Monday, November 29, 2010

First Day as a Monkey!

Larkin was so excited to move up classes to become a Monkey at the Goddard School. Her best friends Ella, Carter, and Duncan were already there so this was an exciting day for her. This is the room that they master potty training, so that's good. Here is a mini-photo shoot we took of her with the family this morning before she headed out to school to officially become a Monkey.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy 37th Birthday, Brian!

Happy Birthday to the best husband and father us lucky girls could ask for! Brian turned "toy-dee seben" (per Larkin parlance) today and we had a fun family party to celebrate. We got Garozzo's Chicken Speidini Georgio for dinner (his pick) and then a chocolate cherry cake that I made for him. Larkin helped me bake and helped Brian blow out his candles. What a helper!

Happy Birthday, honey! We love you!!! ... And many more!

Lunch and Loose Park

We decided to take my parents into the city for lunch at a place Brian really likes called Europa and then go a fun playground nearby at Loose Park. Since today was actually Brian's 37th Birthday and Larkin's 2 1/2 birthday, Larkin got to celebrate by having a lemon cupcake (or "Happy Birthday Cake" as she calls them) for her lunch! Yum! We then got to check out the gingerbread house competition going on between the local shops and then Rockefeller Center one was my favorite.

We then went to this magnificent playground and it was super busy and fun. Slides were everywhere, fun places to climb, etc. Here are a few pics of me and Larkin tandem sliding!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

Happy Turkey Day! We hosted Thanksgiving at our house this year. It is one meal that I really enjoy cooking, and this year we had turkey, homemade cranberry sausage stuffing, sweet potato casserole, corn casserole, cranberry sauce, peas, rolls, gravy, and two desserts. Larkin had all of her grandparents together and so you can imagine how much she loved that attention. Here are a few pictures of the lot of us enjoying our meal. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for.

Sunday, November 21, 2010