Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I think she learned this look from me... Evan's baby blues!

My twirly-whirly girl!

We didn't go anywhere today. Matt is on night shift this week until Friday morning. I am still not sure what we're going to do tomorrow, I want to take the kids out somewhere, I'm just having a hard time deciding on where. Thursday we have a playdate with Molly and the kids which we're looking forward to! The Cecil County Fair is going on this weekend and we might go there on Friday. On Sunday we have a few appoinments back to back for all of the kids to get professional pictures taken. I'm still trying to plan out Matt's next week off that starts on August 7th. On the 7th he is going to the Phillies game, but other than that we don't have concrete plans. We know we're going to the mountains for a visit, we're just not sure which days. We are trying to make plans to go to Chris and Hannah's wedding. I think we're going to stick to waiting until the last minute to rent a house though. They usually discount them pretty heavily if they aren't rented 2 weeks before arrival. Matt is still waiting for approval for the time off from work though. We leave for the beach in 39 days!! I cannot wait! We are already starting to make lists and buy things, we are going to need to take SO MUCH stuff! Two portable high chairs, 2 pack-n-plays, the big double BOB jogging stroller, beach chairs, the baby monitor, and soooo much more! 4 kids require a LOT of equipment.

Monday, July 27, 2009

A day at the Lake!

They had so much fun!

Maddie and Leah love standing up and playing now ~ they talk to each other the whole time! It's adorable!

The kids had a blast at the lake today! They ran in and out of the water a million times - hoping they will sleep well tonight! It was a beautiful day with a nice breeze coming off of the lake. We left just before the storm clouds were rolling in. They worked up a nice appetite and got a treat of Maggie Moos which seemed to really hit the spot! Today was so much fun! Tonight is going to be filled with grocery shopping at Walmart and playing a little Wii!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Cutie-Pies and my Big Boy!

Evan is so proud of his new bed! He has slept in it for two nights now and hasn't gotten out of bed once! He even slept in! It has to be MUCH more comfortable than the crib mattress. Two of my sweethearts! (Madeline is in purple and Leah in Green polka dots) The can now officially pull themselves up to standing while in their cribs! When did my two little tiny babies, my two last little babies get to be such big girls? Time truly does fly when you're having fun!

So pretty!

Yesterday and today have been "puttering" days. Matt is on day shift and the kids and I are just hanging out cleaning, playing and organizing. I am already getting things together for the borough yardsale in August. I am going to have SO much to sell. I am slowly selling things on Craigslist but if it doesn't sell on there or at the yardsale - it's going to Goodwill because I want it OUT of my house!
I am thinking about taking the kids to Marsh Creek tomorrow to play in the edge of the lake if it's nice. I think I can handle doing that by myself. I'm getting more independent with the kids every day. I am still trying to decide what to do next week. Matt is on night shift Tuesday thru Thursday night so I am trying to decide if I want to take the kids to the beach overnight, go to the mountains overnight or just go to the beach for the day. I'm reluctant to go to the beach overnight alone but think it would be fine. I'm also reluctant to go to the mountains without Matt because of everything going on up there with Grandma. So I am just not sure yet.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Leah (l) and Madeline (r) eating lunch today - they're my happy girls! Grace with her 2nd pair of glasses ~ She LOVES this pair!

My handsome little man, Evan...with a little bit of PB&J on his face! ;)

It's been so long since I've blogged, I just can't seem to find a rhythm anymore. There has been so much happening lately and just feel like I have no time to sit down and write a thoughtful blog. Today was filled with room renovations for Sir Evan. He gave up his crib and moved into a big boy bed! Matt went out this morning to a mattress store recommended to us by TJ & Molly and we're so glad they told us about it!! We found an awesome Simmons twin set that was very inexpensive! It's sooo comfortable, now I want a new mattress! Evan got to pick out his own bedding and he chose Thomas the Tank Engine. I'm not much for character things and I certainly would have chosen something different but he is THRILLED with it so I'm happy too! Tonight was his first night sleeping in his big boy bed and he hasn't gotten out of bed yet - we're so proud of him!
Grace got a second pair of glasses on Tuesday afternoon, she picked these out all by herself and she LOVES them! They are plastic frames without nose pads, and they don't slide down her face as much. She is doing so well with her glasses and we haven't seen her eyes 'wander' since she got them ~ so we're thrilled!
Madeline and Leah both have "forward movement with a purpose" now! Their crawling styles are very different but they're still getting from here to there - and keeping me on my toes now more than ever. They try to pull themselves up on just about everything and succeed 50% of the time now. I cannot believe that they will be a year old in less than FOUR months!!!
I surprised Matt with Phillies tickets on Monday and he's excited to go. I bought tickets for him and Doug for August 7th. I hope they have a blast! Matt so deserves a night out alone to just kick back and relax, without the wife and kids! ;)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mountains and Glasses

Matt, Madeline and Leah taking a snooze in the mountains this weekend! Leah (l) and Madeline (r) enjoying some fresh mountain air!
My sweetheart in her new glasses ~ isn't she the cutest?!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

More pictures...

Matt and I clean up pretty well I think! A picture Hannah took of us leaving the reception, so cute!
Chris and Hannah

Chris and Hannah again!

Matt and his brothers - Doug, Greg, and Chris

Big Night Out!

Matt and I got a much needed night out on Saturday night! We went to a beautiful wedding for one of Matt's cousins. Here is one of the many pictures I got that night, from left to right is: Doug, Greg, Rob, Chris, Hannah, Debbi, Matt and me! I will try to post more pictures when we return home from the mountains!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Game

I guess you could consider this a new game for us...Playing find the baby since both Madeline and Leah are now mobile in one way or another!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I cannot wait to get to this house and spend a week just steps away from the beach!

Monday, July 6, 2009

I feel like this some days too... Evan and Grace getting ready for a trip to the park

Leah (left) and Madeline spending some time outside on the porch
I can't seem to ever find the time to write a decent blog post anymore. I have soo much to say. Maybe today will be the day?!!