Long days sometimes with the family – but boy do the years seem to go by quickly! Back in April, Annie received her First Communion. Of course we were proud of her – but also of Gracie & Dominick – since they served at the mass (as altar servers) for their sister’s special day! In May, Annie went horse riding with her troop as a reward for their success with the cookie sales this year. Apparently they are starting to teach some non-traditional ways of riding horse??? I’m not sure I see the wisdom in this method of riding!
Late June Melani and I had our first day, together, away from the kids. We went wine tasting through the Finger Lakes region on a rented bus / limousine to celebrate Melani’s sister’s birthday. A huge thank you to my mother and my cousin Mike & his lovely wife Donna for making this possible. Not only did Melani and I have a fun day together with her family – but it sounds like the kids might have had even more fun! As a parent – it was absolutely wonderful to hear nothing but positive comments about the kids’ behavior while we were gone.