The Arace Children

A blog for the smallest members of our family.

Smiles with Daddy


Enzo's First Snake Drawing

We've been watching a lot of documentaries on snakes and lizards around here lately while Enzo recovers from his surgeries. Not surprisingly, our art projects have been reptile themed as well. Here is Enzo's first drawing done all by himself of a "wrattle snake!"

He drew it himself and pointed out all of these features to me...

I was impressed!

Father's Day Art Take II

This time I used finger paints that Liam and Rocco brought me....

This was my first time using actual finger paints and I was more interested in squishing them in my hands than actually painting. It wasn't a total bust. With some help from mommy, I came up with this for Great Grandpa Moore...

Flower for Mila

Mila invited me to her house today for a playdate, so I decided to bring her a flower mommy and I made.

I'm such a romantic.

Dino Cave with Daddy

Tonight, daddy made me a super cool cave that I immediately added dinosaurs to. I also put all of my plastic bugs and got out my flashlight. It was super fun!!

Jeremy (Joo Joo) came up and explored with us too. Mommy thought the cave was too creepy with all those bugs and dinosaurs, but she went in for just a minute.

Dino Delivery

Today, I got a package with two dinosaurs and a dinosaur stamp set in it from my Great Aunt Maureen and Uncle Bob!! I got my smaller dinosaurs and fed my new T-Rex right away!

Thank you Aunt Maureen and Uncle Bob! I love them!

Cookies with Liam and Rocco

Today, Liam and Rocco came to my house to play and make cookies with me! They are my very firsts little friends to come and visit after my surgeries. 

We had a fantastic time and Liam is a really good chef! I loved making cookies and can't wait to do it again sometime! Thanks guys!

Baby Swing Nap

Since Enzo's surgery, we've been having to keep an eye on him while he naps. Today, I was on a cleaning rampage and happened to have this swing out to lend to a friend, so I put Enzo in it for his nap.

He slept for two hours in there! Just like old times...

Post Surgery Quiet Play

After my two surgeries, I wasn't supposed to run, jump or climb for 4 to 6 weeks. Mommy's eyes got big when the doctors said that, but they said the first week was most important. I watched lots of nature shows and Curious George, but I could watch tv all day (at least that's what mommy said), so here I am playing quietly...

 Here I am testing out what different animal footprints look like.

Animal footprints, play-doh, art projects, puzzles, reading stories and snuggles were the best activities for the first week.

My Second Surgery

So, here I am back in the Hospital again one week later. This time at Mass Eye and Ear in Boston. For unknown reasons I had some complications and needed another surgery, but this time around everyone knew what to expect and things went really well. Mommy and daddy said I was really brave, but I don't remember a thing!

The week in between surgeries was pretty hectic and there are no photos to share. I was generally in good spirits and let mommy and daddy do all the worrying. I spent some time at YaYa's and Nonna's while mommy and daddy went to Auntie VaVa's wedding. I was a very good boy and was able to wear glasses to protect my eye instead of a shield. I let mommy and daddy put lots of drops in my eyes and I was very good at my doctors visits. I let the doctor look in my eyes with a light, put my chin on the cool eye machine, and even let the doctor do an eye pressure test and an ultrasound on my eye!