Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Martin Christmas!

We all had a great time for Christmas. We had a total of 12 family members for most of the day. Everyone had fun playing all the new games. Eventually, a few of the brave wandered upstairs to the music room. Seems like it always goes that way.

Nanny having fun listening to John and Scott.

Scott and Rita sang a duet.

John singing, "I'm Too Sexy." It was so funny with him shaking his hips around!

Me and Rita

Joanne and Rita (or Nanny and Grammie)


Mom, rockin' out!

She had a blast!

Singing and dancing.

Grandparents all together now...

Jonathan and Uncle Ed playing the new pool table.

Walker and Nanny in the middle of an intense round of "Connect 4"

Grammie, Grampie, Nanny and Walker at "Connect 4"

Nanny makes her shot in a game vs John.

Grandpa takes his shot.

Yeah! Bakugan.

Christmas cuddle.

Cool Tom Brady shirt.

Just what he wanted - pickes!

Football santa hat.

Christmas Eve

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cape Cod Trip

We finally made it to Cape Cod this summer. It was great to see Uncle Frank! Sue and I took Kaylee and Walker for two nights in August. Too bad our "big boys" couldn't make it. Dad was there too and we all had a blast! We went down on a Tuesday and home on Thursday so we avoided the crazy, weekend traffic. We came home the same day they were bringing Ted Kennedy's body to Boston. Luckily, we made it off the Cape before they shut the highways down (for security). If we'd waited until after lunch time to come home we would have been stuck in traffic for SO LONG.
Kaylee and Walker in Uncle Frank's living room.
The secret place, up the ladder in the living room.
Walker and Uncle Frank having a nice, morning conversation.
At the Chatham Bars Inn for drinks.
Kaylee and Sue at the Chatham Bars Inn. Great place, right on the beach.
Kaylee and Walker on the trampolines.
Walker on the bumper boats.
Dad and Sue at the bumper boats.
Sue at Franks.
Dad and Sue. You can see the ladder for the secret place in the background.
Dad and the morning paper.
Dad and Frank. Walker on the comper.
At Skaket beach.
Kaylee on her laptop.
French fries on the beach.
Computer at Franks.
Snow cone at the beach.
Dad and Uncle Frank at Skaket Beach.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The fun never stops

Busy days lately. Now we're into baseball. We've got practice 3 times a week. We've got to fit that in with boy scouts and hip hop (not to mention my work, Scott's work and school). Everything is going so quickly lately. Summer will be nice. Time to slow down and relax.
Studio life this time of year is crazy with everything recital (ticket sales, costumes, choreography, rehearsals, music, programs, chaperone finding, dance photos!). I'm done with all my dances. Good. That's a HUGE relief to me. Trying to finish 15 dances makes me feel like I have homework all the time until it's done. So now it is all done and I'm very happy about that. I like all my dances and think the kids do too. I've actually got one more dance still in the works but it's not for recital, so it's not "time sensitive." The one that is not finished is for my new adult jazz class that we just started 6 weeks ago. We're doing a 10 week session in Andover for adults. It's fun. I like to add on a little bit to that dance every week, but since we're not performing that piece it's more fun than work for me. Something different for me, choreographing for adults. It's fun and good, but I'm still ready for summer!
Here are some pictures of a sleepover a couple weeks ago - Walker's best friend, Gage, slept over and they actually sang some karaoke with us and LIKED IT. A first for Walker. See, parents can be FUN!

Gage and Walker singing to Spongebob music. Matching Spongebob pj pants were the "costume" of the evening.

Scott's not too sure about this. You can see how good the boys are by this look.

They're really getting into it.

Future rock star?