Monday, December 11, 2006

More details

Sorry about the lack of details in my last post, I was very tired that night!!

Elijah was born on December 7th at 12:01 am. He weighed 6 lbs 8 oz. and was 19" long. He was 6lbs 5 ozs. when we left the hospital.

I was induced around 5:00 pm on the 6th because my amniotic fluid was too low and his heart rate was dropping. I worried throughout labor because of his heart rate but he is here and absolutely perfect! I will post more pics when I have the energy of him and his brothers. Kortney is coming to meet him at the end of the month, and she is SO excited!!!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Elijah Frank

Elijah was born at 12:01 am December 7th. We are home and resting now and doing just fine!!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Waiting and waiting

I am 40 weeks and three days pregnant...

and getting tired of waiting.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Please say a prayer

Please say a prayer for my neighbors in Riegelwood, NC where a tornado hit yesterday morning. There are 8 confirmed fatalities, two of whom are children and 20 injured, four children critically injured.

Very scary to be so close (about 35 miles), it could have been here.

I am overly emotional anyways and had to turn off the tv yesterday, I just can't stand the footage of body bags and destroyed homes. Especially so close.

Kortney called yesterday to ask me to come home where it is "safe".

December 8th????

Do any of you mom's remember how vivid and realistic your dreams were when you were pregnant?? I have been having these dreams about the baby the entire pregnancy. Some good, most silly, some bad, some horrible, but they all seem so real!!

Well, a couple of nights ago I had a dream that the baby was born on December 8th. Is this a sign? Could be! Of course the baby was also ELMO so maybe we should not rely on my ability to tell the future!!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

More Projects

Here are some more mosaics and some ornaments. The ornaments are selling really well on Ebay this year. Yay!

CLose up of the wall art.

That's it for now!!!

Some new projects

Here are some projects that I have finished recently. Today I am putting away all the paints and brushes, tiles and grout for a while until we are settled with the baby.

Some of these are Christmas presents so act surprised if you get one! LOL
This is a lap tray thingy for reading and writing in bed.

I really like this dragonfly frame.

This was so difficult to make. But I really like the way it came out.

This heart plaque sold right away on Ebay.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Belly Pics

Sorry that I haven't posted in a while. It's that pregnancy thing (I can only use that excuse for a little while longer!)

It's been very exciting here. Getting ready for BABY!! Jamie attended a big brother class and learned alot about babies. He even got to go to the hospital nursery and see the "real" babies!

I was invited to a football party at my friend Deb's house on Sunday. Imagine my surprise when I walked in and it was a SUPRISE BABY SHOWER!!! I was so SHOCKED! It was so much fun. Here is a pic of the cutest cake I have ever seen. It is made out of diapers.

Isn't that cute!!

Here are a couple more pics, taken by James and Mike. I know that they are fuzzy but at least there aren't any thumbs in them!

That's all for now, gotta go set up the crib!! :)

If you read this leave me a comment!! Please!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Baby Kisser!

We have a baby kisser in our house!!!
His name is...
and he kisses the baby about 100 times a day! And when he does I MUST say "You are a baby kisser!" If I don't say it he reminds me to!
Here's our baby kisser.

He's going to be SUCH a GREAT big brother!!!

James' Crazy Beard

Actually I am not even sure it can be called a beard offically. I do not know what to call it, except crazy! He has had some strange ones in the past but this one is right up there with the strangest! Are you ready to see it??? I would ask everyone who reads this to call him and tell him how ridiculous it is but that seems to encourage him to grow it even longer (believe me I have tried this tactic!). OK, here he is.

He's lucky that I love him SOOOO much. Maybe I should cut it off while he is sleeping?!?!?!?

Monday, September 18, 2006

Jamie's First School Project

Jamie's first school project is due tomorrow. He had to make a poster ALL about Jamie. He had so much fun making it. He wanted to include pictures of EVERYONE and EVERYTHING he even remotely likes!!! But, he ran out of room!

Oh, and if you want to call Jamie's friend, Danielle, here is her phone number! Good luck to ya!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Quick post

I have to post a quick post because I just teased Val for not posting on her blog!

The boys are in the swing of things with school and Mike with football too.
Jamie wakes up at 6:00 every morning ready to go. He LOVES it. He is bummed out on weekends because he can't go to school.
Mike isn't quite that excited but he doesn't mind school. He really likes his Science teacher, Mr. Finnegan. He's "the coolest teacher in the world!
I miss my Kortney Loo like crazy. I wish she were here. It would even be worth wrestling her out of bed every morning!!

Here's some pics of the first day of school.

Note how dark it is in the pic of Jamie! The first day I woke him up and said "good morning" he opened his eyes, said "Mom, it's not morning, it's night time , and closed his eyes!

Also note the Syracuse attire on Mike!

Friday, September 01, 2006


Still trying to get used to Tropical storms, hurricanes, and tornados!!

We finally got too tired to wait for Ernesto any longer and fell asleep, about a half hour before he finally made landfall near Southport. We lost power overnight and this morning the yard was a MESS with branches but other than that (and being woken up several times by wind that sounded like it was going to take the roof off) it wasn't so bad.

Here's what the local paper had to say~

Ernesto came ashore around 11:30 p.m. Thursday near Southport as a strong tropical storm, according to the National Weather Service. The strongest wind gusts were 74 mph, reported at Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier in Wrightsville Beach. The highest rainfall amount -- nearly 12 inches -- was reported at Surf City.The most common damage being reported this morning came from the wind, which downed branches and other debris. Heavy rain left some roads flooded early Friday, though only scattered pools of water remained this morning.

Piece of cake!! Even better news is that school was cancelled due to hazardous road conditions. I told Mike that school was closed so that kids could help their moms clean up their yards. He didn't believe me but cleaned up the yard anyways! What a good boy!

So to sum it all it all up,

12 inches of rain, a very looooong time waiting, and a few branches in the yard later and we are all fine!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Can you tell the difference?

Can you tell the difference in these two little boys??

I'll give you a hint.
The boy in the first pic would NEVER be that close to a teacher that he just met and he wouldn't be smiling SOOO big!!
The boy in pic number one (which was taken about a month ago) would have been hiding behind his mommy's leg and pouting.
Jamie has changed so much in the last month, it's very surprising. He went from being my shy guy to confident and outgoing overnight, it seems. It makes letting him go to Kindergarten tomorrow much easier because I know that he is going to have tons of fun and make lots of friends. Yes, I am trying to convince myself, not you.
Yesterday we went to open house at his school and met his teacher, Ms. Holmes. She seems super nice and I think they are a perfect fit. She is sweet and soft spoken. On the way home he told me, "my teacher, Ms. HOMES is pretty".
I think it is going to be a GREAT year!!!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Summer vacation is almost over

We only have two more days of summer vacation. What else do you do on one of the last days? When it is raining?

Go fishing at the pier, of course!! Even Boomer went. James caught a huge ray or skate (I can't tell the difference), it was pretty cool. Mike looks pretty proud of it, doesn't he??

I posted the pic of Boomer swimming because I know that no one would believe it without seeing it!

Tonight we went to Mike's school for open house. It was very hot and crowded there. We met one of his teachers. It was nice for him to see his buddy's that he hasn't seen in a while.

Tomorrow we go to Jamie's open house and meet his teacher. I promise to try not to cry!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Ok, Ok, here are the pics!!

Here's a teaser to keep you coming back.

It may take me a while to get the hang of posting pics. But, I will figure it out!

First Blog Ever!

This is my very first blog. How exciting for me!

Almost every day I read my ebay friend Rachel's blog and almost every day I say "I am going to start a blog." Then the next time I read Rachel's blog I say "oh yeah, I was going to start a blog, I am going to start one today" then the next day.... you know.

Well, today is the big day! I actually started a blog!

I am hoping this blog will help the people that I miss like crazy in NY keep up with all our going on's.

Of course, I know little to nothing about making a blog so be patient with me while I figure it out. Soon, mine will be as cool and entertaining as Rachel's. I hope.