Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Day

On Christmas Day we went back to Henry's house for a family dinner. Henry and Katie showed us the presents that Santa brought.

We did not see all our family, but we did see some of them on the computer!

Grammy said, "I want a picture with all of my grandchildren," but Nick would not smile at the camera.

Grammy's Christmas Present

On Christmas morning, grammy came over to our room and gave Nick a special present.

She made Nick an album of pictures, they are all pictures of Nick and his family in New York City. There were lots of pictures of Nick when he was little. Some pictures were taken at parks, and some at famous places like the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Plaza.

This is a video of Nick and grammy looking at the album together.

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The Inn at Scituate Harbor

On Christmas weekend, mommy told Nick we would do something different. We stayed at The Inn at Scituate Harbor.

We had a window that overlooked boats in the water.


Our room had two beds, one for Nick and one for mommy.

And the best part is that they had a big pool. We went in two times, and there were no other people there. Even mommy went into the pool with Nick, we had a good time swimming in the pool and sitting in the little spa pool.

Nick swam for a long time, when he was done he told mommy he wanted a towel.

Mommy said, "I hope you had fun, that was a nice treat for us!"

Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24th was Christmas Eve, it was finally time to go to Henry's house to visit our family for the holiday. Mommy and Nick put all our things in the car and took the long drive to Massachusetts. Mommy played Christmas songs in the car. Nick loved the song Jingle Bell Rock, he got happy and smiled every time mommy played the song.

When we got there, Nick saw his cousins Henry and Katie. Nick sat in the playroom and watched movies with his cousins.


Then we all had dinner together. Nick was so lucky, his Aunt Stefani made him a Trader Joe's vegetable lasagne.

After dinner mommy made little marshmallow snowmen with Henry and Katie. Every time we turned away our little snowmen fell down!

Then it was time to open our presents, we got such nice gifts from our family! After presents we said good night and took grammy home. Henry and Katie were happy because Santa was coming that night!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wrapping Presents

Nick is so happy the Christmas is coming. Tonight he said to mommy, "presents."

Mommy told Nick he has to wait until Christmas to open presents, but we could wrap up presents for other people. Mommy took out presents for Henry and Katie and put them on the floor with wrapping paper, tape and scissors.

Nick watched mommy and helped fold the paper and put on tape.

Then Nick arranged the presents under the tree.

Mommy said, "thank you for doing such a great job wrapping presents with me. In two days we will go to see your cousins and they will open their presents. I bet your family has presents for Nick too!"

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Chanukah!

Today is the first day of Chanukah, the Festival of Lights! A few weeks ago Nick made this beautiful painting.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Cupcakes

Nick is very happy that Christmas is coming. Today Nick kept telling mommy he wanted "car, Henry's house." Mommy told Nick we are going in six days. We looked on the calendar and counted the days.

But Nick kept asking mommy, so mommy said, "let's do something today so you don't have to think about this too much."

So we made cupcakes together. First we made chocolate cupcakes, and then when they were cooking we made white icing.

Then we decorated them with red and green sprinkles.

Mommy found a box so that Nick could take the cupcakes to school to share with his friends.

At night, Nick kept asking mommy about Henry's house. Mommy said, "yes Nick, in six days we will go in the car to Henry's house."

Christmas is Coming!

Last weekend was Nicks' favorite day of the year, it was the day we got our Christmas Tree. When mommy was making breakfast Nick started hanging letters on the window.


When Nick was eating breakfast he kept telling mommy, " McKenzie, car, Dees Nursery."

Mommy told Nick he had to wait until 12:00. Nick does not like to wait.


Mommy said, "let's get the Christmas things down from the attic." Mommy went upstairs and passed boxes and bags down to Nick.


Then it was time to go to Dees. Nick was all dressed up in his red sweater and his Santa hat.


We picked out a tree and the man carried it to a big machine that tied rope around the tree. Nick always stands close by to watch his tree go through the machine.

When we came home mommy told Nick to wait and we would bring the tree inside together, but Nick got inpatient and tried to carry the tree all by himself.


Then Nick and McKenzie decorated the tree. It has colorful lights and all the ornaments that we have collected over the years.

At night Nick turned off all the lights so he could look at the tree. Mommy asked Nick if he was happy, and Nick said, "music." Mommy put on Christmas music from Charlie Brown's Christmas special. Nick jumped up and down to the music next to his tree.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Bird Sanctuary

Today Nick went on a field trip with his teacher Ms. Weitzman and Ms. Schneider. They took Nick to a bird santuary.

Nick is afraid of birds, so first he was scared and he said "bye bye birds" lot of times.

But Ms. Weitzman and Ms. Schneider told Nick "it's okay," and they gave Nick Skittles to help help him relax.

Then Ms. Weitzman put a little bird in her hand and she brought it to Nick. In this picture Nick is touching the little bird.


Everyone is so proud of Nick for being brave at the bird sanctuary!

Great Job Nick!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Garden Vegetable Lasagne

Today mommy was too tired to make dinner, but that's okay, when that happens Nick gets to eat Trader Joe's Garden Vegetable Lasagne!


Mommy said to Nick, "why don't you help me in the kitchen, you can open the box and and then we will put it in the oven together."

Nick put the lasagne on a cookie sheet. Nick had to wear gloves when we put the cookie sheet in the oven because the oven is very hot.


When we sat down at the table Nick ate so fast mommy could not get a clear picture!

Mommy said, "I'm glad you liked your dinner so much, but you don't eat my cooking that fast!"

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Trip to Staples

Today, Nick brought mommy over to his printer. Nick gave mommy a piece of paper and he said, "print."

Mommy looked at the paper, but mommy could not see the picture. The ink was all gone, and then mommy noticed that we did not have much paper left. Mommy said, "we should go to the store and buy paper and a printer cartridge for your printer."

We went in the car to the Staples store. We found the paper and the printer cartridge, but then we noticed that the line to pay was very long.

Nick did not like waiting, he wanted to go in the car, but mommy told Nick he had to:

1. wait in line
2. pay with money
3. put our things in a bag
4. then go in the car

Nick still did not like waiting.


Finally we were all done. When we came home daddy put the printer cartridge in, and Nick printed out a recipe call Happy Chanukah Applesauce. Mommy said, "are you going to cook this for me?"

Nick did not say any words.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Time for Turkey!

It is November, and the holiday this month is Thanksgiving. Nick has been buying crafts at the store and making decorations at AHRC.

Mommy said, "wow, that is a lot of Turkey crafts we have in the house."

We looked at the calendar, and Nick said, "December coming soon!"

Yes Nick, next month will be your most favorite time of year, Christmas Time!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Nick's Friend Bobby

Today mommy was home from work, and mommy picked up Nick at school and then we went to the doctor. We had a surprise, we saw Bobby and his mommy. Nick knows Bobby from TAPA, where they play together. They were so happy to see each other! They had happy faces and hugged and played on the floor together.

Mommy said to Nick, "how funny that we ran into your friend, I did not know you and Bobby liked each other so much!"

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Long Beach Rec Center Pool

Now it is November, and Nicks pool is closed. Today, when Nick woke up, he asked daddy to take him to the Long Beach Rec Center pool.

Daddy took these pictures of Nick on the big diving board, then he jumped off into the deep water!


Then Nick swam over to the side of the pool. Sometimes he would float on his back and kick his legs, daddy said, "when did you learn to do the backstroke?"

Nick is such a good swimmer. Mommy and Nick looked at the pictures on the computer. Mommy said, "I'm happy that you can go to the rec center pool to swim with daddy, what a lucky boy you are!"

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Tomorrow is Halloween. Kids and grown ups like to dress up in costumes and pretend to be something else. Nick had to wear a costume to AHRC, so mommy took Nick to the store to choose a costume. Nick picked a wizard hat.


Mommy showed Nick an old Halloween picture, when we dressed up like one of The Wiggles!

And when Nick was very little, he dressed up as a black and white dog!

Mommy said, "I like your wizard hat, I'm happy you are big and you can choose your own costumes."

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Sweet Retreat

Today mommy and Nick took a walk, we went to The Sweet Retreat for ice cream.

In the summer, after dinner, mommy and Nick would take walks to get ice cream. Nick was always so happy to go, all the people who work there know Nick! They say Nick is their best customer!

Nick liked to sit on the bench and watch the people and little kids eat their ice cream. Now the weather is changing and people do not go out for ice cream. Mommy told Nick, "we will go when summer comes again, in June."

TCBY

This summer, mommy and Nick did a lot of fun things together. Sometimes Nick would ask mommy to take him to TCBY in Long Beach.

Nick would walk up to the counter and ask for ice cream with sprinkles. Then Nick would sit at the table and eat his ice cream.


This is a video of Nick in the car asking mommy to go take him to TCBY.


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A lot of Pumpkins!

Nick loves to decorate for the seasons. Now that Halloween is coming, there are pumpkins everywhere. Daddy and Nick came home from Michael's with three fake pumpkins, and Nick got little hats and put them on top.

Then one day Nick went out with McKenzie and bought a BIG pumpkin, then he went on a class trip and bought a little pumpkin.


And Nick has come home from school with pumpkin pictures. Mommy put them on the shelf with the little pumpkin plant that grammy gave us.

Mommy and Nick looked at the calendar, and Nick said, "November coming soon." Mommy said, "yes, soon we will decorate for thanksgiving."

The next day daddy and Nick come home from Michael's with turkey crafts. Turkey pictures coming soon....

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Lion King

Today is Sunday October 2, 2011. When Nick woke up, mommy gave Nick a picture schedule. It said mommy, Nick and grammy are going to see The Lion King on Broadway.


We took the train to New York City. Nick was happy and smiling on the train!


When we got to the theatre, Nick looked out the big windows. There were lots of kids at the show.


Then we had to go sit in our chairs, and Nick got serious. He asked for "car home" and said "all done," but mommy and grammy told Nick we were going to watch a show first, and then we would go home.


Nick did a good job watching the show. Sometimes he told mommy "show done," but mommy said not yet. Then she show stopped for awhile and we walked around the lobby, Nick went down the stairs and up the escalator a bunch of times. Nick wanted to go home but mommy said there was one more show, so we went back to our seats.

Mommy and grammy were so proud that Nick did a good job at the performance.

Grammy has always wanted to take Nick to see The Lion King. Grammy bought Nick a little Lion King stuffed animal, but Nick dropped it and now it is gone. Maybe another kid has the toy, but mommy, grammy and Nick still have the pictures from the wonderful show!