June 30, 2011

Our Boston Trip

We recently took a trip to Boston to visit friends.
We had such a great time, that I don't even know which pictures to share, so I've just done one big collage.
Bill and I weren't sure about traveling with the kids, but it turned out to be a ton of fun.
The kids did great, and we got to do quite a few things.
I'm especially thankful to have visited my close friend, Kate and her family.

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June 28, 2011

Angry Birds

So I'm a little late posting this, but better late than never!
Here's the start of my many layered "Angry Birds" cake for Luke's Birthday. 
Boy was he excited about this one! I'd dare to say that his friends were equally excited to eat it!

Happy Birthday Luke! You are growing up so fast!
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June 27, 2011

The Beach

I'm going somewhere this weekend...

It just happens to be here...to the beach.

The fireworks on the beach will be beautiful.
The lightening bugs will be out...
Do you have plans for the 4th?
I hope so! Enjoy your summer!
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June 26, 2011

Homemade Meatballs are the best!

I have this wonderful cookbook from MOMYS that caters to large families.
I was able to get permission to share the recipe!
Gotta say, since I've started making these meatballs,
my family has rejected the store bought ones.
They are YUMMY and freeze well.
I like to add some shredded cheddar cheese and sometimes
Parsely and chili powder.
Try em'! I think you'll like em'.

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June 21, 2011

David's First Parkour Class

David tried learning parkour at a gym right next to my boxing club.
He started learning how to vault obstacles, and the teachers were excellent.
They were very good at presenting new concepts in an orderly way, while still keeping an attitude of fun and play.
I will start with him next class, but wanted to watch him do his first one by himself. It was exciting to see him maturing in his ability to interact with older folks.

Parkour defined: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkour
Our local club:  http://www.rochesterparkour.com/

This art of movement lays a foundation for all other sports and physical activity, and he seems to really enjoy it.

--Posted by Bill