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and the halloween festivities begun!

Last Friday we kicked off our Halloween festivities with a little Halloween party we hosted at home. As I mentioned before, we did it for the first time last year {you can see our party featured in WeeWestchester here} and it was so much fun, we wanted to do it again. And after this second time we now know it’s going to be a family tradition. It was complete chaos, with kids, ages 3 months to 9 years old, running around but so much fun. Head over to mamemima to check it out.

halloween1Next day, L had a Halloween birthday party and later we had planned to go to our town’s annual Halloween parade. The plan was that M and G walked to town, and then L and I would meet them there to watch the parade and  return home together. Well, L and I never made it to the parade!

halloween2There were some Halloween events going on in the neighboring towns, but I didn’t expect it  to be this traffic mayhem. L was disappointed.  But we didn’t give up, though. We finally got to our town and met G and M for frozen yogurt.

halloween3Sunday morning we took our weekly family walk and pay a visit to the scarecrows at a nearby park. The scarecrows were made by local middle school and high school students so it was a great show of kids creativity.

halloween4This week, the Halloween festivities continued. G had a couple of Halloween celebrations yesterday morning and today has a Halloween parade. L was allowed to wear his costume to school and will have a little celebration in his classroom.

halloween5Of course today’s highlight will be tonight when we go out trick or treating. L is very excited and has been training G to say “tik or trit”. So cute!

I have to say it’s been a great Halloween 2013 and I can honestly say that I definitely enjoy Halloween more since I had kids. Really.

Happy Halloween! Feliz Dia de las Brujas!


valentines around our home

Love is in the air…I couldn’t contain myself and went ahead and decorated our hall. This is the first time I decorated for Valentine’s Day, so I wasn’t sure what to do. After a little brainstorming, I came up with something simple but cute. And of course, with three boys in the house, I had to add a little blue to the obvious red and pink color scheme.

valentines_decor_1 valentines_decor_2 valentines_decor_3 valentines_decor_4The pictures above are just a sneak peek of our Dining Room. I’m hosting a Valentines Play date {actually two!} for my little one and some of his friends this week and this is part of the decor. So excited!

G’s 1st birthday party in hostess with the mostess

Giacomo’s first birthday party was featured in Hostess with the Mostess last week. I know, I’m so bad at keeping up with all these things. You can still head over there to check out all the details about this party that was planned with much love and joy. All for my little man. We love you G!

my boy is one!

I can’t believe my little monkey turned one last Monday. I know we all moms say time flies, and it did. But at the same time it feels we have gone through so many things, good and some others not so good, together. It’s been a year full of laughter, fun, love, joy, but at the same time some tears, doubts and fears. G came to our lives and changed them completely, for good. He’s our little gift from God.

We celebrated with a fun party on Sunday. It was a lot of work. But we enjoyed all the crafting, decorating, cooking, baking, even the cleaning! My mom and sister worked so hard and I could not be happier and thankful that they were here for such an important date.

We had a photographer to document the event {I wanted to enjoy the party and not worry about taking pictures} so I can’t wait to see his photos. Coming soon!

fringed lanterns

A little late but hope you all had a great President’s Day and had some time off to relax. The mister had to work so it was not really a three-day weekend for us. 😦 But we got to do some cleaning and de-cluttering. Yay for spring cleaning coming!

In another note I’m thinking of doing this for baby G’s birthday party. It’s a great alternative to the usual tissue paper pom poms. They are definitely more work but we can filled them with confetti for some extra fun.

images via oh happy day

Oh yes, baby’s party is just 4 months away…I’d better start planning!