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March In Review

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Unlike February, March went by very quickly! Here are some of the highlights of our month.

Family Activities:

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Around The House:

  • I worked on my Project Life album.
  • I decorated for Spring!
  • We moved some things around in the living room and now I need to figure out more toy storage in there.
  • We got a new van!


Coming up in April, we have Gabbie’s birthday, her party, the last two days of Passover, my parents are coming, and I’m having surgery. I’m planning mommy features for the days I won’t be around – if you are interested in participating let me know!

Thanks as always for everyone’s support!

Gabbie Is Turning 8!

Dear Gabriella,

Tomorrow you turn 8 years old. That is, of course, unbelievable to me, as 8 years is such a long time and yet it feels like just yesterday when you were a tiny baby refusing to nap without me holding you. On the one hand it is incredibly sad that I can’t hold you like that anymore. On the other, it is amazing to see you becoming a beautiful young lady.


You are a 2nd grader with just 2 months left this school year. Then I’ll have a 3rd grader, which is crazy in itself! You are a proud dancer – this year you are doing ballet and tap – and you look forward to your recital all year long. You love art and talk about one day being an art teacher or a ballet teacher. Right now, you are the best big sister to your little brothers and an amazing friend. You like to pretend with Zachary and your friends. I have heard that on the playground you and your friends pretend you are penguins! You are very creative and have big ideas about everything.

You are scared of storms and noises, the dark, spiders, and movies. You love Legos and watching Disney Junior on TV. You still like Disney Princesses, although you don’t want your friends to know. You love to read and have almost completed the Little House series. Of course, you can always be found dancing!

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No matter what you become I will always love you!

Happy Birthday to my only girl, my biggest and first, the one who made me a mom!

Love, Mommy

PS There’s still time to enter my giveaway!!

March Instagram Pictures

Friday, March 29, 2013

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1. Simon playing “hippopotamus.” 2. Simon with sugar on his nose after eating a cookie. 3 & 4. Gabbie and friends looking at pictures.

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1. Simon giving Mommy a heart check. 2, 3, & 4. At the library.

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1. Simon often has to be woken when it’s time to pick up Zachary. 2. Zachary and friends playing with spoons. 3. My new boots. 4. Simon lining up his cars.

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1. Simon piling his cars. 2, 3, & 4. Zachary and all the boys dressed in skirts with pretend wigs. His friend in the blue shirt is a girl pretending to be a boy. Zachary is in maroon – I love his face in #4!

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1. Simon lining up cars again. 2. Rudy in the yard. 3. Simon asleep on the couch after skipping his nap. 4. Matryoshka dolls at the Russian grocery store.

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1. Zachary and Simon in a grocery cart in the rain. 2. Concert. 3. Gabbie and friends at the concert. 4. Zachary and friend at the concert.

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1. Daddy and Gabbie talking on face time when Daddy was away. 2. Same thing, with Simon. 3. Zachary acting crazy while getting on his pajamas. 4. Simon playing with the bus.

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1. Cleaning for Passover. 2, 3, & 4. Eating Chinese food before Passover.

Simon pretending to sleep. I like when he uses this blanket!

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Have a great weekend!