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Sunday, March 4, 2012
He also celebrated his friend Billy’s Science themed birthday party. Billy’s mom Trish and I met through the boys being on the same soccer team. She’s from Jersey so naturally we got along great! Billy has a younger brother Sean-the three of them get along really great.
This past weekend we were up in Maryland. DJ found a great bbq place by him; Red, Hot and Blue. The kids couldn’t pass up a picture with the King:
Last night DJ rented Real Steel for the boys since The Lorax was completely sold out. Very cute movie (to the tune of me actually thinking there was robot underground wrestling-which is so on DJ who was very convincing). DJ and I also watched Contagion this weekend; not a good movie for a complete and utter hypochondriac like myself. I was riveted yet now scared to ever touch a doorknob and solidified that I won’t be doing any foreign travel in the near future. Idol has picked their Top 12 and I must decide if I will be blogging come Wednesday night. I’ll keep you posted.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Less than one hour later…somewhere around Baltimore…..
We woke them all up around Newark so they could get my night tour-George Washington Bridge, West Side Highway, through the park, down 86th Street, FDR Drive and over the Brooklyn Bridge. We stayed at the Brooklyn Marriott Downtown. Next day marked the beginnings of the tourist adventure (that’s right Preston has never really done the tourist thing at all either). The subway into Grand Central and then to 38th and 3rd for real (hot) bagels and tri-color cookies. (thanks Josh for the suggestion)!
Then it was off to the Empire State Building. A very long line (and as the kids complained I thought…hmmm, there goes the Disney idea…)and almost $100 bucks later, we were at the top. I am DEATHLY afraid of heights so I don’t look down. The kids thought it was awesome. Preston got a kick out of seeing every landmark he knew from that high up.
Seeing the Freedom Tower going up brings with it mixed emotions. But it is nice to see the rebuilding down at the WTC site.
We walked down 5th Avenue to see the NY Public Library. Then it was pizza in Times Square, Toys R Us and the M&M Store.
Saturday night Charlie joined us for dinner at Angelos in Little Italy.
Sunday morning, Katie, Steve and Charlie and Charlie’s friends Chris and Lisa joined us at Big Daddy’s for brunch. There was even a balloon man there to entertain the kids. We ended the day making sure we took home some goodies from my fave---Two Little Red Hens!!! Thankfully now DJ understands what a real bagel is, real Italian food is and we can continue this relationship! ;-)
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Saturday night DJ and I did our Valentine’s dinner at Tobacco Company. Of course we get there and they were going to sit us next to an infant. Yeah….three kids between us…not with us…not sitting near another. We were switched to another table. It was also the most frigid night in Richmond of the winter. Sunday morning I slept in while DJ not only fed Pres, but made me breakfast in bed. Heart him! Monday I left for work before he left for the week. I came home to this surprise!
Tuesday Preston was my date to the new Mexican restaurant that just opened up. Then it was home to exchange our gifts to each other. He made me a card that said his heart gets big when he eats dinner with his mom. Love this kid. He also had a bag waiting for me tonight at Grandma’s. (Who is finally home from NY)!
I volunteered to make cupcakes for the school party. I also had a deposition in Virginia Beach that night. Kelly picked up Preston and when I got to her house she had made the cupcakes. I only had to ice them and decorate!!!! Kelly thank you!!!
Monday, February 6, 2012
He was fighting a cold. Because the school won’t allow Chapstick, and Heaven forbid we use a tissue. Why would you when you have sleeves? So that led to two big bloody scabs under the nose. Ugh. But he’s still happy. And DJ’s pancake tower made him even happier.
A recent fall playing tug of war on concrete (instead of playing on the more obviously safe choice, the grass). Again, happy. This past weekend we were up in Maryland. Pres and Caden have become Frick and Frack.
For those that read my Idol blog, you know I was a HUGE GN’R fan back in the day. Cannot pass up an opportunity to take a picture with Slash…even if he is a cardboard cut out. Noah tried jambalaya and liked it too!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Pres spent some time with Grandma and PaPa in Carytown. He was excited to be picked up from Minnieland early and what is that in Mr. Preston’s hand…hmmm….someone “suckered” grandma….Just a side note on this trip my parents went into the grocery store. Preston insisted on buying me a red pepper for my salad. He even felt them all to make sure he was getting a good one. I love this kid.
By the way, he was so engrossed in Angry Birds, that he was sitting on my bread. He is becoming quite a little reader. I am impressed that halfway through kindergarten his writing and reading are coming along great!
Katie and Steve took off to Arizona to visit Chris and Anna. Chris and Katie ran the Phoenix Half Marathon-and they both beat their PR (personal record). It was awesome because Steve signed up to get their times at different points texted to his phone. We were able to get updates here in VA. Go Raabs!
Oh the Giants are in the Super Bowl. Preston had faith-here he is during the Packers/Giants play off game. The only thing wrong with this picture is DJ insists on wearing his Redskin shirt despite the fact they are not in the playoffs. I keep calling him a bitter man. Here’s my little Eli staking his ground. Pres insisted on staying up Sunday night to watch them beat the 49er’s. He told me, “Mom, the game is tied 17-17. I have to watch.” How can I argue? I was so proud I almost cried.
Preston had his artwork on display at Barnes and Noble (or No-balls as he says it). I was quite impressed with my little Picasso!
And nothing is cuter than this picture-all watching National Geographic sea creatures. Have a great week everyone!