our journey into parenthood & beyond...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

one more day

Visit to the pediatrician. He was a good sport and kept the mask on for approximately 4 seconds (long enough to snap a picture). Free and clear of anything contagious!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

another day home

Liam seems to be doing a little bit better, but still not back to being 100%. He stayed home again today. His appetite has been little to none. I asked him today what he wanted for lunch. It went something like this:

Me: "Liam what do you want for lunch? Anything you want, let me know"

Liam: "Broccoli"

Me: " Really? Broccoli?"

Liam: "Yes, please."

Anything he wanted and he decided on broccoli. Two bowls later he was full. 

Monday, January 21, 2013


It was a good weekend until Liam came down with a really high fever yesterday...104. Off to urgent care we went. He was tested for the flu and scanned for pneumonia. Negative for both (thank the Lord).  End result is a really nasty viral infection that will have to run it's course. So we spent today with lots of rest & snuggles. And me obsessing over Liam's temperature (which he has been fever free since midnight). Olive was in heaven to have Liam & lots of blankets to snuggle with.

snuggles vs. sniffles

Saturday, January 19, 2013


Hands down, one of my favorite birthday's

TCBY & Andrew's reflection

so excited to use this!!!

best pizza ever at Sciortinos

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I can hardly believe tomorrow is my birthday. I can hardly believe that January is more than half way over. I can hardly believe that I have been so lazy with this blog, with life, with everything.

I feel like we have been on GO non stop since 01.01.13. Probably because we have been. We have been trying to fill our time with fun stuff. Like…tubing down my parent’s front lawn,

 going to the museum to see the train display,

 getting sucked into American Horror Story (season 1 is on Netflix. Andrew & I are hooked and I spend half the episode peeking over the blanket that is covering my eyes), playing with trains and making “train repairs” and simply enjoying each other.

I finally figured out my resolutions for the year (things I should already be doing)…keep it simple & enjoying life, starting my own happiness project and reminding myself to breathe and to let it go.  I also hope to be better with keeping up with this blog…I think I say that every year. Hopefully this will be the year.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

liam said

Liam: “giggle, giggle”
Andrew:  “Ha, looks like you got the ticklish genes”
Liam: “No, Daddy, these are my comfy pants, not my jeans”

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

resolutions in reveiw

 Taking a looking back at last year's resolutions, I realized I did not do well with keeping or even remembering them:
1. Trim the fat- aka losing that debt that has been following me around for a bit. If all goes as planned, we should be credit card debt free in 2013.-This one I did keep & I am happy to say that a lot of progress has been made with this one. Still not 100% credit card debt free, but much closer to it & our savings account is much healthier. I need to give a little bit of thanks to our financial guy who has made us even more determined to reach our financial goals.

2. Trim the fat- aka losing some weight & getting healthier. I need to begin to treat my body & mind better. 2012 will be the year (seriously). I get a big fat F for this goal...

3. Ride the bike. Can't wait to spring ahead so I can get out in the mornings and ride the bike. Goal is 300 miles this summer. I didn't even come close to 300 miles. I have a bunch of excuses I could give ...but really, I didn't do it! & this would have been an easy one.

4. Recycle, more. For a family of 3 + a dog, I feel like we create way too much garbage. Lots more recycling, reusing and less waste.We have made a better effort with this, but I know we can do even better.

This year's resolutions TBD....

a quick recap

Oh, 2012...I must admit, I am pretty happy that you came to an end. You were a tough year. You gave us some obstacles and experiences that I hope we never have to endure again. You also gave us some  moments and memories that were happy. I am not sure what 2013 has in store for us...I can only hope we continue to be happy, learn and love. Here are a couple of those happy moments 2012 left us with:

01.01.12 - Little did we know how crazy of a year it would be...

February-  Andrew's design was chosen to be printed by Threadless & sold in The Gap
March. Bubbles. Mild Winter

April- Tulip Festival

May- Swimming!

June- Good-bye crib; Hello big boy status

July- New York & Alaska

August- Cotton Candy Celebration

September- 5k

October- foundation

November- spares and fun shoes

December- 3rd Generation