Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy Birthday!

to my nephew Gavin!

Gavin Rhys Flatau was born early this morning weighing in at 8lbs 9oz. I don't have all the details or pictures yet, so I will post as it comes in.

Congrats to the Flatau's and to Aunt Amanda - she wins a weekend with Mya!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Down on the Farm

Today we took Mya to Wickham Farms in Penfield. It's a little place on the way to her doctor's office that I wanted to check out. It was really cute. There was miniature golf, apple picking, a corn maze, pumpkin picking, and lots of goodies. Mya had a great time and was very well behaved. She loved the swing they had and seemed to enjoy the wagon ride for the most part. We had a blast in the corn maze - it was harder than we thought. Matt scared me so bad that I almost peed my pants. Then we bought some cider and apples, but no pumpkins yet. A little too early for that. It was a great day and we ALL took long naps when we got home.

Aunt Maren and Mya


Daddy leading the pack

You destroy...you buy

Getting a little silly on the ride home

Enjoying a fire at the homestead

And in case you were wondering - NO BABY YET. Hank and Mollie are out of the race and Amanda is on the way out as well...c'mon woman!

Wine Country

This weekend Maren and Dave were planning on coming out for a visit because they had tickets to see Ryan Adams at Auditorium Theater. Turns out that Carey was also going to be in town from NYC! Maren and Carey had not seen each other in over a year and it was the first time that Dave got to see our house. Wine and food was in abundance and a good time was had by all. The night just went too fast. Maren and I have to plan a trip to Brooklyn soon because a year is too long to go without seeing Carey. Of course and evening together would not be complete without some antics...

Just call me Posh Spice

Pretend you love each other!

Maren let me show you my new trick...

Adult party games

Let me just grab this shopping cart so I can buy myself another bottle of wine. Mine is gone.

What in the hell is going on people??!

Love you girls!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Baby Pool!

Not the one you swim in.

My nephew is due to arrive tomorrow however there has been no word on a trip to the hospital just yet. For fun I decided to start a pool to see who can guess the correct date, weight, and length of baby Gavin. Winner gets to take Mya for a whole weekend!! Here are the guesses we have so far

Mollie - September 26th, 5:09am, 9lbs 6oz, 21.5inches

Amanda - September 28th, 9:15am, 8lbs 5oz, 22inches

Matt - October 1st, 1:34pm, 9lb 3oz, 21inches

Moe - September 27th, 7pm 8lbs, 3oz, 19inches

Hank - September 24th, 5pm, 8lbs 6oz, 19.5inches

Anyone else care to join in?!

Monday, September 22, 2008


My mom gave my sister and I a bag of clothes that she had saved from when we were babies. Somehow the only thing I ended up with was a little pink jacket. I put it on Mya today and it looked so cute! I love it. Here is Mya, retro chic

Getting ready for school

My little sprout

Mom, you cut my head off!

Get outta here paparazzi!

Monday, September 15, 2008

15 Months

Happy 15 months to Mya! Today we went for her 15 month well check. She is now 22.2 pounds and 31 3/4 inches. Not even a full pound gained since her 12 month visit, so still a peanut! We're still working on teeth. She currently has 3 and half teeth...with 8 on the way. They are just taking a really long time to come in. No new words yet, but her understanding of words/directions is just taking off. She'll do almost anything I ask her too (of course unless she's beings stubborn!) and it's amazing to watch her follow my commands. She is walking very fast now and doesn't need her arms for balance. She can also blow kisses now, which is too cute.

Her latest favorite activities are coloring and dancing. Anytime music comes on, even if it's just a commercial on TV, she will start shaking her booty. It is hysterical. Here is a little video. Yes, she is wearing only a diaper and a bib. What can I say, it was a lazy Sunday. Sorry for the video quality - I need some camera help.


At her appointment today the doctor saw lesions on the back of her throat, a sign of Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease. This is the second time that Mya's had it. It just keeps going around daycare. I didn't even know she had it though, so it can't be bothering her that much. She also got her 15 mo. vaccines, which include the MMR, aka the Autism shot. I am worried about that one. I know that there is research that there is no link between vaccines and Autism but I've heard people give talks about how it's not the actual vaccine but a suppressed immune system while the child is given the vaccine that can cause the problems. We all know Mya doesn't have the best immune system!! Of course I worried all day about whether I should have gotten that shot today..but the doctor seemed to think it would be ok.

Here is a link if you want to read more about vaccines...it's really interesting. http://www.generationrescue.org/vaccines.html

Here is a picture of Mya on her 15 month birthday.

We also woke up to a surprise from Hurricane Ike this morning. We had a wind storm last night and one of our trees came down in the backyard. We were very lucky that it fell the way it did because had it fallen forward, it would have gone right through Mya's bedroom window. That little girl's got an angel watching over her!

This one is hard to see but our neighbor's tree spilt in half from the wind

T'was quite an eventful day for us!

I also forgot to give props to my friends Carrie and Tim. They welcomed their baby girl, Ashleigh Patricia, on September 9, 2008. She is beautiful and I can't wait to see her! Congrats Sheehan family!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Horses, Horses, Horses, Horses...

Sleepless in Seattle anyone?? Just me, right..

So today we got to hang out with our friends Charity and Brad. They invited us to come to their barn and see the horses. Mya was a little afraid at first but then had a good time. They were really big horses so I think they scared her a bit. Matt's co-worker Amy and her husband Eric joined us as well. Everyone rode the horses but me! I am a weenie. The rain held off so we had a wonderful afternoon! We even made plans to all hang out Friday night with the kids. Charity has a daughter, Amber, and Amy has a son, Carter. Should be fun. On tap for tomorrow - football! We got a baby-sitter so it's date day! I can't wait!

Here are some pictures from today -

Hmm...not too sure about this

Charity and Amy riding Clover and Flash

I think I'll just hang out over here..

Whoa Horsie!

Amy riding Clover

I like to play the drums on dad's head

Brad and Shamrock

Happy trails to you!

And happy 7th birthday to my godson Brian!

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I got my laptop back! I realize just how addicted I am now I'm back online. Oh well, better this than drugs.

To catch up to speed this will be mostly pictures. School is back in session for me and Mya goes back to daycare full time starting tomorrow. Fall is here - it was cool today and football has been on since 12:30pm. I love it.

Labor Day weekend was a great end to summer. Matt had his annual Fantasy Football weekend - every year there is a golf tournament and football draft. That left Mya and I to visit and relax by the pool and go out on my sister's boat. It was great. Here are some pictures!

Riding to Buffalo is fun!

Baby butt crack

Who needs the pool when you can play with tupperware?!

Driving Uncle Corey's boat

Whoa, cut her off!

Grandpa, you don't need a dentist. I can do your cleaning!


Heading back to the dock

I love so you much McKenna! Don't be scared of me!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


I left my laptop in Buffalo this weekend. I feel like I lost a limb. I have some cute pictures from Labor Day weekend but I will have to delay that post for a bit until I can download my pictures.

Happy Back to School Teacher friends!!