Wednesday, May 30, 2012

memorial day fruit kabobs

this year for memorial day we made these festive little eats to take to our annual barbecue that my parents host every year.  my kids had the best time putting these fruit kabobs together.  they thought it was so fun to make different patterns with the fruit and of course, they snuck in a few marshmallows here and there.

Monday, May 28, 2012

ava's preschool graduation

(enjoying a post graduation snack.)

it's hard to believe that my little girl will be going on to kindergarten in a short two months.  part of me is so sad to see her go but another part of me is excited for her since i know she will have so much fun and be learning a whole lot more.  i know she is ready and i know that her big brother jack will watch over her while she is at school, making sure nobody picks on her.  what a relief :)  

congrats ava! we are so proud of you!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

new york city in polaroids

the end.

{thank you to all who helped take care of my kids while we were have no idea how much we appreciated it.}

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

new york city

i kind of sort of have a crush on new york city.  oh man, do i love that city.  we had the most amazing time walking the streets, eating some delicious food (shake shack-best burger ever), people watching, shopping without kids, and mostly just hanging with each other.  we also go to spend some time with our niece ashley who is living in new york right now.  lucky girl.  although, my most favorite thing we did was bike riding through central park.  that was, hands down, the coolest thing ever.  all the times i have been to new york, i have never been able to fully enjoy that beautiful park and i think i finally was able to see what i have been missing.  that bike ride just made me love new york even more.  the beautiful weather may have had a little something to do with it too.  this was the best 10th anniversary present ever.  we vowed to each other that on our 20th anniversary we would return back to the big city to celebrate another ten years together...(but i'm sure we will find an excuse to come back before then...we better!)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

from the top of the empire state building.

jason and i spent our 10th wedding anniversary in our most favorite city york city.  let me just say, it was glorious.  no kids for five days! (although, every time i say a baby or little kid go by, it made me miss mine that much more.)  we did whatever we wanted whenever we wanted. that was probably the best part.  no schedules.  we celebrated our actual wedding day (may 17) taking in the views from the top of the empire state building.  you don't realize just how big this city is until you are high enough to see it from all sides.  what a magnificent place.  i sure wish there was somehow i could transplant my family into one of those cute little apartments on the upper west side... i think that would be pretty ideal :)