Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Holiday Thoughts

I love love love this time of year for so many reasons...

lights, fires in the fireplace, my Christmas Villiage displayed in our diningroom, cookies, munchy foods, wrapping paper, Christmas carols, putting up the tree, shopping, being creative, taking pictures, taking Seth sledding for the 1st time (can't wait!), family, Tom & Jerry's, friends, date nights, shoppings days with my Gram, parties, sights for the first time, reliving the experience through Seth's eyes, decorations, reading holiday books, dressing up, driving around to see the lights, going to Lights on the Lake, cookie day, giving, caroling, dancing in our kitchen, holiday specials on TV, Christmas Eve Mass, getting together, sending love far and wide, Christmas cards, cozy houses...

So what do you LOVE?

Monday, November 26, 2007

Holiday Weekend

Our Sunday consisted of...
Morgin's 2nd Birthday Party

Seth's 2nd Annual Holiday Commercial

The Playback

What more could you ask for in a Sunday?

Stay tuned to Channel 7 for upcoming holiday commercials featuring our very own little man!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

New Quote

My new favorite Seth quote is..."What you doing Mommy/Daddy?"

Thursday, November 22, 2007

We wish you...
* a relaxing, food filled, family and friend filled, cuddle up with your loves filled day!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy 2nd Birthday Morgin!

We hope you have a wonderful day

and we'll see you tomorrow!

Monday, November 19, 2007

(+'s & -'s)

Alright so here goes my new list...

One the (-) side...
* I was sick all weekend with a puking bug
* I missed Thanksgiving dinner at Ro's family
* I missed seeing Eric, Sheryl and Jess after 3 months
* I missed Ro and my shopping day without Seth
* I may never go back to Texas Roadhouse because I think that is what made me sick and it is one of my favorite restaurants
* I have parent teacher conferences from 11-8 tonight and I won't see Seth at ALL today
* I'm feeling a little tired and crappy today and I have to put on a big fat smile for 30 parents

Enough of my bitching, now onto the (+)...
* I have the best husband in the world who totally picked up the slack this ENTIRE weekend while I was in bed
* I have the best son who was good for his Daddy all weekend
* I have a great MOL who is watching Seth tonight while I am working
* I only have to work 2 days this week
* We are hosting Thanksgiving for 12 people on Thursday
* My cleaning lady is at my house as I type dissinfecting it so that is one less thing I have to do
* We are going 4 wheeling on Friday with some friends
* Our close friends the Voss' moved into their new house one block away

As many negatives as there are I think the positives are going to overpower them! What do you think??
PS: Feel better Luke!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Say No More

Friendship at any age
is a POWERFUL thing!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Warm Water Again

We now have warm water and a brand spanking new hot water heater. We are lucky that ours lasted as long as it has, come to find out it was from 1988! Our house never ceases to amaze us!

Nothing new to report. My grandparents came down last night and went to swim class with us. Seth was such a ham, he loved having people watching him. Then we had pizza and played before he went to bed EARLY. He was one pooped baby!

Tonight is the dreaded haircut. Dayna is coming over for dinner/haircut and Seth hates his hair cut so if you hear him screaming where you live you'll know why. Send positive thoughts our way!

Other then that it has been a dreary/cold/windy/gloomy week! Here's to a fun weekend!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Priceless Moment

Today's priceless moment occurred in the car this morning on the way to Pat's. I had Seth's CD in and all of a sudden I stopped to listen carefully and he was singing along with Laurie Berkner. The song was about talking on the telephone and he would sing "HELLO HELLO" right along with her. It was truly priceless and made my morning!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Calm, Cool and Collected

We've had a little chaos here today, but I'm so proud of myself. The old self would have been in a tizzy and stressing, but the new Jen rolled with the flow. Ro woke me this morning to tell me that we had no hot water. What can you do but wash your hair in the tub with cold water and get ready. I went to work and called my Dad who we call McGuiver because he can fix anything. He was nowhere to be found so we moved to plan B. We called Ro's friend Casey and he came to relight the pilot light. So now we have hot water BUT we also need a new water heater ASAP because it is leaking and stinking up the basement. We have our trusty plumber Greg coming over tomorrow because it is pretty nasty down in the basement and their is a suspicious extra water heater behind the broken one. This house never ceases to amaze me!

So in short, I am proud of my calm, cool and collected behavior today. It's a brand new Jen!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Our Cup Runith Over

We are so blessed to have so many wonderful people in our lives and this weekend we were able to spend some time with a few of those people. Saturday night we had the Voss' over for a belated 30th dinner for Jen/playdate/Wii action and everything went great. The taco pie was a hit and Rod even broke out guitar hero and we rocked that game (well, not me I pretty much stunk!)Sunday we laid low. Ro and I both thought we had the start to a cold and so we rested up and I think we beat it. (knock on wood) Today has been wonderful. We started with a flu shot for Seth and then a playdate with Jacob. I have tons of pics from the playdate so check back tomorrow. When Seth gets up we are headed on a walk before dark!
PS- Thank you Sheryl and Eric for the Halloween goodie bag for Seth. He loved everything and we can't wait to see you on Saturday! YIPPEEE! Thank you Grandma Charlton for the Halloween ball too and for visiting me on Saturday!
PSS-Thank you Mom for going to the docs with Seth and I today. I needed the support and extra hands!

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Sorry for the lack of blogs lately, but nothing exciting has been happening and I haven't taken a picture in 2 weeks, bad mommy!! So in short this is what we have been up to...

* Swim class + Burger King =up in the middle of the night with stomach cramps (me not Seth thank god!)

* I attended my 1st PTO meeting in 8 years and was praised for my work on our River Rat Readers Program. That brightened a gloomy day!

* Shopping at the outlets on Friday was a HUGE success and my mom and I had so much fun!

*We are having friends for dinner tonight as well as a little Wii action so hopefully there will be pics to come.

*Making Thanksgiving plans and menus and anticipating the fun!

See nothing very exciting, I think it is the time of year. I miss the outdoors!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

In My Next 30 Years...

It seems as though for myself and most of my friends that the 20s are dwindling away from us. In 2007 and more so in 2008 we will all be turning the dreaded 30. Today is no exception, my good friend Jen has turned that magical number today! Happy 30th Jen!

Myself, I have 3 months to go!

I can remember at Ro's 30th birthday party we played the Tim McGraw song, "In My Next 30 Years" and I always cry when he says "raise a little family and hang out with my wife!" Ro laughs, but every time that part comes on I cry like a baby! Such a sap I am!

PS: Back to my post about the movie Vacancy... So my brother tells me that the only close and reasonably priced place to stay in Ithaca near his dorm is a MOTEL! I'm freaking! Seriously!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Dancing Heals the Soul

Seth's new favorite thing to do is DANCE! He loves to dance around the livingroom, dance in his car seat or high chair and yesterday he danced up a storm at Grandma and Poppy Puccia's house. He gets right into the booty shake and everything. You catch yourself wanting to just be plain silly with him and dance around like a fool!

We had a great weekend. We started it out by going to happy hour which turned into happy 3 hours, but we were home by 9:30pm. Thank you to Dad and Sue for watching Seth!

Saturday we did a little bit of nothing. My mom and I went to the craft fair on Fort Drum and then Ro and I took Seth out for a little shopping and to Pizza Hut for dinner. Seth has no concept of time so he thinks that as soon as he sits down he HAS to eat. He was yelling "PIZZA PIZZA " through the whole restaurant. You just had to laugh.

Sunday Ro and Tom went golfing and my Mom and I took Seth to the playground and for a walk. With the time change Seth was up at 5:30am so by nap time he was exhausted and so were we. We all took super long naps!

On to another week...

Thursday, November 01, 2007

On to the Next Holiday...

The festivities are over and all was a success and now we are taking down decorations for one holiday and putting up decorations for the next. The turn over time is next to nothing. We are psyched for Thanksgiving because we are the hosts this year and I want to make it memorable!

Seth with Grandma Charlton last night!

I can't remember a time when I have been so tired. Today is that day and I even went to bed at 9:30pm in the middle of Private Practice. All the commotion just tired me out!

Tonight will be a low key evening and tomorrow night we are going to go to happy hour at Joe's for a bit. Followed by the big craft fair on Fort Drum on Saturday.