Washington DC – Day 2 – The One with Uncle Nick

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Hot, humid, so much walking, wet, tired legs, family, adventure, so much walking, museums, monuments.

Monday was a very long day. By the time we returned to the hotel, the adults had close to 25,000 steps so the children had many more. There were some points where I didn’t think they would be able . . . → Read More: Washington DC – Day 2 – The One with Uncle Nick

While Ruslan Dug Holes in the Sand

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Yesterday was a perfect day on the beach. The humidity was low, the temps were moderate and there was a lovely breeze. I took turns playing in the waves with each of my children and I showed them how to use all of the sand molds that we had brought with us;┬áthen I sat . . . → Read More: While Ruslan Dug Holes in the Sand

On the One Month Anniversary of Christmas

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On the One Month Anniversary of Christmas, I finally found time to write about Christmas.

Between Thanksgiving and vacation and business travel we got a late start on Christmas decorating. Eventually the tree was up and then the train and the Christmas village joined a week later. The kids spent hours rearranging thing and . . . → Read More: On the One Month Anniversary of Christmas

Get Your Corn Dog Stick Out of Your Sister’s Ear!

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Ah, Mother’s Day. The children are pleasant and spend the day with their father while the mother sleeps in, goes to brunch with friends, and has a relaxing day. Oh…that’s just folklore?

Don’t get me wrong, Mother’s Day did not go unrecognized. The children brought home projects and cards from school and Scott sent . . . → Read More: Get Your Corn Dog Stick Out of Your Sister’s Ear!

This is What Happy Looks Like

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My brother hasn’t been to Pittsburgh since last Christmas so when I would mention Uncle Nick the boys didn’t know who I was talking about. I asked Nick to come over this morning so they could play with him on their turf and play they did. They raced matchbox cars down the ramps, they . . . → Read More: This is What Happy Looks Like

One Month Old

The boys had their one-month check-up bright and early this morning – getting all of us dressed, ready and out the door by 8:15 was a challenge. That early morning time period is usually a good sleep time for me and the boys – so I missed out on some valuable sleep.

RuslanWeight: 8 . . . → Read More: One Month Old

10 Random Photos from the Past Month

1 – Eating birthday cake for Uncle Nick on SuperBowl Sunday

2 – Showing me the butterfly dance that they were doing in music class at school that day

3 – Eating Lik-N-Stik for the first time

4 – Looking at all of her valentines.

5 – Snuggling puppies . . . → Read More: 10 Random Photos from the Past Month

Christmas Eve

We spent Christmas Eve with my parents, brother and sister-in-law. Juliana still isn’t back to normal, so she rested on the couch while the rest of us enjoyed the yummy turkey dinner – it was much quieter without her at the dinner table.

After dinner and clean-up we started opening presents. Juliana received so . . . → Read More: Christmas Eve

The Horse

When the first Christmas present you open is bigger than you are, makes sound, moves and you can ride it…will the other presents pale in comparison? Leave it to Uncle Nick to buy something over-the-top. I have a feeling the kids will always look forward to seeing what’s under the tree (or in this . . . → Read More: The Horse

Longwood Gardens

I am way behind on posting recently so I will add some more pictures this week. Here are some pictures from our trip to Longwood Gardens in Eastern PA while we were visiting Nick.

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