Sunday, October 31, 2010

and a happy Halloween to all!

Went to gym this morning and worked out for about 50 minutes. It felt good to get back there!

Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf came trick or treating and Jenn & I went along with them to trick or treat. Janine and Acie came along also. It was such a beautiful day and we enjoyed spending it with all of them.
We visited Nana on our route and then headed home, stopping at a few more houses. The kids were tired since they had already been out for a few hours at a birthday party earlier in the day.
Later, we enjoyed a nice pasta and sausage dinner prepared by Larry.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Larry & I went through our clothing this morning and got a few bags full to donate to the Lupus Foundation when they come on Tuesday.
We went out for a while to Jeff & Laura's garage sale and it was nice spending time with Ron, Marge and Allyssa. Afterwards we stopped and had a bite to eat at Wendy's. When we got home , we did some yard work and put away the umbrellas and one of the hoses. We stacked our fireplace with firewood and moved the firewood holder off the back step because we're having the back screen door replaced on Monday. Chris brought Nico over to visit and nico stayed with us for a few hours.
Kathy & Tom called and wanted us to meet them at Houlihan's to watch the world series. So we went out and had appetisers and dinner then dessert at Palmer's.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Sophia's nursery school had a Halloween parade and party today. Her costume this year, was little red riding hood and she looked so cute. They sang a few songs and then had a little refreshments downstairs.

Larry & I later went to lunch at Ruby Tuesday and shopping at the Deer Park outlets.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Skipped Sophia's library class because Nico had a long nap today and we had packages to ship. We did enjoy playing in the backyard as the weather was very mild. We played Choo choo train and traveled to disneyworld.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rainy day!
Took the kids to a puppet show at the library this afternoon... they really enjoyed it and both participated with enthusiasm.
photo of the day:
lovely scrapbook papers that I got in the mail from filling out a survey one time.
AND the children at the puppet show.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Nico is coming down with a cold and had a runny nose all day. He took a good nap then we went back to my house and we had chicken soup for lunch. (good for a cold)

I brought them to the park to play after lunch with Nana. They met a few kids to play with and had a great time.

Larry & I went to BJ's for food shopping and we had chicken for dinner and had a relaxing night as we both have been very tired lately. It's plain to see we're getting old!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Nico had fun at his library program...after the stories, they made a bat project and had a Halloween party. very nice time!
Went for a short walk with Mary after lunch. Sophia was exhausted and fell asleep in the stroller and ended up napping for two hours.

Larry made chicken soup for dinner and after dinner Jenn & I went for a walk.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Carved out our Jack o' lantern today. Sophia was a big help...she got out every seed in that pumpkin. We made pumpkin muffins and roasted the seeds too!

Grandma Angie came over for dinner and Nick joined us too. I made raost beef, mashed potatoes and sauteed string beans.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Kids came to visit this A.M. Nico immediately removed his shoes and ran upstairs to jump on "Ma's" bed. Sophia didn't need much prompting and was right there after him. (photo of the day along with birds enjoying the feeder outside our kitchen window.)
Did some housework this morning and afterwards Larry & I went out and went to a few garage sales in nearby towns...we picked up a few things such as books and tools.
Did some mosaics in my scrapbook/ mosaics room this evening...grouted the shelf that I had mosaiced a few weeks ago.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Shannon stopped by this morning for a cup of tea and to say goodbye as she leaves today to go back to Bethesda to spend time with Shawn. She was grateful for this little break she had from caretaking, although she stayed with her Aunt Michele who needed help and care.
Shampooed carpets today and was able to get the marker stains out.(Sophia and Nico had left some art work on the carpet)
Stayed in and ordered a pizza tonight. Took a walk before dinner to see if I could get a photo of the full moon. Didn't know the right setting ...I'll have to work on that.
photo of the day: my attempt to shoot the full moon

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Library story hour today with the kids. Nico earned his Thomas book by using the potty and earning his 30th sticker today.

Later went to dinner with Shannon and Kat at the Outback.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Shannon & Kat came for lunch today, it was great to spend time with both of them. They really had fun and enjoyed Nico and Sophia.
Went to Mom's this evening,as she had an appointment with the foot doctor. We went to dinner afterwards at Ruby Tuesday's.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Old Mc D's for lunch today with the kids. They loved their happy meal toy was a Halloween bucket with stickers to decorate it!

Larry grilled chicken tonight and I made stringbeans and Rachel Ray's recipe for sweet potatoes.
Talked to Shannon tonight.. she's in town to visit Katie at Hofstra. We'll see each other tomorrow!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Nico enjoyed his library class and participated all the way. Ate lunch after Sophia came home from school and then walked with Mary for an hour. Nico fell asleep and so did Sophia while we were walking.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

We went to Oyster Bay to go to the Oyster fest with Kathy & Tom but couldn't find any parking ... Ended up in Bayville and had a few drinks at the Tiki Bar and at Wall's warf. Took a walk along the beach and relaxed a bit.

Had dinner at BK Sweeney's

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Did some housework this morning then went shopping with Larry. We found a new bedspread at Bed, Bath & Beyond and a few other things. I picked up a paint sample at Home Depot that I want for our bedroom. I really want to start spackling and painting soon. Hope this paint sample works out! Had a relaxing day for the most part, Larry is still recooperating from the car shows (tired).

Friday, October 15, 2010

Took the kids to the Dollar Tree and let them each buy 2 items. Sophia picked out hair bands and a bag of Tootsie roll lollipops, and Nico picked out a monster truck and a puzzle.
We made Sophia's class Halloween ghost lollipops for their class party and Aunt Kathy helped us after work when she stopped over.

Larry and I went out to Palmers for dinner tonight and Kathy and Tom met us there.
photo of the day: Halloween decorations outside

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Went to storyhour with the kids... Nico enjoyed playing with all the toys and puzzzles while Sophia went to her storyhour.

Larry made chicken soup tonight and Katie and the kids came for dinner. (Chris was going out for drinks after work) Sophia stayed over for a sleepover with grandma. We got to bed early after reading a story and watching a"Thomas" dvd.