Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Smiles from Ear to Ear

Seth took his very first go cart ride on Sunday night at Parker's birthday party and he was in seventh heaven. I have never seen a larger smile on his face!
Right after this was taken we told him it was time to go home. I should have taken a picture of his face at this point, it wasn't so priceless. He had so much fun, he DID NOT want to leave!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Cook it Up

On Saturday night Roland and I and 8 of our closest friends made the hour long trip to SYR for some delicious Japanese food. We try and go to Ichiban's at least 2 to 3 times a year and we are never disappointed. This night was no exception. The food was amazing and the company was even better. There were friends among us that had never been to a hibachi restaurant and it was so fun to watch their faces. We all left stuffed, but with to-go containers for lunch on Sunday! We even managed to talk the guys into letting us stop at Christmas Tree Shops on the way home!

The 2 pregnant ladies sat together!

Girl PowerOur chef was really fun and had a great personality!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Annual Cider Mill Visit

Sunday was the perfect cool fall day so we headed to the cider mill to take in all that fall has to offer.

While we were there we tasted...
Apples,

Cider

and warm cider donuts!

We spent over an hour watching them make cider, checking out the waterfall, eating apples and donuts and looking at beagle puppies. It was a GREAT fall day!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cream Cheese MADNESS!

We went to the Cream Cheese Festival for the second year in a row this past Saturday and I learned one important lesson...In the case of large crowds, bring Roland with me to keep me sane and to keep me from getting stroller rage. Really, it was a lot of fun and Seth was excellently behaved. I was super proud of his behavior. The weather was perfect and there was so much good food. I had a shish kabob and a super stuffed baked potato. The baked potato gave me the best idea for my next dinner party. I'm stealing the idea because it was utterly delicious and super fun to eat!
Beyond the food we ate, we saw some people doing the grossest thing you could imagine. They were having a cheesecake eating contest, but with tubs of that filling. One person would feed the goop to the other and see who could eat the most. It seriously turned my stomach to watch. YUCK!

I did notice that just in a year from the last time we came to this festival, how much my little boy has grown. Last year I needed to go on the jumpies with him and help him up the steps. This year he is all independent and doesn't need mommies help anymore. Sad, but amazing to watch!
So Brave

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Our little boy is growing up WAY TOO FAST!

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Did you catch me getting hit in the face at the end of the video? Jacob got me good!

Videos from Family Fun Night

We are taking a weekly break from Kidnastics, but once a month we are still going to go to Family Fun Night so that Seth can enjoy his friends and run around like a wild man. This past Friday he had a blast and we got to check out the brand new location for Kidnastics. It is bigger and better!
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Parachute fun

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Seth loves Kidnastics and I love watching him learn and grow from week to week. It is amazing!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Hooray for the Weekend

This weekend we are looking forward to...

family time
kidnastics
cleaning out the garage and getting it ready for the cooler months
jumping in bouncy houses
checking out fresh baked goodies and veggies at a farmer's market
viewing the worlds largest cheesecake
spending time with friends and catching up
getting out the fall decorations and jazzing up the house
getting in a round of belated birthday golf
making a full meal for a new mama friend and her family
catching up on rest and enjoying what the fall has to offer

What are you up to this weekend?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

4 Weeks

The suspense will be over in 4 weeks, that is when my ultra sound is and we are super excited about it! I pray that they get a good view on that day and can be certain of the sex, but if not we will just have to wait.

Other than that I went to the docs yesterday, I'm 15 weeks and the babies heartbeat is strong! I'm still feeling a bit nauseous from time to time during the day, but nothing unbearable and I'm going to bed early. I told Ro was going upstairs at 8:30pm last night and he looked at me like I was crazy, but I was dead asleep by 9pm. I'm stock piling it while I can!

This weekend we are headed to the Cream Cheese Festival. It was so much fun last year, we can't wait to go back. Plus, we get to stop in and visit Gram and Gramp for a little bit and check in on them. Pics to come...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Status Report

WE HAVE POWER!
Picture this... Seth and I jumping around and dancing like fools when the power came back on. It was glorious!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Trauma

My biggest pet peeve in life is the loss of electricity and my worst fear has come to life over the past 2 days. We lost power at our house early Monday morning around 1am and we still don't have it back yet. It is driving me totally crazy and to top it off, I missed my favorite night of tv. I know, my priorities suck, but all the same I want it back and I want life to get back to normal. Please National Grid, turn the power back on!

Flippin' Hot

On Sunday you would have thought that we had taken a step back into July it was SOOOOO hot and humid that you could wring out your clothes from the sweat. I had the brilliant (not so much) idea to walk over to the Big M to get a loaf of italian bread to go with dinner. Big mistake! Anyhow, on the way home we stopped at Mom and Tom's for a quick visit. It was the perfect opportunity to have Seth pick the rest of the tomatoes and cukes from the garden and then on the way home this was the vision we saw...

He ate a whole cuke from Mom and Tom's to our house, which is only 3 blocks! He was in seventh heaven. I have to say and extra special THANK YOU to Mom and Tom in regards to their garden. Seth and I had so much fun planting, checking and picking from it. It is a memory that will last a lifetime and we can't wait for next years crop. We loved it!

Bring on the Redneck Fun

On Saturday we packed up the Jeep and headed to Lowville to visit my Gramp. He is doing much much better and he looks worlds better so it was such a relief to go and visit. We spent a couple of hours with them and then headed up to...


Yes, we took Seth to Mud Fest and it was a total redneck paradise, but oh so interesting! Stuck in the mud, of course!

Had to pull out the BIG tractor to get all three out!
I Love You Daddy!
It turned out to be such a beautiful afternoon and we all had a lot of fun trying something new!

Birthday Fever

Last week Roland celebrated his 33rd birthday and our friends daughter celebrated her 5th birthday all in the same week. Friday night we were invited to our friends Rod and Jen's house for a celebratory belated dinner. We ate our hearts out as we always do when we are together and then sang our hearts out for our birthday loved ones!

Happy Belated Birthday's Sophia and Ro!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Feel Good...


Do you ever have one of those days where you did something that made you feel good about yourself?


Seven years ago I was in my second year of teaching, I was still very new to it all and I was very young in most areas of my life. When 9/11 hit I thought it was horrible and tragic, but I really didn't understand it all as I have to come today.

It felt absolutely wonderful to walk in memory of 9/11 last night in The Freedom Walk. It felt good to be part of something with other people and to remember those who lost their lives on that horrible day. It was one of those feel good moments in life!

I feel honored to have been a part of it!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

In Rememberance

Today we remember all of those lost on 9/11/01 and we think of their families! Seth and I are going to walk with some friends tonight in what is called The Freedom Walk in Sackets Harbor. We will be pulling out the red, white and blue, the flag shirts and our flags as we walk on this special day.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Happy 33rd Birthday to Our One and Only!

Presents...Cake...
Nude Family Photos...
What more could you ask for in a birthday?
Happy Birthday Ro, We Love You Tons!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Father & Son Bonding


Sunday after we did our normal routine, Roland was feeling the itch to build something so he and Seth built me a planter out of some scrap wood leftover from the new front porch. It was so funny to watch them working together.

Hummmm what do we do next?

All work and no play isn't too fun Daddy!

The final product turned out beautiful, but of course I forgot to take a picture of it, but I will! It was a perfect morning for a project and the boys took advantage of the opportunity. I many more projects together!

Diary of a Pregnant Woman

Dear Diary,

It has been a long long time since I've written, but there has not been a lack of things to write about, but summer and warm weather took over computer time. I'm feeling much much better than I did in July, but by the end of the day I am out like a light. My biggest complaint right now is that I am back to work and totally missing my nap time in the afternoon. I look at the clock around 1:30-2pm and wish so badly that I could be laying on my couch watching Y&R and snoozing. That's life though! I have gotten much rounder and I have very few normal clothes that fight properly so I'm getting very creative in my clothing choices for now until the full on maternity clothes are needed. Seth loves to put his ear on my belly and listen for the baby. I always ask him what the baby says to him and his reply is always the same, "The baby says he/she loves me!" That is utterly priceless and melts my heart. So for right now not too much has changed and I'm feeling much better. In one more month we can find out if we are shopping for a girl or reusing our boy clothes! YIPPEE!! Until then...


Thursday, September 04, 2008

That's a Wrap

I'm trying to keep my spirits high and my thoughts positive so I thought I'd share some pics from our last big night of the summer this past Sunday. We took my parents and Seth to the bay for some good food and good music. Check it out!

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Seth absolutely loves guitars right now and he has always loved dancing so he was in seventh heaven.

Such a great smiler. I hope this continues forever!

Update on Gramp: Today my Gramp will be transferred to Utica where the procedure he needs will be done tomorrow. If all goes well, it is hoped that he will be transferred back to Lowville at some point over the weekend. Please continue to keep him in your prayers!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Say a Little Prayer


My family needs some big time bloggie prayers today and in the upcoming days. My grandfather has been battling a heart condition for the past year and in the recent week it has taken a turn for the worse and he has been hospitalized. Right now we are anxiously awaiting word to have him transported to Utica for a lifesaving procedure. Everyone is on edge and waiting for that word. So in the meantime, please say a few prayers that this happens and that the procedure is successful.
We love you Gramp!