Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Trick or Treat

We are getting closer to Halloween!! This is the first year I let both kids pick their costumes!

Colin will once again be a Ninja Turtle

Carter will be Uncle Mike, aka a UPS driver

Tonight is our first trunk or treat at Colin's new school! Pictures to follow........

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

baby C and baby Z

I'm terrible at remembering to update my blog.

Let's play some catch-up, shall we?
Carter turned 4 months old in January! Oh 4 months with this little guy...

Here's an update:

* He started talking and cooing out loud.
* Smiles all the time
* Loves watching Colin and any other little person who is willing to act goofy
* Started sleeping in his CRIB! Finally... I take the blame for that one. He just started sleeping in our room and I never made him go to his own room.
* Rolled over from belly to back
* His 4 month check-up he was 16lbs, 25 inches
* Wears a size 6 months
* Eats 6oz every 3-4 hours
* Sleeps from 7:30pm-3:30am, 4:00am-6:30am
* Naps - about an hour around 9:30am, 2-3 hours at 1:00pm
* Oh and he just reminded me.... he started screaming and then laughing afterwards

We had another little fella join the family this month. Justin's brother and wife welcomed little Zachary on the 17th. He is such a cute little guy. I went last week and took some pictures and he was great.... until I suggested a curled up naked baby shot... oops. Zac is a little modest and hated the very thought. Bad for baby, great for aunt. I got to snuggle with him and feed him a bottle! Here is the little (big) guy...

Saturday, January 9, 2010


It has been really cold and snowy lately. We really haven't done too much. Justin's birthday was the 5th. We celebrated with his family last Sunday. I only took one picture of Uncle Matt and Carter - I told myself I would start taking more pictures and I didn't.

Notice Carter's 1 mitten? He sucks his hand and he popped a blister. Poor guy! We have been keeping it clean and dry. That was all I could think of to keep him from eating a bandaid.

We couldn't be more excited. Uncle Matt and Aunt Sara are expecting their first baby. She is due.... tomorrow!!! It's a boy. It is the first cousin for Colin and Carter on Justin's side. I am so excited for them. They are naturals and will be great parents.

So it has been snowy and cold here. Justin and Colin have been taking care of the outside. Here is Colin out in the driveway. He was helping shovel when I ran out, snapped a fast picture and ran like heck back in the house.

Justin's brother is taking Colin to Monster Jam tonight. I asked Colin if he wanted to go with Uncle Todd tonight and he started jumping up and down. The last time we took him to Monster Truck Nationals it wasn't the best experience. He cried and was scared so we watched it on the tv screen in a lounge. Todd has been warned. Colin told me this morning that is isn't 3 anymore and his 4 year old ears won't hurt. Justin is out now getting new ear plugs. Thanks Uncle Todd! Hope you are ready :)

Thursday, December 31, 2009


Sorry I haven't blogged. One of my resolutions is to keep a family journal - something we can print and keep. Before I start blogging 2010, I thought I would review the year 2009...

Warning: This is a super long post.

January ~

We spent a weekend at the cabin - enjoying all the snow.

We also found out we were expecting a new little member of our family. It was quite the month!

February ~
We spent a lot of our time playing our new Wii.

We started having weekly play dates with my sister and Megan. Every Friday we took the kids to do something fun!

April ~

We attended our first of many Lowe's Workshops. We also enjoyed the nice weather with trips to the zoo.

May ~

We spent another weekend at the cabin - fishing, slip n sliding, tractor riding, playing in the mud...

The three of us spent a weekend away in Cincinnati. We went to the Newport Aquarium, swam in the hotel pool and met my sister and her family at Kings Island on our last day.

June ~

Colin went to his first Vacation Bible School. He LOVED every minute of it. The camp was for four hours Monday-Thursday and he had to bring a lunch. He was really excited to buy a lunch box and he helped pack his lunch at night. It was really cute.


We did a lot of fun things in July! We took big long walks at different parks, went to parades, watched fireworks and tried to beat the heat...

August ~
We had a lot going on in August. Colin had a shark birthday party for his 4th birthday. My nephew, Brendan, was born! We spent time with family - a zoo day with the cousins, Colin took swim lessons - he LOVED them. He was so good, they advanced him to the next level after one lesson...

September ~

Colin started preschool two days a week right before becoming a big brother. Carter Joseph was born on September 14, 2009. It was a big adjustment adding a member to our family. He is a little redheaded, cuddly, sweet baby. To help with the adjustment, Colin started playing soccer on Tuesdays and Saturdays. It was a great way to give him some extra attention and have something that was just his!


Carter celebrated his baptism with his first trip to the cabin. We had a great month visiting with family! (and I forgot my camera.... still waiting mom, dad and Lisa for some pictures).


We stayed busy in November trying to survive! ha. Life with two kids is WAY different. I am sure everyone told me that, but I just didn't believe them. I wouldn't change it for the world, but I think I was a walking zombie through much of November. My lack of pictures proves it. We did have two great Thanksgivings this year. Justin's family always does a white elephant gift exchange on turkey day.. Colin loved helping open and Carter loved all the attention from the family!

December ~

My favorite time of year. It was so much fun getting ready for Christmas this year. We packed up the car, ordered take out and had dinner in our jammies driving around looking at Christmas lights. The kids got to see Santa (Colin hid behind the stroller - but Carter loved staring at Santa). We baked cookies, spent time with family, made presents, and just enjoyed being together.

What a great year :) Hope yours was too!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

4 years

Four years ago today my little guy was born. He completely changed our lives for the better. I really can't figure out what we did before him.

after hours and hours of labor, he was born via c-section. I remember Justin yelling "it really is a boy" over and over. I was yelling "take pictures" over and over... haha. They cleaned up my little guy and Justin walked him over to my head. I remember those big eyes staring at me. Justin was beaming from ear to ear. It was such a special moment.

It was such a great day. It's been a great 4 years.

Now I am off to Chuck-E-Cheese to have a birthday lunch with the family. I will continue this trip down memory lane later today (after pizza, playing, cupcakes, Hobby Lobby (haha), and swim lessons).
happy birthday to my handsome little guy. I love you more than anything in the whole wide world.
***I want to apologize for my pictures- I only had newborn shots in my snapfish/shutterfly albums so I had to save them to my computer and then post them... horrible, I know.

Friday, July 3, 2009

I'm updating!!!

I took Colin on a little photoshoot today. Nothing too spectacular. Lisa and Megan came with us and I got a few shots of little Maggie Moo.

Is it kinda odd that he is tilted? I can't decide. I have way more pictures but for some reason I just loved this one. I promise I will post more about the last month!!! Gimme a day :) Happy 4th of July to everyone!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Memorial Day!!

So I'm a little behind.... Memorial Day weekend was spent with family at the cabin in NY. We had lots of fun! Slip n slides, cookouts, bears, walks, fishing, family..... the list goes on and on.

We also got a chance to visit with more family at the "old cabin" - I took some pictures of the beautiful kiddos but I didn't ask to put them on my blog. So I want to say a cyber congrats to Linda and Tank on little Erin Kelly. She is a doll and I'm so glad I had the chance to see her :)