Monday, October 29, 2012

Morning of a Hurricane

Hurricane Sandy has made it's way to the tri-state area.  Although we are lucky to still have power and cable, who knows how long that will last?  All the schools are closed so we are home with the boys, hunkered down inside for the next 48 hours, at least.  So, what to do?

Play in the activity table

Make goop and play with it (make a mess!)

Do some coloring

Laze about in a swing

Play in the jungle with your bro'

Take a nap : )

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Evolution of Halloween

Superman Tommy!

Fireman Ben!

Adorable boys

"Kissing" (read: headbutting) Tommy

"I am so funny!"

"Hey Goose, you want to wear my fireman hat?"

"Here ya' go"

Ben rules ; )

Friday, October 26, 2012

Enjoy Every Moment

So I just can't stop thinking about this horrible tragedy that has happened to a family in Manhattan.  Mom, dad, three kids and nanny- all getting along well and enjoying a privilaged life in NYC.  Dad goes away for business and leaves mom home with the kids and nanny.  Mom takes 3-year-old out to a swim lesson and comes home to find that her nanny has taken the lives of her 6-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son.  And then tried to take her own life, but survived.  I mean, seriously - it's THE worst case scenario ever.  Dad was met at the airport by police officers who told him the news.  Those parents have lost their two children, yet they still have to love and care for their third child who still requires their full love and attention.  It just doesn't get any worse. 
I can only hope that this family is able to speak with their nanny from her hospital bed to find out WHY she would ever hurt their children.  HOW could she take their innocent lives?  NOTHING is ever that far out of control or painful that you have to take your life or the lives of others.  I am just praying for this family that they can have some peace and possibly some closure to all of this chaos.  We have to remember to enjoy every moment with our family and friends.  Even when our kids drive us crazy, they make us smile.  Take a breath, ask for help, do what you need to do - but always end with love. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

What we have been up to

The boys got matching PJ's.  Never thought I'd do that...but when they're on sale for $1.99 you buy 'em!

Goose played with Legos and watched TV at Papa's house

Ben sat in Papa's chair as soon as he had a chance

Tommy tried out a Halloween costume.  He decided to go with Superman, not a skeleton.

Ben got a new hat when we went to MA last weekend. 

But he was still brave enough to wear his Yankees hat at the playground in MA!

He ran around the park with Mimi : )
We went to a Touch a Truck event - Ben was super excited to drive the garbage truck!

And sit in the digger...