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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Great weekend

Labor day weekend was wonderful.  Friends came to the lake to visit us.  My parents came out to the lake and so did my grandma.  I do not think she ever came out there when I was growing up.  I loved seeing her.  The kids had a blast.  Domenic won a shirt for best costume and Penelope and Domenic went on a night hike.  Mario had fun at the courts .  We listened to Roger Hoard and Jones play and dj Moe the next evening.  We played in a fun tournament with friends and dad took gold. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Kids - my family





 Domenic-  Every single day this kid is creating some contraption .  he is an inventor .  His brain works in a way I will never understand and I love watching him do what he does.  He loves his alone time.  He does not get it often enough.  The other day he was so happy to have the whole vehicle to himself while I drove us back from the lake.  Eric had the other three.  He relaxed and took a nap .  right before his nap  he said "  yes, I  have all this space to myself.  "  Bless his heart.  He never complains.  he does his homework as soon as he comes home.  He never whines about it either.
 Penelope has a cast now.  she has not complained about it much.  I am surprised .  It would drive me crazy.  She is doing great and is much more organized with her school work .  I know it has only been a week-  but I think she is off to a great start.  She is even throwing out unneeded papers as soon as she gets home.  She does complain after school , but not nearly as much as last year.  She is doing her home work with out complaints.  She usually just needs a quick snack and a drink of water to put her back in a good mood.
 All four.  I really need to get my good camera out and take pictures of all four .  But this will have to do for now.  Time is flying by and these kids are growing fast.  I love each of them so much -  my heart could burst.  I am blessed and thankful everyday .  it gets crazy at times, it gets messy a lot. I love it all .  i could live with out trips to the ER , but we all survive and say our prayers at night.

 Penelope is on the Flyer ( front cover) for the MWCD .  She did the Explorers of nature program at tappan lake.  She loved it.  I am so glad the lakes are offering kids fun learning activities again.  I was starting to wonder if Tappan was turning into a grown up jamboree in hills- party lake.  Nature needs to be explored and relaxing.  I hope they continue to make the parks all family friendly again.  Tappan lake was always my safe place.  A place where I explored and grew up.  I looked forward to spending the summer there and meeting new friends.  It is where I met some of my favorite people.
 Mario !  goodness this kid makes life so exciting.  His brain is always wondering and his only wish is to bring back dinosaurs.  he believes he can make a time machine.  Bring back dinosaur eggs and raise dinosaurs.
Our amazing , sweet and creative kiddos on their first day of school.  Mario in first grade.  Domenic is in 4th grade and Penelope is in the 5th grade.