Wednesday, December 29, 2010

We're Back! (Sort of)

A belated Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate it.  We just got back yesterday from our week-long stay at Papa and Nonna's house in Alabama.  We were supposed to get back Sunday, but something called a blizzard prevented us from doing so.  So, we got an extra day and a half with the grandparents!  They gave all their kids and grandkids a wonderful Christmas.  The house was busy from morning until night which is a lot to handle.  Thanks, Dad and CJ for a wonderful trip!

I planned on having reviewed all my photos by now, but when I got home to download them to my computer, I found that the memory card was empty!  Not to worry... all the pictures are on my dad's computer.  Now, I just have to figure out how to get them to post them.  However, I did have my video camera, so here are two videos for your entertainment.  Enjoy!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Matt and Vanessa's Wedding

In Time Flies, I referred to Matt and Vanessa's wedding.  Here are some pictures from the fun event!

It's difficult to get a clear picture when the bride and groom are on chairs!

Love my friends!

I love this picture of 1 Liberty Place

Upcoming event: Christmas trip to Alabama!  To our surprise, we are leaving on Wednesday morning.  We thought we were scheduled to leave on Thursday, but Jill realized this morning that we had it all wrong!  What a disaster that would have been!  We'll be there until Sunday, and I hope to get some pictures online while we are still there so you don't have to wait a whole week.  Merry Christmas in advance!

Early Christmas from Sara

Cousin Sara came over this weekend and gave the kids Fisher Price Little People Royal Coach Ride-Ons!  They love to build the castle in the front and press the sound buttons.



2 Crappy iPhotos

That's right.  I said crappy.  I took these with my iPhone at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ.  It's so dim everywhere in there!  That didn't stop us from having fun, though!  

Jill with Poppy, Olive, and Rudolph

The shark tunnel

Washable Crayons in the Tub

These tub crayons are so much fun and easily wash off.  The girls did not want to get out of the tub!



Olive and Poppy

Can you tell who is who in this picture?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Time Flies

Wow, it's been a while since I last posted something.  I guess being sick and the kids being sick then me being sick again makes me forget about blogging!  And, we went to Jill's work holiday party and Vanessa and Matt's wedding.  And, Mom-mom Diane and Pop-pop Lewie were back from Florida for a week.  And, Grandmom Rosalie and Pop-pop Joe made a visit or two.  And, we made 13 different types of cookies this weekend.  So, until I get my thoughts and pictures together, here are some videos.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


First, an update on Early Start to the Terrible Two's?  I Hope Not.  After Monday night's ordeal, I was worried about Tuesday night.  "Crying it out" went MUCH better.  Jill had to work late, so when it was bedtime, I took the girls and their bottles upstairs.  Olive grabbed the bottle and laid down on the floor to drink it.  Poppy started crying and crawled behind the rocking chair.  I ignored her and eventually she came out and grabbed her bottle.  I rocked Olive while she finished up, and I put her in bed without a problem.  I picked up Poppy and rocked her while she finished up, and she wouldn't let go of the bottle.  I pried it from her grip, and she whimpered.  I could tell she wasn't happy.  We snuggled for a minute, then I put her in her crib.  She laid down and was fine.  Phew!  Then, Olive started crying as I left the room.  Maybe she heard the front door open when Jill came home.  She cried for 20 minutes, then I changed her diaper.  She cried for about a minute after that, and then fell asleep.  We were in the clear!

Around midnight, they were up and crying.  They usually get up for a bottle between 2 and 4, so 12 was early.  They wanted nothing to do with their bottles.  After they calmed down, we put them back in their cribs, they cried for a minute, and they didn't wake up until 7:30!  I could not believe it!  Does this mean that they won't be needing their overnight bottle anymore?  I'm not going to hold my breath!  We'll see what happens tonight.  

Here are pictures of Olive stuck in the Learning Tower which was featured in How Embarrassing.  Enjoy!

"I made it!"

Oh, Tannenbaum

The Christmas tree went up this weekend with the help of Grandmom Rosalie.  We usually cover the tree in small glass ornaments, but for obvious reasons that did not happen this year.  By my standards, it's a bit bare.  We also put the child-friendly ornaments at the bottom of the tree.  Poppy and Olive are having a blast playing with them!  They were a little confused by the presence of a tree in the house, signing the word "tree" over and over and over again.  It's so cute!  Here are some pictures of Olive confused and Poppy hanging ornaments.