Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer has Begun!

Hi guys!

I had such a fun weekend...and I want to show you what we did!

On Saturday morning we went to Tate's Strawberry Farm to pick strawberries with some friends. I wasn't really into the berries...but everyone else seemed to really like them. 

It was SO HOT on Saturday that we decided to take a dip in the Orono Community Pool! I had never been there before, but Mama assured me that not much had changed since the last time she was there...over 20 years ago! It was very refreshing! I mostly sat on the edge of the kiddie pool and splashed my feet in the water. I'm not sure about this whole "swimming" thing....

On Sunday, Mama, Dada, and I went on a road trip to Camden to see our friends the Rhoads family! Emmie is exactly two weeks older than I am. She's pretty cute, isn't she?

My cousins had a good weekend, too! They got a PUPPY! Meet Mac, the newest member of the Sonnenberg family!


Monday, April 21, 2014


Hi guys! Vilee here! The Easter Bunny came to our house! And Nanny and Pup's house, too! We all looked for eggs at our own house, then went to Nana's to look for what the Easter Bunny left there. 

Hunting for eggs is SERIOUS business!

Doesn't Ian look dapper in his bow tie? He's by far the cutest boy baby in the family!
Ian didn't really get the whole concept behind finding eggs. He did manage to put four in his basket....but it took him a really long time.
It was such a nice day out that we played on the swing set! Look at Ayda jump!

Ian ate an entire chocolate rabbit all by himself! He did get most of it in his mouth...
Mama was sick ALLL DAY LONG! In fact, she could't even eat Easter dinner with us! Know where she hung out? On the back steps! She fell asleep laying in the sun. She said the smell of the food made her sick. I guess she was tired of laying in bed alone....

On Monday Nana and Papa took us to the pool at the University! Mimi and Shane brought Ian, too, but he was NOT happy about going into the water. I don't know why he wasn't having fun...because I sure was! Isn't my swim suit pretty?

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Papa Turns 60!

Guess what everyone?! Papa turned 60 today! Vilee thought he was 3 and I thought he was 39. Ian didn't say anything...which is totally typical.

We had a cake for him! Check it out! We all helped blow out the candles!

Ian doesn't look excited, cause he doesn't really get birthday cakes yet. 

After cake, the little ones had really chocolatey faces. So Mimi put them in the tub! Nana gave them bubbles. I'm a big kid, so I didn't get in with them. I take showers now, just so you know....

This is Vilee saying, "Cheeeeeeeeeeese!"

Wanna know who has the next birthday in the family? ME, that's who! Can't wait!


Monday, January 20, 2014

Christmas Recap

So Christmas came and an ice storm! The Brooks-Sonnenberg-Perry family had a blast! Here are some photos of our celebration.....

We spent Christmas Eve at Nana and Papa's house with Aunt Sally and Uncle Mike.
All of the kids helped decorate Nana and Papa's tree. Papa got Ian some books!
On Christmas morning, Ian and his parents went to bring Grandma her present. Grandma looked rather fetching Christmas morning and was happy to see little Ian all dressed up like a big boy in his sweater vest.
Vilee's favorite gift was this pony from Nana and Papa. She named him Pedro, and he is now a loving member of the family.
Aunt Sally made Ayda this adorable hat and coat. It fit perfectly! Ayda really loves putting it on and modeling for the camera...
Ian got a lot of trucks for Christmas....which is great because he loves playing with them! 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


It's almost Christmas!!
I can't wait, mostly because I've been so good this year... at least I think I have.  Mumma is pretty happy that she hasn't been getting calls every other day from the Principal, or the Guidance Counselor, or the Nurse.... you get the idea.  Mrs. Metcalf is my teacher this year and Mum says she's good at her job.  I happen to think she has a lot of rules.  But that's another story for another day.

It's almost Christmas!!! (did I mention that?)

For Thanksgiving we went to Grandma and Grandpa's again.  It was a long ride, but Mum got a brand new car just before we left--so it was pretty comfy and we even stopped at a hotel with a pool in it on the way down.  Swimming at 10 o'clock at night is waaaaay more fun then swimming during the day!

It was nice to see all my cousins and aunts and uncles and great-grand mas from New York for a few days.  This is us in New York at a party.

Now we're getting ready around our house for Santa to come.  Isn't our tree pretty?  I picked it out and Vilee and I helped Mumma and Nana decorate it. 

I visited with Santa other day and let him know what I REALLY wanted.  It's a Baby Alive doll.... have you seen it?  You feed her and then she fills her diaper--awesome, huh?!  Mumma says we have our very OWN Baby Alive named Violet and "why can't you just feed her and then changer her diaper? I promise to let you!"  I assured her it was NOT the same.  I really hope I get it!  Vilee is still too little to ask for anything from Santa, so she'll just be surprised, I guess.  Maybe he'll bring her a pony since she loves horses so much!

After I went to see Santa,

I decorated cookies (and ate them),

and then Mumma had me do this funny thing...

...we were mannequins in the windows at her store!  I wore pajamas and pretended to listen to Mumma reading--for a little while anyway.  I was kinda antsy and I wanted to go out and watch this parade that was happening at the same time.  Sometimes I just can't help myself!

Christmas is COMING!!!

xoxo Ayda

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Wonder Land

Hey guys, Vilee here. So I turned two yesterday for real. Today, Mama and Daddy were working the High Rollers Sale at Epic Sports, so the rest of the family headed to Wonder Land for a day at the beach.

Mimi took some photos of me, but I wasn't feeling up to smiling. I think I look more mature with my "serious" face on....

This is my serious face.....
Here are some photos of my buddy Ian....

FYI: Ian loves bananas.
Papa and I spent some time looking into the tidal pools. Nanny is my all time favorite person right now, but if she's not around, Papa will do....

It's kinda hard for me to share Nanny with Ian. I have to remember that he is just still a baby and needs extra help. I'm a big two-year-old now who uses the potty. Sometimes it's just hard to share....

Since my sister Ayda is practically a teenager, she got to run all over the place by herself. She's pretty good on her feet....

Monday, October 14, 2013

Columbus Facts

Recently we've been learning all about this guy Christopher Columbus and how he sailed the world, and discovered America, and worked for the King, and yadda, yadda, yadda....
I thought I'd educate Daddy on it since he didn't seem to know very much on the subject.  I told him what I'd learned and when I got to the name of the ships, he made me repeat myself THREE times!  He must be getting old or something.

Ayda:  "Daddy, do you know the name of the ships Columbus sailed?"
Daddy: "I dunno, maybe you should remind me what they were,"
Ayda:  "They were the Tina, the Placenta, and the Maraca,"
Daddy: "Huh?! Say that again?!"

Happy Columbus Day everyone!
xoxo Ayda