our journey into parenthood & beyond...

Friday, December 30, 2011

our year

Another year gone, right before our eyes. So much fun stuff happened this year...I feel like I could have added at least 4 pictures for each month highlighting the great stuff that the Gregory Family experienced. I hope 2012 hold just as much fun, love, health, and happiness that 2011 provided.  I wonder what this review will look like next year. 
January- lots of snow, lots of snow days, lots of sledding

February- Figuring out how wonderful pb really is

March- chubby cheeks and love for your dada

April- New Roof!

May- tulip fest and stealing kisses

June- breakfast and celebrating daddy

July- hot days and quick dips in the pool

August- Warrior survivor

September- so many fun things this month including a great wedding

October- Orlando, Sea World, and air plane rides

November- He is 2!!!!

December- Bo-Bee the Elf, Silver & Gold, Rudolph and m&ms

flash friday

snuggles fest and Monsters, Inc.


cool tricks, cool tricks

Merry Christmas

Love and such for Santa & Co.

Guilty looks by all

Old Lady Beard

God Bros

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Merry Christmas!  Hope your day was merry & bright. Our day was fantastic. Not because of the presents, but because we were together and we were able to remember that magical feeling that comes with  Christmas (even though we had NO snow. Not even a flurry). 

This photo pretty much sums up our day:
wild.crazy.out of control. and lots of fun.

Friday, December 23, 2011

flash friday

Happy Friday! Hope everyone has a magical weekend! I am really hoping Mother Nature drops a nice amount white, fluffy snow to add even more magic to our weekend.

Oh, the many faces of Liam that occur in span of a shutter button being pushed
Don't mind his spaghetti sauce beard

Thursday, December 22, 2011

good night...

Someone decided that he was going to read instead of going to sleep last night. He loves his Rudolph book and read it by the little light his Christmas tree gives off.  I think he was reading his stuffed animals a night-night story.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

beauty green

 O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
Your beauty green will teach me
That hope and love will ever be
The way to joy and peace for me.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree,
Your beauty green will teach me


This is what goes on at my house at 6:00am:
Bells are ringing, children singing, all is merry and bright
Santa dances and sings. This was a surprise gift from our Elf, Bo-Bee (damn Bo-Bee!) Liam loves it and unfortunately, Santa only sings one song...we have heard "Here Comes Santa Claus" at least 50 times since last night. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

He is always watching!
Santa Paws

b & a pt. 1

We have been doing some serious house updating this past month- new back door, kitchen backsplash and now carpet.
So as time goes on and as we organize and get everything back in order I will share some before & after photos. With that being said, here is part 1: the staircase:


Last Sunday we took a ride through Washington Park to take a look at the lights. Liam really could have cared less about the lights. All he wanted was to hear "Jingle, Jingle, Jingle" on loop and to remind me to "no touch lights, Mommy!!!!"

Liam, Andrew and a Gingerbread Person.

Frosty creeper in the background

Hi-5 Mo!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

photos with santa

Not this year. Lets just say that photos with Santa creeps me out. I am not sure why. I don't recall ever having any incidents with any Santa. I just find the whole concept creepy. Write Santa a letter, send him a text, send him an email. I did offer Liam the opportunity to see Santa and have his photo taken. He freaked out a bit and said no. So maybe next year. Or maybe we will have breakfast with Santa someplace this year- a lot less pressure and candid shots are always fun.

And then I stumbled across this website a few years ago...if you are in need of a good laugh, please check it out:
Sketchy Santas

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

1st day

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....

One festive Pug (or not)!

Friday, December 9, 2011

flash friday

This is a great jump start to our weekend... Liam gets to hang with his grandparents, we get to listen to Christmas music and we get to eat lots of treats and make gingerbread houses...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

funky robot tree

I have been itching to decorate the house for Christmas since last weekend.  Since we are having carpet installed downstairs next week, a tree can't go up until that happens. Liam is in awe when he sees lights or sees a snowman on something or a picture of Santa. He is adorable. So I can't wait to decorate and hang our stockings. He is all about listening to Christmas music, too! His favorite right now is "Silver & Gold" by Burl Ives....one more reason why we believe Liam has an old man trapped inside of his body.

So in the meantime we put up "funky robot tree" in Liam's room. Last year Liam was very curious about the tree and the ornaments, so this year he gets his own.
Ta da.......

Andrew and my dad also put a new door up in our kitchen over the weekend so I added a little holiday spirit to that as well...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

nov. 30

Last day of  na.blo.po.mo!
Now to conclude this, I will share a conversation that I had with Liam earlier tonight:

Liam's hand was in his the pocket of his pants-

Me: "Liam, what do you have in your pocket?"
Liam: "Tatos"
Me: "Oh, who are you giving potatoes to?"
Liam: "Lana" ( Elena, a friend from school)

Me: "Liam, what is in your other pocket?"
Liam: "Chicken pot pie"
Me: "Who are you giving your chicken pot pie to?"
Liam: "Grady" (another buddy at school)

Random conversations with a 2yr old.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

pinch, ouch.

 There is this one lady who does check ins at Liam's pediatrician's office. Somehow she remembers him. Yesterday when we walked in she got all excited to see him and then proceeded to give him at least ten stickers. A good start to crappy doctor's visit- it was time for more shots.

He did well with his exam, according to Dr.D. he looks and sounds great, is on target for meeting all milestones and she also said to not get too concerned about the "w" sitting- as there are no other concerns with walking, running, sitting. She said we could certainly go ahead and put a request to have him evaluated by early intervention, but she thought he would not qualify for any services. He is also 26lbs!

He then had his finger pricked and two shots. Poor little guy. I recall how sad it was when he got shots as an infant, but now he is more aware and it was absolutely more sad yesterday than any other time. I gave him heads up that he would feel a pinch and it would be sore.  After it was done, and the tears had stopped and he had his Dora snacks in hand, the nurse said good bye, Liam looked at her and said "pinch!". I am sure he would have called her something else if his vocabulary was bigger.
  So the whole ride home I kept on hearing him say "Mommy, pinch, pinch, ouch".  Poor kid, but he did get an awesome DJ Lance Rock sticker from the nurse.

Monday, November 28, 2011

all you need is love

 click the link below for some super cuteness:


oops.  For a dose of super cuteness try this one:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

diet starts...

tomorrow. Seriously. After all the food that I have tore though in the past week...birthday sweets, Thanksgiving feast, travel snacks...I am ready to detox. I need to find the motivation and discipline. Not only find it, but keep it around this time.

Diet starts Monday.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

welcome home

We enjoyed our visit to Delaware this week. We had a great time with family, many laughs, lots of shopping and a lot of delicious food. Needless to say, we came home stuffed. The car was stuffed and so were our bellies. Remember, there is no sales tax in Delaware, so I may have gone a little BF shopping crazy ( I did go!). It did not include any pepper spray or bows being thrown. HOWEVER, I may have stood near someone in Walmart, who pooped his/her pants. I suppose people get desperate and don't want to risk losing their place in line...I don't think any deal is worth pooping my pants over. I guess that is what I get for going to Walmart. 

So when we returned home today we found this guy hanging out on our banister...

Elf on a Shelf aks Santa's spy   

Liam decided to name the spy, Bo-Bee.  He is here to keep track of every move Liam makes...so far Bo-Bee has been very helpful.  Liam is all about impressing Bo-Bee and wants to tell BB everything he does. Liam was disappointed when he learned that BB could not dance with him.

I hope his magic doesn't wear off too quick.

flash friday ( a day late)

Here you go...a day late. I was too busy hitting up black Friday deals yesterday...

Going to town on Grandma Nan's famous French Toast

Pre Feast nap

Veggies & dip

The Feast in Delaware

Liam's Cake...prepared by Aunt "Izzy".

Birthday morning!