Saturday, March 29, 2014


we sent the kids to alpental for a party...and they end up on skis!  they look happy...i'll be interested to hear the full report when the kids come home.

Friday, March 28, 2014

enzo's posse

it's enzo's 8th birthday!  his parents arranged to have his best buddies to surprise him at school...and off they all go for an action packed weekend.  game works, then a movie, then off to alpental for a sleepover.  the big party is on saturday night and i'll join them for a pinata and lots of cake!   aaron and i are looking forward to a night free at last.....

Monday, March 24, 2014

Spring Clean

with just a hint of sunshine and temps over 50, we thought it was a good day to get some spring cleaning done outdoors!  the kids are cute, they actually enjoy helping.  i'm always amazed, and usually happy for the help.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

that's one cute bunny!

how do we adore hazel? let us count the ways...too many to even comprehend!  she's just the sweetest, cutest  girl for our  boy to crush on.  and spider man shoes paired with a bunny outfit?!! what's not to love?!!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

nightmare on 81st St

luca opened our room door at 3 in the morning, teary eyed, sad.  his soft voice said, "momma, i've been calling for you for so long. you didn't come, so i am here".
i scooped up my little man and tucked him in bed with me, and he whispered that he was having really scary dreams.  i was too tired to bring him to back to his room, so aaron did.  luca is always good about going back into his bed.
the next day luca told me a story about his dream.
he said that there were pythons all over the floor of his bedroom, and he was afraid to come to me.  he called and called for me, but when i didn't come, and he wanted to get to me, he remembered that i told him dreams were not real, and he must be brave.  so he said that he put brave in his heart and planted his feet on the ground and came to my room.  just like that.
he was pretty proud of himself.  and so was i.

Friday, March 7, 2014

matt and jenny say hi!

matt and jenny, aka the erbeck family's fave neighbors, sent true and luca this sweet photo via email.  the kids really loved it, because matt and jenny (did i mention they are the faves?) are off in a far away land.  we miss them, and true asks about them frequently.  the other day, true was a little sad, and said that he didn't think matt and jenny would ever be coming back....a year gone is a very long time to a kid, and a pretty long time to the adults that miss matt and jenny as well.  we can't wait to hang out and grill with them, share stories of the year, drink a beer or many, and feel better that they are sleeping in their super cute house behind the erbeck domicile.
if you would like to know more about matt and jenny's year long adventures, check out their blogs- you'll love reading their writing, both quite talented.
Front Door Adventures
Luscious Light

Monday, March 3, 2014

everything is awesome!!!!!!!

ah yes, we finally made it to THE LEGO MOVIE!  the kids were a little nervous to be in such a big theater with a huge screen and a rather loud sound system.  luca insisted on sitting on my lap, and true had his arm wrapped around mine. ( i guess we do lead movie sheltered lives....we never go!)
they loved the movie (duh), and they were particularly excited about seeing the Millennium Falcon (1k+ lego that true built) on the big screen.  the messages were pretty clear from the get yourself, everybody is special in their own way,  teamwork makes the dream work.  And, the one that spoke to this parent, LET YOUR KIDS CREATE AND DON'T STRESS THE MESS (or something like that).