Monday, December 17, 2007

No. 57

WHERE DO THE WEEKS GO? Last weekend I did a brief post on both blogs as it was the one year on December 7 since Cupcake was placed in our arms. I wanted to share the FANTABULOUS weekend we had in NY and NJ with so many friends and 2 great birthdays.

NEW YORK first...We hurried to Brooklyn on Friday to see the birthday boy & family. Most importantly it was time to stuff Elmo Boxes, hang balloons, and get ready for the ELMO DISCO PARTY! The kids had a big surprise ahead of them. About 10 we finally got the kids to dreamland, had a drink or 2 or 3, and went nite nite. Saturday we hurried and scurried to make sure all of details were in place. Daddy Leif catered this bash, we did the decor, the DJ did the hOOK UP, and about 75 people made it happen! Everyone was eating, dancing, and playing until late. When the special guest arrived (ELMO) the kids went nuts...

Cupcake got to see a lot of her friends! Other than Baby Leif, Baby Nic arrived, and a surprise visit from Ciara and Baby Mikey. It was just too much fun. They all played so nicely.

Maybe tomorrow I will catch up with Pebbles Birthday Blast...

Sunday, December 2, 2007

No. 56

A year ago today we landed in Moscow, Russia. We met our friends Lisa & Scott for dinner. We dined at a wonderful restrauant on Tverskoi Blvd. The name translated to "All in the Mill." I rarley talk about like before on this blog because it is about Cupcake. Last year this time (inbetween Thanksgiving & Christmas) was just the most amazing time in our lives. I hope one day Cupcake really knows our joy through every step of the three of us becoming a family!

Anyway- The day after Thanksgiving was a blast at our home. Cousin Sami came home with us. Her parents put on a fantabulous Thanksgiving for the family.

Marco put up the tree. Lillie who cam e home about a month ago had a fear of dogs which was cured when playing with Buttercup. About 20 came for a late lunch which went until 9pm. The evening ended with the best photo of Marco watching Shrek with 4 TWO YEAR OLDS!

Our first tree is a work in progress...

We are so excited to see all of our friends in NY next week. Big Hugs, Big Birthday wishes, and we can't wait to come party!!!