Friday, May 19, 2017

Just can't believe it

It's been a while since I wrote- seems the older the boys get at times life is chaotic, but on a whole new level. We hope everyone had a great Easter! We enjoyed ours with the company of our love ones- some pics for you that aren't on Facebook or Instragram.

This time of year is always a time for milestones for us- our anniversary, Aiden's half birthday (as he reminded me this morning), and today a big one- Jonathan "graduated" preschool!
It has been an emotional day for this Momma- there is something so different from watching your first born vs your last hit their milestones. You know the hugs, kisses, cuddles, sitting on laps etc. are about to end. Knowing this is the last time you will do this. The last time this will happen. While I'm so sad he's done preschool, it was a great day celebrating JP and all he has accomplished.

When I registered him for preschool, I quickly realized how different my boys were and their interest. I worried how JP would do and interact, but he did well and had amazing teachers both years who fostered his interest and help him grow in his learning.

JP has done so well and has grown so much and I'm so thankful for the experience both my boys had at First Presbyterian Bucket School! I will miss the school and teachers next year, but  the good part about being a "second" time parent is you know the amazing experience he's about to embark on. I'm excited to see what he will do and learn at Exton Elementry and pray for the teachers that had Aiden that could have him 😂. But to sum up this day, I'm sad, proud, happy, and excited to see the things that are to come for Jonathan "aka JP"

And a side note, so proud of my almost 8 1/2 year old (as of tomorrow he told me this am)- 😂. He's been doing amazing in 2nd grade, continues to love every minute of learning and as always enjoys school. I got to chaperone his field trip early this week to the Philly Zoo, which was so fun (and a bit crazy watching over 2nd grade boys 🙂).

And he's doing Amazing with baseball this year! I'm beyond proud how far he has come in the last year and love how passionate he is about it.
Aiden and his Best Friend 
He has even played his cousins a few times. 

We are so proud of our boys- their accomplishments, their various interest, and well the little men they are becoming!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

No more baby 😕

It's been over a month, but my "baby" turned 5 on February 23rd and I've had a hard time accepting it.
We started his day off with presents and "birthday" pancakes!

He claimed it was the "best day ever!" . Keith and I took off to spend the day with him on his last bday not in school. We took him to the Franklin Institute to see the Jurrasic World exhibit (aka the Dino Museum) which he loved! He soaked it all in and was beyond excited and couldn't wait to see what was beyond each turn.


After we made it through the exhibit, we hit other parts of the museum he never got to explore before, as he was a baby when we took his brother. It was fun watching him expand his mind.


We also allowed him to pick one last present, which he has treasured since... his Dino "Rexie".

After a fun day celebrating, he got to spend the next day honoring his birthday with his classmates having brownies and donuts for snack. Then that weekend JP got to celebrate with his grandparents, cousins, and aunts &uncles, which he couldn't wait for! He loved playing with them, opening the presents, and of course the big sing along and blowing out the candles!

So I think we can say this birthday was the "best!" I am struggling to be okay that my Baby is turning Five. As everything he does is the last for us, which is so hard for this Momma, but this kid also has taught us so much on strength, endurance, and perseverance.
I know there is so many exciting things for this kid to come, but  I'm just gonna take it a day at time!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A new year, a new us

Well we have survived the holidays and hope you have too! We had a great, albeit busy season. We spent the week of Christmas to New Years with all loved ones both friends and families.


The boys each had their own school celebration. JP's school had their annual Christmas pageant and party. JP was selected to be the Inn Keeper and even had a line. He did so well and enjoyed it, not like we had a doubt. After their pageant they did a few songs and as always it was adorable as ever.

In second grade their winter party is a gingerbread house building party and I was so happy that once again I got to help. The kids were so creative and did a great job.


Both kids enjoyed us being part of their festivities. We had a wonderful Christmas season celebrating Christmas Eve and Day with our families. The boys love seeing their cousins and grandparents. They were spoiled as always.
The boys got to celebrate with their Aunt and Uncle from NC right afterwards and we jammed as much fun in as we could before they had to leave. They always enjoy their time with Uncle Brian and Aunt Amy.

Now we are in the new year and back into the swing of things. Right after the new year, I had to register this cutie for kindergarten. Not sure how that happened as he was just my new born baby like a year ago!

The boys are doing well, enjoying school and no news to report on JPs medical side for now. The next thing is getting ready for him turning 5! WHAT 😫


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Seasons of Change

I love this time of year even though Spring is my favorite. I love the changing of the seasons, the pumpkin and fall themes, the leaves falling, and the moving into the holidays. But my favorite part of this season is celebrating my first baby boy!
On November 20th Aiden turned 8 and as always it was a long celebration (the bonus of having a birthday close to Thanksgiving)

We started his celebration with a "surprise" trip to Hershey. We took the boys there overnight and did a package deal at the Hershey Lodge.  It was the kids first time in Hershey and our first stay at the Lodge. It was a great 24 hours. We lucked out because the weather that weekend was sunny and 60 degrees. 
We started our trip going to the new indoor water park at the lodge and right there we got our money's worth and could have been done. The kids had such a blast! The facility was so nice and had something for all ages.

And Aiden came out of his shell that night and did and enclosed waters slide. This was huge as it was just a mere suggestion for him to try it and he did it without convincing or anyone going with him, which is just amazing for this kid who is so reserve.

After dinner, we went to check out the "Sweet Lights" which was about a 30 min ride through the grounds with beautiful Christmas lights. The kids loved it and were so excited to see the different scenes.


The next day started with Breakfast with Santa and I'm not sure if the kids loved Santa or the Hershey characters more! Either way they were excited to see Santa and counldn't wait to tell him what was on their list! I personally enjoyed the breakfast as it was nicely done and very festive.

Then we were off to the park. The kids had so much fun on the rides and it was so nice to do it in warmer then expected weather. We all really enjoyed ourselves and we loved seeing the kids have so much fun.

Then it was time to come and get ready for the real birthday. Keith had to work, but not before we had pancake breakfast and gift opening.

 We spent the rest of the day celebrating Aiden's day with my parents and sister and her baby girl....and another cupcake/ birthday song

Then Thanksgiving came and we had a great dinner with our family followed up by yet one last celebration for this kid. He was so excited to share his "day" with both set of grandparents, his Giosa aunt and uncle and cousins. Plus, we always have a great time when we get together!!
But someone needs to tell these kids to stop growing!!

Well with the end of  Thanksgiving came the end of Aiden's birthday celebration. (Phew) He said it was awesome and the best, so I will take that as he had a good one. Now we are ready to get into the Christmas spirit.