Archive for May, 2013

Lego City Birthday Party

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

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The weekend after Lucas’ birthday we had a fun fun party at the house, with an insane number of people (I think we figured that there were 35 people total, 18 kids).  Lucas was very excited about inviting all his friends from school and was very excited about a Lego party, so that’s what we did!

We made invitations that looked like Legos…Lucas punched all the holes and I attached them to the cards.

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We had kids playing in every corner of our house, and backyard basketball was a bit hit as well.

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Happy birthday + cupcakes

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Stella especially enjoyed hers!

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…and was sneaky enough to get one from mom and another from dad…

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Here’s Lucas handing out the Lego goody bags

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Now we have lots of new Legos to keep us busy for a while!

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~ Posted by Andrea ~

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Lucas turns 4

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

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I think I’m finally starting to understand those moms that you see crying at the bus stop every year, sending their babies off to kindergarden. We’re not there yet, but man it’s really hard to believe that our little Lucas is already 4. (Up until the day before his birthday if you asked him how old he was he said “free and a haf”…but now he excitedly says “FOUR!”).

Here are some picks from his actual birthday, May 9th (which also happened to be pajama day at school, which is why L and S are both sporting their jammies.)  We opened presents the minute we got home from school. A coveted Lego City burning fire house was from mom and dad, some a Dinosaur Train figures from Stella, and a Lego Garbage truck from Grandpa Clark and Grandma Jan.

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And he couldn’t wait to start building the Legos immediately!

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And of course a yummy cake for dessert. This is a fruit tart that they sell at Whole Foods that I got for Thomaz’ birthday all the way back in September, and ever since then every time Lucas sees this tart in bakery section he says “Thats just for birthdays, right mom?” So we finally got to get another one, and it was a big hit! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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~ Posted by Andrea ~

Stella’s 1st Haircut

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

About a month ago Stella’s hair got to where she really couldn’t see anything if she didn’t have it pulled back.  So began our never ending hairbow battle, where she takes them out as fast as I put them in, saying “no air-bo…no air-BO!”   So we went and got Stella some bangs last weekend.  They are a little wonky because she refused to sit still, but I have to say that not fighting about hairbows this week has been GREAT!

Here’s the before picture (yes she raided the lollipop box *before* the haircut even started…nice)

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At first she was really into sitting in the toy car and watching the cartoon, but quickly decided that it was not that great.

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But happy that she got a 2nd lollipop after the ordeal!

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~ Posted by Andrea ~

Plants that Make Food

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

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With our new an improved backyard, we decided to try our hand at planting some things this year. And when we started talking about what flowers we wanted to get, Lucas declared that we should get “plants that make food”   And so be it.  We spent a weekend about a month ago, planting a garden.  I don’t have any after pics here yet, but we’ve already started eating the lettuce from the garden, and the tomatoes and squash are growing strong, we’re excited!

Saturday morning we started with a shopping trip to get all of the stuff, and then a snack before getting started.

 

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Here is the side garden, and new stone walking path.  Mario was a very big helper…

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And Lucas loved helping daddy build the veggie garden boxes.

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A break for picnic lunch, and some b-ball.

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And the finished product!  We found a nice spot, way in the back of our yard, where there’s a fence to keep the dogs from sampling the goods.

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~ Posted by Andrea ~

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Easter 2013

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

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A little late, but I wanted to get these cute cute photos of the kids up here since I only posted them to Facebook. We had a lovely and quiet Easter weekend at home, the kids were very patient through an extra long Mass, and then were rewarded with finding their Easter baskets waiting at home.

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Then an egg hunt of course, we hid a lot of eggs so that Stella would even have a chance, here she is finding her first egg and figuring out what the deal is…

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She ended up with about 5 eggs to Lucas’ 25.  He was all over it.  Fun times!

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Then we did our favorite rain activity, stomping puddles with the froggy boots.

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~ Posted by Andrea ~

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