Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas Morning-the magic begins

I know that we (I) was the most excited. The day began with Isabel noticing all of the presents under the tree as she decended the stairs. She then went running to the kitchen to verify that Santa had indeed come....the cookies and milk were all consumed!

Christmas Eve

Isabel loves playing with her Uncle's dog 'Jose' and even bought him some doggie treats for Christmas.

Cookie Party

The kids enjoyed playing at a friend's & decorating cookies.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Ladies Night Out

My sweet friends Emily and Kim took me out for my Birthday. We were able to enjoy hours of un-toddler/baby-interrupted conversation.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Santa Baby

My funny little Santa Baby (no, his ears don't normally stick out). He is wearing a 24 month old hat and it is so tight (hence, elf ears). The second photo is of Isabel reading (her favorite pasttime)

Saturday, December 9, 2006

Breakfast with Santa

Today is the annual Ashaway Stroll and one activity is the breakfast with Santa. Isabel kept talking about sitting on Santa's lap to ask for a toy and book but then would not get near him unless Mommy was holding her. Ben tried French Toast and OJ today and will never want to go eat milk and baby food again! Not a great pic but captured the chaos.

Largest Bouquet

Isn't this the largest bouquet you have ever seen (except in hotel lobby)? From my parents for bday....Hey, hands of my cake!

Friday, December 8, 2006

New Words

It is official: Ben has clearly stated "Up' and 'Dada' this evening. Naturally, 'Mama' was the first word!


We have had an interesting week. I finally had to get some antibiotics for a sinus infection and Ben popped his 7th and 8th teeth early in the week. Wednesday was my Birthday and although I did not feel to well, we went to Newport to visit the mansions with all the Christmas decor. Upon arriving home, Isabel quickly went from a bouncy toddler to a very ill looking one with a temp. of 103. We were able to get that down to 101 within 2 hours and have been medicating her when the fever spikes however, we see no other signs of illness. However, we went to her music class today and she only clung to me and did not want to play with other children-odd! Oh, and Dom has 2 wisdom teeth out yesterday and is doing well.

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Holiday Festival

Today we went to Mystic Village for a Holiday Festival. Isabel particularly enjoyed the Hayride with Santa (she asked for a book) and having a kitty painted on her face. Ben enjoyed being carried by Daddy the entire time. A photographer was there from The Westerly Sun taking pictures of Isabel painting ornaments so we hope to see ourselves in the paper next week.