Tuesday, December 16, 2014

celebrate 6!

turning 6 could have not been more fun!  we partied a little early (dec 15), but giving luca a full five days of celebration seems just right for this kid.....
zeeks pizza for 10 kids + 6 adults
zoo wild lights plus a big faux snowball fight!   both luca and his brother claimed "the best birthday party ever"!  i'm inclined to agree.....
pink cupcakes, his choice!

luca was the only one to wear his rudolph nose all night

playing in the "snow"

left to right: alice, ethan, d jr,jaxon, true, gus, luca, hazel, graham

Monday, December 8, 2014

another sweet nothing

the conversation between me and luca went like this:

me: hey luca, what do you want for your birthday?
luca: pokemon!
me: come on luca, that's on your christmas list.  what do YOU REALLY WANT for your birthday?
luca: mom. i want mom.
me: luca, you have me. always and forever. so what do you want for your birthday?
luca: just you mom.  i want to hold you all day.
(precious moment that i want to remember forever and never forget how awesome my almost 6 year old made me feel right then)

sweet nothings

who doesn't love a sweet note such as this?!  i love you too true.

Friday, December 5, 2014

giving thanks, 2014

we hosted thansksgiving this year at the house....i was worried because of the size of our house, and our old kitchen with no dishwasher....but everything was absolutely great!  i love having family at the table, and celebrating food and friendship and love.  our table, which is the table i grew up eating thanksgiving dinner on (thanks mom for saving this for me), easily accommodated 9 people and a 16lb turkey.
instead of going around the table to say what we are thankful for, we drew and wrote on the paper that covered the table.  i loved the artwork, and couldn't resist snapping a few pics.
thanks nicola, lincoln, roberta, gayle, skylar, aaron, true, luca and penny for a great holiday.  i love my family!
the table!

auntie gayle's art

just a small portion of skylar's art

aaron and lincoln

i love true's message "to turkey, I O U a second life"

a collaboration from different sources