Thursday, September 25, 2008

Our little Conan, Gateway, and a 2 wheeler

With all of the changes with Natasha's hair, it has made me want to play around with Cassie's more. Since we have more time for the two of us during the days Natasha is at school, we play more than we ever have before. One day I decided to try to blow out her hair to see what she looks like with striaght hair. Well, lets just say, the Lord knew what he was doing when He gave Cassie curly hair, she looked like Conan O'brian! This photo also shows the other two things she is all about right now. 1. Potty training (she is wearing a pull up in this shot), and 2. She wants to show us her teeth all of the time. Big sister is loosing a lot of teeth right now, and gets a lot of attention for it, so she doesn't want to be out done.

We took the "train" into the city on Saturday with the girls. They loved the fountain, Natasha tried to be in it without getting wet, and did a really good job. Cassie only wanted to watch, no desire to get wet on her part.

Last night we planned that we would take Natasha to have some serious biking lessons without her training wheels. We are far behind on this one, and it has been frustrating for her that her friends have already learned this. What can I say, Philly didn't have a lot of places to teach her. Anyway, she did great, and Daddy was a wonderful teacher. I am also trying out some new photography techniques. We had a great lesson at our last Relief Socity Enrichment night, thanks Denise. I got her in some open shade, got closer up, and turned off my flash. I still haven't read the owners manuel to my camera, but I will get there!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Natasha cut her hair today! After YEARS of only letting us give her tiny trims, she decided to cut off over 10 inches to donate to Locks of Love. She looks darling, thanks Heidi!




She loves her new sassy do and couldn't get enough of playing with it during homework time tonight.

Monday, September 15, 2008

NY trip

We had a wonderful trip. Here are some of the highlights!

Even though the picture didn't come out very well. I had a WONDERFUL time visiting my friends and eating at my favorite restaurant, Maggianos!

This picture is for Camille - in case anyone was wondering, Ben Franklin's grave is in Philadelphia, not Boston.

some of the fun sights.

Our hotel was right by Aaron's work. The hotel is the red building on the left, and the huge one on the right is the World Financial Center. In case you are wondering, we got in trouble for taking Aaron's picture on the outside of the building. Security is very tight there. We could see the Statue of Libery from a walking area by the hotel.

We had a ton of fun on Canal Street in China Town.

We saw Jersey Boys on our anniversary (11 years!). We still have all of the great music stuck in our heads.

Cassie loved the China jammies we brought her.

This weekend we went up to the mountains to see the beautiful leaves. Natasha figured she would get a wedding bouquet ready - just in case.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Start Spreading the News!

Start spreading the news, we've left today! We are in NYC!!! We arrived today and will be back on Saturday. My Grandparents have been wonderful enough to watch our kids for us so that Aaron can have his business trip, I can play with my friends, and we can have a great 11th Anniversary! See you all next week.