Saturday, February 28, 2009

Rock Band Take 2

Last night we had some friends over for homemade pizza and play time. We were getting tired of our Rock Band 2 so we had bought the original Rock Band on Ebay and were dying to try it out. It had some great new songs on it and we had a blast, or should I say the little boys might have had more fun and we were dying laughing at them.
Kristen tried her hand at singing!
Jacob and Roland played the other instruments with Lee's guidance
Then, Seth took over the drums and Jacob sang
I did sing a Bon Jovi song which was right up my alley. We had a great night!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Weekend Plans

We try to make plans at this point but tend to then take them day by day. So our plans should we accomplish them all for the weekend are...

~ Have friends for homemade pizza tonight along with Ro's new specialty dessert that is chilling in the fridge!

~ Go to different friends home for dinner tomorrow night. (I don't have to cook!!!)

~ Rest and relax during any other time of the weekend.

As you can see... it is very non-stress, food and fun filled! Hope that yours is too!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Must Try Recipe!

On Tuesday I was in charge with two fellow teachers of our TIEA Monthly Breakfast. I made a bunch of different kinds of muffins, but our librarian made something called Blueberry Buckle Coffeecake. It was extremely delicious so I thought I would share the recipe with you. I think you could use any type of fruit on top if you aren't a blueberry lover.

1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sugar
* Mix ingredients
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1/3 cup oil
* Mix and add to the first bowl. Pour into an 8x8 greased pan. Add 1 cup of blueberries to the top of the dough mixture.
Crumble Top~
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. oil
* Put this mixture on top of the fruit. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
***** Double this recipe to make in a rectangular sized dish or for more than 4 people.

Pregnancy Update

I went for my 38 week check yesterday afternoon and after waiting an hour and a half I received basically no news. Everything is going as planned, her heart beat is strong, she has dropped a tiny little bit, but that's about it. There is no action going on. So now we wait and see if anything changes in the days to come and if not I go back next Thursday for hopefully some sort of news. I'm trying to stay positive, but my clothes don't fit so well and I'm just plain tired. I wish I could wear yoga pants to work daily, but you know what, if I end up overdue that is just what I will wear. I am much more pleasant when I am comfortable! My goal was to get past this week though in order to get paid for April Vacation so that goal is just about met. Watch now I will jinx myself and go into labor tomorrow! Ha!

Tonight we are headed to my Dad's for dinner for his b-day which means I don't have to cook, that is a definite PLUS!
Happy Birthday Dad & Grandpa Buckingham!
See you tonight!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I would like to know where young children learn half the things that they learn?

* Where do they learn to talk back to you or rather YELL back?
* Where do they learn to be so stubborn?
* Where do they learn naughty words like (Doof Head)?
* Where do they learn to whine and hold on the floor temper tantrums?


To make us miserable and horribly embarrassed, well I guess so.

Let me just preface that about a week ago I was raving about how awesome Seth's behavior was and what a good boy he was, WELL fast forward one week later and a whole new Seth has emerged. I don't know if he can sense my anxiousness about the arrival of the baby or my just plain tiredness from not being able to sleep longer than 45 minute intervals. He has been a bear and all of the above WHERE questions fit him to a tee.

Last night we engaged in our normal nighttime routine. Brush the teeth, go potty, etc. Once again we fought him to sit on the toilet and for about 10 minutes tried our hardest to get him to go. When he makes up his mind that he doesn't have to go there is NO changing it. So we put him to bed only to be awoken at midnight to tears and wet wet wet bedding. He had wet the bed and when I say wet I mean WET. Everything was soaked including him and everything he was wearing.

So we stripped ALL of the bedding and him. We put new bedding on and new jammies and we were all back to dreamland or so I thought. Seth fell back asleep, Roland fell back asleep but not me. I was more than exhausted, but could not sleep and that made me super mad. So I went out into the computer room to see if I stretched out if I could indeed fall back to sleep. It took an hour, but it eventually happened. So needless to say could you please send some of the following vibes our way...

* sleep vibes for the 38 week preggo lady
* good behavior vibes for the 3 year old munchkin who lives at 154 Bowers Ave.

Thank you!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Let the countdown officially begin...

Today marks 2 weeks until my due date. We are now in uncharted territory as Seth was born 2 weeks early and we didn't have to do the waiting and wondering game. As you all know I don't do surprises, I'm a plan it kind of girl. So I continue to wonder when this event will actually happen?? We are all set at home, we have all supplies needed. I am working on plans for a few of my classes for next week and my long term sub is coming in to get the low down on Thursday. I also brought an extra pair of clothes that I am keeping in my school bag. My worst fear is having my water break in school so if that worst case scenario does in fact happen then I will be semi-prepared. I won't be prepared for the embarrassment of it actually happening here in school, but at least I won't have to ride into Watertown in wet slimy clothes.

~ I am ready for clothes to fit properly again, I feel as if I am constantly tugging on my shirts because with each passing day they get shorter and shorter and tighter and tighter.
~ I am ready to sleep on my belly again. (when I get to sleep)
~ I am ready for a BIG glass of wine.
~ I am ready to meet this little girl who is so very active and see what her personality holds.
~ I am ready to play on the floor with Seth and lay in his tent with him. He looks so sad when I tell him I just can't do it right now.

Stay tuned and tomorrow I will share my fears...

Creative Boredom

We Charlton's are not used to staying home. If you know us at all you know that we are always doing something fun or going somewhere. We always have some sort of plans. This weekend that was all put on hold because our little bean had pneumonia so we stayed home and let him recuperate. I think it was good practice for the new addition to our family. We will have to slow down for a bit to let her get adjusted to the new world.

It was a good time to finish up last minute baby stuff as well as little projects around the house. Roland was right on top of my mini list for the weekend, PLUS he had his creative hat on and built Seth a new toy.

Seth has been obsessed with the movie Cars since mid fall and we now have quite the collection of model cars from the movie, coloring books, place mats and blankets. Anyhow, Roland thought it would be fun to build Seth a roadway for his cars since he lines them up on the coffee table all the time. Here is the process of building our very own Radiator Springs roadway just like the movie...

Step 1: Map out the road and paint the lines.Step 2: Place character stickers all over the land.Step 3: Remember the WHOLE cast!Step 4: Test it out with a few of your cars.Step 5: Enjoy your new toy that Daddy made for you with love!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Congratulations to the Hubs

Once again Roland has proven what an asset he is to Pepsi and once again he is being honored. I am such a lucky girl to have such a successful and appreciated husband! I don't mean to brag, but I'm so proud of him that I want to share it with you all!

In case you have a hard time reading it, Roland was recognized as one of PBG's General Manager's Circle of Excellence. He was able to choose a gift from a list of about 25 items that ranged from DVD players to ipod docks. It was like Christmas in February for him!

We are so proud of all of your hard work honey!

Check it Out

We were flipping through the On Demand movies last night and we saw a preview for this movie so we thought we would watch it. We haven't stayed up or rented any movies in ages. We were between a couple of movie choices, but ultimately I told Ro to make the decision and this was his decision. It was super funny and we laughed a ton. So if you want a good laugh watch this movie! It is called My Best Friend's Girl.

My gourmet hubs also made us chocolate covered pineapple to enjoy during the movie and between the two of us we ate a whole pineapple. It was sooooo delicious and half healthy so we didn't feel as guilty!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

On the Mend

Thank you for all of your kind calls, texts and messages for Seth. His cough is loosening up and his spirits are high. He slept until 8:30am this morning and then didn't want to nap this afternoon. He played in his bed for 2 hrs. Oh, well hopefully he will sleep well again tonight and get rid of these sickies once and for all. We took the time to rest up ourselves and cook out on the grill again. We have some serious spring fever. I even bought spring Oreos in celebration of the thought of spring. Here's hoping...

Tomorrow I think we may take a drive to get out of the house and possibly stop at Sam's Club to pick up the last item on our baby list, wipes!

Then it is back to work for I'm-not-so-sure-how-long?? We will keep going with our life and have to wait and see when Miss Charlton would like to make her debut! We will keep you posted.

Friday, February 20, 2009


We had to put a halt on Project FUN Week. Our little guy is sick with pneumonia. We thought it was just a little cough associated with getting more molars, but we were wrong unfortunately. Luckily we caught it in time and he is on some high powered meds and on the road to recovery. We had to cancel all sorts of fun plans for the weekend, but it is totally worth it. I think that it is humorous though that he has dodged all sorts of sick bullets at Pat's this winter, but the one week he is home he gets sick. Well, we are thankful that he is home and that we can let him rest and recover. He is in such wonderful spirits that we actually have to ask him to sit down and rest. That's our boy!

To a restful weekend...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Check it off the list...

Today I hired Taylor to come over and play with Seth for a couple of hours while my mom and I finish up my baby list. There isn't much left due to the wonderful people in our lives that have helped us out. There are a few little items so we are heading to Target and Baby Depot followed by lunch. It will work out perfectly, Seth will have a new face to play with and I will accomplish my list. Plus the weather is crappy so we couldn't have played outside today.

This vacation is flying by, but we are enjoying every minute of it. Tomorrow we have Kidnastics and dinner at Mom and Tom's. Saturday we have been invited to The Castana's for dinner. That means I don't have to cook 2 nights in a row. YIPEEE!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

1st Time Bowler

Today for Project FUN Week we took the boys bowling. Seth has only ever bowled on the Wii so he had no idea what to expect. He was a little off because I think another molar is coming in so he was quite tame and reserved. Not your typical Seth. After one game he was done which surprised me and also clued me into the fact that something must be up. Now he is on hour 3 of a killer nap.We did have a fun time and it was so humorous to watch him carry the ball and shoot it down the ramp without any help, god forbid!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Seth went with me for my 38 week check this am and he is getting pretty well known at the docs office these days. He has gone with me quite often during the course of this pregnancy. Today he managed to wrangle a sticker and a lollipop out of the nurse, a high five and a personal assistant job out of the doc. Doctor Dodard let Seth assist during my check today. He put him right up on the table with me and let him be in charge of the heartbeat machine. Seth thought he was quite special and I thought the whole thing was totally priceless. I only wish I had thought to whip out my camera!

After the doc appointment Seth and I headed to Lowville to visit Great Grandma and Grandpa for lunch. We took a trip to Walmart in Lowville and then hung out at the house. It was a great morning!

Monday, February 16, 2009


I just wanted to say a special thank you to some special friends in my life who gathered yesterday and went out to lunch with me one last time before Miss Charlton arrives. It was a relaxing chat filled afternoon of girl talk and I really enjoyed myself. I had even more fun last night reading all of the babies new books that you bought special for her. Thank you so much!Myself, Jen V, Rachel, Kristen & Sarah
Girls who missed out AKA were out of town were... Amanda, Beth I, Mackenzie & Beth N.
We missed you girls!

Project FUN Week

I'm off on mid-winter break this week and I feel like I could possibly have this baby at anytime in the next few weeks so my plan for this week is to do something fun with Seth each and every day and enjoy my last few moments as a mom of one.

Today was no exception. It was Day 1 of Project FUN Week! Kristen and I took the boys to The MOST Museum in SYR. I had never been so I had no idea what to expect. It was a larger version of our own Sci-Tech Center here in town and Seth loved all of the hands on material. We spent about 2 hours there, stopped at McDonald's on the way home and then Seth was exhausted and took a 2 hour nap.

Take a look at some of the cool things we encountered today...
Levers & Pulleys
Anything with drum sticks is right up Seth's alley
Watch the pennies go around and around!
Virtual Reality Basketball
Cover me in bubbles!
We decided to take it up a notch next time and drive to Rochester to an even bigger and better MOST Museum during April vacation.

The BEST Hubs

I have to say that hands down I have the best hubs around. We didn't make any definite Valentine's plans this year we just said we would do whatever we wanted to and decide when the day came around. We didn't want to get a babysitter, we wanted to spend the day and evening as a family. That is just what we did. During the day we poked around and then Seth and I took naps and when we woke up we were told that we weren't allowed in the kitchen. I really liked this idea. With Ro's work schedule he seldom gets home early enough to make dinner. I don't mind, I love to cook, but it is ALWAYS a treat when someone else wants to cook for you. Not only did Ro go through my cook books and make a new and interesting dinner, he also made homemade chocolate covered strawberries. The whole meal was totally and utterly delicious in itself and because HE made it for us. Thank you so much for a wonderful Valentine's Day!

I will not scare you with the picture that he took of me! AHHH!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Getting Me Back

When my friend Sarah was at the end of her pregnancy I didn't mince words when I saw her. I kept telling her honestly that she was huge! She did have a 9lb baby in there! Now she is getting me back and it makes me laugh so hard! Thanks Sarah, only a TRUE friend tells it like it is! I appreciate it! OHHH, the countdown has begun...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

3 year old pick up artist

Last night we had some friends over who are sadly moving back to SYR next week. We wanted to see them before the big move so I made homemade pizza (story for another time). Seth has been asking and asking to play with Lucy for weeks so we finally made it happen. During dinner this is the conversation that our son engages in with Lucy...

S: I have a secret for you Lucy.
L: (just looks at him and smiles)
S: I Love You!
L: (giggles)
S: I have another secret to tell you.
L: (keeps eating her pizza)
S: I Love You Lucy!
S: Wanna go see my big boy bed?
Parents: (roar with laughter)

WE DIED LAUGHING! Yes this is our 3 year old pick up artist in action. What a one tracked mind!

It was also so wonderful to spend an evening with someone who is as large as I am. We ate our way through the night and I had 3 bowls of salad, YES 3 bowls and it was delicious. Hey, it could have been 3 bowls of something totally bad for me right??Beth 30 weeks and myself almost 37 weeks!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Check it off the List

These pics are a little old, but about a week or so back the rocking chair for the babies room arrived and Roland and Handy Manny Seth put it together for me. It is super comfy and I will enjoy (ha ha) all of my late night/early mornings rocking in it.My baby list is nearly complete with a few more odds and ends to pick up this coming week. Then we will be officially ready for arrival.

Spring Where Are You?

Here is my interesting little morning story...

My truck was parked in the garage last night because of the predicted snow so this morning before Roland leaves for SYR he backs out my truck so that it is easier for Seth and I to just get in and go when our time arrived. He even loaded all the bags in it for me. What a guy! So anyhow, Seth and I come outside and I put the cupcakes we made for Pat's on the front seat and I proceed to open Seth's door and get him all situated. IT'S FROZEN SHUT! So I walk around the to other side of the truck and once again the other back door is also FROZEN SHUT! So I'm pulling and I'm kicking and trying everything to get these doors open, but they won't budge! Now picture this... I pick Seth up and have him crawl through my drivers seat, back to his seat and then I proceed to climb over my seat to get to him to buckle him in. At this point I'm totally winded and trying to catch my breath. Lastly, I have to brush and try to dry off my seat so that I can finally sit down and drive to Pat's. Plus, this needed to be repeated when we got to Pat's to get him out. Looking back a couple of hours I can now laugh, but seriously why does stuff like this happen to me?? If I didn't have this huge belly it wouldn't be half as bad, but it makes getting in and out of just my drivers seat a challenge at times. Oh, the memories!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Birthday Continued

Last night was the finale of my birthday, but OH was it a gem! It is a tradition in my family to go to my Dad's for a birthday dinner every year. I get to pick out the menu and I eat myself silly. Last night was no exception. We had homemade cole slaw, hand chopped by my Dad. He should seriously go into business because he could make a bundle off that cole slaw. It is the best! We also had perch caught by my Dad and it was so good I think I had about 20. I couldn't stop eating it. The finale was the homemade from scratch chocolate cake. It is a known request yearly and it gets better every single year. I have the recipe and I could make it at home any time, but it wouldn't be as good it I made it. Food always tastes better when someone else makes it for you! I was given some birthday money for my new thin wardrobe and my sister made me a pair of earrings, plus I was sent home with a care package of leftover food. YUM, can't wait for lunch today.

Thank you Dad, Sue and Dayna for a great evening, we all had a great time!

I slept a little better last night, but I'm still feeling off today. Plus I forgot my phone at home today so I feel so out of the loop and lost without it.

I'm also counting down the minutes until vacation. I really need a little R&R and some Seth time before this baby comes! Pray that today and tomorrow go by quickly so we can be on vacation!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Status Check

I have to complain for one brief moment and just say that I am plain exhausted. For the past three nights I have been up every 45 minutes going to the bathroom. This is NO exaggeration. I am woken right up to go every 45 minutes to an hour. I started to fall asleep at about 8:50pm last night so I went up to bed thinking I could catch up on some rest by going to bed early. I was up at 10pm and 10:45pm to go to the bathroom at which point I was so angry I wanted to cry. Then I moved out onto the futon mattress because I was so uncomfortable and didn't want to keep Ro up. As I sit here and type I just want to take a nap and have a good cry. I don't know if I can take this for 4 to 5 more weeks. I can handle being big and having a hard time getting around, but the lack of rest is sending me over the edge!

On a positive note, I went to the docs for my 36 week check and everything is looking great. She is in the right position, her heartbeat is strong and I am measuring right at 36 weeks.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Updated Shot

The nursery is coming right along. We work on odds and ends in it every so often. Last night I brought down one of the baby seats from the attic and put new batteries in it and Roland put the switch plate on the light switch. The chair rail was in the way so he had to notch out some of the wood. It turned out good. Roland also hung the blinds this past weekend and they make it look much more cozy.

About an hour ago I received some great news from a friend at work. Erin, a fellow teacher who has been trying to have a second baby for a few months now told me that she is pregnant with twins and due in the fall. She is thrilled as I am. Congratulations and I wish you and your family ALL the best!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Poppy & Grandma Time

Saturday night my Mom and Tom graciously babysat for Seth while Roland and I went out to dinner and a movie. They planned a whole evening of fun and even took pictures of the festivities. I think that I am rubbing off on them with the picture taking.
They brought along with them all the fixings for a "make your own pizza" celebration. They brought the pizza shells (pic above), all the toppings and even the pans to cook them on. Seth had a complete blast creating his own pizza. I asked him all about it on Sunday morning and he walked me through the process step by step. At one point he looked at me and said, "Then I put on that white stuff, what is that white stuff called Mom?" I said, "You mean the cheese?" "Oh yes, the cheese." He didn't want to leave anything out.
I'm sure that he ate more of the black olives than actually went on the pizza. He is a black olive junkie!
After the pizza making and eating festivities I was told that they relaxed and watched his favorite movie, Cars. He only watches it every single day. We all know it by heart now! I'm not quite sure who had more fun... Mommy and Daddy during their date night OR Seth, Grandma & Poppy during their pizza night?? Any way you look at it, it was a great night!

A Weekend to Remember

I can not thank my hubs enough for making this past weekend the BEST birthday weekend EVER! The funny thing is that we didn't take a single picture, not one. I can still brag and tell you all about it though. I didn't just get a birthDAY, but a whole weekend starting on Friday at noon! I got a phone call at noon on Friday at work from Ro asking if I'd like to go out to lunch. Let's lunch in the faculty room listening to other teachers complain OR go out to lunch with my hubs?? I'd take lunch out any day any time. Later on Friday Seth and I met up with Ro and he had stopped at Popcorn and More and gotten me a box of cheese corn and a box of caramel corn. I haven't had Popcorn and More in ages so it was such a treat.

Saturday morning Roland booked me a massage so I happily went for that appointment and it was amazing. I told him ironically that my favorite part was when she massaged my hands and feet. Not sure why, but that was great! In the afternoon we all took naps and rested. Then, Roland and I had a date night courtesy of my Mom and Tom. They came over at 4:30 and we headed out. We went to dinner at Art's Jug followed by a movie. FYI- I wouldn't suggest going to a movie when you are 9 months pregnant though. I was so uncomfortable the people behind me probably thought that I had ants in my pants. I moved around every 5 minutes. The movie was great (He's Just Not That Into You) and we had a great date night!

Sunday I was able to sleep in a little, sleeping in for me these days is until about 8:15, I'm just used to getting up. Then, Roland surprised me and said that we were taking a little road trip. So I got dressed and we headed out. We headed to Cicero to my all time favorite breakfast spot... Tim Horton's. A brand new store just opened up and it was packed. I'm such a Tim Horton's junkie that when we went to Toronto this summer we HAD to go while we were in Canada. Now that the chain is branching out into the states I'm thrilled. We had a super yummy breakfast and then we stopped at a nearby Target to tackle yet another one of my lists. After that we headed home for more nap time.

Later in the afternoon Roland fixed a big meal and had my Mom and Tom for dinner to celebrate my birthday. He slaved in the kitchen and I have to say I could get used to it in a hurry! It was such a GREAT weekend, BUT it went by far too fast and now it's over. BUMMER!

Thank you to everyone who called, sent texts, cards and gifties for my special day. I recieved some money so that when I go to the outlets in May I can finally get new clothes after what feels like an eternity of maternity clothes.

It was a day to remember and I appreciate all of the special people in my life. I'm one lucky girl!

Friday, February 06, 2009

No Complaints

I hope that no one out there thinks I'm complaining about my pregnancy. Sure I have aches and pains like anyone else, but in the end it is totally and completely worth it. It is just fun to share the funny aspects of it all. It is amazing and strange what happens to your body and how it feels. So I eat a little more now and I go to bed a little earlier, oh well! If you only knew some of the other weird things, but that is totally TMI! Anyhow, have a great weekend and be sure to check out our fotolog today, the pic is especially funny for this dreary snowy day. I know that my hubs didn't appreciate me posting it, but everyone needed a good Friday laugh.

NOTE: The headband around Ro's head is actually a tool belt that fits around Seth's middle!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Tape Worm & Tired

Three words to be used to describe me today, actually this entire week are tape worm and tired. I go to bed by 9:30pm and I'm still completely exhausted the next day. Also, you would think that I have tape worm because I feel hungry all morning long. Not so much in the afternoon or evening, but all morning long. I eat enough for breakfast, but I am still hungry all the way until lunch time. It is completely crazy! Soon I will look back and laugh about it all!

Room Updates

We officially have half the room completed. We have all of the furniture and most of the supplies. We are currently waiting for the letters we ordered for the babies name to be delivered, but that will be another 3 weeks at least. Plus we won't hang them until she graces us with her presence. It is all coming together, looking and feeling more homey!

Roland did an awesome job hanging this wall decoration. I was in awe when I walked into the room!
In other news... My Gramp had a pacemaker put in yesterday in Utica and the operation was a success! He stayed overnight to recover and my Gram and uncle were headed back to pick him up today. He has to take it easy for the next two weeks, but after that he can resume his life as normal. We are all so relieved and excited that it was a success.
I'd also like to say a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to my hubs. He picked up Seth for me yesterday afternoon and surprised me by booking me a massage this Saturday for my birthday. I can't even express how excited I am for Saturday to come and I hope that the hour lasts and lasts. What a perfect gift for a 35 week along pregnant woman for her birthday. Thank you millions Ro, I love you!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Happy 7th Birthday Rocky!

You are truly a very loving and special dog. You love to cuddle and be right by our side. Get your rest now because the house is going to get louder and busier in the next few weeks. We can't believe that you have been in our lives for 7 years now. Other than a little grey around the mouth you still look very young. Have a restful day because we are taking you to Petco tonight to pick out a special treat! We love you!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


We are getting down to the wire, I am now 35 weeks pregnant. I am larger than I was for Seth, but have gained far less weight. Thank heavens because I have been having some serious cravings for sweet and sometimes crunchy, but mostly sweet.
Thank goodness these sweet treats are fat free because I can literally eat a whole bag in a week or less. It is dangerous, they just simply call to me from the pantry to come and grab them.
This snack mix I must say is far better than Chex Mix ever thought of being. I think I'm addicted to it and I bring a small snack size bag with me to school daily during my mid morning lull. I am proud of myself though that I limit my servings. I could bring the whole damn box to work and I would probably have no will power and finish it in a couple of days.
This is going to be my downfall until the baby comes though. Even though Valentine's Day isn't even here yet, they already have my most favorite candy of the whole year out for sale in the stores. I was over the top excited when I saw them for sale in Super Walmart over the weekend and I quickly grabbed 2 off the shelf. One for me and one for the hubs. His is still in the cupboard, but if he doesn't eat it soon it will be in my belly. I can't stand looking at it every time I open the door. It's starting to call to me!
Those are the cravings of the week/month!

Monday, February 02, 2009


I think Seth is getting ready to become a BIG BROTHER! Take a look...


Way to Go Steeler's

Last night was the Super Bowl, which to me means absolutely squat since I'm not a football fan at all. I support my hubs team all the way, but if I don't have to actually watch the game I am a happy camper. Last night we had friends over to watch the game. The guys kicked back in the new room, the girls chatted and the 3 year olds tore the house apart and ran around for 3 hours. They had a blast and that is all that counts. During half time we were privy to the 3D glasses for a couple of the special commercials. We all looked completely ridiculous, but it was fun.

We even tortured baby Brady with them just for giggles!

The Steeler's won and Roland was on cloud nine!


Friday we paid someone to clean off our roof since the snow was becoming thicker and thicker on top of it and we feared that it could start backing up into the house as it melted. They did a decent job, but didn't attack the thick ice that we really wanted cleared so when all else fails I guess you just have to do things for yourself and since I'm out of commission for roof climbs right now, Roland tackled the fun job. He climbed onto half of the back roof from a ladder on the deck and then he needed to climb out the computer room window and onto the addition roof. He didn't want to have to take his BIG boots off as he walked through the house, so here was our solution to that problem.We put plastic bags over his boots and off he went to climb out the window and onto the roof.
Tackling the new roof, doesn't he look THRILLED?
In conclusion, the roof is cleared and ready for the next blizzard, yippeee!

Sunday, February 01, 2009


So basically I am 35 weeks pregnant and my head is in my a$#! I would like to wish my little brother a happy belated 22nd birthday. It was on Friday and even though I called and we sent a happy birthday video via text, I never wished him a happy birthday on the fotolog or the blog.

SO............... Happy 22nd Birthday Justin!

We Love You!

We pre-celebrated with Justin while he was home over Christmas break,

thus the cake and candles!