This is the story of our crazy little family.We do not claim to have it all worked out perfectly. We do not claim to be experts. What we do know is that everyday is a new adventure. Everyday there will be some tears, some laughter, some anger, some misunderstandings, some joy, some sorrow and a whole lot of happiness and love! That is how we know we are doing some things right!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Trip To Colorado and More Snow

Over the past weekend the girls in the family went out to Colorado for cousin Kristin's baby shower. Sara and I left poor Daddy home by himself...but trust me he did not just sit around and twiddle his thumbs...him and Uncle Ray went to Atlantic City on Sunday and spent the night. The girls thoroughly enjoyed their time in Colorado. We were able to see Aunt Barb, Uncle Dick, Rich, Brenda, the kids, Jamie, Kristin and Patrick. It was a very nice time. Here are some pictures to commemorate the occasion.

Well It's Been A While....

Well there has been a lot going on since I last blogged and I finally got around to writing it all down. Let's see...Sara had her first Valentine's Day. It was not that exciting for her because both of her parents had to work on that day and she spent the entire afternoon with Grampy. However we did doll her up in her Valentine's Day shirt from Grandma with her Valentine's Day bib from Grammy. Her favorite little moment of the day was when she got her Valentine's Day bear...she absolutely loves the softness of the bear and she likes to cuddle with it all the time. Sara seems to amaze us everyday. She starts grabbing things and hugging them or putting them in her mouth to gnaw at them more and more. She is learning so much so quickly! So overall her first Valentine's Day was a calm day for her like every other day. She did have a Valentine though in her was very cute!!

Sara has now reached her four month marked and surpassed it. We went to her four month check-up visit. She now weighs 14.8 lbs and is alittle less than 24 in. long. Her head also got bigger...which as her Daddy says means she is just learning so much and is getting so smart so quickly! (let's hope cause otherwise she inherited her mother's genes of having a huge head) She got two more shots while she was there and also got her last dose of an oral vaccinne. She seemed to have taken the shots a lot better this time around. When we went to the doctor we pointed out that Sara seemed to have developed this really bad dry skin around her mouth...she said it could possibly be because she is teething and drooling all the time and then her binky being in her mouth rubbing against her skin plus we had just gone to Colorado so the dry skin could've developed from being in the really cold weather.
On another note Sara and I had the scare of our lives the other day. With all this cold, winter weather we have been having in Jersey there has been more snow than we can remember. Well the other night we were driving home from Outback after having dinner with Dave. Sara was in the car with me and some jerk driving in the other lane going in the opposite direction hit the car in front of him and in turn they both swerved into my lane and hit me from both sides. It is safe to say that my cute little beetle is no more. We are now dealing with all the insurance chaos but hopefully we will get it worked out and we can get a new car...even though Dave said I probably have to choose a 4 door car these days. I am sad I lost my car but I am happier that Sara and I were both ok after gettting checked out.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow, snow and more snow at the Jersey Shore!

Well this winter has proved to be a cold one thus far!! This is our second bout with snow and it isn't just an inch or two, its been accumulating anywhere from 6 inches up to 18 inches! The first snow storm we took Sara out in to see how she would react. She absolutely loved it! Recently when she goes in the bath she opens here mouth to try and catch the water that is being poured over her head or on the front of her no doubt that she as soon as she got outside and realized that the stuff falling from the sky was cold and wet, the mouth openned up and catching snowflakes was all she was concerned about! She went out in the snow again today with the new blizzard that is hitting Jersey. She loved it just as much as the first time.

Other updates: Dave openned up the highchair for Sara because next week we will start Sara on rice cereal and we wanted to see how she would react to the highchair. She has alittle ways to go considering she can not sit up by herself but she seems to love sitting in it when I roll up blankets on either side of her to keep her upright. We hope that the rice cereal goes down without an issue and that we can move onto fruits and vegetables soon!! She is getting so big being able to start introducing different foods for her...very exciting!

Other than that we are just enjoying watching Sara grow up and exploring more things. It is so funny when she realizes that she can do things for herself...for instance in her exersaucer she realized that she can push the buttons and the music and lights will go off and that she doesn't need Mom or Dad to push it for her. It is really cute!!