our journey into parenthood & beyond...

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Someone certainly loves swim class. Hoping to have a swimmer by summer time. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

turkey lurkey

We enjoyed Thanksgiving 2013 in Delaware this year. Turkey, family, tax free Black Friday shopping-could it get any better?

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Who doesn't enjoy a good snuggle and nap on a lazy Saturday?

Friday, November 22, 2013

happy #4!

Happy # 4 Sweet Liam!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

it's Luigi time

Halloween 2013. Luigi's in the house!

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Indian Ladder Farms


bad piggie pumpkin

Friday, October 11, 2013

get away

life is good

home for the weekend
A weekend away was just what we needed. No cell service, no internet, no cable, not even a dvd player. We enjoyed our stay in the cabin, roasted some marshmallows, and made a took a gondola ride up to Gore Mountain.  

Saturday, October 5, 2013


Liam's first time apple picking. I am not sure if more went into his apple bag or belly.  Between Liam, myself and my parents we brought home 35lbs of apples.  A yummy pie followed.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Farm aid

Farm Aid. What an awesome day.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

i grew this!

One of the many tomatoes Liam grew and enjoyed off of his first tomato plant. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

First day

"When I grow up I want to be a bus driver"

September 4th, 2013
 First day of Pre-K.
Van Rensselaer Elementary School. 
Bus H
Miss Mooney

Can't say I have felt  more proud and excited for Liam than when I saw him get on the bus.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

think fast

Saturday, August 24, 2013

bumper to bumper

New York State Fair. A day of rides, junk food and an exhausted little boy. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

lil teef

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Night 1

1000 piece challenge and honey dew melon.  Night #1

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Sunday, August 11, 2013


We got a whole weekend that was kid & dog free. And we were able to finally celebrate our anniversary with frozen margaritas, JayZ and Justin Timberlake.

Friday, August 9, 2013


Sunday, August 4, 2013


I think we could have spent the whole day feeding these two.


Friday, July 26, 2013


We played hookie last week and went to the track. We didn't win...at all. Our friends that went with us did, so at least someone did.  We did have a  lot of fun, and maybe we can sneak one more day in before the end of the season...

little buddies

my little buddy

Thursday, July 25, 2013

boo boos

Liam has the worst luck when it comes to falling...his knees are always getting tore up. This time in particular was pretty bad. He hates the process of cleaning out the cuts and wearing "owwie" band aids...truth be told, so do I.

Saturday, July 20, 2013


mostly on his own
Olive got to enjoy some swim time, too

Thursday, July 4, 2013


Liam's first camping trip.  The weather was beautiful, but really, really hot. It didn't help that we had the one camp site without any trees above us- which also meant we didn't get any relief until the sun set.  The bugs ate us alive. Olive almost stroked out from the heat. We probably would have stayed longer, but given Olive's condition we packed up and headed home to an air conditioned and bug free environment. We did get to roast some hot dogs and make smores. Maybe we will try it again in the fall without Olive.
Whip-o- Will Campsites Purling, NY

Saturday, June 29, 2013


Pick your own cherries. Liam and I have been talking about doing this since last summer. He reminds me often of how I said we would go cherry picking. So we finally did...and we were so disappointed. We ditched the idea of going to a farm down in Columbia County and went to an all time favorite farm....we should have stuck to our original game plan. We got some, but not nearly as many as we wanted. Most of the cherries were picked over. Next year we will try out the farm in Hudson and hope for a more plentiful crop.

Friday, June 28, 2013

weird stuff

Some days weird stuff goes on in our house.

And some days really weird stuff goes on in our house. Prime example:


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

little detour

A little detour on our way home that included some funny conversations and ice cream.

Friday, June 21, 2013

One of his favorite places and one of his favorite books. A recent addtion to our Friday, let the weekend begin, routine.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

#1 dad

Liam treated his dad to a ride, and ice cream and bbq and lots of love for Father's Day

serious go-karting

Saturday, June 1, 2013

little b.franklin

All he needs is a key on that string.

Friday, May 24, 2013

give it a rest

Liam has been wanting to talk to Mother Nature about this weather. I am pretty sure Mother Nature will be getting a strongly written letter from a certain someone...

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Today Liam had his pre-k screening. We were hoping he would get into the program. It is a lottery system, and I made sure to have all the paperwork completed in full & handed in on time. And he got in!  It is pretty unbelievable that he will be starting in the fall. He is such a peanut compared to the other kids that were there during his screening.  So proud of him and almost fell out of my chair when he told me what he thougth of the screening:

" I crushed it today" -lcg

Sunday, May 19, 2013

hey liam, remember that day

we decided it was a good idea to walk up to the "big school"? And half way up that really big hill you finally disclosed you had to use the potty....after I asked you a zillion times prior to that? And remember I told you to hold it because we were almost there? And we were really no where close to the bathrooms? And I was worried that you would have to go to the bathroom in the bushes because I wasn't sure if the school doors would be open? And it was really hot out? And then you started to run and said you really had to go? And I thought out loud "oh crap" and instructed you to squeeze your cheeks and you blew your face cheeks out like a squirrel?  And then we finally made it, and the doors to the "big school" were open, and you took care of business in the bathroom.  Then you got to play and we called your dad to come pick us up? That was a fun day.

I made it!! Hallelujah!

Saturday, May 18, 2013


I am finally getting around to uploading our photos from vacation. I always feel like I take a ton of pictures but really, I never end up taking enough. I tried to get a picture of Liam's face when we driving into the Magic Kingdom and saw the castle. I don't think a photo could capture the amazement that was on his face. Complete awe. Not only did we go to Disney, we picked huge blue berries, went to a farm where Liam caught a chicken with his two bare hands and almost got ate by a dinosaur at the science museum. We also got to spend time with family, enjoy a little Florida sun (the weather didn't participate with us too well) and made plans to go to the beach twice next time we visit. Liam also thought gecko hunting with his grandpa was one of the best parts of the trip (along with the puzzles & pistachios).

Ready for take off. We almost missed our flight- Southwest's computer system was down and everyone flying with SW had to be manually, (yes manually) checked in. Which took forever. We had planned to get to the airport early, have breakfast and watch planes come & go...not so much.  I am sure we were quite the scene- running as soon as we got through security to our gate (Thank goodness the airport is tiny) no shoes on, one of us carrying Liam and the other the bags, shoes and car seat. We made it!

Liam had a long day. He was tired, we were tired, our routine was out the window and he was wild on the car ride to the blueberry field. Once he got there he (for the most part) was able to run and just be free. The blueberries were huge. I am sure he ate more than he picked. And he was just as wild on the car ride back.

Buzz Light Year's Space Ranger Spin. AWESOME! I also am not sure who loved it more...Andrew or Liam. Liam love it and could not believe he got to be a space ranger.

Family Selfie! We had the perfect weather for the perfect day at Disney.

This is the result of an awesome afternoon. He was on overload and needed to recharge.

Dole Whip! This was soooo worth the wait.

Orlando Science Museum. Perfect place to spend a rainy day. Liam  was a bit hesitant to get his photo taken with these guys.

This wind tunnel was crazy! As you can see the speed at this particular moment was 73.8 mph. Our hair was straight for the rest of the day and it was an instant face list. Liam giggled the whole time and loved it so much he had to do it twice.
He caught this chicken all by himself. He was so proud to show it off ( I am not sure how comfortable the chicken felt). I think he would have stuffed the chicken in his pocket to bring home if no one was watching. He was a complete natural.