Sunday, April 29, 2012

April 2012

This weekend was a whirlwind of activity and I probably should be in bed but I want to get a post out for my die hard fans out there. There is one of you! But let me back up, the first picture is of Isa right after her Earth Day Play. She got sad because she thought I wasn’t there but I was and I saw her play. It was cute.

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Back to today! There are so many moments that one witnesses and you just wish you had your camera ready. Rosie and Jimmy were talking to one another. Jimmy would sign something and then Rosie would sign the same thing. It was super cute. Of course, once they notice you, they stop but luckily they forgot about me and started up again. If only I spoke their language, I would translate for you.

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What was that again? :)

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I think they are talking about cookies, or chickens, or maybe jumping….so hard to tell but probably none of the above.

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It makes sense that Jimmy gets sick the most. He puts his mouth on everything. I decided last week not to send Jimmy to summer school and to send him to camp instead. He’s old enough for beach camp but I thought the odds of him getting e coli were too great seeing how he puts his mouth on everything so he will be at SLC’s on-site camp.

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They look pretty cute. Rosie clearly wants Jimmy off but thankfully for Jimmy, he’s bigger!

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Jimmy heading to the slide (mostly I just love how green everything is in this picture).

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I just barely missed the best smile ever but you can see it in his eyes!

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Isa, miss safety!

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We visited Jonny and Lisa today and Lisa’s sister, April. Jimmy and Rosie performed! Rosie’s a fan of the full body keyboard playing. I don’t actually let her do whatever she wants…but when it’s a cute photo, heh!

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Isa trying to share a few words of wisdom.

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Hey man, quiet down, we don’t take request…just enjoy the show!

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Sorry Jonny but I like this pic of Lisa!

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Dance party! Jimmy (I think) found a cool song on the keyboard and everyone started to dance. It was great.

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Then after all of that fun, we went to Gigi’s. There was a storyteller there that was amazing. I kept waiting for the lady to find a book from her big bag but she never did. I was 100% captivated and so were Jimmy and Bobby.

Jimmy was amazed. He sat down, got up, walked over to her, he couldn’t get enough!

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so great, check out Jimmy, Bobby and Isa all laughing. They love it!

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He couldn’t get enough! It was awesome watching Jimmy watch her. He seemed so much older for some reason. He paid attention and laughed when everyone else laughed. He really got it!

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It was a great day at Gigi’s play house and, of course,  Jimmy played with his two favorite toys in the world.

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On a sad note, Marc’s Grandma, Grace Harrison, died yesterday on Saturday, April 28th. May she rest in peace.

Pictures are from Thanksgiving 2008

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bobby turns 4!

My guess is that in 18 years, Jimmy and Bobby will be roommates and they will be tearing up the streets of Wrigleyville. They will be cheering for the hopeless Cubs and loving life. Wouldn’t that be great?! Today we celebrated his fourth birthday at Gigi’s.

Jimmy doesn’t like to change things up too much…two maracas- check!

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Wait, you said two maracas right?!

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This little man is Eli. He has the best hair and smile! There’s a good chance he will be one of Jimmy and Bobby’s roommates too!

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Isa LOVES parties even if they are for the younger kiddos. She found balloons and a stage. She told jokes to a young couple with no kids and helped hand out the cake.

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I think I was the only one watching but I’m pretty sure Isa thought all eyes were on her!

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the finale of round one out of approximately 20 rounds!

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He still has two maracas!

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Ethan and Jimmy. They played next to each other for awhile and it was hilarious because they moved over and under one another and never seemed to noticed the other guy was there.

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Even when Jimmy was sitting on Ethan, they both kept playing!

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The birthday boy, Bobby!

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Did I mention music? It was a fabulous party!

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Jimmy passed out on the way home holding two maracas!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Isa is officially six!

Isa came home from ballet to four of her most favorite people in the whole world: Olivia, Alistair, Agatha and Isla. It was a fantastic way to end her birthday week. They played, made paper dolls and had a wonderful time. I love seeing my nieces and nephew. They are the best!

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Daddy tried to keep these two from eating crayons and glue!

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Al’s little man!

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Jimmy had a great time!

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Look at these two. They were dancing and loving life!

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Mr. Al!

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Isa made two girls: Olivia and herself. The picture is taped to the wall right above her pillow. She kissed it goodnight.

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Choo Choo!

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Jims!

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Cake pops!

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Yummy!

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Present time!

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Rosie is happy because she has that “other guy”, Papa, in the palm of her hands!

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Jimmy feels the say way!

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Happy Birthday Isa! You are a fantastic six year old. We love you a million!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Spring Break Fun!

Last week was Jimmy’s spring break. We met up with Bobby and Jack. I didn’t have my camera either time:( but both play dates were fantastic! This week for Isa’s spring break, she had her party, spent the night with Grandma Jo and has had a lot of down time. In her down time today she painted a tea set and made a skirt with her new 30 dollar sewing machine. It’s an awful machine but she doesn’t care! Oh and we had our stairs down to the basement re-built and stairs up to the attic built. They are 100% better than what was there before (essentially ladders). Tonight, I painted the new drywall to match the old drywall. My house is almost  back to normal.

The new stairs: down to the basement, new unpainted drywall, stairs up to the attic.

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Jimmy got a bike that will probably not be used much! He has no interest in it.

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We waited for daddy to come off the train.

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Unfortunately, the train he took didn’t stop at the stop we were at so we walked home.

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Rosie likes to drink and draw!

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She’s pretty good! Can you imagine!?

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Painting a tea set!

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She ran out of pink before she finished the first tea cup.

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They both fit! Poor Rosie. Jimmy can’t stop touching her hair.

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Woops!

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Isa’s sewing machine.

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Isa cutting her fabric.

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Isa modeling her new skirt.

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I helped a lot but Isa participated in every part. It was her foot on the pedal!

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This is what I do all day!

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My cutie patootie.

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Good night!