Tuesday, December 24, 2013


This is rare for us - we got to spend Thanksgiving with both sides of grandparents. Grandma flew out from California for it and we spent the day at Nanna and Grandad's Scottsdale house. For once, I got pictures of everyone and used them for our Christmas card.

Abigail reading her Thanksgiving message

Bryony Turns Three

I know every mother thinks this but, really, this child is so special. Happy 3rd Birthday my love!

school pic

She got to choose her own present because we had no idea what to get. She flipped over this singing Ariel money bank.

opening presents with nanna, granddad & Aunty Alex

the restaurant was way too much excitement that night

Ariel candle in her dessert and her eyes went as big as saucers

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Halloween 2013

Abigail's favourite movie is 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' and she couldn't wait to get to Halloween so that she could be Sally for a day. I have never seen her as excited as the night Jake took her to the costume store and she came home with it. In true Jake form, to give her his support, daddy dressed up as Jack. She was thrilled with this idea and all the kids in the school parade were waving at him and shouting 'hi, Jack!' She was beaming that Jack was her daddy, and she could be her idol, Sally.
Bryony got to be the third-time Madonna family Strawberry Shortcake and couldn't have been any cuter. She was most excited over the freckles.

school parade

our neighbor, Rich, as a pirate

Maggiore family friends