Wednesday, March 30, 2011


In 2004 we began a tradition that is seeming to stand the test of time. A few friends and I went to Cinzetti's for a fabulous girls night out of delicious food and wonderful conversation. It wasn't until we were there, all dressed in green that we realized that it was St. Patrick's Day.

Thus began our annual St. Patrick's Day girls night out at Cinzetti's. The group always seems to change a bit -- some years it is small and intimate and other years it has been so big you didn't even get much of a chance to talk to the person at the other end of the table -- but the company is always wonderful. I certainly feel LUCKY that I can spend an Irish holiday, eating Italian food, surrounded by incredible friends!

Here is a sneak peek from our first Cinzetti's girls night out...

Peyton is FIVE!

It is amazing how quickly 5 years can pass by! It is hard to believe that Peyton is now 5 years old. To celebrate this year she chose to have a "Pinkalicious" birthday party with her friends dressed in pink. It was great fun. We read Pinkalicious, decorated pink tiaras, painted fingernail with pink glitter polish, played games, danced to princess songs, and decorated pink cupcakes. Peyton had so much fun and it was a treat to have her fun friends over for the afternoon.

Listening to Pinkalicious.

Everyone has beautiful, pink fingernails...

Playing games...

Here are some interesting facts about Peyton at 5 years-old:
1) She will talk to anyone. All it takes is for someone at a store, for example, to ask her a question or say how cute Cooper is and she will tell them her life story. She is quite a prolific conversationalist.
2) Peyton has so much fun at preschool and loves her classmates and her teacher, Ms. Wendy.
3) She continues to enjoy her ballet/tap dance class.
4) She prefers dresses and skirts to pants.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I wish I had thought of this, but I think it is a GREAT idea! At the kids' school, Mrs. Keller, had the grades perform an "Informance" which informs the parents of all the things the students have been learning in music class. Perhaps as a former public school teacher, I was more interested than your average parent, but I found it fascinating and loved seeing what they were being taught (including solfege!)

Both Morgan and Trevor love Mrs. Keller. She is great and we are so glad she is their music teacher!


There are times I go to upload the pictures from my camera memory card to the computer and find myself wondering when I took the pictures. Shots of the computer, tv, the floor, and other strange objects appear before my eyes. It is never too long though before the camera stealer makes themselves known.

I give you exhibit A...