Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Connor has become AWESOME at "faking it".
When he doesn't get his way he lets out a very convincing yell/cry and often runs away with his face all scrunched up (my mission is to capture this on video or in photo...its a MUST SEE...).

He will then keep his face scrunched up to try and fake cry, while making fake whiny crying sounds. If we say "FAKER!" to him, he'll start to smile and try to hold it in until he just starts laughing because he can't act sad anymore.

In fact, yesterday, he ran and hid behind Paige's pack and play with his back to us doing this "crying sound" I was laughing soo hard I couldn't help it -- so he stood up, looked at me with a big grin on his face. When he saw I wasn't buying it, he sat back down and "cried" even harder...

Oh...boy... what an actor.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Books are Dumb

Ok, just kidding...books are NOT dumb.

However, sometimes the writers/proofreaders/editors can be dumb.

Last night before putting Connor to bed we were reading an Easter story for the 1,423th time and I have come to know this book quite well... and the more we read it,the more I realize there are a handful of errors in there.

Some words that should have been plural were not, other words were left out entirely -- it made it quite difficult for me to get through - not because I couldn't understand what the story was about - but, because I found myself getting more and more "disgusted" with the simple mistakes in a book that has been published and mass marketed.

Oh, and I found it quite amusing that these simple errors were left for publishing...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Talking and Laughing.

Paige has something to say -- and laugh about

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A couple of answers...!!!!

I had a few questions asked of me...and I will respond...

1) Do Connor and Paige sleep through the night?
Connor does, luckily, sleep through the night. We were just in the midst of battling a sleep regression" phase where he would scream and fight us as we put him to bed. It has been a week of "fighting" but seems like he's finally back on track. However - other than that (and barring major illness) he sleeps 10-11 hours a night.

Paige does not sleep through the night yet. However, I can not complain because at the age of 4 months old, she only wakes up once a night for feedings. And, lately, her wakings are getting later and later -- so she's almost waking up "extra early" in the morning...

2) Is it alot harder with 2?
Ummm....yes! Ha ha ha. I'm not going to lie, that there are times that it is very hard with two. However, its because my two are so close in age, essentially still babies each. Paige is much better as far as colic goes -- but she's still borderline fussy (a diva as I like to call her) and Connor is a stunt man in training -- so never a moments rest.

That being said -- I love it - and I love watching Connor snuggle (or try to) his baby sister -- and I love watching Paige laugh at him now that she notices him!

3) I was curious about your mom and dad, your silbings(how many do you have? do they have children?).
My family -- my parents don't live too far (each within 1-1 1/2 hrs) from me. And, I like to consider myself lucky to have a good relationship w/my family.

My sister is my best friend...- Kelley (aka Aunt Kelley)also lives just over 1 hr away in NYC. She's a busy bee planning her wedding to an awesome guy (Uncle Steve) and we're so happy he'll be officially joining our family!!! (no kids for them yet...but Connor & Paige need cousins!!!) We talk just about every day (either phone, text, facebook, email or multiple ways) and we try to see one another as often as possible!

And my In-laws -- we live close to my in-laws (within 10 min) and they're great -- I am lucky, lucky, lucky to have a great relationship with them. I know many people "dread" visiting with their in-laws -but we're lucky to spend a lot of time with them, and have a very good relationship with one another.

4) When am I moving to South Carolina??
Well, if I told Jason I wanted to move NOW, we'd be in South Carolina. He's dying to move out of NY - but I'm scared to move to a place where we have no family awaiting our arrival...

Ask Away

Ok, I've got a few questions (one over on my FB page I'll add to the others here)
but tomorrow you'll get your answers -- so be sure to throw in your questions!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Got Questions??

So... what would YOU like to know?

Are there any questions you have for me? Things I don't make clear in my blog? Things you wonder about? Or are there things you'd LIKE for me to incorporate more of??

Its your turn to ask me questions and I shall answer...

I hope you participate -- this could be fun! And, yes, I'm willing to share!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Precious Moments

I didn't set out to take these fact, I was trying to capture some other things in pictures for a different blog idea- however... the most precious moment between Connor and Paige came out of it.

They were laying side by side on the floor, and on his own Connor reached over to hold his sisters hand... I immediately started snapping away with my camera, my cell phone and my video camera!!

Enjoy the love.

Friday, March 19, 2010

4 months!! and 1 day...(again...)

"Again" because I realize that last month I posted a day late. But, her doctor appointments are scheduled after she turns a month older... so I like to post the photos and the stats at the same time!!

My beautiful Paige is 23 1/2 inches long and 13 pounds 2 ounces! She's growing very nicely!! The doctor even said that she can feel 2 teeth in her bottom gums but they're just not through the surface yet... ay yi yi -- looks like another teething child is imminent!

Paige is doing great - lots of cooing and laughing - in fact, sometimes, she doesn't stop! She hasn't rolled over fully yet, but she's trying (back to belly) except she always seems to get "stuck" on her arm.

Overall, she's doing wonderfully!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy?? St. Patricks Day!

It sure is St. Patricks Day...but I'm not sure if I have happy leprechauns or not! (But they sure are cute!!!)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010



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a daring or bold resistance to authority or to any opposing force.
open disregard; contempt (often fol. by of): defiance of danger; His refusal amounted to defiance.
3.a challenge to meet in combat or in a contest.



Monday, March 15, 2010


My normally easy-going, bed-time scheduled sleeper (aka Connor) has become a DST nightmare.
Tried bedtime at 7:30 (his usual time) but his body says its only 6:30!!
However he's exhausted. We followed the routine, bath, cup of milk, book reading while snuggling...
he was ready for bed!!

In his crib -- SCREAMING, yelling "da da da da da da"


F. U. Daylight Savings Time.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I would like to thank the Academy...

Another Blog Award!! Thank you!!!!!

From Di* over at My Big FAT Italian Blog -- ;0) I'm glad to be on your list of blogs you love...and of course...I love YOUR blog!!!

So, now it is my turn to list ten things that make my day... followed by a list of blogs I love that I would like to award for 'making me happy'

MY TOP 10 THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY (in no particular order)

1. My son Connor. He makes me laugh, squeal with delight as he learns new things - he melts my heart when he wraps his arms around my neck to hug me and he grabs so tight he gets caught in my hair... He is a joy to my everyday.

2. My daughter Paige. She smiles and coos when I lean over her bassinet every morning - the perfect way to begin my morning. I love when she snuggles up to me as she sleeps - her head resting on the crease in my arm, her body smooshed against me... ahhh....I wish I could hold her all day.

3. My husband. Sure, he's a pain in the ass -- but I love him! He makes me laugh, makes me smile when he surprises me with little thoughtful gestures -- even if its just buying me a scratchoff because I love them -- or (like last week) surprising me at work by stopping by with the kids!

4. My sister -- she's my BFF. Thanks Kel, I love you. Talk to you every day...

5. The rest of my family -- thank you too....

6. My cats. They are snugglers -- and just amusing to watch!

7. My morning coffee.... ahhh where would I be without you!

8. Ahh the springtime weather!!! I couldn't be happier than when the weather is so sunny and gorgeous!

9. My friends -- friends from near and far - friends from "In real life" or on the net -- thank you for chats, e-mails, laughs etc...

10. My new mattress -- seriously... it makes me wake up happy every day for the last 2 weeks since we bought it.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Knock Knock

::Door:: Knock Knock
Me:: Who's There?
Life (is standing behind door):: Here are some LEMONS bitch (throws lemons at me)
::Me:: **struggles to catch flying lemons....**
::Life:: Now whatchya gonna do 'bout it?
Me:: Guess I'll go make some lemonade.

Paige is sick again. Fever of 102.6, ear infection.... explains Scream Fest 2010 last night...
got her some Tylenol and Ammoxicillin - so hopefully she feels better fast.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


So I was all set to write a post about how awesome my weekend was -- spent time w/girlfriends and then a night away with the hubby..

Well so much for the mental health break because the baby is a screaming maniac tonight...its 1:30 a.m. and she has been screaming screaming SCREAMING for an easy 2 hours.

I'm freaking exhausted and need to go to bed and I can NOT figure out what the problem is.

I guess its my punishment for actually expecting to have some time to myself.

Friday, March 5, 2010

TAG!!! 3 Things....

TAG! 3 Things....

Jennifer over at Books, Recipes and Life, OH MY! tagged all of her readers to do this, so I thought why not! I will do the same! I tag all of my readers to do this fun post!

Three names I go by..
  1. Kendra
  2. Mommy
  3. Mrs E
Three jobs I've had..
  1. Special Education Teacher
  2. Substitute Teacher
  3. Waitress
Three places I have lived..
  1. Highland Mills, NY(hometown)
  2. New Paltz, NY
  3. Highland, NY
Three favorite drinks..
  1. coffee
  2. margaritas or wine.
  3. iced tea
Three TV shows I watch..
  1. Greys Anatomy
  2. American Idol
  3. Project Runway
Three places I have been..
  1. Cancun, Mexico
  2. London, England
  3. Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Three places I would like to visit..
  1. Ireland
  2. Italy
  3. Napa Valley
Three people who text me regularly..
  1. Kelley, my sister
  2. Dad, my dad.
  3. Mary friend I miss!!!
Three favorite old TV shows..
  1. Friends
  2. Will & Grace
  3. Cosby Show
Three favorite dishes..
  1. Sausage and Peppers
  2. Spaghetti w/meatballs
  3. Tacos!
Three makeup/beauty products I cannot live without..
  1. Chapstick
  2. mascara
  3. cover up
Three things I am looking forward to..
  1. Girls Winery Get together tomorrow!!!!!
  2. Nice weather
  3. My sister's wedding
I hope you all enjoyed this post! Have fun doing this too!