Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter

Emma dominated the Easter Egg hunt while Tige and Andy walked around clicking their Easter Eggs together. We had a beautiful day, but not quite enough wind for the traditional kite flying. Instead the kids enjoyed some time at the playground. Dinner was a feast on Cornish Hens and Orange Rice. Andy especially loved the corn on the cob, eating 3 ears! All of the kids has WAY too much candy and sugar overload, which made for an early bedtime for everyone.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

What's new with the Turkeys?

Renee has 2 teeth that have come through on the bottom and she is eating cereal for the first time today. She can regularly roll from her back to her front and once in a while she will roll from her front to back. She is very happy and smiles at everyone (except when she is hungry). She still has crazy hair, but the bald spot on the back of her head is filling in.

Andy weighs 28 pounds and is 2' 11'' tall. That puts him in the 75th %ile for weight and the 95th %ile for height. Andy uses about 15 - 20 words in context and will attempt to repeat just about any word that you ask him. He tries his best to keep up with Emma, running, spinning, jumping, and climbing and does a pretty good job. He loves bread, spaghetti, chicken nuggets, and rice crispies - but he is still not big on fruits and veggies. Andy hates having his teeth brushed.

Emma weighs 36 1/2 pounds in the 52nd %ile and is 3' 4'' tall in the 50th %ile. Emma's favorite thing is the Disney princesses. She loves to dress up like a princess with her dresses, jewelry and shoes. She is doing very well in pre-school 3 days a week and has lots of friends at school. Emma is learning to draw and can even write her name. Emma loves to sing at the top of her lungs, especially the music of Laurie Berkner. Emma's favorite food continues to be PB&J.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

House officially on off the market

5 days after we "officially" put our house on the market, we have signed a contract and taken the house off the market. This real estate market in Northern NJ is just insane. We had a Sunday open house with a huge amount of traffic, and by Monday evening we had multiple offers on the property.

We are very relieved to have this behind us because it REALLY sucks trying to keep the house in showroom condition with 3 kids tearing it up. I am not going to celebrate until we actually close, but things are moving in the right direction.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Broken Bones

Last Thursday Mary was on her way downstairs to answer the door bell when she slipped from the top step and fell all the way down the stairs. Even worse, she had just gotten Andy up from a nap and was holding him. Fortunately Mary's protective instinct kicked in and she cradled Andy as they fell. Andy was a little shaken up but walked away unharmed. Mary, on the other hand, ended up with a broken right arm and several very deep bruises on her legs. She saw the orthopedic surgeon yesterday and now has a cast from her hand up past her elbow. She is still in some pain, but coping very well. The doctor says she will be in the full cast at least 3 weeks and then they will transfer to a smaller cast just on her forearm for another few weeks. As bad as this was, we just thank God that it was nothing more serious than a broken arm and that Andy was not hurt.

Monday, April 03, 2006

3 Turkeys are on the move

Many of you have heard that our family recently decided to relocate from Northern New Jersey to Columbus, Ohio. My company is relocating their corporate headquarters to Columbus and I have a very unique and exciting opportunity available with the company in Ohio. Mary and I agonized over the decision and in the end we decided that this would be the best thing for our family. We will truly miss the beauty of the Garden State, the action of New York City, and most of all our close friends and family in this area. We are looking forward to new adventures and experiences in the Buckeye state.

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