Tuesday, December 22, 2009

17 months...

Seriously, I wrote this on Dec. 3rd...time to post!

What fun we have had this month! 3 of his 4 molars have come in, as well as another tooth on the bottom. How fun to be able to really chew!

We've had lots of playdates, fun times at the park, visiting aunt Christina and uncle Damien, meeting baby animals, and playing the bowl drums!

Nate is a super dancer now, spinning around and even putting his arms over his head. Just give him some music, any music, and he's a happy boy. I wonder where he gets that...

He's still my super helper around the house - swiffering, taking out the laundry, bringing in the groceries. Let's hope he likes doing chores when he gets older.

He loves wearing shoes too! He's up to a size 6, and has a few pairs now. And, unlike his momma, he will wear them around the house all day long!

Here are a few pics...so hard to choose!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


As I sit here on the computer, checking my emails and blogs, what do I hear downstairs? No, I didn't leave Nate to fend for himself...he's laughing and playing with his aunt and uncle. Tessa neni and Stephen bacsi are playing chase, putting the Avatar in the nativity scene, and dancing to the music. And mom gets a couple minutes of peace. good day. very good day.

Friday, December 11, 2009

lazy post...

it's been a week. i haven't posted. been crazy. highlights - lost my rings and watch (Ry found 'em last night), Nate has figured out how to crawl into and on top of almost everything (boxes, dryer, chairs, table, etc.), boot camp is kicking my butt, and we decided kinda last minute to host an Advent party (tomorrow!). Will work on Nate's 17 month post...teaser for next week!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


from mom's purse - yup, Nate has done it! I found $16 strewn around the living room this morning. And when I went after my little boy, he just laughed and ran! Guess someone is ready for an allowance!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

happy birthday Mom!!

Today is my mom's birthday! She doesn't read my blog often, but if I tell her I posted about her, maybe she will.

My mom is an amazing woman! She has lived all over the world, speaks 3 languages, a great friend, and a perfect partner to my dad. And I hope I can be as good of a mom to Nate as she was to me!

Happy Birthday! To another great year!!

Here is a pic we took on Thanksgiving, when we celebrated her birthday. We gave her square plates, which she has wanted since she was a little girl. Do you think she's excited?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Halloween 2009

Last month we hosted our 3rd annual Halloween party with our best friends, Justin and Danielle! Here are some photos from the event!

Our guests went all out on their costumes! Our family was a swat team, fitting in what had happened earlier in October... :-) The food was great, the smoke machines were great, the party was great! Hope you can join us next year!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Tessa!

23 years ago our family truly changed! My beautiful sister Tessa was born and the family was never the same!!

Tessa, you are such a beautiful, intelligent, fun and caring person. I couldn't imagine my life without you, and couldn't ask for a better sister or godmother to Nate. Thank you also for living with us this year, it has been so great for all of us!!

Happy Birthday!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

my knight in shining armor came...

and swept me off my feet yesterday! Nate had a difficult night the evening before, so momma had one too! He woke up sick, and I could feel a migraine coming on. I tried to go to my mom's prayer group, but made it to Starbucks instead. I called Ry on the way back. Crying. I can't do this. Can you come home for lunch?

So, we made it home, and were settling to watch a little Law & Order, and who walks in? My knight, my husband. He sweeps Nate away, and tells me to rest a bit. I laid down for about an hour, and woke up a new mom. It's amazing how a little rest, and a little peppermint mocha make everything better.

Thank you, my beloved husband. You truly saved me yesterday!! I love you!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

sweet 16 months...

okay, he's about 16 1/2 months now...

Let's see, what is Nate doing... walking, running, climbing, cleaning, eating, sleeping, playing, sweeping...guess that is about it! Oh, and there is super Nate (complete with dish cloth cape and rag in hand). He also found a new hiding spot, by the bookshelves in the living room.

One thing we've noticed this month is that his hair is growing. finally! I may have to trim some hairs by Christmas! He's also using more sign language, and Mama got him set on how to go to bed. yea!!

October was chock-ful of playdates, classes, visits from the fam, winery tour, Halloween parties (3!), and birthday parties!!

For Halloween Nate did have 2 costumes this year - his skeleton costume (also pj's) and his swat officer costume (like us). We went trick-or-treating with the neighbors and another family...and Nate got the hang of it after a few houses. By the last one he was knocking on the door and grabbing handfuls of candy! We have tons of Halloween photos, I think I'll post 'em separately.