Friday, October 8, 2010

Reece is 1!

I can't believe Reece is 1! Time flies! We had some pictures taken before the big first birthday celebration so I thought I would post a few of our favorites. I will get some pics up of the big party soon.

Friday, August 27, 2010

First Day of School!

Reece started school at Presbyterian Preschool this week. She goes three days a week for a couple of hours each day. We had heard how wonderful the school and the director were through her work with the McGuffees on literacy. I even think the McGuffee children went to preschool there. Reece seems to do very well at school and loves to play with all of her new friends. Her teachers, Miss Denise and Miss Kelly, are wonderful ladies and are truly gifted at working with children. It doesn't hurt that she has the director, Holly, and Miss Leslie at school to look in on her. We are excited to see all of the new things she will be learning and to meet all of her new friends!
First Day of School!

Playing at school!

New York, New York

I realize I have been a huge slacker about posting lately. The last month has been a whirlwind! Reece recently went on her first BIG trip to NYC for Ben and Kat's wedding. Matt and I were both very excited but very unsure of how Reece would handle the whole thing. She is a very active little girl now and really likes to get down and crawl, so the whole plane thing was a bit of a challenge. Overall, she did really well and was a trooper through the entire trip. My mom and Aunt Susan came along on the trip to help out with Reece, and if it weren't for them I wouldn't have made it out of NYC with any sanity. Thank you so much for your help!!!
We were able to do some amazing things while we were in NYC. One of the highlights was seeing Ben in American Idiot on Broadway. Totally and completely blew me away! Ben truly belongs on stage and Matt and I were so happy to see him perform! I also got to visit with Big Carlene, a relative, who is a remarkable woman. It was my second visit with her in my lifetime, and both times I have spoken with her have been some of the most memorable moments I've ever had.
We then left the big city for the Hamptons (please say it in your most lofty and uppity voice).  The Hamptons were beautiful and we couldn't have asked for better weather. The rehearsal dinner on the beach was perfect and Aunt Jan did SO much to make sure everyone was taken care of while we were there. We appreciate her efforts so much! The wedding was an even more perfect and the whole evening was so wonderful! Thank you Ben and Kat for including us on your special day!
Beware of all the pictures I am about to post!
Times Square

A walk through Central Park

Ben and St. Jimmy after American Idiot.

Wonderful family dinner by Lincoln Center

Reece and Aunt Paula

Family Pic at dinner

Reece and Aunt Jan

The beautiful, happy couple at the rehearsal dinner
Enjoying the beach!
Taking a little break from the ceremony

Tired girl!
The Groom and Aunt Jan
The STUNNING bride

Catching up on some reading
Time to go home

Monday, July 5, 2010

Miss Firecracker 2010

Happy 4th of July to everyone! Hope it was a safe and happy one!

Being Miss Firecracker is hard work! Can I go to sleep now?

9 Months!

Reece is 9 months and she is mobile! Watch out! She has started doing so many new things this month. She talks a lot and we think we can make out the words dog, book, and go, along with other gibberish that I am sure is very important to her. She has started to crawl and has become very good at it in the last couple of days. The blissful, peaceful months of her staying in one place are over forever. She is still a great sleeper and eater and is learning to try new foods all the time. Hopefully, she will stay this way!

Friends at last! Sam has finally accepted that there is a new Princess!
Hanging out with Graunt Phoebe. So much fun!!
Reece and Madeline spending some quality time!

Lake Livin'

We have been spending a lot of time with family and friends at the lake this summer. Here are some pictures of our lake adventures.

Playing with Miss Caroline. Reece had so much fun with her!

Finally found a life jacket she would tolerate.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Dare You Not to Laugh

Reece was playing by herself and started laughing uncontrollably! Matt's comment after watching this video was, "She is definitely going to have imaginary friends."

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

We spent Memorial Day weekend at the lake house with lots of friends and famly. Both sets of grandparents were able to be there for most of the weekend. Also, our friends Darin and Tyler and their two fun kiddos, Ryan and Drew, joined us for the weekend. We had so much fun! Reece wasn't a big fan of wearing the life jacket to get on the boat, but she loved the swimming pool in the neighborhood. We also had lots of fun sightseeing around the neighborhood in the golf cart.

During all of the fun, we did not forget the reason for the holiday. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the service men and women proudly serving our country. We are very proud of our family members who have served in the armed forces and thank you all you did for this country!

Reece did not enjoy the life jacket

First boat ride!

Our friends Darin, Tyler, Drew and Ryan