Thursday, April 23, 2015

Day 1

On day 1 of 100 days I am grateful for unexpected lunch dates.  Today, I took Georgie and Lucy out to lunch at Wegmans.  We sat at the counter and I noticed the joy the kids had eating their sugar cookies.  They savored every bite!

Lucy opens her mouth so big to eat a cookie that her head actually shakes!


I have been wanting to start blogging again for so long but never seem to find the time. I have actually really missed sharing our adventures. A friend recently stated a 100 days of gratitude on Facebook and it got me thinking. I have been trying to start each morning at breakfast with something each of us are grateful for. This has been fun with the kids and even Lucy joins in, although she often just says "Mommy, Daddy" which I know she has learned from the boys.  However, I feel like this is really important for a lot of reasons. I want the kids to learn to appreciate the small things in life.  I know as an adult how easy it is to get into a negative-thinking mindset. More than that, I know how hard and challenging life can be at times.  I hope that if they notice and appreciate the small moments, they will be able to lead more joyful lives.  I also know that research suggests that keeping gratitude journals for even short periods of time can really increase your mood.

So I plan to post something we are grateful for every day for 100 days.  I may not be able to do it EVERY day but I will make a point of recognizing it and then posting once I catch up.  I hope this will be a group effort and I want to have the kids help as much as possible.  So here goes!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Five months!

Little Miss Lucy turned five months old yesterday.  Time seems to be going infinitely faster with every day.  Little Lucy now rolls both ways, always smiles at her brothers, wants to be with Mommy, and is almost always happy.  We love our little Lulu!!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sitting up!

Little Lucy has been trying to sit up on her own for awhile now.  It is already clear that she does not want to miss a thing!  We finally tested out the bumbo and it's a hit.  These pictures are also super special because I bought this sweet outfit for her in December. I was so anxious for her to get here and so excited. Well, she finally was able to wear it today!

Dog days of summer!

With a very open summer schedule these days we have been making a weekly trip to see my sister for lunch in the city.  It's been fun traveling into the city and it's nice to have something planned each week.  An added bonus is that some days Steve (or Dado these days to the boys) is able to join us.  He works only a few blocks from my sister.

The boys especially love it because they get to play in the fountains!

Daddy got to visit today!

The kids love running around and I actually get to enjoy lunch . . . a real treat these days!


My brother, sister, and I have been trying to plan a joint trip to the zoo for ages--we finally made it happen!  It certainly was a hot, hot one, but it was a lot of fun.  The best were these pictures of the kids toward the end of our trip.  The zoo sure is one of our favorites!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

4 Months!!!

Our four month hiatus from blogging can easily be understood as we have been adjusting to life with three four and under kiddos! We are having a blast, but life sure has been busy and free time has been hard to come by. I promise to catch up on some memorable posts from the last few months but I am thrilled to share that our little Lulu has been such a blessing to our family.  She's so much more than I ever imagined. We are all smitten!

Lulu one day shy of 4 months!!!

At her four month check up, Lucy weighted 15 pounds and was 26 iches long, making her in the 98% for height.  Something tells me she might be tall like her Daddy and brothers!!!