Monday, August 24, 2009


Sydney's been continuing with her gymnastics this summer and having a great time. She's been doing gymnastics for a year now and I am amazed at how quickly she catches on to new things, as well as how confident she is. She is still super shy when it comes to actually talking to the other kids in class, but she's not shy when she's walking on the beam or doing pullovers on the bars.

Alex loves going to gymnastics too. He always gets a lot of attention from the ladies, and he watches Sydney quite a bit. I have a feeling we'll be putting him in gymnastics next summer.

I love this picture-Alex watching his "sissy"
My little handsome guy-check out those top teeth! He's getting two more on top also, making it six total now!
Sydney doing what she loves most-the bars! And the trampolines of course

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Silly faces


A couple weeks ago we celebrated both my dad's birthday and my birthday at El Gaucho. El Gaucho just opened up in Bellevue and it's super nice. My brother works close by and was excited to take us as our birthday gift. Okay, so he also got me a Coach purse, holy moly! If you know me well enough you know I love me some pretty Coach handbags. Good work bro.

We had an excellent dinner. We took the kids-I know, weird huh? Apparently not many kids go to El Gaucho since we had the only high chair and booster in the restaurant.

Let me just take this opportunity to mention how amazing both kids were. We were there for nearly four hours. Alex sat in his high chair for the first two hours and just played, and spent nearly the rest of the time being held by Nana. I think he cried for four seconds when he saw me making his bottle.

I completely forgot to bring something for Sydney to play with and she did great. She played with her napkin, spoon, daddy, and we took a couple trips to the bathroom because she liked to twirl around in the full length mirror. She sat in her seat the whole time and I swear-I have no idea what I have done in my life to get such amazing, well behaved kids, but man-I love that we can take them everywhere and not have to rush out when they start acting up. I keep telling Anthony that this isn't normal but he doesn't believe me.

Anyway, we had a fantastic meal and I highly recommend the lobster mashed potatoes. Sooo good. Oh, and the Bananas Foster. Also so good.

Oh yeah-and remember that guy Sanjaya from American Idol? The one who had no talent but people voted for him anyway? His sister is the hostess there. She was on the show briefly too.

Pics of the evening....

The kiddos all dressed up and ready to roll
Mychelle and Trevor Papa and Nana
Anthony and Sydney
Alex and mommy

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Back to regularly scheduled programming...

Any day now.

So I used up all my allotted space for pictures on blogger, and although I have since paid the 20 bones for more space, I have not yet been allowed to upload more pictures. So I have many to add and much to talk about-will do so soon!

In the meantime, we are enjoying the remaining summer we have left. Sydney is thrilled about her upcoming birthday since she will be four here in a couple of weeks. Sadly she wants to dispose of all her clothes that say 2T and 3T since she will be four and all her clothes need to say 4 on them according to her. The problem is we finally made the switch up from 2T to 3T this past month. Bye bye clothes.


Alex has welcomed his top two teeth and is getting the other two on top also. He is pretty excited about this since he has been asking us nonstop when he can start eating steak, potatoes and pizza. The kid can pack it in and already eats more than his big sister. I give it six more months until he weighs more than her. Well maybe nine. I think she is only about eight pounds heavier.

And...I am going back to work! Some of you know that Anthony was laid off from his job at IBM this past spring. IBM chooses to outsource to India and a little place called Fishkill, New York where the employees make about 1/3 of what he was making. I had a great job opportunity presented to me and I couldn't pass it up. Anthony will be playing Mr. Mom for a while and working on some IT certifications, and I will be "bringing home the bacon" as Sydney calls it. I am pretty excited and looking forward to being back to work after three years of semi-retired life raising the kiddos. Although the 6am wake up time is going to be a toughie!

Stay tuned for a ton of summer pictures as soon as I can upload photos....