The Arace Children

A blog for the smallest members of our family.

My First Movie

On the 7th, Daddy took me to see my very first movie. We went to see Monsters University at the movie theater at the Hingham Shipyard.

We bought our tickets, and got some popcorn.

I handed my ticket to the man collecting tickets, but we were super early, and the theater wasn't ready yet, so we had to wait.

But, while we were waiting, the ticket man switched shifts with a cute ticket girl. I demanded to have HER rip my ticket again...SUCH A FLIRT!

Daddy and I sat right in the middle, and I was good through the WHOLE movie.

And, even though I wasn't heavy enough to keep the seats from folding back up and squishing me, I still had a great time with daddy.

Father's Day 2013

Daddy and I have had fun cooking and baking a lot of things, but never pasta! Daddy got a nice pasta maker from mommy for father's day, and I helped make an entire batch of noodles. I helped turn the handle, and put in flour, and I actually ate some, too.


Making Bread Dough with Daddy

Wouldn't be the full experience without a little flour on his nose!

How many toys does it take

... to circle the couch? He started off counting them, but we can't get past "thirty" because he says "firty" and then when we get to "forty" he gets very confused. I guess we need to work on the "th" sounds. He had fun though.  ;)

Enzo's First Bug Hunt

I took Enzo to the "rain forest" today, so that we could find bugs. He was so excited, he needed to run all the way there with me. We only made it about 100' into the woods near our new apartment community, but we found a wealth of insects that we took pictures of.


Some wood ants


And plenty of wood lice


Lots of termites in one log

Then we peeled back some bark on a tree on the ground, and found a big queen ant! Enzo wanted to flip her over gently with a stick, we watched the workers bring the eggs to safety, and then we put it all back the way we found it.

And finally, a nice firefly

We had a very great time, and I told Enzo that we can go back when the weather is a little warmer, and find more.

Pizza Maker Enzo

Mommy loves when her boys make dinner!

More French Toast

I love making french toast with Daddy! Sometimes I even eat it for dinner. I know all the ingredients and which order to use them. There is one special step that I like to do. I always take one bite of the bread before I put it in the egg mixture.

Christmas Cookie Bake Off 2012

Today we made 6 kinds of cookies and candied citrus peels! I apparently inherited my dad's love of cookie dough because I was sampling all day.

This might be Mommy's new favorite picture of Daddy and me...

This is how they all turned out...

Mommy thinks I ate my own weight in cookies!

Shadow Puppets!


"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.