August 30, 2007

Adriana loves Baby Averi

Adriana had lots of practice preparing for her new baby brother or sister. She loves practicing on her cousin Averi.

Adriana giving Averi some loving kisses.

Hanging out with my cousins!!!

Averi is almost as big as Adriana.

August 27, 2007

Waves in Rhode Island

Mama stopped for a little while to take pictures of the waves. I got some great pictures. I think it was more fun watching them though picture never really speak for the true beauty.

Crashing Waves are a beautiful sight.

August 26, 2007

Newburyport Rhode Island - Mansions

Another Niall Family hike or walk. It was beautiful walk on overcast day. We got some great pictures of daddy and Adriana.

Adriana loves walking with daddy especially being on daddy's shoulders.

Hiding in the bushes!!!!

Sleeping Beauty!!!!!

Weekend in Rhode Island

Our trip to visit the Rzasa Summer house in Rhode Island was great and filled with lots of activity.

When we first arrived we went into the water and found some star fish!!

The hunt for the starfish.

Adriana talked about going on a boat all the way to the summer house. Daddy and Adriana went out on the boat, with all the other guests and Uncle Peadar at the lead, to the sand bar. They dug for clams and surfed.

Isn't he just a cutie!!!

Adriana loves little babies. She has a lot of practice getting ready for her new little brother or sister with Baby Joseph. Another one of her little friends.

August 20, 2007

Family Hike

We went to Rhododendron State Park at, what was suppose to be, the height of rhododendron season. This was the only rhododendron we saw!!! :(

One of the hobbies Michael and Adrianne have in common is hiking. They decide that this summer they would have a few relaxing weekends hiking. It was fun and Adriana joining both hiking and riding on Daddies shoulders. Toward the end of the summer Mama go to tried to go hiking so we look forward to our hikes next summer.

First Family Hike of the season. Wachusett Mountain, June 23, 2007.

At the summit of Mt. Wachusett.
A pit stop for Mama on the way up!!!
Daddy Climbing a tree. Silly Daddy!!!
See Adriana loves daddy's shoulders.

Our next hike was to Rhododendron State Park climbing Little Monadnock. There is a great view of Mt. Monadnock at the summit. July 22, 2007

A pit stop on the way up the mountain. Adriana hiked to the top!!!

Family pose with Mt Monadnock in the back. Getting a ride down the mountain.

We took one more hike before mama got to tired for the hikes. We went to Leominster State Park and then went swimming. This was the hike that did mama in. She was tired for days after this hike. August 19, 2007. Three hikes in one season was pretty good I think.

August 13, 2007

Snapping Turtle

At Adriana's Birthday party the older boys had the most fun playing with the snapping turtle.

You can see his head.

Now his head is coming out of the water.

Actually Daddy's favorite part was scaring Cioci Anne. As she was distracted taking a picture of the turtle, he slowly got a stick close enough to her foot to make her think it was the turtle snapping at her. She screamed and he laughed!!!!

Averi and Auntie

Auntie and Averi hamming it up at Adriana's Birthday Party. Boy is she a cutie!!!!! And she does like to snuggle up to Auntie.

August 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Adriana!!!!

Adriana's Birthday Party.

Lots of family and friends came to join in the celebration!!

Thanks to the Murphy's we had Adriana's Birthday party outside with a Birthday girl dressed in her Birthday dress swings on a rope swing. What a monkey!?!

They also had a swing which was a hit!! Brendan and Hunter posing with Adriana.

Cake and presents.

The Birthday girl playing in her Birthday Dress!!!!