Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Look who's ready to ring in the New Year complete with a party hat and bells on (literally).

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas from The Repuccis.

Bring it on, Santa!Enjoying a classic: the Farmer in the Dell.
Being arrested for continuously interrupting the big boys' game.
Peek-a-boo from inside Elmo's bunker.
Loading up the shopping cart.
Enjoying the poor man's Holiday Pops.
Shopping the party for more gifts.

The wonder of Christmas.

The most wonderful day of the year.

Christmas 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

GFR @ 18 months

I just love this picture. Gabriella in pigtails, giving us a dissertation with a krinkled nose for emphasis, all while holding her father's clean laundry hostage. That's my little girl.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Let it snow!

For all intents and purposes, it's been snowing for 48 hours now.

With the exception of this one Sunday morning trip to Whole Foods to stock up on prepared comfort foods, we spent the weekend at home, in front of the fire, wrapping gifts, reading books, folding laundry, watching Sesame Street and dancing to old school holiday music.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Toddler-Proof Holiday Decorating

We decided to forego a Christmas tree this year, after visions of toddler antics danced in our heads. However, I think we pulled off a Gabriella-proof holiday decorating scheme that would make even Martha proud.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Winter's first snowfall.

Michael and I woke up this morning to Boston's first snowfall. So we brought Gabriella into our room, all piled into bed ....

... and watched the snow fall in Charlestown, MA.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

My first pigtails!

It may not look like much, but these pigtails are nothing short of a miracle ... not to mention so stinkin' cute. Of course, they're a bit lopsided and didn't last long, but it's progress and I'm not giving up.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Gabriella meets Max

Gabriella met Max for the first time tonight. Then she proceeded to raid his room of all things giraffe-like. Max was a good sport. He let her have her way.

Black Friday

Well, we didn't go shopping today, but that didn't stop Gabriella from showing off her new winter hat.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Baby, it's cold outside.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Cardboard box + Blanket = Cure for Cabin Fever.

Me and my girl.

Here are a few snapshots from Saturday morning.

The end.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Deja Vu

Look at G rockin' her Smurfette tee next to the real thing.

The doll is almost 25 years old ... and still 100% in style.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Mommy's Little Girl

Gabriella's new favorite pastime is leafing through holiday catalogs.

So, here we were this morning, in our pajamas, one with a cup of apple cider and one with a bottle of milk, looking through catalogs while Daddy slept in. It was heaven.

P.S. When Daddy woke up, he took one look at this picture and said Gabriella looked like a sixty year old woman, hungover and about to light up a cigarette. I disagree. I think she looks
absolutely perfect.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

My very first cell phone.

Here is Geoffers ... about to be cast aside for the new toy on the block (courtesy of Nana B. and Dubby).

Here is Gabriella ... thoroughly impressed by the working buttons on her very first cell phone.

Here is Geoffers ... looking as if he's been there, done that.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Halloween

Halloween remains one of my all-time favorite days of the year as a mom. And don't let Gabriella's expression fool you. She loves it too ... I promise.

This year was even better because Michael joined us. We went to the Bunker Hill Monument for parades, balloons, bubbles, and the most beautifully decorated haunted houses. I just love this photo and plan to frame it.

Friday, October 31, 2008

G & P's first playdate

They laughed...

They cried (over sippy cups) ...

It was better than sesame breadsticks!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Aunt Tawa (aka Hannah)

Thanks to a business trip, I spent an evening in Atlanta with my nephew, who started off calling me Tawa and eventually just called me Hannah.

October Holiday