Thursday, December 30, 2010


Happy Christmas 2010

Charlie LOVED the packaging
Santa baby
Tired after a long day

Christmas Eve

We celebrated Christmas at our house this year with Rob's family. We enjoyed a delicious Christmas Eve dinner (thank you Nancy!!) and attended the early service at church with Maggie. She seemed to enjoy it and we sat right behind her friend Molly who was happy to share toys during Mass. Ready for Christmas Eve Dinner
Green crowns!
The Chicago couple
She had to trade for a pink crown
I love Nana!


Exciting events in December included a birthday dinner with Andrew and Danielle, birthday weekend in Philly with Jen, Dave, Julie and Erin and Dave. We had great seats (apart from being surrounded by Navy fans) at the Army Navy game and had a super yummy dinner at Tequilas in Philadelphia. Maggie had a sleepover with Ellie and Charlie hung out with Aunt Erin. It was a great weekend!! We also had Rob's Company Christmas party which was great fun! The highlight was Santa's arrival in the Rescue Truck. My wonderful friends took me out for lunch at Restaurant Eve and we did a cookie exchange as well. I am sure I forgot something this month-it totally flew by!!
Daddy's Company Christmas Party.
The closest she has ever gotten to Santa with a smile on her face!!
Ready for the snow!!
Hanging out with Uncle Andrew

Monday, December 6, 2010

Good News!

Charlie decided to give me an early Christmas present this year. Guess what it is? No more dairy allergy!!! YAY!!! I am so excited to actually enjoy the food this Holiday season. He has also decided to skip baby food all together. He had his first taste of real food on Thanksgiving and has not turned around since. We pulled out the old baby food mill and have been giving the boy everything we eat these days. Mac and cheese, stromboli, roasted chicken, he loves it! Maggie is thrilled to see him progressing and cheers him on at meal times "you are finally eating baby-yay-good job charlie". So cute! December is upon us again and the calendar is packed already. We have, count them, 4 parties this week to keep us busy! We are also going with friends to check out the Grinch who Stole Christmas ICE extravaganza at the National Harbor. Last but certainly not least we are celebrating my birthday this year with lots of fun stuff!! Check back next week to see pictures. Happy St Nicholas Day!!

He looks so much like Rob!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hanging out in the helicoptor at the Battalion Holiday Party
Maggie still hates Santa :(

Maggie and her Martin Aunts!

Turkey was GREAT! As usual, well done Rob!

Family shot!
Sissy decorating the tree
Charlie is finally eating!! Not baby food though, just grown up Thanksgiving food!

Monday, November 15, 2010


We had a wonderful weekend in Philly! Aunt Kate and Uncle Steve graciously offered to host our visit and it was SO GREAT to stay with them. We enjoyed the time together as well as our visit with Grandma. We surprised Caeli at her birthday party on Thursday and spent time with Dad and Aunt Erin at the Please Touch Museum on Friday. We even got to go out in Manayunk without the kids! On Saturday we had lunch with Grandma and visited the Waterworks with Aunt Erin before dinner at a very yummy, pink restaurant. The food was great but the kids were totally squirrely. We will have to try it again next time! Aunt Erin took us to south Philly for some amazing doughnuts on Sunday before heading back to VA. A super mini-vacation and absolutely wonderful weather!! We LOVE Philadelphia!!
Doing some shopping with Aunt Erin at the Please Touch Museum. She really liked the crackers!
Charlie and Grandpa helping Maggie check out!
Her most favorite part of the PTM, the Hospital! She repeatedly told us that she needed to go back because she was sick. Ha!
A little dance on the obvious stage.
Taking a ride on the beautiful old carousel.
Puzzle time
Reading some books with cousin Maddy. She also wanted to read Curious George goes to the Doctor over and over again. Notice the red bandage on her ankle.
Really hard to get them both to smile!
Charlie sweet
Before our tour of the Philadelphia Waterworks


Monday, November 1, 2010


Little stinker

Could they be any cuter?

Hydrating before the big game!!

Fairy Pumpkin