Saturday, January 29, 2011

Palm Springs Trip

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Snow Day!

On Wednesday, it snowed 6-8 inches so we had our first snow day on Thursday! As long-time readers, you may recall that I'm a *huge* fan of the white stuff! So fun and pretty! Of course, my kid is a big fan, too. He kept going to the window and yelling, "Mommy, look at all the SNOW! Say WOW! Loudly!" (He loves it when I say "wow" and literally asks me to say it several times a day)! :) Anyway... we bundled Adam up (I had 2 pairs of snow boots this year - after only having rain boots last winter and driving all over the city in a desperate attempt to find some last year before our huge blizzard) and headed out. Adam was excited to have his very own "real" miniature shovel (the saleslady at De.pot pointed it out to him) and he couldn't wait to shovel with Daddy:

Afterwards, he made his very first snowman. His only real requirements were that the snowman had a carrot & raisins... and a HAT. Well, we had the carrots & raisins but no hat. So Adam insisted that the snowman wear the ALA.BAMA baseball cap that Daddy was wearing. The cap covered almost the entire snowman (see below) but Adam didn't care... since the snowman's head was warm, I'm assuming. ;)

The only downfall to the snowstorm is that we lost electricity for 33 VERY.LONG.HOURS. Actually, during the day wasn't too bad... we played in the snow and saw "Tang.led" at the movies (Adam's 2nd time seeing it - he saw it with Uncle Steven & Aunt Elizabeth in Palm Springs - and kept saying "I already saw that one!" afterwards). However, the 2nd night was ridiculously cold - the thermostat was registering 56 degrees when the power finally came back on! I will never take electricity for granted again!

The best part of the snow day was having additional time during the week with my Little Love:

(not the most flattering pic - hey, we didn't have any power!).

Speaking of time... I will begin working FULL-TIME this week! This is great news as I love my job - and the extra income is nice - but it does mean less time with Adam which I'm definitely sad about (and feeling guilty, too). However, I really didn't have a choice but to accept the offer if I wanted to stay in my current postion (and I definitely do). I'm really hoping it will all work out!

such a big boy!

- muscles

- checking his growth

- reading

- writing

-birthday - i'm 4 and in a very very very long time, i'll be 100

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Birthday, Bobbe!

Dear Bobbe,

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating!

Can't wait to see you next month!

Love You,


P.S. Here's a picture of us celebrating your birthday 2 years ago:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday -- LOVE (in photos)

Adam has always been a very sweet & affectionate child (when he's not wild & crazy, that is) who happens to give the best hugs, kisses & "nosies". He's really into snuggling these days, too, as in "Mommy, let's snuggle"! It's precious. Here are some photos taken from the last month of Adam spreading his love around...

Giving Uncle Joey a "back hug" in Palm Springs

Nosies for Uncle Stevenie (his new name for him)!

Lots of love - in the form of tickling! - between Adam & Uncles Joey & Steven.

Adam always gives Grandma BIG HUGS and lots of nosies. She especially loves his "real kisses" now! It's so funny b/c if you ask him for a kiss he'll stop what he's doing and kiss whatever body part is closer... usually your arm. :)

Snuggling with Mommy

Reading/snuggling with Daddy. As you can see, reading books is HUGE around here! Adam loves to take out all of his books (or as many as we'll allow) and choose his favorites each night.

Hugs for Marty

Adam has A LOT of love to give... especially to his Mommy! He loves giving me multiple kisses a day and says "I love you so much, Mommy"! whenever I leave. When you ask him "how much" he opens up his arms really wide - too cute! If only he knew how much I loved him...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy (belated) New Year!

Happy (belated) New Year to all my wonderful blog-o-sphere friends! =)

We are back from Palm Springs, CA where we had a wonderful vacation. It was so great having my whole family back together (minus my Dad, of course... but hopefully he is up "somewhere" smiling down at all of us together). Anyway... it was truly great spending time together. Adam was a bit of a nut... due to the 3-hour time change, overstimulation, fatigue, etc. so that was a little stressful. I need to do a better job planning his daily schedule (nap, meals, bedtime, etc.) before we make the trip again in June for Joey's wedding. Anyway... he's certainly happy to be back at home. We are, too, but I do miss being with my brothers. Sigh.

I have made books for each calendar year of Adam's blog (I'll be publishing the 3rd book - 2010 - soon!) so I think I'll back-date the CA posts so they'll be a part of the 2010 book. Long story short, if you would like see photos from our CA trip, check back in a few days and they will be listed in the Dec. 2010 archive.

For now, I'll leave you with a few (terrible quality - from my phone) photos of Adam's new favorite activity - "marble hockey"! He made this "game" up himself after being inspired by the air hockey game at E. Cheese's! He uses his train table as the board, his toy hammers for hockey sticks, legos for the goals, marbles for the pucks, and clay containers for the marble holders. Super imaginative and cute... and LOUD. Oy. He absolutely LOVES playing, though... by himself and with us. You may notice the little scar under Adam's nose - not sure how he got that but hoping it will go away soon!

Wishing everyone a happy & healthy New Year! =)