Friday, January 1, 2016

Libby's Birthday!

I was so excited to celebrate my 6th birthday with new friends this year.  I brought doughnuts to school and then for my actual birthday (since it was during Christmas break) Daddy took me to a special lunch and then cupcakes at his office.  Then Mom and Maddie and I went for mani's and pedi's.  I had a party a few days later.  We rented the movie room at our apartment complex and watched Rudolph and played "reindeer games".  It was lots of fun.  When is my next birthday!? I love being SIX!
I'm munching my annual birthday breakfast...cinnamon rolls!!

Best Birthday Party EVER!!

Mani and Pedi time! 

Holiday Fun

We had so much fun this holiday season.  It started off with Libby's Christmas Pageant.  She was sad to be up on stage but she made an adorable little angel.  Then I had a Christmas show as well.  It's always fun to sing on stage.  We went and visited a farm (Libby loves the bunnies!) and made Gingerbread houses.  It was a fun time!!
Libby as an Angel!

Maddie's Christmas Show

Our pink Christmas tree this year. 

Libby walking Daisy the pig.

Maddie walking Daisy the pig.

Libby loves Cocoa the bunny!!

Check out our giant Gingerbread houses!  Super cool...though it was tough to not eat them!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Maddie's Birthday and Thanksgiving on an Island

  Hi! I turned 8 on November 20th.  I can't believe I'm 8 now.  I had a great birthday!  Mom sent in cupcakes for my class AND we had our talent show that day at school and then again that night.  My friends and I did "It's a Hard Knock Life" from Annie.  I love being on stage = so much fun!
8 years old today!
Then if that wasn't enough...the next morning we left for St. Johns!  It's an island in the CARIBBEANS (as we like to call it).  We met my best friend in the whole world Addie there.  Well it was quite the flight there (big delays!)...we almost missed the last ferry, but we made it and had fun.  Libby and Mom were a little sick there but made the most of it.  It was so much fun!  We swam, snorkeled, ate lots (the moms and dads drank a lot of these things called Pain Killers) and got tan! We enjoyed celebrating Thanksgiving ... island style! 
On our way!  Be there in soon (or so we thought!)

On our way to the BVIs.  I could get use to this boating thing.

The whole gang on the "Take it Easy".
Mermaid Tail Friends
Daddy and Libby at the Soggy Dollar Bar.

Monday, November 2, 2015


We had such a great time celebrating Halloween this year!  Grease Style!

On Friday we went to the Raleigh Country Club for a Halloween Party.  Games, a DJ, a photo booth, a hayride, s'mores and a magician were all part of the fun.  We danced until the DJ shut down.  We didn't win the costume contest, but there's always next year!

Maddie and her personal DJ.

Libby had a big time in the Photo Booth!

On Saturday (Halloween!) we went trick-or-treating with Libby's friend Mamie and her family.  They have a super fun neighborhood with lots of kids.  We ate pizza, ran around and then went house to house and got a LOT of candy.  There was even a house that had s'mores instead of candy.

We were pooped by the end of the weekend and thankful to have an extra hour on Sunday for sleep!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

School Picture Day

We got to wear dress up clothes for picture day this week.  Mom took us shopping for new dresses so we were excited to wear them.  She snapped a few pics before we headed off to school just in case we forgot to smile for the pictures at school.  Here we are!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Back To School 2015

School is off to a great start!  We are at Our Lady of Lourdes this year in Raleigh.  We miss riding the bus but so far mom has survived carpool.

Maddie:  I'm in 2nd grade this year.  My teacher is Ms. Frinzl and my assistant is Ms. Spellman.  They are nice and so far they let me give them hugs!  I'm the new girl in my class but everyone has been pretty nice to me so far.  I made a friend over the summer named Bailey so I knew one person when school started.   And a boy has been nice to me too. His name is Summey.  I have a locker this year!  I'm excited to be in Raleigh and see my Daddy everyday.  Plus Raleigh has lots of nature to explore!

Libby: Finally I started big school this year (I've been ready!)  I am soooo excited to be in Kindergarten!!  My teachers are so nice.  They are Ms. Lynch and Ms. Moore.  I have made lots of friends.  I love Marlowe the most but I play with Mamie and Kylie too. The most exciting part of Kindergarten is we got 8th grade buddies to go to Mass with.  My buddy is Rachel and she's super cool.  She even gave me a cookie. I like living in Raleigh so far because Daddy is here all the time and we go on bike rides together.  Plus our apartment has 2 swimming pools! 

August 2015

Well our family had a busy end of the year.  Maddie wrapped first grade with Ms. Casseus at Eastover, finished another successful year of musical theater and art lessons.  I graduated from St. John's in May and finished up Daisy Dance.

Then Mom and Dad announced we were MOVING!  So we now live in Raleigh, NC.  We moved at the beginning of August so we still had lots of time to go to the beach, go to fun summer camps and play with our friends over the summer.

We are sorry that we didn't post many pictures this past school year.  But we hope to post more of the fun we have in our new city.  Stay tuned ...

Filling up the moving truck and heading out!

Final picture with our measuring wall.  We're getting big!