Dec 19, 2010

I love our Christmas tree this year. We got a Frasier fur and it has been worth every penny. Oliver loved decorating the tree. Check out the snowmen in the picture below - placed very carefully by our two year old. Sam enjoyed watching us from the safety of his jumperoo - seriously, he was content for almost an hour jumping and watching us decorate the tree.

It has been a crazy month filled with quite a bit of sadness and stress, but I have high hopes for this week. We are going to make the best of everything and try to get back into the spirit of Christmas. Hope all is well with my blog readers!

Dec 2, 2010

Somebody had a birthday!

Nov 10, 2010


I'm going to visit my sister in 3 days! Yipee! Oliver is staying home with Andy, and I'm taking Sam. I'm so excited to have a mini vacation from my everyday life. I will miss my boys while I'm gone though.

Oct 31, 2010


We've had a rough week being sick, and had to miss a few fun Halloween parties. I was pretty bummed. We were all going to dress up - me as Dorothy, Oliver as the cowerdly lion, Sam as the tin man, and Andy as a scarecrow, but I didn't finish all of the costumes, maybe next year? I did manage to finish Oliver's costume, so we took him trick-or-treating for the first time and boy, did he get the hang of it. It's a good thing he was so adorable because he kept asking for more, which to me seems greedy, but the people couldn't resist and treated him to lots of candy.

On a side note: Oliver was not happy to dress up. We basically had to pin him down and use brute force, but in the end I think we would all agree it was worth it! Happy Halloween.

Oct 19, 2010

Oliver is Two!

It has been 2 great years with Oliver. He is smart and fun and loves to laugh. He is learning to imitate us and get dressed and undressed by himself. He loves helping us do whatever we are doing - whether it's dishes, cooking, repairing things around the house, cleaning the bathroom, putting on my makeup, vacuuming, doing laundry... he likes to help with everything! He is very talkative. I hear him put 4 word phrases together. For instance he likes to quote from his favorite show, Kipper, "wait for the milk! wait for the milk!" He makes us laugh. I just can't imagine life without him. Happy birthday Oliver!

Sep 15, 2010

Here are a few miscellaneous pictures of our lives and a quick update. Oliver is growing up so quickly - he is almost 2! He is saying 3 word phrases, getting into "trouble", and being as sweet as ever. Sam is growing quickly too - he is 5 1/2 months old, loves to stand and play in his jumperoo, and just started rice cereal this week. I am bored of my blog, which is why I'm not posting very much, and enjoying life as a mother of two. Andy told me recently that the best part of his day is coming home and getting a big hug from Oliver. They are good buds.

Sep 1, 2010

This is Just the Start

A rare moment caught on camera.

Aug 22, 2010

Ollie loved the chickens!

Aug 13, 2010

Blueberry Picking

Can't wait to go blueberry picking tomorrow! We are visiting Andy's parents for the weekend and are so excited. There will be blueberries, chickens, a garden to tend, perhaps a little shopping, delicious food, and a relaxing environment! Here are some pictures from a year ago! So much has changed. Stay tuned for pictures from this blueberry trip!

Sam's Blessing

Sam was blessed on July 4th. Both sets of grandparents made the long journey for the event. They also got an amazing view of the Macy's fireworks that same day! Thanks for coming!

Aug 5, 2010

Family Pictures

We visited my family in Michigan for a few weeks in July and while we were there, my cousin came over and took family pictures. All of my siblings made it home for a much needed reunion - I had not seen my brother Bryce and his family in 3 and a half years! It was so much fun. I hope we meet up again soon!

Here's a picture of all of the grandchildren.
Thanks to my awesome niece Olivia for holding Sam!

Here's my whole family. Boy, do I love them!

Aug 1, 2010

You're right!

Everyone was right! Oliver is the picture on top and Sam is on bottom.
In other news, Sam is smiling, cooing and giggling! We love it!

Jul 29, 2010

Who's Who?

I keep hearing that Sam and Oliver look so much alike... what do you think? Can you tell them apart?

Jul 25, 2010

July 4th

Jun 26, 2010


This is a catch-up post. My awesome mom flew out here the day after Sam was born to help us out. She did many loads of laundry, got up with Oliver, played with Oliver, changed diapers, made dinner, let us go on two dates, and had a happy disposition through it all. I on the other hand, stayed in bed, cried, was tired, and bossy, let's just say it was soooo nice to have my mom here right away.

Andy's mom came a couple weeks after Sam was born and was just as helpful - made us some yummy dinners, helped with laundry, let me nap, took Oliver to the park, and helped us get a cool sandbox for Oliver - gotta love our mommies!

My sister visited Memorial Day weekend and it was great. We went shopping (multiple times), did touristy stuff in the city, went to the beach, played at the park, took a few walks, there wasn't a boring minute. Thanks for visiting!

Catching a snuggle session with Sam and Grandma B.

A little lovin' from Sam. He might be thinking: is that my mommy? Do we look like twins? Some people think so...

Here we are in Little Italy after eating yummy pizza!

Jun 19, 2010

A 4 letter word never sounded so sweet

Dada: this word is said multiple times a day at our house. Oliver always asks for Dada in the morning (usually Andy is gone by the time Oliver wakes up). He thinks whenever the front door of our apartment opens and shuts that it's Dada. When Andy comes home from work, no matter what kind of day it was, Oliver runs over to him with a big smile saying "Dada, dada, dada!". We love Dada!

Jun 11, 2010

mischief and peace

Oliver: aka: mischief
Samuel: aka: peace

Jun 9, 2010

Watch out big bro

"If you steal my socks from off my feet one more time... you're going to get it..." - Sam

May 24, 2010

Oliver, Sam, and a Countdown!

My sister is coming to visit in 4 days!!!! We are going to have lots of fun snuggling with Sam, chasing Oliver, shopping, maybe going to the beach, hitting up the fabric shops in NYC, and checking out Times Square! I can't wait! Oh, and here are a few pictures of my adorable kids too!

This is Sam's new pack and play. He loves looking at the owl mobile - and so do I. It's so cute.

This is our morning ritual: After Oliver wakes up, Andy brings him into the bedroom and sets up the laptop with a tv show. Oliver will sit pretty still for about 20 minutes which allows me to get a few more minutes of sleep.

This picture shows off Sam's double chin. He is doing well and plumping up very nicely.

Andy took this picture on Mother's day and I just love how Sam is looking at me.

Oliver is quite the big brother. I asked him to hold the bottle while I finished packing the diaper bag and he was excited to help.