This weekend Steve’s parents came to visit and Uncle Paul and Aunt Stacie came as well! So we got everyone together for a photo.
The boys loved playing with Uncle Paul. He wore them out!
Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Joyce Washburn Richardson, Kathy Lynne Seacat (formerly Richardson), Emily Seacat DeLuca, and Olivia Ivy DeLuca… four generations of women.
Thank you both for making the trip out to Baltimore for the boys 2nd birthday!! We love you!
I mentioned in the last post that my aunt and uncle and cousin came out to visit us for Thanksgiving. Part of the reason they came out, other than to meet the boys, was to see their son, my cousin, Sam play football. He plays quarterback for Iowa State. I decided to make the drive with them over to West Virginia… and I’m so glad that I did.
Even though we didn’t get to see Sam play we got to spend time chatting on the car ride and experience the excitement of a college football game. It was one of the most exciting games I’ve seen because it went into triple overtime. Very “sudden-death” like. And the Cyclones ended up pulling off the victory 52-44 which ended their season with a 3-9 record. I did make a wish on a single star that they put Sam Richardson in… turns out there were two Sam Richardson’s on the team so I should’ve been more specific in my wish. We did get to see Sam for a little after the game before he had to jump on the bus and fly back to Iowa. It was great to see everyone. We’re going to have to plan a trip out to Florida.
The trip was the longest I’ve been away from the boys since they were born. I definitely missed them. it didn’t help that I got a few texts from Steve saying that Nathan was taking 3 and 4 steps.
I wonder if you boys will play sports in college like your mommy and daddy?!? Being athletic definitely runs in the family.
I’m a little slow on this post (so I’ll have to backdate it) but we had an awesome Thanksgiving. My Aunt Leslie and Uncle Lonnie flew up on Monday evening to spend the week with us. Katie, my cousin/their daughter, joined us on Wednesday evening. It was the first time the boys got to meet Lonnie, Leslie, and Katie. Steve’s parents drove over from Pittsburgh and his brother, Paul, drove from Virginia. So we had a full house. It was so nice having familiar faces everywhere. The boys did such a great job.
Anthony was so comfortable with Katie that he just threw his leg right over her. There was no stranger danger at all with Katie. I think they thought she looked a lot like me!
She is so good with babies! She’s going to make a great mom some day.
Look at those baby holding skills:
Anthony got lots of kisses!
Our Thanksgiving feast was amazing. Besides the giant 22 pound turkey we had the typical Thanksgiving essentials: sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, brussels sprouts, rolls. And then some fun Richardson favorites: Strawberry pretzel salad, broccoli souffle and carrot souffle (the boys favorite!).
The turkey wasn’t the only 20 lb creature that needed to be prepared on Thanksgiving. The boys got to get nice and clean in the kitchen sink.
I someone didn’t get pictures of the food? …slacking this year. But everyone humored me while I took some pictures of everyone with the boys. Thank you guys!
Grandpa with Nate:
Grandma with Anthony
And here’s one of us (this one we used for our Christmas card)
It was a relaxing day of watching football and hanging out:
Miss you guys already! We love you!
My sister and her two sons came out to visit us to help prepare for and celebrate the boys first birthday. It was so nice to see them. They came out for 11 days and got in right before Halloween. It was fun to see all of the boys together:
This was our boys first Halloween. Sara’s son Knox got to sport his Iron man suit the days leading up to and following Halloween. The entire house got lasered more times than we can count. He was the only one who really enjoyed (aka was old enough to understand) Halloween (other than us adults). We took him trick-or-treating around our neighborhood. The first house we went up to the lady asked “And, Who are you?” and Knox pulled up his mask and said ‘I’m Knox”. It was the cutest thing ever!
Banks was dressed up as a monkey. Not sure why we didn’t give him a banana to carry around with him.
Our boys got to wear their costumes from Grandma DeLuca again.
…with the addition of this sweet stash…
We had hundreds of kids from all over Baltimore stop by the house. It was fun just handing out candy and seeing all of the kids dressed up. We spent about $90 in candy…
Grandma Seacat had the most fun handing out candy. Until a group of guys stole her entire bowl.
We have the cutest little monsters!