21 September 2008

San Gennaro Feast in Little Italy

Standing at the beginning of the feast on Mulberry Street in Little Italy.
Statue of San Gennaro. Mike and Jenna playing some street games.
Jenna enjoying herself.
Michael waiting to head into the city to the feast.

Jenna's first day at Pre-K

Jenna started Pre-K this month. She had her introduction week September 8 where she went for an hour each day. Her official first day was Monday September 15. She was very excited to go back to school. Her teacher is Mrs. Tormey and she has many of her friends in her class again, the most important being Madison.

Jenna with her backpack.

Striking a pose before walking off to school.
Jenna waiting to go into the school.

Mike's Birthday

September 13 Mike celebrated his 34th birthday. We celebrated at Mike's friends George and Daisy's new home up in Tuckahoe, NY.

Mike with his birthday cake.
Michael just relaxing.
Daisy working away in the kitchen.
Iliana and Tasha.
Mike and George.
Me and Michael.
Duane, Tyrone, Mike, Darren and George.
Jenna with her 2 new friends - Isabella and Taylor.

Boston Trip

September 5, I headed up to Boston for the weekend for work. The Langham Hotel hosted me and my co-workers for the weekend. Thank goodness it wasn't all work and no play. We had a great time and did a lot of sightseeing. I did miss Jenna and Michael, even Mike :) It was great to see them when the picked me up that Sunday night.

View from my hotel room.

View of Boston from the USS Constitution.
Linda and I riding first class on Amtrak.
Old state hall.
Linda, Doug and I at the hotel's Martini Bar.
North End - Boston's version of Little Italy.
Me at the helm of the USS Cassin Young.

09 September 2008

Labor Day Weekend

Can you believe Labor Day has come and gone? It was a great summer. To cap it off, we headed to Governor's Island last Sunday. The weather was perfect without a cloud in the sky. We took the ferry from Manhattan to Governor's Island. Jenna loved being on the ferry and wanted to ride it all day. This was Michael's first boat ride. We think he liked it. We walked all around the island and had a great picnic. Monday Grandma Gladys and I took the kids to the New York City Museum. Jenna enjoyed the different exhibits, especially the dollhouses. It was a great weekend to end a wonderful summer.

Rivera Family

Jenna checking out the cannons

Jenna playing her first round of mini-golf

Michael taking a siesta

Mike, Jenna and Michael on the ferry