Monday, December 17, 2007

Santa Clause is coming to town...

Breakfast with Santa was so special. We took the kids to my hometown firehouse for breakfast with Santa. I remember going to my Pop-Pop's firehouse for breakfast with Santa. It was very nicely done and the kids just loved every minute of it. Hot Chocolate, cookies and munchkins, candy canes of course...and....Santa even brought a special gift for each of the kids. Baily and Erika got an e-pet, just what they wanted! How did Santa know? Braydon got a transformer and waited patiently for his turn, not shy at all. I am so glad they will have this memory, and so will Shamus and I.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Erika and Kit, Baily and Nelly at the American Girl Place for lunch. They actually had seats for the dolls. The miniture hotdog and hamburgers were so adorable! Pink lemonade to drink, soft pretzels and honey mustard, cheese platter and fruit. Chocolate mouse in flower pots, heart shaped cupcakes and cookies for dessert. The girls had their dolls at the salon for their hair to be done. They shopped and shopped and shopped some more. What a special day in New York with Grammie and Aunt Eileen! Erika was so tired at the end of the day, she fell asleep on the train ride home. Can't wait to do this again!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Well, this weekend i actually got to scrap. i did layouts of our family vacation. I love to scrapbook. I wish i had more time to put into it. It's amazing how fast time flies when you are so into what you are doing. I commented that my hardest to scrap was Baily. I absolutely love the lo i did of her. it was my favorite. i will load it here asap. i hope to scrap again real soon.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

I am so Sad...

I have a very strained relationship with my brother. He is my oldest brother. The one who always looked out for me and stuck up for me against the other two brothers growing up. Things became difficult during a very important time in his life. I thought we had burried the problem and chose to move on so we can at least have a relationship. Our boys are only months apart and I have a neice I have seen twice. I am always including them in my family doings only to be ignored. There is no respect there. What makes it difficult is they choose to see other family members without making the time for my family. I never would have expected life to turn out this way. I always thought at least we would have family. As much as I tell myself, I am not going to let it bother does. It is very sad to say, my kids don't know their cousins, and I am not so sure I know my brother anymore. I will continue to make the effort, and hope that the hurt goes away, or maybe just maybe they will realize how important family really is.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Erika is 5

Erika is officially 5 years old! She has been waiting for her birthday reminding us about it day in and day out. She is our little Paris! All about fashion. Skirts and short shirts, sleeveless, high healed shoes. Her favorite dog? I will let you guess. She had a birthday party, well 2 actually. A family party with a water slide and bouncy house. Her friends from school came to her party at Cheernastics. She is so excited to start Kindergarten this year.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Softball Season

Baily has joined a travel softball team for the summer. She is playing with girls 2 years older then her, only 1 is younger. They started out like the Bad News Bears. Lost their first game by the 10 run rule. we were thankful it was over. Monday night...they beat that same team by 10 runs! I am so proud of her! And her coach? He is very encouraging to all the girls. You would never know he didn't know much about the game 3 months ago. Now all his extra time and then some is about the game, and how he can help them get better. Yes, I am talking about Shamus. Never in a million years would I have thought he would be into sports. They say that people don't change...I don't agree with that. We have championships next week, at this very moment we are in second place.

thank you jeanne

thank you for getting on my butt to get me to update. i really didn't think anybody was thank you!

Friday, May 11, 2007


Today was the day we went to Trenton to watch Baily receive her award for bieng apart of the 3rd kindest school in New Jersey. She was so proud to do this. Only 3 Kids from her class were chosen to go and she was one of them. It started out rainy...but the sun came out. The kids sang their school song, they did a great job! then we had a picnic lunch. I had never been to Trenton I can say I have been there. It was really very pretty. It was nice being apart of their special day. I am super proud of her!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Kindergarten Orientation

I took Erika to her Kindergarten Orientation. She was a bit scared when we first got there, but went right in as the principal walked me in the other direction. I have to say, my stomach went a little fluttery, but I am super excited for her. She got to ride on the school bus and she had a snack(which she can't remember what it was). They did a little coloring. She is very excited now, but continues to call it Baily's school. I can't wait for her to realize it will be her school too!

Back for more tomorrow. I just hope she understands we have to wait until September to start going there!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

10 th Anniversary

I met my husband when I was 16. We went to High School together, but it wasn't until my friend Jenny introduced me that I got to know him. She was interested in him, but he had dated her sister and just didn't feel right dating her. We met by accident. really. there was an accident at the end of her road and we went to see it. the car was in the woods upside down. Shamus happened to be driving that way and saw us and stopped to chat. Jenny was looking like the hunch back of notre dame due to 3 slipped discs in her back. shamus gave her a ride back to her house. I totally thought this was perfect since she was so into him. My dad came to pick me up and Jenny yelled to me that he wanted me to call him. No Way was I calling him. I did. But it was when I knew he was working and I just left my phone number. The history.

Our Wedding day couldn't have rained harder. It poored! I didn't care. We had so much fun at our wedding! The reception was huge! you should have seen the seafood station! 3 tables long!
To this day I have not been at a better wedding. Everybody danced! everybody!

Our Honeymoon was in Ireland and a quick visit to England. 3 weeks. It was also awesome!

10 years later we have a House 3 Kids a dog and 5 or 6 fish.

now, i am going to finish up 1st grade homework...the fun never ends!

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Saturday March 31, 2007

Braydon is napping away this beautiful day, as the girls sit outside eating italian ice on the swingset. I am so ready for spring to warm up! Shamus is working in the garage on our old car-The Jimmy. We sold it to a friend 3 years ago and didn't expect the darn thing to last this long. Still looks great!

We went to Home Depot today to look at fencing. Fencing is seasonal. they had none to even look at. Maybe next week.