Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I know I'm late

Here they are finally some Birthday pictures! in no particular order...

Birthday girl

Godfather trying to get some cake

this was on her actuall birthday and Liam was helping eat the cake

A deceint one with her tiara on. I had put pipecleaners with pompoms on them for fellers for the butterfly theme.

eating her cake

butterfly theme her picture by the month

Liam showing off his feeler I made I had made them for all the kids I think they were on for about 20 minutes

Avery's cake I had the bottom done by the store and did the caterpillar myself will not ever buy a cake from Safeway as they don't do what you ask and then don't call you when they won't do it so you don't get what you want .. thank goodness for Dennis and his design capabilities! cut and reshaped the cake and frosted it!! go Daddy!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Officially 1

My Baby girl officially turned one at one Am today!
wow how time flies!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

PARTY!

IT WAS GREAT I'LL BE POSTING PICTURES SOON ..... BUT HERE'S THE PARTY GIRL!
HER ACTUAL BIRTHDAY WILL BE WED!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Preping for the party!

Avery Turns 1 in 6 day's!!

I'm having her party on the 17th. so far I have a few decorations up. and make the cake for the pops I'm going to make. I tried to make the french butter cream because it said I could store it for up to a week in the refrig. but I don't think it turned out like it's suppose to .. not sure what went wrong but as soon as I started to add the butter to the meringue it just went to poop. and then there was like water coming from it when I was mixing it like the meringue just broke down and did not incorporate in to the mix? so I think I can salvage it by adding more sugar and milk.. I'm going to adapt it to another recipe I found. I just can't see throwing away almost 2 pounds of butter!

So that's that and tonight is cookie night..... and the breaking down of the cake to form the pops. and veggie cutting!! I may even bake the Caterpillar and have it ready to decorate for Friday! since I have to bake chicken wings and pick up other things all on sat am. ... and get this....
My mother told me on Tuesday night that she would not be coming because she though it was next weekend and made plans to go to NYC with some friends.. So I did not make a big deal of it and said fine I'm going to have cake on the 21st which is her actual birthday so you can come over then.... did not want to make a big deal of if but come on you have known for a month when it is and now your telling me! then I was on face book and her friend said she was going to Mexico not NYC.. now I did not confirm what was going on this weekend but since she's not going with this friend who is she going to NYC with and is she going to NYC this weekend??? why does she need to fib to me I don't care what she does.. God what a pain in my ass!!
O- Well off to work and then prep more for the party!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Weekend Recap

So our day started off a bit cloudy and overcast although it was very warm in the morning. We too a walk down to the beach since we got to the condo at 2 am and could not see a thing. We got the kids dressed so we could take some pictures


Avery at the first touch did not like the cold sand.. but after a bit she was fine
And then with Liam Liam then decided to run with the waves.... picking up shells and watching the surfers go by

I tried to get Avery to keep her hat on
Then minutes later a wave tripped Liam and down he went... I thought he was going to freak but we were laughing so I guess he decided it was OK and continued on running.
Liam then wanted to build a sand castle but we did not get far as we did not bring any tools
I took this as Dennis and Liam walked ahead of me. you can see a bit of his little foot up on the top.
Next we went to Assatege ( as you can see I can't spell it) Island to see the horses and deer. this is after we waited for Liam to get up from his nap. I took a short nap as well.
But when he woke up we had wonderful surprises of lots of deer and Seka deer and ponies!
Since Sunday was a bit nicer than Sat we decided to try the bike riding on the board walk. We had attempted to do this on Sat. but the rain ..sprinkles were getting heaver as we were getting the bikes ready and decided to not do it. But Sunday was perfect!

Liam lasted about 2 blocks!! as you can see we strapped the bike to the back of the carrier. and Liam rode. Wailing most of the way down the boardwalk because he wanted the helmet that we rented back.. did not understand that it was not his.. so we had a nice siren all the way down.. sorta good people knew we were coming and may be would move? no not really don't get how people are so oblivious while walking down a boardwalk there like O- a bike!
Avery loved the ride and the oo's and ahhs as she passed by everyone.
Liam sitting on the anchor on the boardwalk. it was a wonderful day! there was even a car show but I did not take any pictures of that but it kept Liam entertained as they cruised up and down the roads making loud noises. He even had time to flirt with an older lady from the show and learned to wink!! too funnyThis is his attempt at winking!!
it was a wonderful weekend!and 6th year anniversary

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Anniversary

So my anniversary is coming up.... how long has it been... 6 years WOW how time flies and things change!
6 years ago I was:
Single about to marry
Hanging with other friends in down town Baltimore
Going out every weekend to the local bar and restaurants
Living in a 3 story town house
Had three cats
Working in Baltimore
No children
Cooking for 2
Eating fancy elegant foods
Staying at B&B's
Traveling at a moments notice


Now:
Married
hanging with my 2 kids
Go to restaurants with slides
Go to the park to watch my children run
I now live in the burbs

Eat foods that are simple and some time weird colors
Prep sippy cups and bottles
wipe snotty noses
get wonderful warm hugs and wet kisses

and I
Love every minute of it !!


So were heading to the beach for two days to run on the sand and collect some seashells! Hopefully get some good pictures maybe one for our Christmas card!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tantrums... How do you deal?

So got a phone call this morning.. and in the background I can here my oldest screaming and crying. And he was on the second floor!
Daddy said it had been going on for about an hour. He had left Liam up in the Bathroom on the toilet where Liam had put himself but did not want to get up to brush his teeth. This and turning off the cartoons just before through him into a inconsolable crying fest. I could hear him sobbing... and Daddy did not do anything but tell him he had to go and he needed to get up and get ready.
So what is the course..
what do you do to make them stop the sobbing and get ready in the morning(now afternoon) the distraction of getting breakfast did not work either... he then became upset he was not able to put the toast in the toaster... deflecting or changing the reason why he was upset. which he was asked numerous times.... so do we need a new plan or do we stick to the walking away and ignoring until he calms down??
any help or ideas are greatly appreciated

Monday, October 5, 2009

We Have Pumpkins!!!

So the day was wonderful and we had another awesome day at Larrland Farms. The Boo house was cute. and Liam ran thru it about 10 times. the Hay maze was wonderful I lost Liam about ... Every time.. LOL every time we go in together he was off like a shot and being a adult could not keep up or see when he turned a corner!! all you could see was the other parents looking for there own kids sorta like goffering in the office LOL but walking around call who evers name you were looking for.. too funny now that I think of it it would have been a funny shot! Headed over to the apple orchard and picked some apples... very few unless you were a tall giant and could reach the ones at the top!! thank goodness for the ladders... or a small pygmy could could skirt under the trees to the remaining tiny apples on the bottom.. Liam got most of those!! he also shared with his sister which was cute finding her Avery size apples! She was very happy with that! So after that we headed over to the pumpkin patch!! to look for the perfect pumpkin to carve!!! After some looking we did find it bug free and just a Little bit of mud.. nothing daddy could not clean off... We put it in the barrel along with the other 2 we could not live with out... seems as if we needed to take all the pumpkins... they all needed a home So we got a few and then we took a few pictures of our Pumpkins and then we were off to carve the pumpkin!! SO off were went home it was a good day at the Farm! Got home and Liam picked the design he wanted to do..... of course the most difficult one.. and they were off carving the pumpkin! Liam looks so enthused to be doing this... LOL he was at first putting out the seeds and putting them on the cookie sheet to bake but after that... it was a lost cause! The daddy got left because it was too boring watch daddy poke holes.. More interesting to watch football....or play football~!! This is the end result!! Then Added to the outside decor.. as you can see we still need to put siding on the right side of our house.... that's on the ground on the left that you can see but will be going up soon...

Friday, October 2, 2009

Given up or Surrendered?

SO I've decided to let it go and stop nursing. I made it to 11 months this time.. Granted there is still milk in the freezer. But my body has decide to stop producing so I've let it go. Even with the fennel Greek it's not working I fell that I made it further than I did with Liam which is an accomplishment in itself so I'm not too sad to let it go we'll see how Avery does, it seems as if she does not care... So as long as she is good with it I think I am as well.... I've stopped pumping in the office about 2 days ago and have not had any repercussions so it will now be cutting the am feeding and evening.. I also have stopped the am one because she was sleeping thru a few times she has woken up but gone right back to sleep sooo we'll see how the weekend goes