Saturday, February 23, 2008

Niagara Falls

This week we took a quick trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario with some of our new friends from NH - Kevin & Jody. We left the kids - for the first time - with a family for a couple of nights and spent Tuesday & Wednesday touring Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake and a quick drive-by of our old home in Welland. The main purpose was to dine at our favourite restaurant Zest in Fonthill... yummy as always. Niagara-on-the-Lake offered some shopping and a tour of a vineyard. We had a great little getaway together! My apologies to all - including my sister! - whom we didn't see on this short trip... we'll be back!

Oh, and Kate started to sing 'twinkle twinkle little star' today! It's very cute - Grandma can verify as she heard her over the phone - her favorite part is "uh-hov oo eye" (translates to 'up above the world so high'). She is talking more & more every day. I got the biggest welcome from her when we got home from Niagara Falls... it was squeeling and hi's and hugs and more squeeling... I swear I'll never leave her again!

It was 'cold' to say the least.... so we didn't stand and admire the falls for too long!
Flying in style on JetBlue :) ...what else could I say?
Was a great view of Boston on Tuesday morning.

A cold & windy day... taking a little tour
lunch at Hillebrand

Posing by the falls

Getting ready to fly home... and missing the kids!
Would they be talking about airplanes or tinting?

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Day... and more

The kids went to storytime yesterday and made Valentine's Day cards for dad...
A perfect day... :)

Sneaking strawberries and running... (can you see the evidence?)
Helping mom bake a cake...

Enjoying some chocolate pudding...
Ohhh, I'm still so sleepy...
Coming around...
Ok, I'm happy now...
Mommy & her little guy...
Mr. David

Friday, February 8, 2008

Birthday Party Week

It's birthday party season in New Hampshire... we were invited to Ellie's on Friday - we had to decline due to a snow/ice storm, Brody's on Tuesday and Ethan's on Thursday. In between, mom & dad came through on their way home from Florida, and stayed for '2 sleeps'. We sent them off in another snowstorm, but they ended up running into clear weather by the Mass. border. Kids were excited to see them, but it wasn't long enough!

Kids are finally over their colds, but I'm still hanging on to mine (week 2)... why give up on a good thing. It's cold, it's been snowing lots, and what the heck did that groundhog say about spring... anyone know?

Kate loves to get her hair washed - well loves to lather up her hair, or David's or Bella's... we sing a little song 'rubby-dub-dub, rubby-dub-dub..." and she sings along and giggles.

Brody's 5th birthday... this gives you an idea of the amount of kids and if you close your eyes I'm sure you can hear the noise!
Cute snowman cake...
Grammy & Grampy
Kate waving goodbye from the window, and the kids helping clean snow
Mike & the kids cleaning of the van
Ethan's 5th birthday...
Kate & Aiden
Ethan's pirate cake!
girls looking at the 'booty'
the Timm's