Friday, December 28, 2007

Going to be Famous

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Thought you all might need a post holiday pick me up!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Wake Up Video

This is the second year that Seth has been on our Channel 7 Holiday Greetings so I tried to DVR the different versions of it. The video below is actually from the bloopers reel. As you can see he did not want to sit on the couch and say HO HO HO like we had practiced so this video captures the busy life of Seth!

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Last night on the way home from SYR I said to Seth, "Did you poop?" and his reply was, "No, Mommy, just tooted!" LOVE IT!

PS- I have a ton of new video footage and pics from the last few days, but with all the holiday craziness I haven't had time to upload them yet, but be patient they are coming!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Rich in Friendships

This is the time of year when you can really reflect on your family and how LUCKY you are to have them as well as all of the friendships that you treasure. For this post I'd like to share a very special gift that was given to us yesterday by a very special friend. Here is a little back story on the first gift... I am an In Touch junky, yes it is smut, but I love it and I buy the new issue every Monday. I then take about a week to read the whole thing and pass it on to my friend Erin at work by Friday. She then reads it and passes it on to her sister who is home with one year old twins and a 4 year old. To my excitement, Erin bought me a years subscription to the magazine for Christmas. You would have thought she gave me a million dollars I was so happy!

The second gift that she gave me I will cherish forever. I am a sucker for things that are personalized, whether by name or by picture and she bought us the following...Yes, that is our very own little man driving that A 2 Z car. The best part is that the whole book is personalized for Seth. His picture is on every page with a new letter of the alphabet. It also includes his name, birth date and birth place on some pages. It is the coolest thing I have every seen. It cracks him up to find himself on each page. I cried when I opened it, it is truly amazing! Thank you Erin so very much!

This is my favorite, it is the page for the letter K and Seth is the kayaker! Just amazing! We are so rich in all of our friendships that we can't express our gratitude enough. Thank you everyone out there for all of the cards, emails, texts, phone calls etc that we have recieved this past month and always. We value those friendships so much!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Happy Tuesday

Do you know your ABCs?

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Seth has GREAT Rhythm!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Festive Weekend

We had a very busy and very festive weekend. Friday night was girls night out and we made the rounds of the square. We started at The Crystal and had Tom and Jerry's, walked to Vi Vi's for dinner, then walked to 1st National to try their Peppermint Patty drink followed by our last walk to The Paddock Club for a martini. It was great to get out with the girls and chat and they all helped put the whole sleepless night scenerio into perspective. I felt much better after talking everything through. Our next girls night will be in February where we will celebrate Kristen and my 30th birhtday's. We will be partying like it is 1999 just to say we aren't too old to still do it!

Saturday we were foolish enough to go to Walmart and the mall in the morning. First of all it was Shop with a Cop day at Walmart and there were literally 25 cops inside shopping with underprivilaged kids and then the lines at the mall were insane, BUT I am proud to say that I got all of our shopping done! YIPPEEE!
After all the shopping madness we all took a nap and then headed to the Pepsi Christmas party, but not before we played a little Wii with some friends. I'd also like to add that I got 4 strikes in a row, something that NEVER happens!

I'm the pink one 2 down!

The Pepsi party was very fun. They had open bar which can be dangerous, but I was on my best behavior. The appetizers were excellent and the dinner was pretty good too! We had the room with the fireplace so it was warm and everyone had so much fun!

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Megan, Myself and Misty

Paul was amess, I had to pull out the Tide on the Go for him!

Jaime ate 2 plates!

I have a ton more pictures, but I won't bore you with them! As you can tell we had a great time!

Sunday we battled the storm to get groceries and run a couple of errands. We had hoped to get Seth out on his sled, but we all took naps once again and never got around to it. This weekend!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Status Report

Our nights are filled with screams and tears so I am taking Seth to the docs today to get him all checked out as well as get some sound advice from a MD. If for nothing else, some peace of mind for a frazzled mama!

I have to give my hubs the "DAD OF THE YEAR" Award though. Nothing phases him, he is cool, calm and collected! He once again slept on Seth's floor with him and for that I am eternally grateful! I owe him big time when golf and 4 wheeling season roll around again! Thank you Ro, you are the BEST!

Tonight is girls night out and I am looking forward to it, but I feel a little guilty to be leaving Ro with a possibly screaming child. So if you could, please send some positive thoughts our way tonight.

Tomorrow night is the Pepsi Party. We are both looking forward to it! I did cancel the overnight sitter though, I don't want to put her through that trauma. Although, her mom thinks it would be good birth control for her! So mean!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Night Terrors

It has to be night terrors. I have spoken to more people who have gone through this exact same thing and I am pretty sure he doesn't have a belly ache because I gave him prunes in his applesauce and lets say he works fine! I am glad to know that I am not alone though and that other families have gone through this!

Last night I put an extra night light in his room for added light (thanks Krista for the advice!) and he made it until 3am, but then cried for an hour.

Everyone I talk with says that it is a phase and will pass so Ro and I are going to take turns sleeping downstairs so that at least one of us is coherant each day!

We finished up our last session of swim class for a while so now we'll find other winter activities to do. I also pretty much finished up our Christmas shopping, I only have 2 things left to get! Yippee!

Tomorrow night is girls night out and Saturday is Ro's Pepsi party. I hired our sitter to stay the night, but now I'm rethinking that idea. I don't want to put her through the screaming at 3am!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mom Advice

Every other night for the past 5 nights Seth has woken up out of a dead sleep SCREAMING! The first night he quieted down rather quickly and went back to sleep, the second night Roland ended up sleeping on Seth's floor with him because he wouldn't calm down, and last night we didn't give in, we only went in to try and calm him down once, BUT he screamed on and off for 3 hours! So I'm at a loss...

Is he having night terrors?
Does he have a belly ache? (he said two out of the three nights, "Mommy poop.")
Does he have an ear infection?

I just don't know!

The sitter says that he is "going" like normal at her house, but he doesn't "go" after dinner so one suggestion was to mix a little prune puree into his applesauce or mix some prune juice with water and give it to him.

If he is having night terrors a teacher friend said you just have to wait it out and Ro and I have to take turns sleeping.

I don't think it is an ear infection because he isn't running a low grade fever and his mood is fine.

So after all of this babbling, please offer some words of advice or just positive energy! PLEASE!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Some Monday Morning Magic

Just a little Seth magic to start your week off right!

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He is such a precious little man!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Cursed

Our tree is CURSED! I think someone put a hex on it!!! Last night I was lying on the floor watching Grey's and I looked over and the top part of the tree lights are all out. Then, this morning I bring Seth downstairs and the tree is leaning forward. Thank god it didn't fall down completely! What the heck, we are cursed!! We need tree therapy ASAP!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Running Away


I want to freeze this month in time and enjoy it for as long as I can, but it seems to be running away from me. I know it is only the 6th of the month, but we are so busy every weekend that I am trying to enjoy every moment that I can. I love my house all lit up and decorated, if there was only time to have people over to see it and snack and catch up! I think this month should be longer to fit everything in.

This week has consisted of...wrapping, crafting, swimming class, chatting with family, shopping, enjoying the house, and eating the goodies I made at the Sackets Kitchen.

This weekend will consist of...1st birthday cakes, shopping, more wrapping, relaxing and listening to my Gram's annual Christmas Concert.
PS- Our Christmas cards went out I hope that you enjoy them when you receive them!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Weekend Part 2

This is how we roll during Christmas time...
Sorry to make you crick your neck, I'm not sure why I recorded it this way, OOPS! Also WARNING my singing is horrible in this video, sorry!
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I talked about Saturday yesterday, but today in my part 2 segment I'll talk about our magical Sunday. On Sunday we bought and decorated our tree for the holiday season. Everything is so much more fun this year with Seth being that much older. He really enjoys life and experiencing new things daily. Well, he was quite the helper with the tree!

1. The lay out

2. The careful placement

3. The final product! YIPPEE!

I hope you are all enjoying the season like we are!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Weekend Part 1

Go SU B-Ball!
We went to the SU basketball game on Saturday night and it was a BLAST! I was an SU B-ball virgin so I had no idea what to expect and it was so much fun. Pepsi got us seats that were only 7 rows back, right by the band and all the college students so we were in an area with lots of energy! I can't wait to go back to another game, it was just great! We also went to our favorite restaurant in SYR, Ichiban's and had an amazing meal! I'll write more tomorrow about the rest of the weekend. We had a delay today and I'm on the run now!
PS- See the lady sitting behind me with the orange shirt and colored scarf?? Her voice was like nails on a chalkboard ALL through the game! AHHH!