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Sunday, September 27, 2009

The best part of my birthday...


Was my very first "Mom" birthday card that Connor helped Daddy sign!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mommy's Sick

My poor Mommy isn't feeling well again.

She has a terrible cold - she's been sniffling, sneezing and feeling crummy since Saturday. It must have been from leaving me to go back to school with all of those germ infested kids. See, she should have listened to me when I told her to stay home with me every day instead!

My poor Mommy... in the meantime, I'm making sure she drinks lots of tea and OJ and has LOTS of tissues!!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wish List Wednesday



Ok...I am going to wish for one thing this week.
MORE TIME IN THE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

T minus 15 days and counting....

I am NOT ready for little Connor to be 1 year old.
Ok, well, he's not "little" Connor anymore -- he used to be itty bitty like the picture below from his days in the hospital after birth...

But now...
He's a little man with his own agenda.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Do you remember?


Growing up I always heard stories of how adults remember exactly where they were when Kennedy was assassinated, or where they were when man first walked on the moon. I never thought I'd have my own "I remember exactly where I was..." story to share.

September 11, 2001 I was sleeping in my dorm room suite(a senior in college) when one of my roommates came knocking on all or our doors to wake up, and insisted we get up to watch the news. Since we're in NY, and many of us within 1 hour of the city - she realized it was quite possible that one of us may know someone involved in this terrible tragedy.

As all of us, 8 students from all different religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds sat on the couches in the main area watching the horrible events on the news you could hear a pin drop. None of us knew what to say. No one knew what to think. We were horrified. Terrified. Sick to our stomachs with fear and uncertainty.

Do we carry on with our day and go to class? Maybe we should think of a way to help! But, how?? Well, some of us trudged on to our daily classes to find that slowly but surely teachers were cancelling classes - but offering to stay around in case anyone needed someone to talk to.

I can only hope that the end of these sad "I remember exactly where I was" stories comes soon. I do not wish my children a world of fear, violence and uncertainty. I want them to only remember where they were in times of strength, laughter and joy.

In the meantime, let's hold on tight, remember those who were lost and move ahead together to forge a better future for the little ones we love so dearly.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Back to the Grind...

Well, I've been lucky enough to have had off from work for the past 3 weeks.
Even luckier that those 3 weeks were spent with my little man. We've had playdates, walks on the rail trail with friends, gone to the Bronx Zoo, the Dutchess County Fair, visited family and friends as well has had visits from family and friends. We've done plenty of relaxing and cuddling too!!!

I'm sad to be going back to work tomorrow.

I hate to admit that there were moments - sometimes even full days where I would think to myself "I'm not cut out to be a Stay At Home Mom" and feel I can't do it. Then I would question my feelings and wonder is it because I'm 6.5 mos pregnant? Maybe its because I'm not used to being home with him and its an adjustment for both of us, or maybe I'm just having a bad day... but, overall, I hate leaving him and wish I could stay home with him more often.

What it boils down to is that every minute - the good, the bad and the ugly- with my little guy is precious and I cherish them all - and no matter what, I'd rather be home with him than out at work.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wish List Wednesday!



It's that time again -- time for me to wish for things no matter how silly, far fetched or luxurious they may be!!

On that note...my first wish today - is a Money Tree.

Yes, Yes I know, "Money Doesn't Grow On Trees" but if I'm wishing for a Money Tree, then I'm wishing for the whole fantasy to come true and I'd like a Money Tree. Even if it produced JUST ENOUGH cash to fulfill my basic needs, cover some debts and then I'll still work to get the "wants"!





My second wish...would be to have a beautiful built in the wall fish tank. I think they're gorgeous. I know, a lot of work, but, I'd hire someone for that too.

And lastly...

I'd like A HUGE house. Not necessarily this house, but a huge house!

Another Giveaway Entry Blog!

As you know, my one of my favorite blogs The Foster Family occasionally does giveaways on her blog. By posting your own blog about the contest she offers you an extra "entry" to the lotto.
So, here I am, blogging about the giveaway! It's a 0-3 month layette set - would be PERFECT for Baby Girl E that's coming in December!!!

Click HERE to see the giveaway set.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

11 Months Old Today!







He is 11 months old today! I can't believe it!
My walking, sort-of talking, trouble making little boy has replaced my little baby!
Connor is eating lots of "table" foods- some things he loves are watermelon, pizza crust, peach slices, and vanilla ice cream!!!
He has got so much personality - it's incredible how he makes us laugh with his funny faces, his dancing and he actually "mocks" us when we're trying to discipline him.
I just can't believe almost a full year has passed us by already - a wonderful year of Mommyhood - but where is my little baby?