Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Polar Express

Each year around Christmas time, Eddie and I enjoy reading the book Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg  together before bedtime. From the first moment we read the book together, we were hooked but for two very different reasons. Eddie was hooked because he could relate to the boy riding on the Polar Express and I was hooked because of the joy "believing" brings to my child's life. After reading the book and watching the movie the last two years I decided it would be worth it to take Eddie to ride on the Polar Express. The ride truly tried to replicate the tone and mood of the book and because of that all children paid close attention, including my own. Eddie was so excited and so attentive that my heart melted every time his eyes widened with amazement. Here are a few pictures of our ride on the Polar Express together.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


This year for Thanksgiving we traveled to my sister-in-laws to spend the day with the Alberts side of our family. We started our day together with dinner during which we went around the table saying what we were thankful for and we all had one thing in common, family. As I get older, family with out a doubt has become the most important thing in my life. I look back at the experiences I had as a child and can only hope that my own children get to have the same experiences. I want my children to understand how important all family is and how family helps to shape us into the people we become. I am proud to say that on Thanksgiving Day both of my children had one of those experiences. At the end of the day, Eddie looked up at his mema and said, "thank you for this thanksgiving dinner." I couldn't have been more proud if how he express his gratitude for the fantastic day we had together.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat, for us, began at our very own city downtown where all the shops and pubs passed out candy to the kids during the day. Nana was in town for a while and was able to go with us to enjoy the celebration of Halloween. We were also joined by our good buddies, the Trentenellis. Then, the day before Halloween super storm Sandy rolled in causing trick or treat to be postponed until today. It is a good thing young kids really don't have any concept of time because last night daddy carved the pumpkin with us and today we had family dinner and trick or treat with grandma and peepaw Mueller. Another great trick or treat for the record books!