The Arace Children

A blog for the smallest members of our family.

Enzo "sharing" with his baby sister

He was listening to music with Andrew's headphones and he came over to me and said, "Where's your belly Mamma? The baby can listen too?" and promptly pulled up my shirt and stuck one of his earbuds in my belly button.

He also sometimes asks to give the baby a kiss goodnight after he kisses me. Such a sweet little boy!

Enzo's One Man Band

An instrument in each hand wasn't enough...

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.  ;)

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.

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).  ;)

Dust Bunny

Mommy finally caught on that I am usually the mess maker but never the mess cleaner. In fact, I usually say, "how 'bout mamma do it?" when she asked me to pick up. Today, I felt bad and decided to give her a hand with the dusting. 

Don't tell her, but I had fun!!

Shadow Puppets!


Topsfield Fair 2012

This year I was finally tall enough to go on the kiddie rides and boy did I have a blast!

video coming soon...

Apple Picking 2012

This year we went back to our old standby orchard for some low key family fun with the D'Italia Family. I had tons of fun collecting rocks with Liam, running down rows of apple trees with Liam and Rocco, and my first tractor hayride with mommy and daddy.  

After, we had lunch in Concord and picked up some fresh ingredients for YaYa's famous potato leek soup at Hutchins Farm. It was a perfect fall day!

"Hey, what's that sound? It's a katydid!"

All summer I've been hearing something daddy tells me is a lot of katydids in the big tree behind our house. Today, daddy actually caught one to show to me!

It was so AMAZING! I loved holding it and wasn't afraid when it jumped all over me. I giggled a lot because it tickled me.