Sunday, April 30, 2017

Farewell Picture

This week grammy told Nick, "I am going home, it has been  wonderful month visiting you!  We had lots of time together; eating dinners, watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, going to playgrounds and walking in town."

Nick and grammy had a big hug.  Then grammy said, "don't worry, I will be back in a week so we can go to the theater to see Kinky Boots!"

Monday, April 24, 2017

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Tonight was our last night with Aunt Nicole and cousin Ryder.  Aunt Nicole made us spaghetti and meatballs for dinner.  It was so yummy, Nick sat at the table with us and had two servings!

Mom made a copy of the recipe so we can make them too!

Family FaceTime

On Sunday night we had FaceTime with Henry and Katie, and Aunt Stefani and Uncle Ned.

Here is a picture of Grammy, Nick, Aunt Nicole and Ryder talking to family far away.

Out and about

On Sunday, we decided to take Nick's little cousin Ryder to the Long Island Children's Museum.

Ryder loved playing in the digger truck and on the motorcycle!
 After the museum we went to the playground.  Nick and Ryder played on the swings.
Across from the park we saw a work site.  Ryder got to see a real digger truck!  Mom said, "let me take your picture, the tires are taller than you!"

Pizza Night

Saturday is pizza night in our house.  Aunt Nicole is visiting, and she said, "Nick, I am so excited to eat New York pizza again!"

Here is a picture of Grammy, Ryder and Nick eating their Saturday night pizza.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hamburgers on the grill

The weather is getting warmer and spring is here.  One night mom said, "it is too hot to turn on the oven to cook dinner, let's have our first BBQ of the season."

We had hamburgers and corn on the cob.  

In this picture Nick is getting a grilling lesson from dad!

Easter Pictures

Here are some pictures from our Easter week

Nick's seasonal display with artwork and lights from Aunt Stefani.
A picture with grammy at Hick's Nursery.
A selfie of Henry and Katie with their peeps!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Meeting up with Manny

Today mom, Nick and grammy went to Levy Nature preserve to take a walk.  While we were on the path, we saw Nick's classmate Manny and his mom!  They were also taking a walk on this beautiful spring day.

Mom took pictures of them sitting on a bench.  They were both wearing their black sweatshirts from the Long Beach VFW hall field trip last month.

Dad is Home from the Hospital

On Friday dad came home from the hospital, Nick had to be careful around dad.

Today dad went for a walk around the block.  Nick was playing outside and saw dad approaching, he ran up to him and walked with him back to the house.

Dad in the Hospital

This week dad went to the hospital to have an operation.  Nick was asking about dad, so mom took Nick there for a visit in the evenings.

At first Nick was happy to visit a new building.  But when we got to the room Nick looked very serious.  Mom would not let Nick get too close to dad or touch anything in the room or near the bed.

On the second night Nick was more comfortable and had a smile on his face.  Dad said, "Thanks Nick, this was the highlight of my day!"

Airplane View of Long Beach

Last Sunday mom came home from a business trip.  The plane flew over Long Beach, and mom took this picture from the airplane window.  Mom showed it to Nick on the iPad, and Nick zoomed in on the picture and pointed out places in town!

Golf Glow

While mom was working far away, an email arrived from Nick's teacher.  It said, "Nick had a great time at Glow Golf in Roosevelt Field. He even tried out the laser maze. He was pretty creative with the way he got the golf ball in each hole but most importantly he had fun - he would try to kick or move the ball with his feet!"

Interesting Artwork

One night, when mom and Nick were cleaning up Nick's room, mom found this picture.  It looks like a t-shirt that says, "With a song in my heart."  Mom asked Nick where this phrase came from, and we looked at Nick's t-shirt collection but we could not fine one that matched.

Mom said, "Well, I guess the inspiration for your interesting artwork will be a mystery."

Grammy's Spring Visit

This month, grammy is paying a long visit to help while mom is working far away and during daddy's operation.

Here is a picture when grammy arrived.  She is asking about Nick's new sound machine, which Nick did not want to share!