Monday, February 29, 2016

Grace's Birthday Adventure

For her ninth birthday this year, Grace chose as her gift to go to New York City and see Matilda the Musical on Broadway! We made the plans months in advance and we were so excited to go on January 23rd.

Unfortunately, January 23rd was the day the big blizzard hit NYC!  What a day we had.  Poor Nanny's boots broke apart in the snow, and we arrived at the theater at 1pm to be told Broadway was closing for the day.  What a disappointment!

We were determined to make it back, so we planned a return trip for a few weeks later.  This time, it was torrential rain and strong winds!  We still had an awesome time and enjoyed the day despite being soaked!
We hunted for tasty cookies all over New York - Bouchon Bakery, Levain Bakery, Jacques Torres.  We watched Matilda from the sixth row!  Amazing show! And finished up with a delicious dinner at Carmine's.  Grace's 9th birthday was one to remember!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

We were so excited this year for our first Christmas in our new home!  The only downfall was the crazy weather…way too warm for upstate NY, and worst of all, NO SNOW!  :-(

Christmas was wonderful and magical, as it always is with children who are true believers!
We took a ride on “Santa’s Magical Express” and helped Mrs. Claus and Santa save Christmas from the mischievous Jack Frost!

Christmas Eve was so warm, that we didn’t even wear our coats.

We celebrated Christmas Eve mass, went to a few fun parties with family and friends, and then home to get into bed to wait for Santa!

He came!!!

We had a wonderful morning opening surprises from Santa!  The kids were thrilled.

And even after all that fun, there was more fun to be had as we celebrated the next day with the Camenga side of the family!  Here’s all the cousins, they have such a fun time together!

We hope you all had a truly magical Christmas as well!