Nick is in a bit of a cheesy-smile-pose-for-the-camera phase. Kate is in a bangles phase. Makes for some pretty cute pictures.
We had one of those perfect nights tonight…and you really have to savor those. This was the kind of night that I imagined we would be having all the time before I had kids, but in reality they only happen when all the stars align. Don’t get me wrong, we have plenty of good nights and even great nights, but this was the kind of night where there was magical pixie dust sprinkled all over everything. Everybody was full of smiles and snuggles and kisses and hugs. There was no whining, no fighting, no hitting, no screaming. The kids had their listening ears on, ate their dinners, and played nicely with each other, even starting their own impromptu dance party in Nick’s room. Oh yeah, and Sam got everything he needed to finish his tumor schedule at work so he didn’t have to spend the night working. Ahhhhh….life is good.
Here are some pictures from the rehearsal dinner. Kate was a dancing maniac this weekend. We COULD NOT keep her off the dance floor. She would have been in on the first dance at the wedding if she had her choice. My absolute favorite video is Kate dancing during the karaoke and running off screaming when cousin Henry tried to ask for a dance.
We just came back from a nice long family weekend in MA for Andrew and Liz’s wedding (pictures here). The wedding was beautiful and we’re so glad to have Liz officially in the family now! Nicky was a ring bearer again and did an admirable job – he didn’t fall in the lake or loose the rings, which was a plus. The kids were zonked (Nick didn’t nap the entire time we were there) but they held up pretty well. Kate was a dancing machine until she passed out cold in daddy’s arms. Party pictures tomorrow, but here are some from the trip:
Kate is really getting the hang of scooting (thanks to her long distance buddies, Jack and Luke, for sending her such a fun toy!). I can’t believe how fast she goes all by herself! She loves chasing after the big kids and can pretty much keep up with them already.
Nicky’s school put on a concert at the end of summer session. Nicky was SUPER excited to play the recorder in the concert, and had a blast dancing and playing. I’m not sure this video entirely captures the adorableness of this concert, but it was pretty fun!