Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pee a-Boo... Guess What? I'm Two!!!

Nicholas had his two year wellness visit today. He did great! We like our new doctor who happens to be from Montgomery County and a University of Penn graduate, small world! His measurements are perfect, right in the 50th percentile. He weighs 28 ponds and is 34 1/2 inches. She was very impressed with all of his chatting! Big, big boy! Next visit at 3 years, wow!

Nicholas is still very much into Thomas and all planes, trains, and automobiles. He got a new pair of train sheets for his birthday and he was so excited the first day we put them on his bed that he didn't want a bath or to change into his pj's. He loves to read and his new favorites are two he got as birthday presents,"The Little Engine that Could" and "Tickle Monster. "He is a chatter box and very inquisitive and curious, always asking questions like "Who's that on the phone?" He now loves to sing Itsy-Bity-Spider, Twinkle Twinkle, Rock a by baby, and more. He loves to sing to my belly who he now knows is his baby brother and asks when the baby is going to come out. I hope his enthusiasm for his brother lasts! We'll see...!

Mimi's Visit!

We had such a great time with Mimi! The weather was perfect the entire time she was here, we enjoyed sunshine in the high 50's all week! Nicholas and I felt lonely without all of the company today in our first morning alone in over two weeks. We can't wait to see Mimi again in a month when she comes out for new baby Ranalli!!!!

Here are some pictures from her visit!

Enjoying the nice weather at a park near our house!

A fun day at the Seattle Children's Museum...
Fire Man!

Nicholas made these fake taco's for him and Mimi at "the Taqueria" at the museum.

Nicholas' favorite place to play...Pottery Barn Kids, just like his Mommy!

Lot's more cooking with Mimi....pizzelles...mmmm!

Mimi went to swim class with us, Nicholas is so relaxed in the water. Look at him floating on his back! I'm only holding the tip of his head! He's a water boy, like daddy!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Nicholas is TWO!!!

Such a sentimental day as Nicholas turned two this past Sunday. Time has gone by so quickly these past two years, yet it seems like another life time that our world existed with out him in it. He is our sunshine!

We had a small birthday brunch and invited our friends that we have known since NH. They have two beautiful daughter's Ruby and Tessa. Nicholas loves singing happy birthday and especially loved that we all sang it to him that day! A perfect day to celebrate a joyous day! Big boy is two, can't beleive it!
Today is MY birthday!

Mommy's special boy all grown up!

Playdo time with my friends!

Cake time! Happy Birthday to me!

Wow! Thanks Ruby and Tessa, a new truck!

Pop-pop made me a very cool new toy, a scoop truck!

Family Shot with Daddy's new tripod!

I'm getting sleepy...I need to lay down to play.

Maybe I'll be an artist?

I needed to sing happy birthday twice, once after dinner too!

Poor Nicholas had to bake his own cake and wash the dishes the night before his birthday. Does he get an allowance yet?

Since many have been I am, belly shot at 33 weeks.

Pop-Pop and Mom-Mom's Visit

We had a blast and sad to say this is there last night here :(. Can't wait to see them again soon. Here are some pictures from their visit. We did a lot of fun things... Nicholas got to do lots and lots of cooking with Mom-Mom, visits to the Seattle Aquarium, the Boeing Museum of Flight, Pikes Place Market and more!

I'm so happy!

Out to lunch with Daddy, I'm looking at his blackberry with him.

Fish at the Aquarium!

and Pop-pop and Mom-mom picking up fish for dinner at Pikes Market.

The Moon buggy!

Whoa, walking across the space craft!!!

The fighter jet!

Reaching so high for the airplanes above!

All of us in front of the Blue Angels plane.

Look at me, I'm flying!

In the airplane watching a video with Mommy!

My favorite picture ever!

Being silly...

and having fun!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Pop-pop!!!

We celebrated Pop-pop's birthday today despite it actually being on January 10th. We were so excited to pick Pop-pop and Mom-mom up at the airport this afternoon, we were suppose to celebrate on Sunday but had to postpone by a few days because of a bug Pop-pop and Mom-mom caught. We're happy they are feeling better and that they are here with us now. We are going to have a fun week showing them our new city! I couldn't ask for a better father-in-law and grandfather for my son. I know the new baby will feel just as blessed as all of us to have such a great man in our lives! We love you! Here are some pictures from our birthday dinner for Pop-pop tonight...

Happy Birthday Pop-pop, can I help blow out the candles!?


The boys!

Family shot!

How does Nicholas end up getting gifts on Pop-pop's birthday? Thank you for making me new cars Pop-pop, I love the new design!

I'm sure Nicholas will get more gifts in a few days on his 2nd birthday!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year ~ 2010!

2009 has been a very adventurous and eventful year! The most memorable times for us were usually the most simple ones, spending time with each other and loved ones. We know that we are blessed beyond words; Nicholas has brought us more joy, laughter, and love than we could have ever imagined. We are looking forward to 2010 and welcoming our new baby into our family. We hope everyone has a great year ahead!

A new year wish from Nicholas for everyone to enjoy!