Sunday, August 9, 2009

Joe, 14 months old

When Joe turned one, I was sort of sad to say goodbye to the baby-hood months and milestones because they are just so precious. But, I have to say, I am really enjoying the toddler months quite a bit! Joe's little personality is emerging with every little word he tries to say, or thing he tries to do.
He is such a sweet little boy. He blows kisses hello and goodbye, and loves to give full-mouth kisses to anyone at eye level.
He's a bit of a picky eater. He's not readily into fruit or veggies. I have to hide them in things. He loves pasta, though! Not much of a milk drinker, either. I need to figure out a way to trick him into drinking some milk! Need those vitamins!!!
As far as words go, he's really come a long way! I can remember being so worried when he turned one because he didn't babble all that much. He certainly has made up for lost time! Lots of words like "car", "mama", "papa", "ball", "cat", "hi", bye". He's imitating all of us like crazy, too! So funny to see him holding the phone to his ear and saying "hiiii"!!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Chris and Lisa's 25th Anniversary party!

We'll never know for sure if it was a surprise or not. But one thing's for certain, it was a BLAST!!!
We made the trek back to New England to celebrate big brother Chris and Lisa's 25th wedding anniversary. We were SO glad we were able to take part in the festivities!!! The weather held up quite well, and everyone was in great spirits. Their three kids Courtney, Ally, and Anthony hosted the big bash and did such a great job. I'm thinking about hiring them the next time I need to throw a big party!
With most of the family living away from our home town, it's very rare that we all get together like this. Looking forward to the big bash for their 50th!
Happy anniversary Chris and Lisa, we love you very much!!!

Day at the Beach

When the weather is as lousy as it's been, you really have to take advantage of the good days if and when you get 'em.
We had a really nice weeend a few weeks ago, and decided to hit Durand Beach up at Lake Ontario. The kids really enjoyed themselves. Poor Christopher was bummed out because he couldn't go for a swim, as the water was closed to swimmers.
But, we had a fun time anyway!

Heeellloooo, summer, where are you??

What a bummer this summer has been. No really hot days to speak of at all. It's like we get one day in the 80's here and there, but the 70's always seem to come back. I hate that!!

The kids have been having all kinds of fun outdoors, though. They are not bothered at all by the fact that this summer stinks.

I decided to take the week off to have some fun with the boys. I figured that just giving them a break from the daily routine of having to get up, get dressed, eat, and go to school would be nice for them. I was right! We all had a great time together, in spite of the unexpected breakdown of three major appliances in our house, and thus having to shop for new ones. Being home this week made it convenient for the deliveries. Boys loved the big trucks that came to our house to drop off the new washer, dryer, and fridge!

The other excitement was the prep for the garage sale. We got all our baby stuff out of the basement, and put it up for sale. We didn't do too bad! I was surprised that the clothing didn't sell that well. Seemed like everyone who stopped by were either looking for little girl's clothes (sorry, just boys here!) or clothes for toddlers. Oh well!!

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