Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Christmas Wrap-Up

I can't believe Christmas has come and gone.  It's kind of a big blur at this point, but we have some good memories to look back on.  We're finally starting to form some Christmas traditions of our own.  It seems that they're a good mix of Jon's family traditions and mine and we'll be able to sustain them without making ourselves crazy!  One that we started this year was to go to a Christmas tree farm and cut down our own tree.  We headed to a farm in Connecticut that was recommended by some friends.  The boys had a blast running around the farm.  They had just had their first little snowfall of the season, so that was a nice (but cold) treat.  We managed to find a tree that would work in our space (i.e. way too big!) and hauled it back to NYC.  The kids had a great time decorating it and it only fell over 3 times during the course of the holidays!  

The boys had some fun celebrations at their schools that I was able to go to.  Noah's class made candy houses out of milk cartons and graham crackers and Gabe's class sang "Baby it's Cold Outside" at their winter performance.  Both celebrations were complete with festive headbands! We had an "Angry Birds" and "Ninja Turtles" themed Christmas this year.  It's always so much fun to watch them open their presents.  Luckily the magic of Santa is still very much alive this year in our home.  I'm hoping to hold onto their innocence as long as possible!  

We also managed to do some baking in between sight seeing with cousins and traveling back and forth to grandma's house.  Eden was the perfect 1st Christmas baby :)  She loved every minute of the festivities and attention.  I'm excited for what this new year will bring...

Jones Tree Farm in CT


3 little elves decorating

Noah's class party

Gabe walking onto stage for his performance

festive boys

1st present!

Angry Birds!

Ninja Turtles!

sweet baby girl on Christmas day

Eden's awesome presents

Mom and Noah see "The Nutcracker" with the cousins

sugar cookies!

my new favorite Christmas cookie recipe

Christmas PJs

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Family Pics 2012

Family Picutres

Fort Tryon Park, NYC


Noah, age 6

Gabriel, age 3

Eden, age 5 months

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween 2012

It was an Angry Birds Halloween!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Horey Family Reunion 2012: South Padre Island

We headed down to Texas for our first annual extended Horey family reunion in October.  It was so much fun!  We had a great time visiting with Jon's extended family -- some of which we had never met! -- and relaxing at the beach at South Padre Island.  It was fun to show off Eden and be able to stay all together at a resort on the beach.  We bunked up with Jon's brother and his family and the cousins had a great time together (sometimes too much fun at night as we tried to have them all room together, but it made for good memories :)  

We had lots of pool and beach time and were even able to visit a sea turtle rescue center and a bird watching sanctuary.  The weather was amazing and the temperature of the ocean was so warm!  Noah has turned into quite the little fish in the water and was in heaven.  This trip was such a welcome break from the onotony of our school days and some great memories were made!

Noah and Eliza - cousin buddies!

great grandma Horey at the kids table :)

grandpa and his sister making pies!

little miss Eden

Nana and Eden having some cuddle time

great grandma getting to know Eden

beach time!

Noah was unstoppable in those waves!

brothers at the beach!

ice cream break!

sea turtle rescue center

cute cousins

bird watching scavenger hunt



kiddie pool

I had way too much fun buying that bathing suit!