our journey into parenthood & beyond...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


It's official...Elmo Fever has hit our house, hard.  I don't know if I should be happy or sad. Liam loves to watch/listen to Elmo sing, especially, "Elmo's Song". I must admit that it is cute to watch Liam's expressions when he listens/watches Elmo and it is even cuter when Liam sings his version of the song.
Since we get to hear this song numerous times a day, I thought I would share it. Enjoy( and imagine listening to this on repeat...)!

Monday, March 21, 2011

# 962

Reason # 962 being a mom is fantastic: always having snacks in my purse or car. Some wanted (like today), some not ( like finding that missing piece of sandwich stuck to my wallet).

Friday, March 18, 2011

flash friday

enjoying his bath


unsolicited hugs from this guy is one of my favorite things about being a mom

big eyes and a bruise

The rocking chair that once one my mom's, then mine, then Angelo's and now Liam's.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I have been meaning to write this post for a week now, however, time just keeps vanishing. Andrew and I are usually up in the morning anywhere between 5 and 5:30 am and we are on the move until about 9:00pm. We have a pretty good routine and are very consistent with sticking to it. We feel this helps the two of us get things done and Liam knows what to expect. There are some days we get off track and deal with it the best we can. So by the time 9:00pm rolls around we are exhausted and just want to relax. For the most part this happens, some nights more than others. The idea of relaxing on the weekend is a good idea, but that is when all the stuff we could not get to during the week gets done.  And this week has been a bit difficult because of the time change. I love the fact that I get home from work and it is not dark out. However, Liam is having a more difficult time adjusting to it than I expected.  He will eventually adjust (I hope).

So, Liam had his 15month check up a week or so ago. He is doing really well: on target developmentally, his lungs sounded clear and good (which made us very happy b/c of the pneumonia); his ears were clear; he did get two shots and he handled it like a champ and he is weighing in at 22lbs. He is getting more teeth, so this is helping him form new sounds/words. His top two teeth are in and his upper fangs are slowing coming in. Overall it was a good appointment and does not go back until May.

That is it for now!

Friday, March 11, 2011

flash friday

Zeppelin, Portland, ME
Happy Friday y'all! I was very happy to open my e-mail last night to see an update about Zeppelin, including some photos. I thought this shot of Zep was fantastic. I love how his gray beard is filling in. From what his human, Pam,  has shared it sounds as if Zeppelin is enjoying every moment of  his Maine life. It is filled with eating, sleeping, runs on the beach, more sleeping, visiting lighthouses and keeping his buddy Spanky in line. He is a lucky pug!

Saturday, March 5, 2011