Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

I made it through the crazy sugar filled day and now we are off to swim class and costume time! We hope that your Halloween festivities are enjoyable and that the kiddies sleep like logs tonight!

Family hugs are the best!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Post Weekend Wrapup

The weekend went by rather quickly again so here is the wrapup...
FRIDAY: We had a girls night out and it was a lot of fun with some old faces and some new. We went to The Paddock Club for a martini and some good conversation. Then, we went to the haunted house in Sackets Harbor which scared the crap out of us all. At the end they chase you with chain saws and they don't seem to give up. That was scary and a pain in the ass at the same time. Finally, we went to Good Fellas for dinner and chit chat. It was a great evening!
SATURDAY: It was rainy and gloomy out so we made the most of a bad day by...visiting and shopping. We visited Grammy and Poppy Puccia in the morning and then shopped with Grandma Charlton in the afternoon. In the evening we made a new friend and had a playdate with Gage. Seth and Gage tired each other out so much that Seth slept until 7:45 the next morning which is unheard of.

SUNDAY: The rain finally stopped so we were outside and walking like maniacs. Sunday was also filled to the brims with food. We went to Grandpa and Nana Buckingham's in the afternoon to see Ryan, Katie, Gwen and Elise and ate our way through the afternoon. I have never seen my Dad cook so much perch in my life. He cooked 2 heaping platters of fish and I safely ate my way through half of one. It was awesome! That food was followed by a big ziti/salad/bread dinner that I cooked at our house for Bonnie and Ro. So as you can see the main idea for Sunday was the more food the better!

Seth is addicted to giving hugs and we LOVE it!

The weekend went by so quickly it is a good thing I wrote this post or else I'd forget it very quickly!

Monday, October 29, 2007


I took a recommendation from my scarey movie poll and scared myself from ever watching another scarey movie again. This movie seriously scared me from EVER staying at a motel again. I was so stressed that my chest hurt and I was counting down the minutes until is was over. If you like to be scared then rent this, I myself am glad it is over and hope I never have to stay in a scetchy motel again.

I'll post some pics from girls night later today when I upload them! So stayed tuned...

Thursday, October 25, 2007


I challenge you to think of the SCARIEST movie you have ever seen and share the title with me!

I'll go first...The Hills Have Eyes
Your turn now...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Jump on the Bandwagon (Literally)

So after reading Nina's ( post today I got thinking about the soundtrack of my life right now. What is playing over and over on my ipod??? Thank you god for inventing the ipod by the way, I couldn't live without it!
Here is the soundtrack to my life (at the moment)...

* Over You ~ Daughtry
* Wake Up Call ~ Maroon 5
* Edge of 18 ~ Stevie Knicks
* Invincible ~ Pat Benetar
* Down Under ~ Men at Work
* The Boys are Bak in Town ~ Thin Lizzy
* Paralyzer ~ Finger 11
* Fly Away ~ Tim McGraw
* Never Again ~ Kelly Clarkson
* What I've Done ~ Linkin Park
* First Time ~ Lifehouse
* Stronger ~ Kanye West
* How Far We've Come ~ Matchbox 20
* The Great Escape ~ Boys like Girls
* Always Love ~ Nada Surf
* The Mixed Tape ~ Jakes Mannequin
So what's your soundtrack look like? Do tell...

Sunday, October 21, 2007


This weekend has been bursting with fun. We decided to have our first Wii party on Friday night so we called Rod and Jen and asked if they were free. We did the good parent thing by having pizza and letting the kids play and dance around and then put the kiddies to bed and played Wii until 12:30! We even made Ro and Jen their own personal Wii characters like we have. If I remember correctly (too many glasses of wine)Jen Voss specially named hers Skanky Spice!
We bowled, boxed, and golfed our hearts out. In two weeks we are even having a rematch! Saturday we went to the most amazing first birthday party that I've ever seen. Our friend Lori is the next Martha Stewart. She had more food then you can imagine plus individual witch hat cakes for the all kids plus carved out oranges frozen to look like pumpkins with ice cream in them plus a pinata plus felt pumpkin goodie bags for the kids plus a pumpkin to take home for all the kids. It was amazing. Plus all the kids had to dress up and that was priceless.

Addy the birthday girl!

Today we are headed back to Behlings for more fall fun and then Mom and Tom are coming over for dinner and to book our Florida trip for April!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Video Love

Seth & Jacob at Behlings last weekend!

Seth playing the Wii

Playing motorboat at swim class with Daddy!

We hope that you have enjoyed your weekly dose of videos from our library! Seth is growing and changing so much each day. Thank god for cameras!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Status Report

Gramp is home and resting. His heart looks much better then they had anticipated and the swelling around it has gone down so for right now he can monitor it with meds and he can only drink once a week which will drive him crazy. He loves his Genny Cream Ale! In a few weeks they will go back and check him over and if all is well then they will continue with this routine and if it worsens then he would possibly have to get a pace maker or heart defibulator. Hopefully that will not be the case. Thank you for all of the well wishes and vibes that headed my way. You guys rock!

Positive Thoughts

I love you Gramp! We'll be up to see you tomorrow! We are all thinking of you today!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Add on...

To add to my last post I would take great appreciation in having all of my bloggie friends and family who check this daily say some extra prayers for a man whom has the biggest heart, whom is having heart problems and needs all the prayers that he can get. My Gramp, one of the closest people in my life! Please keep him in your thoughts!

Full of...

The weekend was full of...
*craft fairs
*relaxing drives full of good conversation
*Zebb's cookies
*rain rain and more rain
*surprise trips to Lowville
*Gramp's homemade BLT's
*date nights
* a new TV and jeans
*good movies
*good food 2 nights in a row
*Panera Bread with family from far away
*trips to Target for some unexpected Christmas shopping
*kiddie rides and inflatables with Jacob
*crisp cool air
*pot roast
*turning an old unusable livingroom in the the BEST livingroom ever
*endless coloring
* fall walks with Seth
*time with my 2 favorite men!
What more could you ask for?

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Date Night

We finally reinstituted our date night after 2 months without it and we had a blast! Date night included...dinner out at Red Lobster, a little jean shopping at the mall, a movie and the purchase of our new flat screen wall mount TV for the big livingroom. Today Ro's goal is to mount the TV and enjoy it!

We went to see Good Luck Chuck because wanted a good laugh and not any drama. We definately got a good laugh,more then good. This is a very funny movie so if you get the chance check it out!

We have a playdate with Kristen and Jacob this afternoon so please pray that we don't get any more rain, we are headed to Behlings for a few kiddie rides and a hay ride. Pics to come!

Friday, October 12, 2007


I told Ro last night that I had to blog on this topic and the topic is... People who live in the Sam's Club parking lot.

You are probably wondering what the heck I am talking about. We have gone to Sam's twice in the last week for varying reasons and both times we have gone their have been five RVs parked around the perimiter of the parking lot all hooked up. People actually live in the Sam's parking lot! I'm totally baffled!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Feeding Frenzy

My mom and I took Seth to Old McDonald's Farm on Monday and I swear my son has no fear. We bought some popcorn to feed the goats, which I might add I am scared to do. Seth loves it and isn't afraid one bit. The look on his face when their wet slimy mouths touch his hands it too funny though.
I took Seth to OMF back in June for the first time and you can definately tell that he has grown. He loved the hay ride this time and he really enjoyed all of the animals so much more. I can't wait to take him to Florida this April. He will be that much older and he will LOVE it!

We have to say a special Happy Birthday to Poppy AKA Tommy today! We celebrated his birthday basically all weekend, but today is the official day! We hope it was a good one. Speaking of birthday, Seth now says, "Happy Birthday" and it is too cute!

Nothing else much is new here. It has been a rainy and dreary week, BUT a healthy one, (knock on wood please!). We went to swim tonight and Seth loves it. Then, we went to Burger King for dinner. I know it is highly nutritious, but what the heck you only live once and after that strenuous swim class I deserve a big fat burger with all the fixings.

Friday night is the annual Folk Art Show in SYR and Sue and I go every year together so I'm excited about our evening. Saturday night we are supposed to go out to dinner with Erin and Jason, but Erin is sick so it might just be a date night for Ro and I. Time will tell!

We also have a play date with Jacob and Kristen at some point this weekend, we are yet to nail that down, but it will happen!

Monday, October 08, 2007

We had the best weekend. Saturday we went apple picking and it was so fun this year because Seth could walk around and he really understood what was happening. He was just in awe of everything going on around him. It was priceless! After apple picking we drove to Southwicks and had a picnic on the beach. It was so much fun as well. Seth loved the BIG sandy beach and he loved munching on all of the food we brought too! Tommy and Seth dancing "The Mony Mony" on top of the picnic table This is the shot we are sending to my Gramp's doc with the title, "There is nothing like a hot dog and a beer to keep you healthy!"

Sunday we celebrated Tommy's birthday with dinner at Mom and Tom's and today my Mom and I took Seth to Old McDonald's Farm and he loved it! He just loves animals and he was so happy. You could tell by the smile on his face! Tomorow is back to work and I'm pretty much ready because I basically had all of last week off with Seth being sick so I'm ready to get back into the swing of things. Bring it on!

PS: We are so very happy that the Yankees pulled their heads out of their butts and won last night!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words

My hubs found this squash rather funny so he had to take a pic. Actually, his words were, "Nina and John will love this!"

Must See

I am not usually able to stay awake for an entire movie because by the middle either I am bored or I just can't keep my eyes open. This movie was hilarious and Ro and I laughed our butts off. After our crazy week I think we both needed some laugh therapy so if you haven't seen this and you like some good old fun rent it tonight! It was great!

If the rain holds off we are going apple picking this afternoon and then to Southwicks for a picnic afterwards. It should be a good time! It finally feels like a cool crisp fall morning too! YIPPEEE!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Life has been a bit chaotic lately, but when in doubt have a good laugh! My grandparents came over for dinner last week and brought Seth a gift that they had bought him at a barn craft festival. It has to be one of the neatest gifts I've ever been given. It is a CD that has Seth's name in all the songs. At first he was freaked out, but he got right into the groove!

I've been lacking in the picture department lately. We went to visit Justin at Cornell on Saturday and I was too busy enjoying the beautiful scenery and taking in the warm day that I only took about 5 pictures. This weekend we are going apple picking so I'll be sure to stock up on photo opts.

Nothing much to report this week. I feel like I am trying to cram hours of outdoor fun in every day but, by the time we get home it is getting dark before we know it. I am loving to fall, but not loving the shortening of the day.

Like I said above this weekend we are going apple picking and then celebrating Tom's (AKA Tommy AKA Poppy's) birthday! Plus we have a bonus playground date with MJ and Mackenzie on Saturday morning! Can't wait!