Thursday, March 31, 2011


For some reason it's not letting me use paragraphs today.... sorry. It's been nuts around here!!! With Joey trying to give up his naps, Ray almost walking, Big Joey's crazy work schedule and I've been watching a friend's little girl (10 month old) while trying to work, work out, keep the house together and my sanity..... wait that is such a complete run on sentence, but that's what it feels like at the end of the day. So, what's really been going on around here?? Yes, at almost 3 years old Joey is TRYING to give up his naps. It's painful. Those 2 hours in the day I get EVERYTHING done. I need those 2 hours. The only thing I have going for me is that he is still in a crib so I can leave him in there to play for an hour or so. Yes, Ray is all over the place. I can turn my head to pour a cup of coffee and lose the poor kid. He loooves hiding and I've found him under bed and in linen closets. He is also a huge fan of moving furniture. He can rearrange my whole living room in no time. Yes, we are having a horrific time transitioning Ray to the sippy cup and table foods. He wants no part and I'm not willing to give up baby food until he's willing to eat some fruits and veggies. This exact week in Joey's life he was hospitalized at Riley for H1N1 and I feel he wasn't getting near the nutrition to fight off something like that. Yes, we have signed up for another year at Southport Pres. for Joey's pre-school. He has made some amazing friends and I have had a blast meeting up for playdates with their Mommas. Yes, we have new floors!!! LLLAAA LLLA LLLAAAAAAA!! We recently put in all new wood floors, which look amazing!! After Ray spit up for... yep, all of his life, we needed something more durable. It was a very interesting week when we had those put in though. Joey was in Vegas and I was working all hours of the day. I'm happy it's over. Yes, I'm exhausted. I'm sooooo exhausted. Have you heard of the saying about how raising a child takes a village??? It truly does. Receiving help while being a parent is priceless. Yes, we have started meeting with builders about our land. We are working on floor plans and it's very exciting. There is quite a bit that goes into building, especially since our land isn't hooked up to sewer, etc. Yes, I'm finally down to my pre-baby weight... about stinkin' time. I feel good and can't wait for the weather to get better so I can dust off the ol' jogging stroller. The boys miss the neighbors. We have a 2 mile walk we try to take every day in the summer. We typically talk to about 20-25 neighbors and end up in our dear friend, Nancy's house for about 30 minutes too. Yes, we still watch Polar Express almost every day. Ray loooooves it! Yes, my sister-in-law Katie got engaged to Liam Smith- we are pumped for a wedding next summer! Yes, my Mom bought a Nannie van- it's aaadorable! Yes, I'm jealous. Yes, I don't have time to be writing this during my only break of the day.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's Spring

and for some reason the boys are getting crazier!!!!! More to come.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Very Bad Day

10. I'm by myself with these boys for 48 hours. Joey is in NYC on business (but he managed to have a hotel in Times Square and go to the Knicks game-I'm not bitter).

9. The boys and I are all on augmentin for our sinus infections. So not only are we conjested and coughing all night long, I get to change 6 (liquid) poopie diapers before 8am while I'm trying to get to the bathroom myself.

8. I got a call from Joey's school after he had been there for 30 minutes to come pick him up because he is complaining of his ear hurting. So not only do I have to wake Ray up and run back to school after just getting home, I get to do this knowing I just paid $500 for his 2nd set of tubes in December.

7. My parents and in-laws are both out of town. I have 2 sick kids and I have nowhere to go.
I take that back.... my Aunt Cathy and Uncle Dog kindly let us bombard their family dinner :)

6. I can't breathe through my nose.

5. I lost my phone today. I looked everywhere during the boys' entire nap period (which is my only break of the day) to finally find my phone in the bottom of the trash already out by the curb . I had to sift through loads and loads of dirty, disgusting, leaking out the sides diapers to find my precious phone.... after I took a shower. Thank God I can't breathe through my nose.

4. Ray found my 3lb container of coffee grounds and dumped it all over the floor... I mean CARPET! Most importantly, I NEEEEEEED that coffee for tomorrow morning!!!!!!!

3. I can't breathe through my nose.

2. My car still smells like puke from Joey puking in his this weekend after taking his augmentin (and you thought you had a bad gag reflux). Oh, did I forget to mention I had to clean up puke the first 4 out of the 7 times he took the medicine from him gagging so bad??

1. It's only Tuesday. I have nowhere to go. My parents, in-laws and sister are out of town. I'm sick. My kids are sick. We are all on the horrific BRAT diet. And I can't breathe trhough my nose.

But hey, it's Fat Tuesday. I'll be in bed.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ray Ray!!

I don't know which picture is the best... you can decide for yourself. Ray and his new chair.

Syd standing on the kitchen table.

Ray Ray up close and personal.

Ray's birthday cake made by a good friend at work.

Our "like father like son" picture.

Trying to take his 1st pic at Ray Ray's birthday....
what do you think?