Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Today we went to Unbelieva-Bills--"Everything Entertainment" is their motto. They have open play in their 21,000 sq. ft. facility. Other friends who went included: Alice, Georgia, Helen, Sophia, Victoria, Clare and Gwen. The kids had a blast running around, climbing, etc.
I won tickets on Mommy Poppins for four free tickets to the show Dear Edwina! We took Amanda's friend Olivia K. from school and her Mom watched Abbey for us. Abbey played with Jack (same age as Abb's and hopefully they will be in the same pre-k 3 class in the fall) We went to the show, walked around Union Square Market, ate at the Union Square Cafe, went to the toy store No Kidding voted one of the best in NY, and then the girls had ice cream . What a crazy busy but fun day.
The Easter Bunny knew we were at Aunt Joanne's house and delivered the girls Easter baskets there and hid a ton of eggs for the kids to find. Later that afternoon we had the GIANT easter egg hunt outside for adults and kids! There are always prizes--cousin Alyssa desperately wanted to win the Mr. Goodbar candy bar (and she did)! After a delicious dinner we headed to Mike's parents house for dessert. We played with cousins: AJ and Madison.
Mike, Daisy and I participated in an age old (13th century) Italian tradion from the "Mezzogiono" (southern part of Italy) meaning Procession of the Dead Christ at St. Ann's Church on Friday evening. We have watched this procession in past years from our apt. but this year decided to participate. There were hundreds of people walking in the procession on the streets around the church following the statues.
The girls went to Aunt Joanne's, Uncle Joe, cousins: Alyssa, Ryan and Stephanie's house for a few days. It is the first time I have been away from both girls at the same time for two nights in a row! They played outside all day Thursday because of rain in the forecast for Friday. They helped Aunt Jojo plant flowers. They also scootered, jumped on the trampoline, biked, etc. In addition to playing with their cousins, the kids had their friends over --Gianna (9), Antonia (5), and Ava (2), and Alyssa's friend Heidi (16) was there too. Joanne had a full house!!!! The kids were plenty busy and fell asleep at 7:45 --Abbey and 8pm for Amanda which is early for them!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
She went into my drawer and found a lipstick. Can't leave her alone for a second! Did you ever realize how oily lipstick really is. Babywipes were able to cut through most of it--but i did lysol spray her and give her a bath. My sister says to enjoy these days because they grow up too fast and soon boys will be a part of their lives and that is a whole different story.