Thursday, December 30, 2010

My little Seamstress!

Mari really enjoys doing crafts and making things. She got a sewing maching for Christmas from Santa. Unfotunately mommy knows nothing about sewing, but thank God for Aunt Linda Patton!

Aunt Linda Patton came over one evening and helped Mari make a pillow and teach her a little bit about her new sewing machine. Mari LOVES it and made a very cute pillow for her brother as you can see in the pictures below!

Cutting the pattern!
Aunt Linda Patton showing her how the sewing machine works

Mari's first time sewing on her own! She is very serious about her work! The finished project - a pillow for Xavier!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas 2010

We spent Christmas in Pennsylvania visting time with family and friends. Mari and Xavier were super excited for Santa to arrive.

Mari's listed included a sewing machine, Taylor Swift CD, crafts and clothes.

Xavier's listed included Batman Batcave and all its accessories, bumblebee and optimus prime transformers, motocycles and everything he saw on TV the couple of weeks preceeding Christmas.

Pictures from Christmas morning:

Mari with her gifts from Santa! Xavier with his gifts from Santa!
Enjoying their bkes from Aunt Linda!

Friday, December 17, 2010

The "donkey" who broke my heart!

My conversation with Xavier in the car after school today:

Xavier: "Mommy, some girl broke my heart today"

Me: "Who broke your heart and why?"
Xavier: "The girl who was dressed as a donkey that I sat behind on the stage at the Christmas performance today"

Me: "Why did she break your heart?"

Xavier: "Because she moved her tail when I was touching it"

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

We had a great time Trick or Treating with our friends, Lily, Quinn, Tanner and Zack!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Xavier's Halloween Parade at CWP

Today was Xavier's Halloween Parade at CWP. He took this very serious and did a great job and was a cutest policeman I ever saw!

My Policeman!
The entire class!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival

On Saturday we went to the Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival in Syria, Virginia with The Barry's. Graves Mountain is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains so the view was beautiful, the weather was picture perfect and a great time was had by all!
Playing on Hay Stacks

Playing in the Creek

Xavier and Lily playing in the rocks
Relaxing listening to music
Timmy, Mari and Juan

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Today we stopped at the consignment store to look for a halloween costume (fireman). Well we had no luck finding a costume; however, we did find COWBOY BOOTS in Xavier's size!

He tried them on in the store and hasn't wanted to take them off since! I must say he is the cutest "cowboy" I have ever seen.

Friday, October 8, 2010

My Monkey!

While at the playground today Xavier mastered the art of the monkey bars - he was so proud of himself!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Xavier's 4th Birthday!

Yesterday was Xavier's 4th Birthday. We went to Port Discovery Children's Museum with Quinn, Tanner, Lily, and Krista and then we came back to our house where Zack, Javier and Iliana joined us for cake and ice cream! Here is a video from the day.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Xavier's First Day at CWP!

A new chapter in Xavier's life began today as it was his first day of preschool at Christian Weekday Program (aka CWP). He was super excited to go and even more excited to carry his spiderman backpack!

Xavier all ready to go!
Xavier and his backpack
awwww where did the time go?
Lily and Xavier are in the same class!
Lily, Grandma Joan and Xavier
My brave boy!
I love the stain glass!
Xavier with his teachers - Mrs. Puddy and Ms. Gitlin