our journey into parenthood & beyond...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

flash friday

I must warn you  1. I am an elephant 2. Liam is off the cuteness charts...
All photos taken by: April Myers, Family Tree Photography in Myers Park, Gloversville, NY




heart melting


22 mos




Tuesday, September 27, 2011


When I went to pick Liam up from daycare today he thought it would be funny to hide in the teepee. This week's theme at daycare is exploring different types of housing...hence the huge teepee in the room. There is this little girl in the class, we will call her D. I call her "mother hen". She often will announce my arrival and tell Liam that I am there to get him. That happened today.She is sweet, but a bit overwhelming at times. She was being playful with Liam and telling him he had to go. He thought it was funny to hide in the teepee. I go over. almost in the teepee to convince him to come out because it was time to go home. He wasn't having it. D. started to tell him he had to go. And the next thing I knew his face was in her hands and her lips were on his face. Pissed Kissed in the teepee. That got him out ASAP.

Monday, September 26, 2011

sneak peek

Here is a little sneak peek from our photos...more to come later.
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By the looks of this photo, I do believe Liam is ready for vacation

Sunday, September 25, 2011


The proof is in the apple cake, Andi's Apple Cake that is!

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weekend rewind

Today was great, in fact the whole weekend was pretty fantastic. I took Friday off from work. Treated myself to a pedicure, did a bazillion loads of laundry, grocery shopped and packed all of Liam's stuff for vacation. Saturday we spent the day at my mom & dad's house. Liam got to have fun with pata & mata and his great grandmas. Olive is "on vacation" at my mom and dad's house. I think every day of her life she is "on vacation", but now she is snoozing on a different couch. And today was the best. We started the day early with some photos in Gloversville. I can't wait to see the pics. The one sneak peek I did see, I look like an elephant in it...so needless to say I took the jogger out for a run/walk and did another round on the treadmill. Then we took an impromptu trip to Kristy's Barn. There we rode on a hay ride, fed some sheep and goats, signed up for CSA 2012 (Community Supported Agriculture) and bought a loaf of Andi's Apple Cake. Andrea is a friend, who is a pretty fantastic baker (and person) that just started her own business.It was pretty neat to see a friend's work in a local store (and her apple cake is a work of art). Liam also went on the potty a few times today and even wore underwear ( I will save that for another post). And the NY Giants won. And I guess I lied about not being able to upload anymore photos... I give up!

Friday, September 23, 2011

what the blog

I got a message today that I have exceeded the maximum amount of photo space allowed for the blog. Grrrr. I guess I have uploaded LOTS of photos in the past 2.5 years.  I am going to look around for a new blog home, when I get some extra time....details to follow.

flash friday

Last weekend Andrew and I were honored to become God parents for Liam's buddy and our good friends' son, Dylan. Another friends' son was also baptized on the same day. It was a beautiful day, beautiful event and we witnessed Dylan's first steps. 
ready to get the show on the road

my little boy

Jeff, where are you?

rewards for going on the potty

Liam loves to walk around in our shoes

Saturday, September 17, 2011


just a reminder of how simple beauty can be
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Friday, September 16, 2011

flash friday

I have no photos this week...so I thought I would dig around in the archives...

Jackie & I New Year's Eve 2007

December 07

Sarah & I Spring 08

Key West '08


$30 later we were in the air

Early '09

late '09

Monday, September 12, 2011


Not the best pic, but the only one I have of all 4 of us
Our friends, Kevin & Andrea got married on 9.10.11. It was a great time! The ceremony was beautiful, Kevin & Andrea looked stunning, the reception was fun and we could not be happier for the two of them. Hands down, probably one of the best weddings I have been to.


sunflowers in mason jars

B & J at the reception

Friday, September 9, 2011

flash friday

This week flew by. It was a short work week. We got lots of rain. and then more rain. and then some more. Locally there are areas that are literally under water. There are mandatory evacuations. Bridges closed yesterday. No driving in some areas (including a whole county) Schools are having "rain" days. Homes are being destroyed by this water. There even have been some fatalities. I know areas beyond the Capital Region are being hit even harder and experiencing even more devastation. Everytime I see more photos or hear another story about how Irene and Lee have impacted our area, I feel awful for those families and feel so blessed that we are okay.

Liam loves to say "puddle" and loves to jump in those puddles even more. After a long day of rain and being indoors all day long he got to do a little splashing.  So did Lovey.

Monday, September 5, 2011

snip. snip



1st professional hair cut was a success. He did great, even when the clippers came out to trim around his ears. Hopefully this will mean no more knots in his hair, no more tears while combing his hair and less hair to smudge blueberries in...I will miss the craziness of his curls . 

Sunday, September 4, 2011


The Gregory Family has big news to share....Liam has been going #2 on the potty! Yay! This is pretty exciting in our world.


There is an epidemic going on in this house. It is called Yo Gabba Gabba. Liam is obsessed. He would eat sleep and breathe YGG if allowed. Since he has been doing so well with sleeping in his bed and staying in his bed and really just being a good kid I decided to buy him something a little special...

Please meet Brobee...the Green guy. As you can tell Liam really, really likes stuffed animals. See that little brown, dingy dog on Liam's lap...that is Bobby, who was my stuffed animal. Bobby is a senior citizen at this point and Liam loves him and somehow sneaked him home with us the last time we visited my mom & dad.

So back to YGG. YGG has so much of an influence on Liam that some times when Liam is not listening or doing things he should not be doing (i.e. trying to ride Olive) I often say I am going to call Muno  to see what Muno thinks about Liam's choices. This has been working pretty well. I also say that I am going to call Muno to let him know when Liam is making really good choices.

Word on the street is that YGG is coming LIVE to Albany in October....Andrew and I are still deciding if we should go. We are unsure of 1. Will Liam be able to sit through the show? 2. Will Liam be so excited that he passes out? I also heard that some of the tickets come with back stage passes so you can do your own dancey dance&  have your photos taken with YGG.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


We survived. We experienced A LOT of rain and some wind. Our basement has a little bit of water in it (nothing to complain about). We didn't lose power. We had a bath tub of water...just in case. We did arts and crafts. Watched parts of Toy Story 3 (Liam isn't a fan of watching movies). I cleaned  the house from top to bottom. We read books. We built with blocks. Liam took  a long nap. Olive refused to go outside in the rain...but did eventually. Olive took a long nap.We are very fortunate that we did not experience a lot of damage. There are areas around the Capital Region that got hit hard and have been without power and water for days.

Friday, September 2, 2011

looking forward

After chugging along at work yesterday (it has been a busy couple of weeks) I sat at my desk and thought about all the fun stuff we have coming up in the next couple of months. Because what else is there to think about when you are already knee deep in evaluations? Some of these fun things include: a wedding. becoming God Parents. outdoor family photo shoot. vacation. the beach.visiting family. an airplane ride with an almost 2 year old. home improvement projects.a mama & Liam weekend. sweater season. apple cider and donuts. leaves falling.