Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tea Party

Isabelle and Emma had a blast playing with her new tea party set!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Birthday Parties!!

2 Birthday parties in less than a month, a new house with lots of outside projects to get done before winter really sets in, a really annoying cough/cold that Bobby and I have had and the everyday craziness of chasing (not walking yet, but soon!) my sweet one year old and determined "almost" three year old... Anyways, here are a few pictures from the recent festivities!

Here was Emma's first birthday cake!

Gotta have pink and brown EVERYTHING! ;)

Here is Isabelle's 3rd birthday cake!
slightly excited and her new extreme smile!

It wasn't too cold but it wasn't warm either! They didn't seem to mind ;)

I seem to have alot of pictures of them like them.. Emma basically saying "Let me go!"

this one is a bit better I guess.. Isabelle loved her birthday hat and wore it most of the day!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Some Fall Pictures!

Okay.. way too many pictures were taken over a two day span! But we had to take advantage of the nice weather and the beautiful fall colors.. plus an incredible leaf pile - can't ask for much more!

what an expression.. and who taught her to puff out her chest?!

being attacked by leaves!

thanks for the leaf pile grandpa!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Last few weeks!

The last few weeks have been a blur around here - a ton of back and forth between the new house and the old (about 5 miles so not too bad!), lots of packing, cleaning, painting etc... I am so thankful we are almost through the "craziness". We have been so fortunate to have so much help and support, which has made our move much easier! The house looks great and we are now on night 3 - Yay! My pictures are random - I will have to post more again soon.. but at least here are some to give a general overview!

My brother Andrew was our painter! We repainted everything - trim, ceilings & walls. My dad helped him with most of the trim. Andrew is just finishing up our master bath tonight and mudroom.
Bobby's dad came down a few times from NH to help. I love his outfits and knee pads ;) He helped us put a ceiling fan/heater in the master bath and he also had the terrible task of cleaning the basement!
Bobby's mom also came down a few times and helped make the house sparkle. She helped clean the bathrooms, kitchen, floors etc... My grandmother and cousin Victoria also joined in on the kitchen team by cleaning the cupboards!

This is Isabelle's room before carpet and paint.

The living room before..
My mom was a huge help with the kids plus a big inspiration to my packing! We enjoyed quite a few meals at our card table.
I think Andrew has an artistic side and loved to get the paint out of his rollers on our walls...
The dining room/playroom after...
Emma's very pink room - but it has grown on me and I am really enjoying the bright, fun color!
Kids bathroom - bright green - a bit too much but once again I think it is growing on us. It is called "fresh cut grass" :) We were so lucky to have 2 friends come over one afternoon who have an amazing eye for colors - they picked out all of our colors in under 2 hours! We couldn't have done it without their expertise.
These are the accent walls in our living room/back wall of the kitchen. Love the color - Georgian Brick!
the other side of our living room - sweet butter!
Emma's favorite thing - feeding herself! Gotta love the yogurt :)
Last week we took a much needed break from the chaos and walked down the street to our neighborhood playground.

Emma is getting so big! 2 more weeks til she turns one! I can't believe it.

Random side note: we moved back to CT on October 31st 2007 (where does the time go??) Isabelle was 11 mos, 10 days. Moving day last week to our new house was September 25th 2009 Emma was 11 mos, 10 days old. I think that is really strange! What are the chances? seriously! Plus it is so hard for me to picture that Isabelle was that little when we moved back from Tennessee.. They really do grow up so quick!

LOVE Emma's shoes! too cute.