15 June 2009

LSU Crawfish Boil May 2009

What a beautiful day! We spent the afternoon at the LSU Crawfish Boil with the Van Alstyne Family and Kristina and Oscar. Unlimited drinks and crawfish - what more could you want? We had a lot of fun with everyone. We finished the day with the kids playing at the park and dinner.

Diva Jenna at the park.

Jen, Kristina and Me enjoying the sun.

Oscar, Madison and Jenna checking out the Hudson.

Michael walking around.

Mike and Michael

London May 2009

So some of you know that I was lucky enough to cross the pond and visit London. I've never been there before, so this was such a special trip for me. I absolutely loved London. The city and the people were amazing. This is a city I could definitely see myself living in. The city was just flowing with history. Of course I was there on work, so we were required to do hotel visit, but we still had so much free time to see many sights. We rode the "tube", minded the gap as they say over there and rode in their famous red double decker buses and black cabs. We went to Kensingto Palace where Diana lived and it's amazing that people actually lived there! We toured the Tower of London, saw the Crowne Jewels and where they tortured the prisoners. Went past Buckingham Palace, saw the guards, but not the changing of them. It was still amazing to see them in person. We visited Picadilly Circus, shopped at Harrods, took a ride up the Thames River. Finally saw Big Ben, Parliment which was neat since I saw that line from the movie Vacation all the time. Saw St Paul's Cathedral where Diana and Charles were married. And the most amazing site I saw was Westminster Abby. The history in the Abby is just amazing. All those kings and queens buried there. Below are a couple of pictures. Anyone that wants to see more, just email me for the link to my winkflash pictures.

St Pauls Cathedral

Big Ben/Parliment

Tower Bridge

Me enjoying lunch on our rooftop bar. Our 2nd hotel was right in Trafalgar Square. And yes there was not a cloud in the sky. Perfect weather!

Guard at Buckingham Palace

Famous double decker bus

View from our 1st hotel room on Park Lane.

BBQ at the Sere House

In May we went to a BBQ at the Sere House. The kids had a lot of fun and we were able to catch up with Meredith and Jimmy. They are expecting a bambina at the end of July.

Our big boy Michael!

Jenna giving Michael a ride.


Meredith and Jimmy and Michael.

Michele, Meredith and Me.

08 June 2009

Mother's Day Weekend

I had the best Mother's Day weekend. I spent the entire weekend with my favorite people. First I was treated to a massage on Saturday, then we headed over to Floyd Bennet Field to check out the old airplanes. We had such a blast checking out the planes and helicopters they are restoring. We met some great guys that are doing the renovations. The volunteers doing the restorations are mainly Veterans that do this in their spare time. One of the gentlemen we met took the time to give us the history of the planes and how they are renovating them. On actual Mother's Day, we spent the afternoon in the city haning out at South Street Seaport. The kids got a kick out of checking out the boats and just seeing all the shops. It was the perfect weekend for me!

Michael's 1st Birthday - take 3!

And the celebrations keep on going!!! This party was at Grandma Gladys' house. The apartment was full of family and friends.

Grandma Gladys with Michael, Jenna and Katie

Rivera Family

Titi Iliana and Michael

Birthday Boy!

Me, Jenna and Michael

Michael's 1st Birthday - take 2!

The pictures below are from Michael's actual birthday. We enjoyed the nice weather out on the balcony and had some more cake which Michael loved!

Me and Jenna singing Happy Birthday to Michael!

Michael and some gifts.

Rivera Family

Michael's 1st Birthday - take 1!

Can you believe a year has gone by?? We can't. It's crazy that it was a year ago we brought home that tiny baby and now he is such a big boy! We celebrated a couple of times for Michael's birthday. Below are pictures from the first celebration at Grandma Teresa's house.

Michael waiting for his guests to arrive.

Jenna, Madison and Luke playing outside.

Mike and Michael getting ready to blow out the candles.

Michael eating his first taste of cake and yes he loved it!

Attempting to open his gifts.