Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Top two photos by a guy in Windsor Terrace who sets up a backdrop on his front stoop and takes pictures of kids. He gives you his card with a number on the back and you email him the next day for the photos. How cool is that.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
This Spring, Jackson was finally old enough to participate.
He went for a week over the summer, and was so psyched to learn how to use power tools, saws, hammers, take trips to the hardware store, and choose his paint colors. He loved the actual race, even though Jon had to run next to him and push him when he ran out of speed.
Here is an article in the New York Times about this year's race.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
In August, Jackson, Cade, Sammy, Papi, Bebe, Carmen, Jon, Uncle Darin and Auntie Nikki took a sailing outing around beautiful Newport and Jamestown. I don't think they could've asked for a better day:
and some classic Cade:
Monday, September 8, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
While Cade was watching a cartoon, he repeatedly asked "What's the white stuff?" After he asked 15 times, I looked up and explained that it was fire. He asked why it was white. I had to explain that it was in black and white. Cade had never seen anything in black and white and couldn't make sense of it. Kids these days.
-by guest blogger, Jon Milott
Posted by chiara at 11:14 AM
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Happy 5th birthday, my dear, sweet, funny, cute, LOUD little boy!
And now you are 5 - and now you are for sure not my Baby Cade any more. This breaks my heart but then you fill it again with your smile, your fake-photo smile, your raised-eyebrow smile, your throw-your-head-back-and-laugh smile.
I find it appropriate that you were born Fourth of July weekend, since you are quite a little firecracker. When you run, you sprint. When you sing, you shout. When you dance, you get down. You know what I mean?
You have a natural inclination to defy me, which, I'm sure you can imagine, is pretty frustrating. When I ask you to do something, more often that not, you shout NO! before I can even finish my sentence. Not nice! But then you'll walk in the room and say, "Mama, I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!" and throw your hands out in the air like you are on a Broadway stage, and I wonder where you came from.
You had a great year, at your Pre-K school, every day you would tell me what you learned, very matter of factly - "Mama, first there's the eggs, then the crysallis, then the caterpillar, then the butterfly. That's the life cycle." One day, Jackson and I were in the kitchen and you were at the top of the stairs. Jackson asked me a question, "Are butterflies insects?" and you yelled down, "Butterflies ARE insects!"
You have quite a collection of stuffed animals in your bed, and depending on the temperature, you will cover them up with an assortment of bandanas and blankets. Of the 4 feet width of your bed (which you are about to grow out of any day now), you sleep on 16 inches and your stuffed animals take up the remainder of the space.
You love to bike, dance, play with Superhero's, be read to, and you're so so so close to swimming on your own. Your favorite food - mac and cheese. You claim to LOVE bananas but every time I give you one, you have three bites then say you don't want it anymore. You'll still spend an hour in the bath, and you'll still yell bloody murder if water gets in your eyes, but the other day you had a shower and it didn't terrify you.
You also are Mr. Innocente when Jackson is getting in trouble - "Yes, geesh, Jackson, you have to shut the refrigerator door after you get the milk out!" like you're the most perfect, expert little kid when it comes to remembering to shut the fridge door. Or, piping up, unasked, "I didn't do that! Mh-mmm, not me."
I love you to pieces buddy. You are the best, I love you and I love you and I love you.
Letters on your 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st and 6 mos. birthdays.