Susannah, following the the traditions of her older siblings, loves (tolerates) the neglecto-matic! Thank Heaven!
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Norah had a ton of fun putting together some of her birthday presents this year! In the background is a birdhouse from Nonna and in the foreground is a really neat fairy garden that took us a LONG time to make. First, Norah painted the fairy's house and the toadstools and the stones. Then she painted the container. Then, we filled it with the special dirt (which had sparkles in it--the prettiest dirt I done ever did see!). Then, we planted some grass seeds and beans and put the fairy and some butterflies in. Then we watered it and now it's growing! Luca so desperately wanted to help, so here he is trying to weasel his way closer to the garden so he can "help, too!"
Monday, June 18, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Challah is a braided bread...Norah knows a lot about braiding because we often braid her hair, and she has tried to teach her daddy on multiple occasions (though he seems unable (read: unwilling!) to commit the process of braiding hair to memory...).
I put Luca in this (woefully small) Founder's t-shirt--his belly hung out the whole day! Here he is watching for the garbage truck--one of his favorite activities!
By the way, for those of you who are not from GR, Founder's is a GR brewery where Chiara's sister Francesca and her longtime beau, Jarrod, work!
Norah fell and scraped both knees pretty badly--a nice lady at the zoo gave me some bandaids (which were the ONE thing I didn't have in my diaper bag!!!!) and she took over in Luca's stroller. Luca was a trooper and walked a lot, but he also got some fun rides on Grandpa's shoulders! He was terrified at first, but then liked it!
Monday, June 4, 2012
Hemsley birthday week went on, and next in line was: NORAH, who officially turned five! She has been saying she is five since her party, but now she actually is five! What a day! Daddy took her swimming at the YMCA all by herself, and they had a blast!