Wednesday, September 25, 2013



So Cole's been doing some talking lately.  But only when he's in a good mood so it's been tough to catch on video......

In other news, my favorite James-word is "crynin" which is a combo for "crying" plus "whining".  It works.  He uses it substitutionally for either choice.

And Lena has been loving PreK.  Which I'm super-happy about.  Yesterday she told Mike that she had a secret for him and it was "I just LOVE my school".  So that's a good sign ;-)

We went apple picking last weekend and Sheryl took these pictures for us:

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Catching up.

So much to talk about. Sheesh.

So here's Cole being cute:

Cole and Mike and I went to my cousin Janine's beautiful wedding in the Finger Lakes over Labor Day Weekend while Lena and James spent time with their grandparents in Pittsburgh!  That was a *win win win* situation.  (except my in laws did *loose* in the sleep department for sure....- thanks again guys!!!)

DeGregorio cousins minus my bro Mike

A wedding vacation for us!

My uncle playing harmonica with the band!!  He was awesome!!

Then right after we got back from the festivities, Lena started pre school!!!  
Here she is all ready for day 1:

She's really enjoying it!  She's going 3 mornings/week and it's working out GREAT.
Here's her discussing it:

Also in Lena news we're done with naps.  A few months ago we thought the naps were done but then she had a nap-resurgance which was awesome.  Lately however this is what happens at nighttime if she naps in the afternoon:

If you can't tell, that's lipstick all over her face.... the rest of it is all over my bed.  This is what happens when someone's not tired at night so sneaks down to her parents' room and gets into her makeup.  Clearly she was pretty upset at being caught. Anyway, naps are done.  It's the only way we can ensure a peaceful early bedtime.  

However, because of the no-more-nap-policy sometime this happens in the late afternoon:
mmmk.  So we're working on the transition.

Also, here are the twin cousins:

They're holding hands :-)

Any finally, here's Cole with some more smiles for you to enjoy: