Sunday, December 26, 2010


One of LJ's favorite gifts was Liam coming to Indy from Pennsylvania. Liam is my sister-in-law's, Katie, boyfriend. LJ played with him allll weekend. Poor Liam didn't get a break :) Another wonderful gift was spending time with Ray on his 1st Christmas. He's such a trooper and there's rarely a time he's not smiling as hard as he can.

Another beautiful gift was watching how Sloanie and Joey play so well together. They are best buds, and they make family time so much better.

Friday, December 17, 2010


LJ will be getting another set of tubes and his adenoids out.
Wish us luck.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

More cookies, of course.

My friends, Emmie and Sadie, sure know how to have a cookie party!!! LJ learned how to get messy and let go a little. We started the party off asking for a paper towel every time his fingers got dirty, and by the end we were licking our fingers clean. I would consider the cookie party to be somewhat therapeutic for us... helping us with our OCD!

Monday, December 6, 2010


3 antibiotics in 36 days.
We went to the Doc today.
2 kids screamed for one hour straight while I was by myself.
We found out we have to get another set of tubes.
I'm not excited.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010


It's been rather hectic around here lately. We've all been battling the 3 week cold/cough, and exhausted from taking care of each other.

However, we have managed to go to the mall 4 times to see Santa. We've never been courageous enough to sit on his lap, but at least last time when we were there Joey yelled (from 20 feet away), "My scared of Santa. My yell 'Joey needs new Donald's cash register.'" Definitely progress.

Little Joey is glowing with Christmas spirit. After watching Polar Express 5 times/day for the last 4 days, LJ randomly will say "My beliebe." He's turning into a Little Man, and Ray adores his every move. I'm so excited for December 1 to get here!! Little Elf on the Shelf... need I say more?

Monday, November 1, 2010


as somebody was enjoying his Halloween candy as breakfast.... I decided it was time.....
time for someone to get a haircut....

so we went.....
and this is what we looked like when we got home. :)

Hey, it's Ray Ray

I wanted to give you a quick update of what happened last night...... Brobee just wasn't happening....

and we tried cowboy....

so we settled on airplane boy, and we were happy.

Oh, and I settled on a skelton groom.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Need I say more about how much this little, big guy has changed. Oh my, has he thinned out!

Can you believe these pictures?? Joey will be 2 1/2 next month and Sloanie will be 3 in January. These little boogers play sooo well together, and now that Sydney is walking and talking she has joined in the fun.

LJ talks about the football game all week long. We've been to all the Roncalli home games but one and that night we went to Greenwood's Homecoming (my alma mater). I thought LJ was going to be fascinated with the football players.... NOPE.... ALL ABOUT THE BAND!!!! He talks all week long about all the instruments, and his favorite is the french horn. You name it, he knows it. He has a little DVD about instruments and from that he knows the brass section, woodwind section, the harp, and I could go on for days. LJ also loves watching one of his babysitters, Laura, "do the cheers." We have a blast going and I'm really sad football is coming to an end.

We also went to IU Homecoming. My Uncle Joe (my boss) has an RV and it was such a luxury warming up, having a snack, and using the bathroom. We also used some of his tickets, but once again we HAD TO FIND THE BAND!!!!! We searched forever and found the pep band. We could have stayed all day, but unfortunately we had to go home for a nap.

Oh.... THE BAND!!!!!!!! I know, LJ looks terrified, but really he was in awwww.

Uncle Dogg, need I say more.

This is my cousin, Bryson, so that would make it LJ's 2nd cousin, once removed????? Bryson is sooo good with kids ( he has 3 younger bros and sis).

We have hit the high maintenance stage, where now that we can communicate we talk about all of our "wants" and "needs" all day long. It usually goes something like this, "Too bright. Turn windows off. My need sunglasses" -Joey

Or something like this, "My neeeeeed a cupcake." -Joey

Or "My need Yo Gabba Gabba real ones."-Joey
So we went to the Murat and watched Gabba Gabba. I wll say I got goosebumps when they came out. It was awwwesome seeing them in person. Joey loved it too!

We were supposed to be Brobee for Halloween. He's the little green guy. Joey is too scared of the outfit now, so I think we are going as a cowboy.

Before we hit the "I need to know every instrument" stage, we were in the "I need to know every truck stage." This nice man let Joey ride in his Catapillar.

Syd turned 1 in September. The time has gone fast. Beau and Joey were out of town, bummer.

That's it folks. I do appreciate you reading my blog and I love love love hearing from you. It gives me motivation to keep blogging.
Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Oh happy day!!

30 years ago, one of the greatest people in the world was born. Somehow I found him, which makes me one of the luckiest people in the world. Thank the good Lord!!!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Birthday My Love!

Tomorrow my husband will be 30. We are having a surprise birthday weekend- everything he is doing is a surprise, and I CAN'T WAIT!!! My little guy really really really likes blowing out the candles.
"Watch Daddy, Joey blow it."- Joey
My husband loves October. Not only is his birthday, his sister's birthday, and his brother's birthday, but the baseball playoffs are on too!! It's officially his favorite month. I love October for those reasons and because it's Breast Cancer Awareness month.... tis the pink!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Family pictures.

We have family pictures November 7. I. can't. wait.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Our Little Ray of Sunshine

Ray was baptized today at St. Roch by Father Wilmoth. He's such a stinkin' trooper!

Godparents are my sister, Brooke, and brother-in-laws, Jason and Mike . We will be Grandfathering in Mike's wife.... ladies???

Oh, how we love you Father Wilmoth!

Daddy and LJ getting ready in their ties.

Whoa, we finally took a picture and everyone was looking. That rarely happens.

Big Joey turns 30 next week. Oh do we have surprises in store for him!!