Monday, December 22, 2008

What do you do on a snow day?

Around here, I put everyone to work!


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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Winter Wonderland




Over the river and through the woods we did NOT go! It snowed all day here so we decided not to go to Olean for the Joseph Christmas dinner. We probably made the right choice because we are supposed to get another 6-12 inches today. Praying for a snow day tomorrow but I'll likely be trudging out in the morning. So instead of having a delicious dinner and exchanging gifts, we made the best of it. Mya loves going outside and will get all her gear and bring it to me when she wants to go out, like a doggie with his lease haha. She did not like sledding but I'm sure after a few times she will like it. Right now we're at 15 inches and counting...




Helping Dad shovel

Sledding with Mya's friends Amber and Natalie

Get me off this thing!


What do we do when we're stuck inside?? Why dance of course!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow

We got hammered with snow today - 1 foot so far. School was open but of course they screwed up and started sending people home early. It was the worst driving conditions I've been in in a long time. But home safe now, in pj's, ready for a Batman movie marathon. What's that Mar? I'm lame?

I needed to post the 18 month birthday update! Mya is now on her way to the terrible two's. She is 23 pounds and 31 inches long. Head circumference is still off the charts, haha. Must be that big brain she is going to have. She has about 15 words although I think a lot of them are only understood by us. Still a picky eater but her new favorite is ravioli. She is finishing a 2nd round of antibiotics for her ear and is in good spirits lately. Her new thing is to play the "MINE" game with Matt. He tries to take her baby away and says "mine, mine, mine" and she freaks out and runs to me for protection. Of course everything to her is now "MINE!" She's been very good at daycare. She went through a hitting phase for a bit but now when she doesn't want her friends to come near her she shakes her finger at them! I have no idea where she learned that one. Miss Regina told me that the other day two of her friends were crying and fussing so she went around and brought them blankets and toys. She is already very empathetic which is so cute. She is fascinated with the Christmas tree. We've been working on saying "Ho Ho Ho" and when I ask her what Santa says she goes "oh oh oh". Dsylexic?


My grandpa taught me how to do this!

Having some breakfast with baby

Are you hungry too?



Coughlin Family Christmas was a success! We had a lot of fun. Mrs. Claus never fails to entertain. Mya would not sit on santa's lap again as you may have noticed in the previous post. Maybe next year!



Mya and McKenna 'sharing'

Christmas 2008

Mya guarding Gavin

Her new baby from Santa


What a night!



We also got to see Santa on Sunday when Momee and Haddie took everyone to Breakfast with Santa. Mar brought the kids and Grandpa and Grandma Flatau came too. The girls had a ball - thanks for treating us to a great breakfast Mom and Dad!


The first grandson!

The Flatau's minus one

Mya getting silly (yes that's chocolate in her hand)


Nope, still don't want to see Santa!


Also - Lots of good news to share!! Congratulations to Maren and Dave - they are bringing a little Bush into the world on July 30th!

AND

Congratulations to Tom and Amanda - they are expecting a little Tab's on July 22nd!


Surprise!!



AND

Congratulations to Leah and Mike - a little Gargano will be arriving on July 4th!


IS THAT EVERYONE??




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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The holidays are in full swing here. We have our tree and stockings up. I even have some presents wrapped under the tree. It just looks so much better with presents underneath! Our tree looks pathetic but I guess thats what happens when you have a one year old. Mya keeps pulling all the decorations off the tree so the bottom half is just about empty! Saturday night was the annual Webster Lights Parade in the village. It was freezing! Mya had fun though. She looked like the little brother from A Christmas Story. The only problem was that now she will NOT sit in the stroller so eventually we had to leave because she just wanted to run into the street. The fun never ends!


Getting bundled up

Never without a snack "mwore, mwore, mwore..."

No I will NOT look at you!

Yeah, not gonna sit here anymore..



Can I be in the parade mom?

The firetrucks all lit up







Bye Bye!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

We've had a busy week after being gone for 4 days..it definitely takes a lot more time to get things in order after being away than it used to. We had a really nice Thanksgiving that started Wednesday night. We headed to Olean, my first trip to Olean since we moved to Webster. The ride was not bad at all. We had some snow in the beginning but then just rain. Mya was excellent. She played quietly for the first hour then fell asleep. She thought it was just a nap cause she wanted to play as soon as we arrived! Grandma Joe had gifts of course! A book and ornaments for our tree. Oh how you spoil her! Turkey day started with the parade of course. If you know me then you know that the parade MUST be on TV. Hopefully Mya will share in this eventually :)



Having snacks and watching the parade

The parade got Rick Rolled auntie Maren!

Maren and Dave had everyone over for dinner. Maren did a good job and the food was great. Maren was the Lady of the Day! Mya got to play with Bradley and Brett, Maren and Dave's nephews. They were all really cute together.
I'm hungry, let's go!

Looking pretty


Mya and Brett



Mya and Bradley torturing Guiness


Of course I tried to get a family shot but this was the best we could do:




That evening we played Rock Band. That was hysterical. I never knew Dave had such a good singing voice! Mya was rocking out along with everyone.

Let's get on with the games!


What's that? I'm the dancer?! Ok!

I think I'd rather play guitar!




Here is a clip of Mya dancing!


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It was a fun night! Friday we got up at 4am to shop!! I got a few things and we had a nice breakfast at Perkins. Mya got some quality time with the Joseph's, who will be gone all winter.





We left for my parents house at about 5pm and drove through a blizzard. Again, Mya was excellent, considering it took us almost an hour longer to get from Olean to Hamburg. We spent the rest of the weekend at the Tab's. Matt and I took full advantage - my parents baby-sat the whole weekend! Thanks Mom and Dad! Grandma T also had a gift for Mya, new Christmas PJ's!

Soooo tired!


And to end the weekend, meltdowns galore! Ah the drama queen at her best!





That's all for now!