and Stella had a good time and everyone there really enjoyed meeting them too.

Here are some photos of our adventure.

Stella’s ABCDs

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Stella’s favorite song these days is “ABCDs”, every night before bed she asks for “abcd? abcd? abcd?” And she’s pretty good at singing it herself too….she currently only goes up to X. And all of Stella’s videos end with “wannasee,wannasee,wannasee” (pw=pitanga)

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And for fun, here is an old video of Lucas doing ABCs at almost the same age!!