Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A BEANTOWN week in review...

The girls and I flew to Boston almost two weeks ago for play and fun with family and friends and the birth of my Niece Isabella! As you can imagine there are tons of photos, as we had so many events and things happen while there. I am trying to choose just a few from each day to put on the blog so I don't overwhelm everybody. Here we go!

obviously not much happened on Tuesday except us flying to Boston and snuggles with Nana and Grandpa before bed. The girls in spite of being SO tired were so excited to see Nana and Grandpa they did not want to go to bed and so we let them stay up super late!

Here we are in the airport ready to take off:

Playing and cuddling with Nana and Grandpa:


In the morning we stopped by Nana's work so her friends could see the girls. Then we met Auntie Lisa at her house and took her out for lunch and milkshakes at Friendly's, and then back to Auntie Lisa's for playtime.

Lunch with still prego Auntie Lisa:

Playing at Lisa's house:

No sooner did we get back to my parents house on Wednesday night to have dinner with my Papa Walter, then we were in the car again to head back to the South Shore because Isabella came a day earlier than we expected! She was 7lbs, 21" and born at 7:14pm on Wednesday April 28th! (she is already two weeks old already... I cant believe it!) Luckily we all (me, my parents, my kids, and Papa Walter) all trekked up to the hospital to meet Isabella.

Here she is~ Isabella Grace Beatrice:

We hung at Nana's on Thursday having a lazy morning so Ryen would take a nice long nap before heading to the Hospital to visit Baby Isabella and Lisa and Dave. This time the kids would get to see her instead of being stuck in the waiting room. The girls did great. They sat on the floor and colored while we briefly got to visit with Aunt Lisa and while I held Baby Isabella. Later that night Daddy came to town and we picked him up at the airport. My favorite quote was from Ella "Mommy I am just so excited that Daddy is here that I cant go to sleep!" How cute... (PS she used that excuse for the next 3 days!)

Us visiting the new parents and Isabella at the Hospital

PS: This is what you look like after you rock it out in Boston! LOL

On Friday it was WEDDING TIME!! My best friend since 7th grade and my adopted 2nd family, The Yerardi's, celebrated the marriage of their son Michael. It was so nice to see Rose and Russ Yerardi who call me Baby Bear (I call them Mama and Papa Bear). I was very excited to have an excuse to put on a cocktail dress (being a SAHM we dont get many of those) and have a date with my gorgeous husband. My parents watched the kids for us and we got a room for the night, so we got to sleep in till 8:30am! Funny how 8:30am is now sleeping in for us! Ha ha! I also got some quality time with my friend Christine.

Christine and I being goofballs with party glasses from the DJ! lol

Me and Jimmy and Me and Christine!

Here are some more photos of my living it up on my night out! ;)

My kids got to spend the night hanging out with
Uncle Joey, Aunt Samara and Cousin Justin :


Saturday we picked up the kids and my nephew Justin from my parents and headed to our friend Chuck's house for a BBQ with some of our friends and some of Jimmy's friends from high school and college who made the trip up to see him from RI and CT. It was so nice of Chuck to host us at his house and we were so glad with our friends coming out to see us. Thanks everybody. Looking forward to seeing you guys again soon.

My favorite: Gotta teach them young... j/k it was sealed:

To see the more photos of the BBQ Click here

Sunday morning I took the kids to my Mama Bear's house to visit with Grandma Rose (Yerardi). Rose made coffee for me (as usual) and even baked!! So cute! We didn't have long to spend but Auntie Christine stopped by too and we took some photos with the kids.

Afterwards the kids played at Nana and Grandpa's again with Uncle Joey and Cousin Justin while Jimmy and I went to Aunt Lisa and Uncle Dave's to say Goodbye to Baby Isabella. It was Jimmy's first time being able to see their house and the new renovations they did for the baby. And funny thing is they had just gotten home from the hospital and were so tired that they both fell asleep on the couch while talking to us. We knew it was time to leave. LOL!!! Isabella is adorable and a little peanut. Here are some photos of our time with her. I miss her already...

Auntie Jill getting her baby fix! :)

Just remember us as your super way cool Aunt and Uncle that live in Arizona where you are welcome to come visit any time you want, Isa.

But seriously, who doesn't love sleepy baby yawns?

Ahh... that's more like it, Mommy!

All in all it was a busy and exhausting and constantly on the go type of trip. The one where you get home and you feel like you need a vacation. But it was a great time. Ella is finally old enough to start understanding having to say goodbye to people and that she wont see them for a long time. She has told me a few times she misses her Nana since coming home. Here are some more of my favorite random shots of the kids enjoying their visit to Boston.

We are already planning an April 2011 trip home for Isabella's first birthday party. And then starting in 2012 I think I will be bringing the girls back to Boston from about June 10-July 10 ish every Summer to visit family, spend time in Cape Cod, site-see, hit the beaches and get the hell out of this heat and into some humidity instead... ha ha. Just Kidding!


  1. I love the one of Ella sleeping in the car, hilarious. And you look super hot in that black dress!

  2. Miss you guys, It gets worse looking at all the memories in the pictures. Love you, Mom