First Snow

We had our first snow this weekend! We got about 2 inches on the ground which was just enough for the boys to head outside and build a snowman, and sled down the hill in our front yard. It was nice while it lasted, unfortunately by Monday afternoon it was all melted away.

Anniversary

Today was our 12th anniversary and to celebrate we went out yesterday to the east end of Long Island and did the winery tour. We did Wine Tasting at several nice wineries and of course brought home a few bottles for later. The wineries we visited were (Paumanok Vineyards, Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, Peconic Bay Winery) Afterward we went to Jedediah Hawkin’s Inn for a romantic dinner. It was really nice getting out and celebrating our day.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Today we took Alex and Nicholas in to Radio City Music Hall to see the Christmas spectacular. Both boys enjoyed the show a lot. Alex’s favorite part was when the Rockettes were dressed as Nutcrackers. Nicholas liked the part when the Nutcrackers all fell down and when they made it snow inside the theatre. I enjoyed the bus on stage. Afterwards we walked around Rockafeller Center and saw the tree and the ice skaters. Its too bad it wasn’t lit up yet. Then we went to the Nintendo store to check out the Wii and try out some games. We were hungry so then we ate lunch at Heartland Brewery. They had awesome beers that they brew themselves. After lunch we walked down 5th ave and saw the store windows all decorated for Christmas.

Weekend Events

This weekend was chock full of activities and events. On Saturday we all went to Alex’s school where they had their annual Halloween Carnival. It was a nice event with lots of games and prizes. Everyone had a good time. Then Saturday night Alex and I went to an Islanders Hockey game. The Islanders were playing against the Carolina Hurricanes. It was an exciting game, with a penalty shot in the last second of the game. Alex really had a good time. On Sunday we had Alex’s flag football game and some beautiful weather. In the evening we went to the Nassau County Museum of art where they had a Twilight Pumpkin Spectacular. It was a very cool event that included over 3000 carved pumpkins and lots of other Halloween displays. Both Alex and Nicholas had a great time.

Fall – Football, Halloween and Leaves

Well, here we are deep in the midst of fall. I have been coaching Alex’s flag football team (http://www.i9sports.com) and Paula is working with the boys to get their Halloween costumes finished. I am enjoying the fall colors and the cooler weather. Of course that means I have to get ready to start raking leaves.
We had a great summer, lots of adventures (balloon festival, camping trip, a visit to Rhinebeck Areodome, and of course our vacation to the Outer Banks of North Carolina).

Bunnicula

Unfortunately we’ve had to return Ruby to the pet store. It turns out that even though Maxine and Ruby were sisters they didn’t get along too well. Maxine was getting attacked by Ruby (or should I say Bunnicula). She would bite her and push her away from the food dish and basically bully her. So, we’ve given Ruby back and hopefully Maxine will be better off for it. Alex and Nicholas were both very understanding about it and didn’t give us a hard time. Now, Maxine has the cage and their attention all to herself.

Bunnies Squared!!

Well, I let Paula and the boys talk me into allowing them to get a rabbit. Little did I know they would come home with TWO! Maxine and Ruby are two albino rabbits that now call our place home. I’ll admit they are cute and Alex and Nicholas love them. So far they have been good about helping to take care of them.

Redecorating Alex’s Bedroom

For the past two weeks we’ve been working on Alex’s room. I ripped out all the drywall from the two exterior walls and then re-insulated them. I put up new drywall, spackled.
Next we’ll paint and put up a new wallpaper border and decorate the room. He wants a sort of ‘surf’ theme with beach colors and surf boards and tiki huts. I’ll post pictures as soon as its finished.