Anthony did an amazing job barbequing our turkey this year (our first of many after tasting it!!), which left me more time for harvest decorating. We had a wonderful time hosting our dear American friends, but somehow neglected to take any photos of us all together. Thank you Haymore's and Schwartz's; it was a very Happy Thanksgiving!!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Work in progress. With four workers, the job should go four times faster, right? With these three little helpers it actually took much longer, but was certainly four times more fun.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Pumpkin and skeleton crafts, spooky photo booth, pass the parcel, pumpkin pinata, candy corn Jell-O and a Halloween dance party; it was a blast! But by far the best entertainment was Anthony in his mummy costume! Between this party, our ward trunk-or-treat, then Monday's trick-or-treating we got the most out of it possible!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Happy 10th Wedding Anniversary to us!
1st anniversary: surprise trip to Carmel, 5th anniversary: surprise trip to Sonoma. I should have been ready for something for our 10th, but Anthony managed to completely surprise me again. When a girlfriend asked me to take her to the airport on Friday morning I thought nothing of it, until we arrived and there was my Anthony standing on the curb with our bags packed for a weekend away!
We spent 3 days on Santorini: eating amazing food, relaxing by the pool and taking a private sailboat around the island (thanks to Captain Mike). The views and sunsets were amazing, and the trip was perfect.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Will's 2nd birthday somehow came and went in a flash. We did open presents and even light a candle on some fancy cupcakes, but somehow this is the only cute picture I could find to document his day.
Will seems to be happiest with his cars at the moment: "pay caars" is his daily request. He carries around Woody, Buzz and the baddie (Zurg) all day (and night) and his favorite thing to watch is Little Einsteins. He is starting to have a preference what he wears, loves to dance and is still amazing at jumping on the trampoline and kicking a soccer ball. He is such a fun kid to have around and is becoming more like everyone's buddy than our little baby boy. Happy Birthday Will-man!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
I really felt like this was our first official summer holiday since it was our first time breaking from school. It went entirely too fast, in my opinion (a mere 6 weeks here in the UK). We tried to keep it simple and relaxing with lots of pajama days, but got excited about ticking off our own "Summer Ideas Checklist."
Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Breaking up the long drive to Switzerland, we spent Monday and Tuesday at Disneyland Paris
We hit Switzerland right during their end of summer heat wave and spent a little time almost every day (including my birthday) at our favorite pool
Knonau (next two collages as well)
Parks, playgrounds, clock tower, the stream, the soccer field and visiting old friends. We spent more than a few days reliving our old fairy tale life in this little town we loved so much
Back to one of our favorite mountain spots. Funny, I was pregnant with Will the last time we visited this mountain
More Knonau: Pride Rock
(Added bonuses: Matthew has perfected peeing in the bushes on this trip...that little white bum was too cute not to capture, a few times!) Also, Will has learned "thumbs up" but only puts his thumb up a quarter of the time)
Zug & The Zugersee
(Can you tell in the top right I am a little paranoid now when we feed the ducks? See below post re: Andrew swimming with fish)
Sunday, August 7, 2011
We saved our bread scraps for nearly two weeks in preparation to feed the ducks. We arrived right at dinner time and received quite a gathering (including some new babies), until Andrew decided to fall headfirst into the duck pond and scare them all away. Initial shock and tears turned into laughter and even boasting the following day. "I fell into a duck pond and talked to the fish and had to wear Daddy's shirt!" Luckily, the pond was only a few feet deep and Anthony was quick to fish out our little guy!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
The kids loved this festival so much last year that I felt it my motherly duty to take Andrew and Brooke out of school for the last year they could attend.
Face painting (a scorpion, lion and Batman), play-dough cupcakes, enormous sand pit, coloring, crafts, petting zoo, mad-science show, puppet and musical performances.
Another successful year for our little people under 3 Ft!