26 December 2008

Random Pictures

December has been a hectic month getting ready for the holidays. A lot has happened with Michael. Last week's doctor appointment has Michael weighing in at 18lbs 10oz and he is 28 1/2 inches long. He has been actively crawling around to his delight, getting into everything. Then today he pulled himself up in his crib all by himself. Jenna and I walked into the room to find him standing up, laughing at us. It is so hard to believe that he is 8 months today!

Michael checking out Murphy
Aunt Kristin and Michael

Jason and Michael playing

Sitting around in his crib, getting ready to pull up

I love his face here - he looks confused...

Zachary's 4th Birthday

December 14 we celebrated Zachary's 4th Birthday. He had his party at Little Gym, which Jenna loves. All her classmates were there to wish Zachary a very happy bithday!

Happy Birthday Zachary!
Jenna on the balance beam.

Jenna and Madison - they look deep in converstation

Jenna, Jonathan and Madison waiting their turn on the bouncy

Colin wanting to get in on the action

Jenna was very happy to get a pink balloon before going home

02 December 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Celebrating Michael's first Thanksgiving, we headed over to Grandma Gladys' house for some food and family time. It was a lot of fun seeing everyone and of course there was too much food as always. Everyone had a nice time and enjoyed seeing how big Michael has gotten.
Friday morning I took the kids out to LI for shopping! We met up with Grandma Teresa to take Christmas pictures first, then to shop, shop, shop! For all you thinking I was crazy, the shops weren't too crowded. Mike came out Saturday morning to join us for more shopping. I think he would have rather stayed in Brooklyn..... After shopping we went and visited Grandma and Grandpa. I think Michael thoroughly entertained him. He is sitting up so good now and even starting to crawl - boy are we in trouble now! Sunday was definitely a day of rest and Monday it was back to work and school. We hope everyone had a great Holiday Weekend!


Great Nanny with Michael

Me and Jenna and Michael

Mom and Jenna and Michael

Grandpa with Michael

Disney Trip

November 9 we headed down to Disney for a week of fun. Uncle Frank, Aunt Janet, Krista, Josh, Jazlyn and Austin came up and met us. We had such a great time with them. The kids enjoyed each other and it was really great seeing them. It had been a while...
We packed so much in, hitting all 4 parks. Jenna was so excited to be with Jazlyn, that when it was time for them to leave, she cried. She didn't want them to leave. We took her on some big rides - Thunder Mountain, which she loved, Roaring Rapids, which she loved and got soaked and the Tower of Terror, which she hated. It was more the ghosts before the ride that scared her then the actual ride. Michael was a trooper and we took him on most of the rides too. He loved them, falling asleep on most.
And we were a little nervouse on the flights because we didn't know how Michael was going to be, but he was an angel both ways. And of course Miss Jenna is the seasoned traveler and was perfect both ways.
The weather was great and we couldn't have asked for a better week.
Miss you guys!!!!

Rivera Family in front of entrance to Magic Kingdom
Uncle Frank, Mike and Michael

Me with Krista and Aunt Janet

Wolk Family in front of the entrance to Magic Kingdom

Jazlyn, Austin and Jenna

Out to dinner at the Beach Club

Breakfast with Mickey

23 November 2008

Colin's Christening

Last weekend we celebrated Colin's Christening. He looked adorable in his outfit made by his Grandma. I can say he did not like the water being poured on his head. After the celebration, we headed over to Sofias for dinner. We had a very nice evening with family and friends.

Colin after the water was poured on his head.

Mark and Jennifer with Colins Godparents.

Jenna, Madison and Michael at Sofias.

After the party - I couldn't have gotten a better picture. It is funny they were both puckering their lips.

Guess who is finally sitting up by himself???

He loves sitting up and playing on the mat. He is even trying to crawl already!!

18 November 2008

Al and Erika's Baby Shower

Saturday November 8 was Al and Erika's baby shower. Soon that baby girl will be making her entrance! It was great to see them and also to see Martin, Zaida and Ed too. Below are some pictures from the party.

Erika, Al, Mike, Martin and Ed
Happy Family!

Ed and Michael

Jenna, Mike and Michael

03 November 2008

Random Pictures

Just some random pictures of the kids.

Michael with his spoon. He loves feeding time.

He looks like he is lecturing me on trying to take away his food and spoon.

Big smile!

Jenna and Michael

Michele and Luke had come over for dinner one night and I caught Jenna and Luke together. It looks like she is explaining something to him and he is listening intently.

NYC Marathon

Sunday was the NYC Marathon. It is a huge deal for Bayridge, Brooklyn since we are the first area that the race runs through. It was a very exciting year because Mark was running this year. He has been training for this for months. We watched the runners with Jennifer, Madison and Colin. Also one of my co-workers, Brian was running and we got to see him too.

Michael sleeping.
Jennifer and Madison.

Go Brian Go!

Beginning of the race.

Yeah Mark!

Go Mark Go!



Jenna was very excited about Halloween this year. We were going trick-or-treating then heading down to Owls Head Park for the Halloween Festival. We were also excited since this was Michael's first Halloween. He had a lot of fun watching the girls get their candy and you know he will be running with them next year. Jenna was a witch for school and Cinderella for trick-or-treating while Michael was her pumpkin.

Jenna and Madison trick-or-treating.

Walking with their daddies and brothers.

Jenna and Michael.

Jenna and Zachary at school.

Jenna the witch.