Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

This weekend we had a little surprise party for my dad's 60th birthday.   Unfortunately it was not much of a surprise since we had to prepare food and decorate while he was home!!  Due to the horrible weather, plans got turned a little upside down but it was still a great time.  Happy happy birthday dad!  60 IS the new 40!

 Papa Hunk with the girls

Adorable Aiden practicing for his birthday!

Mya sitting on "the porch" haha

Gavin talking to his friends for literally 15 mintutes

What's more fun than a balloon war?!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

Thanks to all our troops fighting for our freedom and for all who have lost their lives for us!  We had a great weekend relaxing at home and soaking up the sun.  Three straight days of weather in the upper 80's.  I am calling it the calm before the June Storm.   Hope you all had a great holiday weekend!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


On May 12th Mya had a little dance recital to end her 8 weeks of "Creative Dance and Tumbling" class at the Webster Recreation Center.  It was a cute little class, although nothing close to what I had expected!  Mya had a lot of fun and looked forward to going every week.  Her coordination improved and she loved being the teacher's helper.  I think the teacher was quite fond of Mya as well ;)   She did so great at the recital.  We were very proud and I even signed her up for the class Part II! 

My little Mary Katherine Gallagher!


Sorry the pics are out of order...still learning this new format!  I need a class.  Or wine...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Once you go Mac you never go back

I am posting from my new iMac! Wow, I have some serious studying to do. At the moment I cannot figure out how to change my text so this will have to do. I LOVE this computer! I can see why people are so passionate about their Macs. Not sure that I am joining the cult (yet) but I can see how that would happen!

Ok, here's a quick recap as I promised. Matt survived his 4th knee surgery. We were lucky to have Nana and Papa come to watch Mya so that I could go along. It was a pretty simple procedure but still a very long day. And luckily I had the camera because it snowed!! One of the latest snows on record for the season.

On our way to Strong Hospital, April 27, 2010

Huge snowflakes!!

Unfortunately I was unable to see Matt as he was waking up from his anestheia. I was so disappointed because I had been looking forward to videotaping it! All in good fun, but he is hysterical afterward! Can you tell we've been through this a lot?!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Breakin It

As in Spring Breakin...another week of vacation behind us. It was nice and relaxing, no big plans. We're saving the big trip for next year! I enjoyed having some days to myself to purge the junk that has accumulated in our house. Took full advantage of daycare services...and only felt a small twinge of guilt! We were very lucky to have people come and visit us here in Webster. On Tuesday Karen and Kath brought their kids and we hung out at the Strong Museum of Play. Jack was a little on the tired side so it was a short trip, but still good times! I love when people come to visit us! Mya had a great time with Jack and "Leese" and we hope to see them again soon!

Karen and Elise

Elise and Jack taking a ride on the train by themselves!

Mya still needed her mommy (who needs a serious tan!)

Mya and the Berensteins

Then we got a special visit from the Flatau Clan. They came up Tuesday night and we cooked up some great food and had some good laughs. After the kids went down Corey met up with some friends for drinks which left Mar and I to get some shopping done, without kids. Twas great I tell you. And what do you think we did on Wednesday? Yep Yep...back to the Museum! I had my fill by the end of the day but we still had tons of fun with Mya's cousins. We hope they come back real soon!

In all it was a wonderful and SHORT week off! Next up, back to work and Matt's 4th knee surgery!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring Awakening

We had a great weekend! Matt's parents came up to visit, after a long winter trip to Myrtle Beach. We hadn't seen them since Thanksgiving! Matt put his dad to work right away so the girls got to enjoy some walks and shopping. On Sunday we spent most of the day outside working around the house and in the yard. There was a lot of clean-up to do. It was still pretty chilly despite the bright sunshine. We need warmer weather soon!!

Mya helping Papa with the wheelbarrow

Mya's first ride on the lawnmower!

Helping plant the seeds for our vegetable garden

Mya, the girl who hates to get dirty, couldn't get enough of the "dirt"!

Mya's Nana and Papa

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!

A little picnic lunch - 86 degrees on April 3, 2010

Couldn't have asked for a better Easter weekend! Record temperatures and well behaved kids. It felt like a July afternoon! We got to spend the day with my family and all the kids and we had a great time. Saturday morning we hung out and soaked in some sun, then met my brother and sister at the Botanical Gardens. We we feasted on good Polish eats and lots of chocolate!

Mya and Aiden

Finally got to see the Easter bunny!

Grandma MoeMoe in her glory

A bikini in April!

Matt getting in on the fun

Thanks for all the great Easter treats! We are in detox now :) I didn't get any pictures of Mya finding her Easter basket this year. She hurt her leg and it was a crazy morning. She was spoiled though..as usual!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


So I almost forgot all the in's and out's of blogger. I will have to spruce this up soon. Of course there are just never enough hours in the day. I will work on a "catch up" post chronicling the last 7 months but if you know me then you know I am Queen Procrastinator (I still have x-mas gifts for unnamed sisters-in-law that live far away..yikes..)

Tonight Mya had a Daddy and Me night. I had to moderate a workshop (aka Party Meeting, as Mya calls it) so Matt was in charge of taking Mya to her dance class. I got the minute to minute updates via text message. Mya was her usual rockstar self and earned a trip to McDonald's. Way to go dad...big cup of Hi-C right before bed! Lesson learned there. I will try to get some pictures of her class next week. I keep forgetting the camera. Til then....

"why you so obsessed with me..."

Mom, is this Lady Gaga?!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Let's try this again...

So I gave up on blogging after having trouble posting pictures, then got addicted to facebook and just posted stuff on there. But facebook is getting a bit old and I am tired of being told that I will "get in trouble" for putting personal stuff on facebook. So I think I will just go back to blogging. Tomorrow that is. :)