Sunday, August 31, 2008

Camp Joseph

For Labor Day Weekend we had great plans to stay for 2 nights with some friends at Camp Joseph in Vermont.  The weather was suppose to be not so great and other things came up,  so everyone bailed on us.  Joe even felt it was too much and wanted to cancel so our big compromise was to stay only one night.  I am so glad we went!  It was great.  The weather was wonderful.  It did rain for about 5 minutes, but even our tent didn't leak.  I love it up there.  It is so peaceful and calm.  I wish I could spend a month there every summer.  (You're right I'd miss electricity after a few days.)  


OK. It was finally my turn to host bunco.  I was sort of hoping that it would die out before I had to do it.  But apparently, these girls love their bunco.  I decided a long time ago to serve Fajitas and since all the Bunco's have had themes I went with a Mexican Theme.  (Only a person who loves food as much as I do would plan a whole theme around the food instead of the other way around.)  As much of a doubter as I was, Bunco is fun.  Brandi was right.  This month, I actually did not win the prize for lowest points.  (That is my usual prize. Bunco is the only place that rewards really really bad luck.)  Gail won Grand Bunco.  Those Mejias girls have really great luck.  What is up with that?   

Friday, August 29, 2008

Bronx Zoo

On Wednesday we drove to the Bronx to go to the zoo there.  We thought we were so clever because we went on donation day.  (You can pay what ever you want to get in.)  The only problem was that everyone in the tri state area and beyond also had that same clever idea.  It was packed.  It was a beautiful day and the people watching was excellent.  The Moores, Ackermans, and McKellebs went with us and that was fun.  The Fordham entrance of the zoo was amazing.  I think I would have liked to sit there all day.  We stayed until they kicked us out and then the kids ran around in the parking lot for a while while we waited for traffic to die down.    That was my boys favorite part of course.  I'm so glad I could drive into New York City so they could enjoy a romp in a parking lot with kids who live in our city.  But, then again I'll take any excuse I can find to be in New York City!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Party Time!

This year Holden wanted a Transformer Party.  He was so excited to get a Transformer Pinata.  He even made up the games for his party.  Last year he had a pirate party and we did some fishing.  He liked that so much, that this year, he decided we should fish for Transformers.  Then he made up a game with dice.  We also painted our own All Sparks.  He had loads of fun.  Of course, as always, he said his favorite part was opening presents.  So thanks to all who came and gave him presents to open.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Holden

On Tuesday the 12th our Holden turned 5!  It's hard to believe that we have had the privilege of having this amazing child for 5 years.  Everyone always says there is just something about Holden and it is so true.  Holden is sweet, thoughtful, gentle, and sensitive.  How we love him!  Happy Birthday baby.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Our day at the beach

In July we went to Rhode Island to the beach.  It was a great day.  The weather was wonderful and we had so much fun playing and just being together.  Of course we couldn't keep Nicholas out of the water.  This was the first time he had used a boogie board.  He got bruised and scraped but loved it.  Holden, Matthew, and I built a really great sand castle.  Actually Holden and I built and Matthew smashed.  In goes without saying that Joe took loads of pictures.