Saturday, March 31, 2012

Family Picnic

 It was a beautiful day for a picnic, and that's just where we were heading!  It was time for my dads Bocce League Picnic once again.  Rachel is also practicing picking out all her own clothes, so she was very excited getting ready for the fun day ahead.

It was also going to be extra fun because Nana's "Cancer Buddy (who goes to Chemo the same days & time she goes) was going to come too, and was bringing her granddaughter!

Now, all that we needed to do was wait patiently for Nana & Papa to come pick us up to go to the Bocce Park!

FINALLY!!!  we get to play at the park!  Rachel just LOVES it when her Nana pushes her on the swing!  The "big kid" swings were occupied (not that her Nana would ever let her swing on those anyway! ROFL)

She REALLY enjoyed playing with her new friend, and they really hit it off!  Rach was even willing to share her pinwheel!  

And Papa was VERY happy to show his little monkee how to play Bocce! 

Fast Friends

 And MORE time on the playground!
A little sweaty, but nice to sit with Nana & Papa

And here she is with "Luna Linda & Tony Baloney"
When all was said and done, it was a really nice day at the park. Good food, GREAT fun, and making new friends... Does it get much better?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Stoned Soul Picnic

 Tommy's church picnic was held at one of the parishioners homes, across from the church.  It's actually a little compound shared by the whole family with 4 or 5 houses on the property.  Each family member has their home on the same chunk of land right next to the Edison home.

There was a clown making balloon animals so he made a parrot for Rachel.

 It was a little drizzly, but that didn't last. It turned out to be a pretty good afternoon!
The property was really nice, and many of the women were familiar from past picnics.

They also had a Barbershop Quartet playing music.  They were pretty good.  Rach really likes that style of music, so it worked out great!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Doctor Robert

 Brought Rachel to visit with Nana while she was having her chemo treatment.  She kept everyone entertained... patients & nurses alike!
After treatment, we all went to Sweet Tomatoes for dinner.  She LOVES going to "the salad restaurant".  She loves the salad, but her favorite is the macaroni & cheese!

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Rhythm of The Saints

St Patty's Day in our house means it's time to make a yummy New England Boiled Dinner.  Not just Corned Beef and Cabbage, but I include Parsnips, Carrots, Rutabaga, and of course, Potatoes.  We even had fresh Onion Rye bread.  My folks came over and we had a really nice night!

 Everyone cleaned their plates so I know dinner was a success!  The only problem we had was that we had far more veggies than meat... so the obvious solution... we bought a couple of extra packages of corned beef!  I cooked them up and gave 1 to mom & dad!
Pretty sure this face sums up the night.  We had a terrific evening, celebrating, eating, & laughing, laughing, laughing...

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Queen of The Masquerade Ball

At Rachel's school, they celebrated Purim by hosting a Daddy's breakfast!  Only Dad's (or Grandfathers, etc) were invited to spend the morning sharing the story of Purim & having breakfast with all the students.
 The kids got to wear costumes, they made "ra'ashan" (noise makers) to blot out Haman's name, and they made special coupon booklets to give to all the dads!
She was SO excited to have her Daddy with her!  She was also really happy she got to wear her cowgirl costume!
She was also really happy when she found out she was going to have dinner with her Nana & Papa!

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We are the proud parents of a beautiful little girl. I have not stopped smiling since the moment they placed her in my arms. We adopted her Sept 2008 and it's been nothing but wonderful! She is the best reason to open my eyes every day! Currently living in SW Florida. I've also become a MAJOR Twilight junkie, so now I'm told I'm a TWI-MOM & I LOVE it!

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