Sunday, November 2, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

First Steps!

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Kate Turned One!

And I didn't even post! Here is the pigtail princess on her first birthday!



HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVELY LADY!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Charlotte turned Five, and I got all Sentimental.

The story of me and my Gilmore Girl. Even though we're part of a growing, fabulous family now....I will always remember looking at Charlotte and thinking that we would always walk through life together. Now, we've just got more people to walk with!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Kate is a MODEL!!!


Charlotte is FIVE!!!!


Happy Birthday to the beautiful, lovely, caring, grown-up Charlotte Jayne Ryan Kerpen.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

2008 MS WALK




Today, Kate, Dave and I all walked in the 2008 MS Walk! It was a lot of fun, and very inspiring!!! Too bad Charlotte has a little bug and couldn't come....the weather was lovely and the scenery was great, and we raised almost 5,000 dollars!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Kate's ALL TIME Mets Record at Shea 1 and 0



The Mets WON! Kate's first trip to Shea Stadium was filled with fun (and home runs!).

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Playing with Plates

Here are Dave and Charlotte in April 2003, playing with a plate at a NYC diner:


Here are Dave and Kate in April 2008, playing with a plate at a NYC diner:


The more things change...

Happy Nine Month Birthday, Kate!!!!


A letter to Kate:
Happy Birthday, my darling little one! You are such a beautiful little spirit, and it is such a pleasure to be your mom! You are so wonderful. Currently, you are sitting, standing while holding on to stuff, saying "mama","dada", and "dista" (sister). You love to clap hands, and to EAT! You are one of the happiest, calmest babies that I've ever seen, and I am so thankful that I have gotten to spend so much time with you. I can't wait for you to crawl and walk, but at the same time, I do love having you as my little that I shnuggle daily. It's weird that you have been here for nine months-- equal to the number of months that I carried you. It's been a wonderful ride, Kate Rebecca Kerpen Sunshine Kitty Kat. I can't wait to keep going!
Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Charlotte's Art Wall



Charlotte reorganized her room, and decided to create a wall of her (and Dave's) artwork. It's pretty phenomenal if I do say so myself!

Kate has a sense of humor!

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Miss Kate discovers that her mom is really funny...NOT!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Kate Rebecca


Kate doesn't really look like herself in this pic, but it's cute enough to post.
Kate loves to talk when sitting in this high chair. Her favorite words? Dada (for Dave) and Di-ta (for Sister) xoxox

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Shopping Adventures...



I hate shopping with kids. The carts are dirty, they want every sugar cereal known to man, and inevitably, one of them needs something instantly. But yesterday, when Charlotte requested a family trip to the grocery store, I couldn't say no.

And so, Charlotte and Kate rode in the "car cart" as I shlepped with Dave through every aisle. And, despite a minor choking instance with Kate, and the purchase of a Rice Krispies box with "barbie watch" only available by MAIL IN to the disappointment of my almost five year old....it was kinda fun.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

My Three Girls!


Charlotte, Kate, and Baby Alive

Monday, March 3, 2008

When Charlotte Gets Mad...

"Charlotte, come sit down at the dinner table", I said. "NO", she replied. "Charlotte, come on...finish up your drawings, and come EAT!"...."FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE!" she says. I hear a fierce scribbling sound. And then...VOILA.
Self expression at (almost) 5 years old is pretty cool.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

At Eight Months Old, Everything is Applause-Worthy

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Okay, I'm horrible.

It's been nearly two months since I've posted on the blog. Work, parenting, and everyday craziness have gotten in the way, but I finally got around to taking a little video.

I will post some good Kate and Charlotte stories soon.

Love to all!

Shimmy Like My Sister Kate...

This video is titled, "Shimmy Like My Sister Kate"...or..."Bored on a Sunday While Daddy's at Work"

xoxoxo enjoy!
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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Family Vacation



Sorry we haven't written in January-- we took a two week vacation to California! It was a ton of fun! Highlights included the San Diego Wild Animal Park, LegoLand, Disneyland, day of fun in San Diego, LaJolla Seals, and visiting Rayni and Robert in beautiful Santa Monica!

Enjoy some pics from our trip....you can see that Kate is getting much much bigger!!

YAY KERPENS!