Saturday, March 30, 2013

Park Fun

Playing at the park is a huge highlight for the kids (when the weather cooperates). They love taking friends (furry or not) and heading across the street for some fun.

Tire Swings

 Sibling Slides
 and Friends, Oh My!
Looking forward to more adventures like this soon (just waiting for the snow to melt :)

Friday, March 29, 2013


Lillian continues to enjoy her tumbling class at the Y.
Her forward rolls and spider walks (handstands against a wall) are quite impressive. She has almost mastered her cartwheel too.

And while Lillian enjoys tumbling, Cooper enjoys playing with the toys in the Kid Watch room at the Y.

Ready to go home!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cooper's First Haircut

It was time. My baby needed a haircut. So off we went to Daddy's barber.

Cooper was not so sure at first. But he knew he was safe on Daddy's lap.

 Such a grumpy "old" man sitting in the barber chair
 He did really well until it was time to trim the back and around his ears
 Daddy had to hold him steady

 Definitely not a fan of the trimmer

 All done- checking himself out in the mirror.
 Handsome Big Boy haircut
The Barber gave him a lolli for being so good. He enjoyed it very much.

 Until his next haircut :)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

American Girl Fun

In honor of Lillian's 5th birthday in a couple weeks (she has a countdown calendar) she got to go to the American Girl Store to pick out her doll.

Madison brought her doll, Kit, along for the adventure. 

Here the girls are after their shopping trip. 
Lillian picked Ruthie! 

More to come after they get home :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Lillian loves her preschool and especially her teacher Mrs. Kempers. Lillian has learned so much this year including skipping and cutting with scissors. Its always exciting to hear and see what she has learned each day.

Even Cooper enjoys the preschool (or at least the Lobby area and the toys).

Monday, March 25, 2013

While Mama's away

The Sparkles Play at Nana's house.

The kids had a great time with Nana and Papa while Mama was away on business.

Lillian enjoyed counting money

 While Cooper enjoyed playing with Grandma Joan's button box.
 Mo even got his own money house
 Legos on Nana's bed is always fun too

 And cooking in the kitchen
 Having lunch with Omi every day was a real treat.
 And so was playing games together.
 And nothing is better then a plastic tub of dinosaurs with a glass of juice.
Oh the fun they had...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Sir Thomas

  A quick visit with my favorite nephew on my way home from the UK

Just a few extra cuddles to tide us over until our next visit

This boy sure loves his toys 

See you soon Sir Thomas. We love you 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

London adventures

  A day trip to London with my bestie was the perfect end to my trip to the UK.

All work and no play was just not acceptable for this mama. 

So off to London we went on the 9:58am train :)

Our day included shopping, eating, and seeing Wicked in the West End. 

Absolutely the perfect day
Great company, great friend, great food and entertainment (rainy UK weather) but a girl can't have it all :) 

We ended our evening with Haagen Dazs (Baileys for me of course) 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cooper Man

As I was about to embark on my business trip, these sweet pictures were sent to me.

Cooper is sure having a fun time with his Daddy while Mama is away.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sisters + Nephew

Aren't we adorable :)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Thomas David

Best part of a business trip to the UK...

Flying in and out of Boston and visiting with my sister and adorable nephew Thomas David.

 Whooo's the best AUNT!

Thomas is the best Snuggle Bug! I am so glad to spend a couple of days with him before and after my business trip.