Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Final Catchup

Valentine's Day was almost two months ago but it is my last "catch you up" post of this series :) I am going to try and stay on top of this, especially with us moving in a few months!

My Valentine Nate

My Two Favorite Valentines

Nate's Co-op Preschool Party

Heart Shaped Meatballs for dinner


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

From Queens to Newport

At the end of February, Matt and I made a trip to Newport, RI where we will moving for one year this June. We started in Queens, NY-- We stopped on the way so that I could finally see where I grew up one more time. It was such a defining experience-- seeing where I came from knowing I was moving in a few months to a very pish posh area of the country. I was also reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and to say that it was all just too much is an understatement. To quote Chapter 8, "She was all of these things and of something more."
My early years were spent here in Catholic School.
Look at this beautiful church.  Does everyone understand now why I am so picky about my church?

My Mary statue

My library where my love of reading began

40-19 Murray Street Flushing, NY, where I was born and raised

Stepping on the lawn of my neighbor's house.  She was a wicked witch who used to come out and yell at us for being on her lawn.  TAKE THAT!

Beautiful Newport.  More growing to do there.

How Am I This Behind?

I seriously never posted that the NY GIANTS ARE SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONS????????? How could this be?????? Well in case you didn't know, the Giants won Superbowl 46 exactly fifty days ago. And I turned 34 exactly 49 days ago. It was one hot birthday. We celebrated with Vicky, Mike, Chris, and Tony. We banged our pots and pans after the game to let those Philly fans know who was boss. I could not have asked for a better birthday. GO GIANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Exciting Events!

Here are some shots of some exciting events over the past couple of months. They capture the boys perfectly (and their friends!)
Nick is ready for baseball!

Boys taking on the aquarium with their buddies Chris and Tony!

Watch out Philly.  They are coming for you!

Nick and his friend Madison at Disney on Ice!

Nate turned three and a half and since he is a summer birthday, we celebrated at school with Mario star cookies!

Nate and Tony at the aquarium!

This is a cover shot for the future Scarface movie with the lead actor Nate Fine.

Perfect teeth means wearing sunglasses.  :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

St. Paddy's Day!

Pots of gold!
Nick and Nate love St. Paddy's Day. Leprechauns visit and leave pots of gold. Traps were set. The leprechauns even left the window open this year. Here are some pictures.

Nick's letter on the left, Nate on the right. 

The trap lined with tissues so the leprechauns won't hurt themselves.

Sweet boys.

Crazy boys!

Peek a boo with green face :)

Who is this leprechaun?

They look like they are from a bad Irish rap duo.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Gaga Visits

Gaga Chi Chi came for a visit last week and we had a great time. We celebrated her birthday early since it is next month. She won't want us to tell you how old she is, but I will tell you this, she doesn't look her age one bit! We love you Gaga.
Gaga's little cake

Gaga and her "candle helpers."

Before her birthday dinner

On the way to see Lotsa Lucky Leprechauns at the theater!

Nate had two dates, Mommy and Gaga!

We are happy to accompany this cutie anywhere!

Basketball 2011-2012

Before Skills Day- Nate will be out on the court soon!
I know I have been horrible at posting, so I am going to start slow and try and catch up. Notice Nick has lost lots of teeth! Nate is getting bigger by the minute and is so excited to turn four "soon" (in 6 months!). We love all of you for keeping up with our blog.
Coach and Nick

Yay Nick!

Go Strikers!

Showing Nate his trophy

Thank God for donuts!


....Made it!  Made a ton that day!
Dribble :)