Monday, January 28, 2008

Warm weather!

The weather was nice and warm out today. The kids have had it with being cooped up inside and headed outdoors for a little fun! The boys built a snow fort and then bombarded Elysa with snowballs. When that was put a stop to it! They all built a snowman...carrots and dried cherries make nice facial features! Look at that pretty little face on Bruiser! He's smiling and yes...he's wearing an argyle sweater! It's stylin'!

Children's Museum

We visited the children's museum while we were at the tournament. It was not as large as ours, but much easier to keep an eye on the kids! The kids all loved the little wheelchair's they had! Aren't those the two cutest firemen you've ever seen? Nick and his buddy Drew.

Visiting the Children's Museum

Hockey Tournament Weekend

Alec had his first hockey tournament the weekend of January 12Th and 13Th. Here he is playing and then collecting their medals! Go Casa Calabria! They played awesome and came in 2ND!

My boys!

The other morning there was a road crew doing something in the road and I walked into the living room to find my three boys cuddled on the couch like this! I thought it was kind of cute! I made them turn around so I could get their faces also! For the record, William is simply not as bald as he looks.....his big brother- a certain three year old-gave him a haircut!


We love gnocchi in this house! My middle two eat helping after helping of it! We enjoy making our own and her are my two little kitchen helpers whipping up a batch. Nickolaus gnocchi turned out a little better than Elysa's.....she liked hers more biscuit sized! They are absolutely divine with organic spaghetti sauce!

Sorry for the lack of posting lately!

Well, we have all been sick with viral gastroenteritis and then upper respiratory infections! It feels like we have been sick non-stop! The stomach flu was a fun one! We had no idea that was coming! Within 2 minutes of Wayne walking in the door, Alec told him he had an upset stomach. Alec promptly started throwing up and within seconds Elysa and Nickolaus followed! I can honestly say, that it was the most disgusting day of my mothering career! We had three children getting sick the rest of the night and the other half of us soon followed! We are now midway through the upper respiratory and have been using this recipe for herbal salve to help with the chest part of it. You can find more great recipes here
Eucalyptus Salve / Chest Rub © Millie Fodor
30 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
40 drops Camphor essential oil
15 drops Wintergreen essential oil
1 ounce Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon Beeswax
Melt the beeswax in the olive oil. Remove from heat and add the essential oils. Stir, pour into salve container and label.
Eucalyptus salve is used to relieve respiratory congestion

Friday, January 11, 2008

Birthday Dinner at the Casa!

Here we are celebrating the big one year old's birthday at dinner at the Casa Calabria. He enjoyed coloring while we waited! We enjoyed dinner and then Liam had his first taste of chocolate cake and LOVED it! That's my boy! It was a pleasure to watch him devour that cupcake! Happy birthday my Sweet Little William!

Ice Skating Birthday Celebration!

We had a fun afternoon ice skating and then enjoyed cupcakes with our friends! Liam really enjoyed his cupcake!

Birthday Spiral

Happy Birthday Breakfast!

Alec and Mama made Liam blueberry pancakes in the shape of a 1 for his 1st birthday breakfast celebration! We lit a beeswax candle and put his train and special number 1 pieces on the birthday spiral and sang 'Happy Birthday Liam!"