Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mom's Day 2016

We celebrated Mom's day with a day at the races on Saturday :) Finley and Dagny each got to run a kids race and they proudly earned their first racing medals!
 Then, GG and Grandpa (up from NY for the weekend) kindly took Dagny home since it was raining and quite chilly, while Dan, Finley and I waited around for my 5 mile race.  They enthusiastically cheered me on and I got a medal, too, when I crossed the finish line in 47min 17sec!

The rest of the weekend, we spent inside due to poor weather playing board games (Murray is the Monopoly Jr champ, Finley is the Sorry! champ, and Dagny taught GG how to play Garbage), reading books, watching the Kentucky derby, and cooking. The sun peeked out here and there on Sunday -- just in time for GG and Grandpa to head back south :(

But yes, finally, a great mom/kid photo on my special day!

And now the outtakes....

I'm a lucky girl!

Pesach (Passover) 2016

Another lovely holiday in White Plains in April with the bonus of having three additional Mixters present at Seder #1! Caitlin came out from Manhattan and my parents were with us after we spent a week in Virginia with them. What more could we ask for? Oh yes -- little CJ is now 1 and lots of fun!

 Couldn't you just melt??
 On night number two, Finley and Dagny were primed and ready!
Then, the big event -- Finley, Dan, and Dagny proudly sang the four questions :)

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Finley's Lego Band

Legos can really bring out a kid's creativity.  A few weeks back, Finley created a lego band complete with:
a drum set and sticks
 a guitar
 a saxaphone

 and with a little help from me, a keyboard
Then, he and Dagny jammed!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Finley pedals without training wheels!

Just this morning!

We are so proud of Finley! Kudos to Dan for all his research, hard work and fearlessness (if it were up to me, Finley would have looked like the Michelin man!).  Bring on the spring and summer weather for family biking adventures!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Climbing Rocks with Kids

We went rock climbing with some family friends a couple weeks back. The kids were psyched to get their harnesses on and get started.
 And I love how they tested that Dagny's was secure!
 Sorry for a lack of action photos, but Dan and I were climbing too! Here's the kid crowd after a couple hours of hard work!

Two Peas in a Pod

No captions needed, just siblings being siblings :)

Finley Trains Without Training Wheels

After much web and peer-parents research, Dan has taken Finley's training wheels and the pedals off of his bike in order to teach him how to ride on two wheels.  

They've been going to a hill down the street from us to practice and he's getting the hang of it, here he is coasting by me and trying not to be too distracted.

Maybe by the time summer comes around, he'll be two wheeling around the neighborhood!