Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bye Bye Blog???

I have had so much to post but for the last two weeks everytime I try to upload pictures I get error messages. I will continue to try but it's very frustrating!! Any tips for me?

I've tried multiple computers too...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fun on the 4th!


Happy 4th of July 2009!

Grandma and the kids!




Very cute profile shot :)


Finally enjoying the swings



Mya and her Papa



Mya and her Nanna



McKenna the daredevil


Mya and her best friend Gavin (or Gabby as she calls him!)



Gavin Firecracker



The girls and their grandparents




Mya avoiding the sand on the beach




Waiting for some fireworks!





Can't wait for next year!

New Do



I finally took Mya to get a fresh haircut for the summer. Her scraggly mop needed an update!



Bye-Bye long hair!


Before...


Waiting her turn






"Bee"-having very well!


Cute new bob!



Looking good!





















Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Birthday Buzz

Our little nug turned TWO on June 14th! We had a little family party at the house to celebrate her big day. I had so many pictures that I put them in a little slide show. She loved opening all her presents and hasn't stopped asking for CAKE since that day! Thank you to all the Nana's and Papa's, aunties and uncles...it was a great day and we are so thankful that you all came to celebrate with us!

Mya has grown leaps and bounds...it's almost impossible to update on her progress! Here are a few bullets (thanks for that idea Kristen ;)

- She is 27lbs, 33 inches - 50th percentile for both

- Her vocabulary is great, although she can be hard to understand sometimes. She'll repeat almost any word you ask her

- She can repeat the alphabet and numbers 1-10 (and can say some in order)

- She can name and recognize the colors red,pink, green, blue, purple, white, black, and yellow

- She knows 10-15 signs, some of which I didn't even know about until I got an update from daycare!

- Her visual memory is unbelievable. She knows what exit we have to get off at to get home, she knows who the other kids parents are at daycare, and if she sees something while we are shopping she will tell me who owns that toy or those shoes...it's so funny.

- She loves to read and we have to read at least 5 books every night before bed. The mouse book (Cinderella), the doggy book (101 Dalmations), the Elmo book, the potty book (Once Upon a Potty), and several others.

- she can recognize and point out all her nana's, papa's, aunts, uncles, and cousins. McKenna and Gavin are "Kenna and Gabon"

- she nows wants to put on her own shoes and buckle herself into her carseat. Makes for along morning!

- she HATES being "duhrty". Completely unacceptable!

- she still will not eat many fruits, no vegetables, and no meats. I asked her what she wanted for dinner yesterday and she said "Cheese. Cheese and cookies" LOL!

- She is all girl. Loves her babies, purses, putting my make-up on, dancing, and kissing the boys!! She is a kissing bandit.


That is just a small sample -I could go on forever! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MYA BEE - we love you so much!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Cousins weekend!

Happy summer vacation to me! I am free to do whatever I want until September 1st. This includes finally getting some of my pictures up here for all my fans (hahaha). June was a very busy month which included a visit from my sister and many birthdays!

Mary Beth, McKenna, and Gavin came to stay with us in mid-June to help us celebrate Mya's birthday. We had a blast and the kids were great. It was so much fun. Chaotic, but fun!


YEAH!!!! Auntie Jo Jo's house!!



The girls were great at entertaining themselves. In fact, they were so good we didn't even notice that McKenna made her way into the middle of the street! Luckily we don't have a lot of traffic.
Here Mya, let me take you for a ride


Helping pull weeds - nothing like putting them to work!


I was such a good boy - just smiled all weekend!



On Saturday morning we took the kids to have their picture taken together. It went pretty well. It's not very easy to get three kids to look at a camera at the same time AND smile, but it was fun trying. Afterward we took then to McDonald's for lunch (ahh! you feed your kids that?! pppbblllllllllttttttt!)


Mya's first trip to McDonald's - so excited!


Oh Gavin stop, you kill me!


Waiting patiently - VERY well behaved!


We got in lots of walks with the kids - the weather was perfect all weeknd. The hard part was keeping them in the strollers!
McKenna and Gavin


McKenna helping Matt give Mya a bath. She does NOT like to be "duhrty"!


Thanks for the good eats Uncle Matt! And thanks for celebrating your birthday with all of us!


Romper Room!


Gavin enjoying a shower while McKenna helps!



THANK YOU Auntie Cha Cha for coming to stay with us. We can't wait to do this every year!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Alright so we've been on a bit of a hiatus. What can I say, it's hectic around here! Mya is on the go from the minute she wakes up until we put her to bed, then I crash. This is normal right?

We got to spend the weekend with the Joseph's in Olean with a little side trip to Chatauqua Lake to see the Hinch's and the Hensberger's. Mya got to meet Emma for the first time. They were born a week apart. She is so cute - a little peanut with a big personality! We had a really fun time. We;ll be heading back to Olean in just under two weeks for Maren's baby showers. I am planning one of them and hope it goes well.

I will most more Mya updates in the near future - when she turns TWO! We taught her to say her name and her age. "What is your name? 'MYA'. How old are you? 'TWO'. She was doing great, but now if you ask her what her name is she says 'MYA TWO'. She is working on saying Joseph but it sounds more like Jesus. 'MYA JESUS'! LOL.

Here are some pics from the long weekend!



















Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter eggs

I thought I would get Mya into the tradition of coloring Easter eggs. She was interested for a bit then just wanted to eat all the paint! But we had fun and look forward to doing it again next year.

HAPPY EASTER!









Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sick...and tired!

The bee has been under the weather for a while - probably the flu but we'll be making a trip to the doctor tomorrow to be sure. She's been sick for four days now - even with all the clean-up from her sickness I feel like I've had so much free time! She hasn't move in four days so I've been able to clean and work on some projects. It's like a vacation. We just hope she gets better soon!






Matt and Mya having a slumber party!


Here are some pictures from the past weeks. I am looking for a new camera so if you have any suggestions let me know!

Blowing bubbles at Grandma's


Rummaging through the closets