Showing posts from April, 2010

My Little Equestrian

On Sunday, April 25th, Natalie was in her first rated horse show. She was in the walk/trot/canter division. She had to wear the full riding outfit which we were lucky enough to get from a rider who has since outgrown her clothes. My favorite part of the ensemble is the hairstyle...two braids with ribbons tied on the ends. So CUTE! Here are a couple of pictures from the day.

Ready to Ride.

And here is my girl with her four first place blue ribbons. She already picked out a cute corkboard from Pottery Barn that she wants so she can disply them. :)

Dylan is a BRAVE!!!

I have been waiting for this day since Kindergarten T Ball. He has been on the Royals, Red Sox, Indians, Angels, Dodgers...almost every team they have in our town league but the Braves. So, when the e mail came in saying he was on the Braves, I literally started screaming. This is a big deal to the lone Brave fan stuck here in Yankee and Met territory. :) And his number is...3!!!!! The number of the great Dale Murphy!!!!

We played our first game this past Saturday. It ended in a 6-6 tie. Dylan walked twice, struck out once, got a RBI and reached on a fielder's choice. Most importantly, he really enjoyed himself. Here are a cuple of pictures from Saturday.

A shot in full uniform right before heading to the field.

Dylan and his best buddy Nick after the game.

Here's to a great season!!!

Spring Soccer

Spring Soccer has begun. Natalie is on the Red Bulls and she has a good team and a great coach.

Today we played our first game almost entirely in some form of rain. Yuck!

I'm hoping for a very sunny season.

Go Red Bulls!

I think that Natalie loves buying new funky cleats almost as much as she actually loves to play the game. So neon green it was.

Dinner Out With Friends

My friend Karen and her husband Keith came to NYC for her birthday. This was the first time that either of them had been here. I was so excited to take them to our favorite place to eat Italian food in Little Italy...Il Cortile. I was a bit nervous as our spouses had never met each other but the evening went really well. We had great food and even better company. I wished we lived closer so we could this more often. Here's a shot of Karen and I and then the four of us right before we left. :)

Mother's Day Scarf

I saw this great idea on The Purl Bee and I just might do it for my Mom or maybe myself. LOL! It looks fast and easy, yet really elegant. I just love the sparkles in the yarn.

■ 1 skein of Tilli Tomas Symphony Lace, 63% Kid Mohair, !0% Silk, 18% Nylon, 9% Wool. This color is "Natural with Silver".
■ A set of US #8 knitting needles. I used Skacel Addi Lace, 24 inch circular needles because they make knitting fine yarn really easy!

The Pattern
4 1/2 inches = 1 inch in garter stitch

Finished Size
6 inches wide and 58 inches long. (There is enough yarn to make your scarf wider or longer if you want.)

Cast on 46 stitches.

Row 1: K2, yo, knit to last 5 stitches, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1.

Row 2: Knit.

Repeat the last two rows until the scarf measures 58 inches or desired length.

End with Row 1 and bind off loosely in knit stitch

Easter Photos!!

I love Easter. It is my favorite holiday. So, it is the one I host. We have my whole family come over and we eat, drink and hunt for eggs. This year, the weather could not have been better. It was sunny and warm. :)

Our Easter festivities started on Saturday afternoon with our annual egg dyeing. I was so happy that it was warm enough that we could dye them outside. :)

Some shots of our dyed eggs. We tried the tie dye kit from Paas and they didn't quite turn out as we had hoped so we ended up just dipping some eggs in the dye.

This year, I had it easy as Stew grilled all the main courses. He was so proud of his brisket that he took a photo of it. LOL! I was in charge of appetizers, sides and desserts which was fine by me. ;)

Here is a group shot of the kids after they hunted for eggs in my yard. :)

For dessert one of the things I made was Easter Bunny pops! I got the idea from this fabulous blog called eighteen25. You should check it out. They have fabulous easy to do pr…