Friday, June 27, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
It's that time of year--the culmination of the year's efforts! Sophia had her ballet recital this weekend and it was so fun to watch her improvement through the last year's blood, sweat and tears! The recital was nearly 2 hours long, but she loved watching every minute of it. Thankfully, the boys were at home peacefully playing with the babysitter!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Whenever my friend Anne has an idea for a party, there is always a level of fabulous to it! I think this is one of the reasons that we hit it off so well from the 7 years that we have known each other! We both have the motto: MAKE IT MEMORABLE. This week was our friend Chrysula's 40th birthday and Anne had the wonderful idea to surprise her with a chocolate tour of the City in a limo! I was so excited after I got the invitation that the anticipation was almost as fun as the actual event!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Sophia's had the great fortune of having two teachers in a row that are part of a writer's workshop program from Columbia University. This year they each wrote and illustrated an essay and Mrs. Lee had them bound into a professional book for each of the students! The parents were invited to the author's party yesterday for the unveiling of the book entitled, "Best Friends!" Each student wrote about their best friends both animate and inanimate. It was so darling to hear them each read their page and to see the hard work that they put into their story!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Evan and I offered a dinner hosted in our home for a Service Auction a few months ago. We finally found a date that worked for everyone and made it happen last week. I thought I'd post the yummy dinner we prepared. The lucky bidders were the Gibbs, the Jensons, and superstar Erin Thorn! (check out this link, she really is amazing!)
The first course was an asparagus red pepper risotto, an Evan original based on techniques he learned in Tuscany.
Then I did a insalata mista in prosciutto cups. (mixed salad in prosciutto cups)
The main course was a pork roast with prunes in a honey glaze with roasted apples and new potatoes.
The grand finale was our favorite Crostata di Frutta (fruit tart with pastry creme)
Evan and I are a great team. We love cooking together! Buon Appettito!
Monday, June 16, 2008
We had a great Father's Day Weekend away on the shores of CT. Here is a cute video I captured of Luke on the beach.
Wesley made Evan a cake and a cute card that told him what he loved about him and what he loves to do with Evan and Sophia made Evan a tie that was decorated including his AGE and an essay about what she loves about Evan. And Luke just whined and giggled a lot on Sunday! We love you, Daddy Evan!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
After much anticipation, my big debut is finally ready! You can see another 3:12 minutes of my "fame."(I think we're over the 4 minute mark by now, aren't we?!) Only I'm not convinced it's really me. I think they used a very realistic body double, and they put a fat suit on her! Just kidding. Great incentive to get fit when you see yourself on TV! I have to say, I think I miss the days of rolling around in the pork mobile last Winter! Wesley asked me today why we got rid of our "sthicker car!" It was fun to relive it in this spot. Enjoy!