Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Past picture

So I was sorting my pictures on line today and found this and thought it was so adorable!! I would say this makes me smile everytime I look at it!

All the boys !!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Favorite Toys

So, we've had a pretty good rotation of toys around here, as things lose Gideon's interest and new more complicated toys take their place. The simple rattles or small toys with bells and chewy cellophane filled parts have mostly been put aside, and replaced by hard chewy rubber toys, and the texture and gripping toys have mostly grown uninteresting. A couple of toys, however, just keep entertaining at all stages. The Leapfrog activity table was great fun without legs, and more so now that he can stand over it. The wooden four wheeled activity cube with abacus, shape sorter, flipping picture things, etc. has also provided a lot of amusement and helped him learn to stand.

One toy seems to wind up moving from room to room more often than the others. That's Toby the Talkbot, which Tammy found before he was born, and we had as part of the theme in the nursery. It's not a terribly complex toy. It only has four buttons, which make the robot say or sing things about shapes and numbers. If it's on a flat solid surface, a sensor on the bottom turns on the motion part, which makes it sway and wave one arm and move it's eyes while talking. It also has a little 5x6 LED screen that lights up with shapes or letters or patterns. However, for a simple toy, it's been entertaining him since he could focus on the screen, and more so once he learned that bright colored shapes on bigger objects tend to be buttons. When we're getting ready in the morning, Toby goes in the playpen. When we're in his room, Toby goes on the floor. When we're in the living room, Toby goes on the fireplace. In the basement, Toby goes anywhere. Anyway, here's a video of Toby in action for you all to enjoy. :)


Wednesday, March 25, 2009


So we celebrated our 2nd anniversary this week. Josh earned tons of brownie points, he took the day off and took me to the outlets and then to Ruth Chris' for dinner and the Cheesecake Factory for dessert!!! I love being married to such a thoughtful person!! He truly is the best thing to ever happen to me.

G's Playroom

So our basement is almost done, the last thing we have to do is to replace the doors and trim out the windows. We have moved the majority of his toys down there since the whole room is kid-friendly!! as you can see in the picture he loves the room!!

Sometimes Daddy has a little too much time on his hands!

and who says Coach isn't made to last!!


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Springtime Fun...

Now that the weather is nice, G & I have been taken advantage of it and walking to the park, it is almost a mile from our house so it's great excercise for me and he loves being outdoors so it's a win-win for both of us.

Here are some pictures from my Iphone, as you can see someone loves the swing.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happy Anniversary - Mom & Dad aka Mama & Papa

So I am posting this late, I keep meaning to do it and of course I remember when I am in bed all comfy for the night, but I am determined to do this now!!

Thank you, Parents for a great childhood! I have so many great memories that are all due to you both. I think the reason I value my relationship with Josh is because of the relationships you both have with each other! I am so proud to call you both my parents!

Love you!!

J, T & G

Friday, March 6, 2009

Snug as a bug in a ......bowl

G loves being in the kitchen with me when I am cooking and to keep him happy I will usually put several unbreakable dishes out for him to play with, apparently our cat has claimed one of these dishes as her new bed.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


So anyone that knows me knows I am a COACH girl, I have been for years. I have the most useless information stored in my brain about their products that you can imagine, I can tell you the year and even the season most purses are and I can spot a fake a mile away. I have about everything COACH you can imagine and have always loved their products…who doesn’t love fine leather! But things have started to change.

I have never been a follower, in fact I am pretty much the opposite, if you buy blue I would by green and so on… well the COACH fakes have hit the streets in masses and so I have decided that I want to be a little different this spring… drum roll please ….

May I introduce Ms. Burberry….. It was a toss up between her and Ms. Kate Spade…. I am not sure how long I will have this one, but change is good even if it is for just a short time :-)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Our New Adventure...

So we have decided to try to put our house on the market this year. We have realized recently that it is not quite big enough for the three of us. G has tons of toys and is all over the place so we thought now would be the best time to do this before we add an addition to our clan.

So we have started the final finishing touches to be able to put the house on the market. The thing that stinks is that you do all this and then you move. I told Josh the next house I want to plan on staying in for a while.

One thing that I can say that I am glad I married a "handy" man, as I am blogging he just finished installing a new vanity, sink, & faucet in my bathroom. Since we have been working on the house for the past three years, luckily we don't have much left to do, just the basement and the master bath and a couple touch ups.

and of course...de-clutter the house. We have been going through stuff lately and WOW can you accumulate a lot in a short time. I can say that I am looking forward to this, as much as I hate moving it causes you to re-organize and we will have more room this time. My one main requirement is a storage room!

So let the fun begin :-)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cute Cousins ...

Couldn't help but post this!