The Arace Children

A blog for the smallest members of our family.

Testing out the Double Ride

Today my friends Mila and Zak came over to bake Christmas Cookies. We were a little crazy and into everything, including our new double stroller. I asked Mila to stand in as my baby sister for a test drive of my future ride.

How did the cookies come out? No photos you ask? Our cookie making this time was also a little crazy, extra messy and the results reflected our mood. Let's just say Mommy advised Daddy NOT to eat them.  ;) 

Lorenzo Arace, Jewelry Designer

Today I went to a craft store will Mommy and picked out some beads to make necklaces for Christmas gifts. Here I am making my first necklace...

I took a few breaks to play with (and feed beads to) my dinosaurs and other creatures, but I eventually made four necklaces.

Mommy was impressed with my knowledge of current trends (asymmetry is popular now) and YaYa, Nonna, Auntie Becca and Auntie Julie will be looking extra beautiful after this Christmas.  ;)

Lunch with Mommy

After school I asked Mommy if I could have "a pizza with eyes on it for lunch [kid's bunny shaped pizza with olives for eyes] at the restaurant with the gummy bears [aka VaPiano]." 

...mmm! Thanks Mommy!

Someone's been sleeping our bed!

We'll give you a hint... It's not Goldilocks! 

Look how comfortable he is. Daddy was apparently comfortable enough too because he had no idea Enzo had crawled in bed with us. I, however was well aware because this sneaky sleeper likes mommy's pillow best!

Enzo is eating - with chopsticks!!

If you know Enzo, you know he doesn't eat just anything and if he does, it's not much. Today, he ate an entire bento box of sushi rice using chopsticks by himself!

Yes, he ate ALL of that rice! (He started off a little slow as seen in this video, but was a pro by the end)

Needless to say, mommy will be offering chopsticks at mealtimes at home.

No, Daddy

Enzo: trying to dip a tortilla chip in his lemonade

Daddy: "No no, Enzo, you don't dip your food in your drink."

Enzo: "Cookies go in milk."


November Leaves

David Attenborough's Little Architect

Today Enzo asked, "Mommy, help me build a house!" so I made a little house out of his new blocks. Enzo added on to it extensively and then said, "Look Mommy! This is David Attenborough's house!"

Nice work Enzo! Mommy likes your addition way better than her original design.  ;)

Nap time courtesy of Davis Attenborough

Fell asleep on his belly, glasses on, headphones on watching David Attenborough talk about prehistoric birds.

(yes, I removed the glasses and the headphone and got him into a more comfortable position and he did not wake up)

Enzo's Wash Plant

Gold Rush Alaska's smallest and cutest fan ever has been asking to make his very own wash plant and after saving some recycles up for parts we finally got the job done. We used a toilet paper tube with some of Mommy's architectural model scraps to make the trommel screen. Nespresso pod boxes served as some of the structure as well as the sluice boxes. Mommy had to make it strong enough to run a dozen cheerios per minute. Check out all that gold (aka glitter glue) our awesome plant caught! 

 Though Mommy did most of the heavy lifting, Enzo definitely was calling the shots. As soon as Mommy finished the trommel Enzo held up two halves of a Nespresso box and said, "these are the sluice boxes Momma" (which I promptly googled and then agreed with him on).  ;)