Friday, May 14, 2010

1/2 Birthday!!

Today was Ian, and his cousin Hailey's half birthdays. Ian is 1/2 year old, and Hailey was 1 1/2. Ian's Aunt Jen, and Uncle Shawn had us over to celebrate, and made a 1/2 cake so cute........

Thursday, May 13, 2010

6 month Stats...

18Pounds 4 Oz.- 58th percentile for BF babies

Length: 27 1/4 inches- 95th percentile for BF babies

Head Circumfrance: 17 1/4- 55th percentile

6 month letter

To My Pumpkin Pie,

I have spent the past few months, trying to find something I can give you... Something you will be able to keep forever... Something you will one day look back on, and smile. After tossing around a few ideas, I finally decided on this: I will write you a letter twice each year. I wrote one to you right before you were born. These letters may not make much sense until you are older. And, even then, you may read them and think that your mom is completely crazy (I'm not going to argue that such a statement isn't true... I do have my moments). But, I hope that each time you read these letters, you will be certain of just how great my love for you will always be.

Today, you are now a whole, half of a year old! And, just as you have grown over those past six months, so has my love for you. Just when I think I can't possibly love you anymore than I already do, I wake up the next morning to a love even greater than the day before. Your smile warms my heart. Those gorgeous eyes of yours make me melt. That sweet laugh is pure music to my ears. And, when you wrap your arms around me, I feel like everything in this world is perfect.

But, as you will find out much too soon, this world is not perfect. You will soon realize that very few things in this beautiful life are promised. As your mom, I want to be the one to tell you that, despite the uncertainties of this life, there are things that will always remain true. I am not the best mom the world has ever known... and I will never claim to be. But, I hope that you will trust me, and have faith in what I do know:

There will be moments when you feel sad, upset, or may even question God. And, in those moments, I want you to know that everything that happens, is for a reason. You may never understand what that reason is, but you must trust that God knows what He is doing.

There will be moments when you feel scared or alone. And, in those moments, I want you to know that you are never alone. I am, and will always, be with you - even when we aren't sitting side by side.

There will be moments when you fall down. And, in those moments, I want you to know that I will always be there to pick you up. I will always have faith in you. I will always believe in you. Never let anyone tell you you can't do something. You can do anything.

There will be moments when you must choose between right and wrong. And, in those moments, I hope you will always choose to do the right thing. Always treat others as you would like to be treated. Always, always strive to be the person God knows you can be. Listen to your heart. If you have to think about it - it's wrong.

But then, there will be moments when you know you have chosen to do wrong. And, in those moments, I want you to know that I love you.

I do not know much. But, I have learned a few things in my short time here on earth thus far. I am certain that this life will not be perfect. It will be a life that is not always easy and things will happen that do not seem fair. But, this life you have been given is a beautiful one. We are not promised tomorrow, so live this day like it is your last. Tell those you love, just how much they mean to you. Always be kind, for you never know what others may be dealing with in their lives. Never stay angry. Always be the first to say you are sorry. Keep your promises. Never be too quick to judge. Always stop to help someone. Forgive easily. Admit when you are wrong. Have confidence in yourself. Trust that God is always good - He knows what He's doing.

And, you better always wear sunscreen, my sweet Irish boy. :)

No matter what each day may bring you, I hope you will close you eyes each night, knowing that, when all else fails, there is one thing in this life that has always been, and will always remain certain: I love you with everything that I am. (And so does your daddy).

I love you!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Reason number 329 why I love my husband....

He makes me lunch........and then puts cute notes in them!!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Outdoor weekend!

We had a great weekend!!! Although we didn't travel far from the house we did a lot. We went for walks everyday to Publix, The Park, The Lake....oh and chew, chew, chewed everything!!!

I am not sure if Ian knew what to think of the swing at the park, but he loved the slide!!! Little man is also teething!! He is chewing on everything, his favorite, the bar on his walker, too cute!!!

Enjoy the pictures..........................................

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Things I learned from my Mother..

This coming Sunday is Mother's Day! I have had the pleasure of being for a mom for the past 6 months, and it has been an amazing journey, but in thi spost I would like to honor my mom!

My sister and I pondered what to get a mom that has everything she already wants and needs. And after much thought and a dinner party we came up with this:

PhotoTile bought at:

One one side we got her grandbabies, and on the other our mom with us......Priceless. I can't wait to see her reaction!!! Julie at did a great job. She was fast and emailed me the proof and then the finished product and shipped it all within 2 weeks time!!! For under $50.00

Ok so my mom.......

Things I learned from my mother:

1. When buying Halloween candy for the house, make sure it’s something you hate or you’ll eat it all and have to go buy more.
2. Beware of short men.
3. Always wear socks to the gynecologist. You never know whose feet have been in those stirrups.
4. Communication is crucial to happiness.
5. Money buys freedom, not happiness.
6. In times of pain, we do the most growing up.
7. Sometimes you have to suffer for beauty. No one said it was easy.
8. Never make fun of someone on the subway for picking their nose because they might follow you home and wipe it on you.
9. Be careful with the gloss. Sometimes it looks like you just ate a lamb chop.
10. When traveling, never dress like a ragamuffin. Always wear clean underwear and dress handsomely.
11. To pretend you like it even if it’s vile. You’ll find a way to return it, or regift it.
12. Have a dress coat and shoes for all seasons.
13. The man should always love the woman a smidge more.
14. I’m short-waisted, which really means petite, god damn my short legs.
15. Don’t stick your arm out the window.
16. That kissing it really can make it better.
17. Don’t marry anyone who works for his family; they'll control your life.
18. Enunciate.
19. One won’t kill you.
20. If they are nice to you, but rude to the waiter, ask for the check.
21. When my hair is too long, I look like a country western singer.
22. Don’t wear silver and gold together.
23. Never pick up a hitchhiker.
24. To look the other way when I give blood.
25. Always have your own money stored away someplace safe.
26. It’s okay to tell people to fcuk off.
27. To always say “thank you,” even if you don’t mean it.
28. Don’t remove your shoes on airplanes; your feet swell and you might be unable to put them back on, same for driving long distances.
29. Don't make your mother cry on Mother's Day.
30. Always begin by saying, “Well I got it on sale.”
31. That a Buick is a "Italian Canoe."
32. Never get floral wallpaper or anything , “You’ll want to vomit.”
33. To despise the ballet and pretty much anything at Lincoln Center (can you say overkill?).
34. That the small ornaments belong at the top of the tree.
35. To be fearless.
36. Hot chocolate tastes better if you put it in the blender.
37. Don’t eat too much sushi or you’ll get stomach cancer.
38. That I’ll thank her one day for insisting I take saxophone lessons.
39. Bite your lips and pinch your cheeks.
40. To shave or wax the hair on your toes, too.
41. How to wrap packages.
42. To roast marshmallows in the toaster oven when there’s no fireplace.
43. Welcome new neighbors with freshly baked brownies, even if your little sister picked her nose while she helped you make them.
44. That I have a vagina.
45. To pronounce the store Target, Tar-shey.
46.Not to underestimate a stool softener. (Needed while pregnant)
47. How to hover over public toilet bowls without touching anything.
48. Believe me, if it's going well, he won't be looking at your shoes.
49. To make an old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich.
50. To appreciate coffee and to take it medicinally for headaches. Even though I hate it!
51. If I’m running late with dinner, cook an onion and set the table, “It will appear as if you’ve been cooking all day.”
52. To move the crotch of a bathing suit to the side to pee instead of taking the whole thing off.
53. To flip through magazines backwards cause that's where all the good stuff is.
54. To make Egg Sandwhiches, Eggplant Parmigano, Roasted Peppers, Poor Mans Soup, Lasagna, Meatballs, Custard, Gravy, Square Pizza, and mashed potatoes.
55. Never say “remember me?” to a person. If you have to ask, they didn’t.
56. To wear a girdle....only on your wedding day. You shouldn't ad. what you don't have.
57. When baking, to always crack eggs into their own bowl incase they’re bloody.
58. To love The Beatles.
59. To devein shrimp.
60. It’s all in the presentation.
61. That Dr. Pepper smakes me smile.
62. When you’re mature, you don’t put music on your outgoing message.
63. To eat like a truck driver.
64. To wipe from front to back.
65. Don’t over pluck your eyebrows.
66. Always have a black suit that fits.
67. How to use a vanilla bean pod.
68. Children shouldn’t ever wear black or be permitted to paint their nails red (Navy blue and pale pink were as close as I got).
69. Wear the most expensive accessories you can afford and you’ll always look put-together.
70. To despise Laura Ashley.
71. To appreciate high thread-count sheets.
72. To bait my own hook.
73. To use a wok.
74. Sesame seeds contain calcium.
75. Posture.
76. Don’t lick your knife.
77. To never wear fuchsia. Sometimes I do!
78. To ignore gossip.
79. How to skip a rock on the water.
80. To make the whistle sound with my 2 fingers
81.To do leg lifts.
82. Wearing white makes you feel clean.
83. To make Rice Krispie Treats in the microwave.
84. That I’m “A Priss".
85. Wood makes it taste better.
86. “Christos Anesti”, “Kali Nikta”, “Galaktobouriko” (the only Italian I know: Christ has risen, Goodnight, Type of dessert).
87. To Pronounce GYRO: YEE-ro.
88. Eat raw parsley for good breath.
89. Brush my tongue.
90.To squeeze and feel the burn.
91. Green is my color.
92. To pluck hair out of my mole.
93. To drink my damn water.
94. To always use fresh garlic.
95. To smell food to enhance the flavors I taste.
96. That I’m a terrible driver “The Worst!”
97. How to play “see-food.”
98. Have a glass of wine.
99.To appreciate chicken soup, magazines, extra blankets, chick flicks, and bedtime stories when I’m sick.
100. To love the holidays.
101. Passion.
102. How to be feminine: walk in heels, say excuse me (though I rarely do this), and personalize thank you notes. (Mom you have never worn heels, but ok I listened!)
103. Nobody cares if you can’t dance well, just get up and do it.
104. How to braid.....wait that was DaD
105. When navigating a nearly empty soup bowl, tilt it away from you and do the same with the spoon.
106. To honestly not give a shite what people think but to do what makes me happy.
107. There are kind selfless people in this world; I’m just not always one of them. She is.
108. Just go for a run when your stressed.
109. Sometimes your best friends are the ones that hurt you the most.
110.“Always remember your mother.”

Happy Mother's Day!!!