Friday, December 31, 2010

Capozzi-Richards Playdate

Yesterday we had the a little playdate at our house with Nana, the Aunties, cousins and our friends the Richards.  Kate has two young boys, Jake who is a couple months younger than the girls and Ben who is the baby of the group.  It was fun to have all the littles together. 

All the kids decorating cookies while the adults attempted to socialize and catch up. 

IMG_0491IMG_0494IMG_0496IMG_0552Emma and Jake playing legos.

IMG_0554Ben so badly wanted to play with Papi.


After all the fun, Molly got to have a sleep over with the girls.  It was a long day and the girls crashed.IMG_0570

Having some toast in the morning before having to take Molly down to meet Auntie Kiersten.IMG_0571

Being sillyIMG_0573

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Projects with Daddy

The girls got some great little art project kits for Christmas that they get to do with Daddy.  He is off the whole week between Christmas and New Year’s so they have a lot of time to hang out and have fun.

Monday night’s project- paper bag puppets

Reading the map to see what needs to be done first.IMG_0445IMG_0427IMG_0432IMG_0442IMG_0451IMG_0453IMG_0463

Wednesday’s project- more puppets

IMG_0475“Let’s see, what do I do first?”


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

We weren’t sure if we would be able to celebrate Christmas with our cousins this year or not.  They were in the process of moving from Augusta, GA to El Paso, TX but were able to take the time to make the trip home.  We celebrated Christmas Eve at our house with Nana, Papa, Auntie Kendra, Auntie Katie, Uncle Ryan, Auntie Kiersten, Uncle Joe, and of course our favorite cousins Caroline, Nicholas and Molly.  IMG_0254In an attempt to keep the kids entertained and out of trouble we set up an art table in the living room for them.  IMG_0256 It kept them happy for a little while, but it wasn’t long before they were running and jumping around.IMG_0261IMG_0268 Dinner at the kiddie table.  And no Untie Kendra did not have to sit there, she was just hanging out.IMG_0274IMG_0307All the stockings were hung by the chimney with care and Santa did a great job filling them this year.

After opening a few presents at home, we headed to Nana and Papa’s to enjoy the rest of the day with the family.

IMG_0316Yatzee has become a big hit in our house this last year.  We had a great time playing with everyone.  Even the kids got to play.IMG_0317IMG_0333Emma was a champ at rolling the dice for Auntie Kendra.IMG_0343IMG_0353IMG_0356IMG_0364Emma had enough and moved onto her new toys.

IMG_0351IMG_0368IMG_0379Stockings round two.

IMG_0395 DSC_2699IMG_0408IMG_0416Molly showing off her fancy new skirtIMG_0417

Helping Nana open her presents.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Santa Pictures

Each year we take the girls to Nordstroms downtown to get their picture taken with Santa.  This year the fear factor was still in play and no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t get the girls to sit with Santa.  So instead they sat with me and Santa stood behind the chair.  Oh well, there is always next year.


Last year both Nana and BB were in the picture with them and the year before they were screaming their heads off. 

Monday, December 20, 2010

Gingerbread Houses and Choo-Choo Trains

The Christmas preparations have begun.  This year I thought the girls would have fun putting together a gingerbread house so I picked up a kit at Trader Joes.  It was the perfect simple little kit and the girls had fun decorating it.  I do think more candy ended up in their mouths than on the house though.


IMG_0106IMG_0111IMG_0115 Do you see the candy in Madi’s mouth?


Papa has an amazing electric train set up under their Christmas tree each year.  They girls love playing with it and using the controls to make it go.  Last year the girls received this small little Polar Express train set with a remote so we decided to put it under our tree.  Not quite the same as Papa’s but it did the trick.


Unfortunately, this year we didn’t go cut down our own Christmas tree.  We didn’t have time and the weather was awful so we grabbed one from a local tree lot.  It wasn’t quite the same but the girls had fun hanging decorations.IMG_0136

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Thanksgiving Trip to Mass

Each year Daddy has a business meeting in Boston the week after Thanksgiving so we decided this year it would be fun to spend Thanksgiving visiting BB, and Grammy and Grampie.  We were scheduled to fly out Monday night on the redeye.  And Monday morning the snow began to fall, and fall, and fall.  By that evening the roads around us were closed and the freeways were all a MESS!!!  Of course the girls were excited and ready to get on the airplane.  It is hard to explain that we aren’t going to two three year olds who have their hearts set on it.  Madi even stated that she didn’t like the snow because we couldn’t drive in it.  We called the airline and they told us that if the flight was canceled we would be rebooked.  If the flight wasn’t canceled we would have to pay the change fee and difference in fare to get on a new flight.  Because there was NO way for us to get to the airport, we told them we would not be going and prayed that the flight would be canceled.  Somehow the flight ended up taking off at 3am (scheduled for 10:30pm) without the Bordens.  Now, because Chad had to get back to Boston for his meeting, he was able to work with his company’s travel department and they were able to work with Jet Blue and we were all able to get on the redeye Tuesday night without paying an extra penny.  I was so excited and so were the girls.  They totally   came through for us.  We finally arrived at BB’s around noon on Wednesday. 

Thursday we headed to Westport to spend Thanksgiving with Grammy and Grampie.  The food was fabulous and it was fun to see the Borden side of the family.  Friday, we headed back to Duxbury and were able to spend some time with our friends Lucy and Hank.  On Saturday, Mommy and Daddy got to go out to a little party hosted by the Bartletts and catch up with everyone. 

Every year at the town center there is a little holiday festival with pony rides and pictures with Santa.  We took the girls up there, hit the hot spots and headed home.  On Monday, Daddy headed to Boston for his meeting while the girls and I stayed in Duxbury and hung out with BB.  The weather was beautiful so the girls spent a lot of time outside.  We made it to the beach one day and then took the girls to a great little Christmas village another day.  Daddy’s meeting ended Thursday so the girls and I went up to Boston to meet him and stay the night before flying out on Friday.  We took the girls to The Children’s Museum, walked around the city, and had lunch with Uncle Jake before flying home.  IMG_9373The girls loved this giant cat that Grammy and Grampie had. IMG_9385Madi enjoying her Pumpkin pie.  I think she just liked the whip cream.IMG_9400IMG_9408IMG_9417They had a blast playing with Grampie and jumping all over his chair and the couches.

IMG_9477Watching morning cartoons in Grampie’s favorite chair.IMG_9487BB got the girls scooters for Christmas.  They took a little while to get used too, they had way more fun when daddy was pushing.IMG_9503They girls could spend days painting with BB in her studio.  IMG_9507IMG_9511IMG_9545IMG_9562-1Our first photo with Santa at Hal’s Corner.IMG_9570Pony rides!IMG_9583IMG_9605BB and the girls driving Santa’s sleigh being pulled by the Duxbury dragon.IMG_9679Helping BB rake the leaves.  Or at least playing in them.IMG_9695IMG_9745Off to the beach even if it is only 40 some degrees.IMG_9764IMG_9785IMG_9793IMG_9796IMG_9801IMG_9834IMG_9843IMG_9855IMG_9881 More running around the yard and all the neighbors’ yards too.IMG_9896IMG_9926IMG_9934IMG_9953One of my most favorite pictures.IMG_9958And another one.

IMG_9973Looking at the Christmas Village put together by Jordan’s Furniture.  It was really neat and the girls got to experience their first laser light show after walking through the displays.