Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Tim and I  at wedding 10.16

Jack Pumpkin Picking 10.24

Somewhere near Albany.  

Thursday, October 21, 2010

4 Years!

We have now been married in the Catholic Church for 4 years.  How did we celebrate?  Tim was home all day with Jack watching him and cleaning the house,  I worked.  I came home to a happy baby in his car walker laughing.  So I started to do laundry and clean with Tim.  We sat down at 8pm to watch The Middle and Modern Family.  I gave him a card and gift and he gave me mine.  A NOOK!  Now I can download books and bring them with me.  Much smaller than lugging a large hardcover around.  I have to say he beat me in presents this occasion, this year.  I gave him cash.  Why? His birthday was 2 weeks ago, I bought him a tree stand for hunting and well just out of ideas, he always just buys what he wants and is the hardest ever to surprise.  I think though I beat him on birthday gifts this year with the tree stand.  Then he went downstairs to get his hunting stuff ready for the morning and I did work stuff, played with Jack and did dishes.  Jack went to bed and so did I.  Nothing overly exciting for us, must mean we are joining the "old married couple stage".   I just can't believe we reached it this quick.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

5 Months!

My baby is 5 months today and has grown so much!

He has:

  • weighs 15 lbs 11oz
  • heights 26 
  • mastered rolling over front to back AND back to front
  • scoots on his butt across the carpet
  • sitting on his elbows up for a while at a time (was a struggle for a while)
  • downs 4 solid 8 oz bottles a day plus some food
  • sits up with support
  • holds his giraffe (Sophie) to chew on
  • responds to his name being called
  • laughs when tickled
  • holds onto your clothing
  • chatters up a storm and yells at you 
  • fish kisses you (open mouth to your cheek)
  • wears 6 month clothing now
  • has now traveled to 7 states

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Catskill Pictures

Glenbrook Farm

Jack, Ryan and Patrick


Rope Course at Hunter Mountain (Kim top center)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fire Safety, Teeth, & 5th Columbus Weekend at Glenbook RECAP

Fire Safety- 
Friday- I left home at 7am for work, typical but what wasn't were the visitors!  Tim and Jack came for fire safety week!  My class read about fireman, counted dog spots and found hot/cold items all last week and then met a real fireman!  Little did he know, I made it an assembly and he talked in front of the whole school!  The kids really were interested in his uniform, each having a chance to try out jacket, helmet or gloves.  They were adorable and I was very impressed by Tim's public speaking skills.  Jack too was a hit!
After school we went straight upstate for our 5th Columbus Weekend. 

Columbus Weekend- 
Saturday-  We went to the Adventure Tower at Hunter Mountain and did a 60ft tall ropes course.  7 attempted and 4 completed (Kim, Brad, Caitlin and me).  We walked around October Fest and went back for dinner, drinks and just hanging out with the family.  

Sunday- Tim and I with his cousin Chris went over to our friend Amy's house and went into the woods to shoot clay targets.  I shot the shotgun 2 times.  Chris was 4 for 4 when he shot and Tim and Amy's Husband Jay were better at it of course.  The quad ride up in the woods was my favorite.  We returned for dinner and stayed at the resort the rest of the night with family.  

Monday- We ate breakfast and lunch up there and then packed to leave for home.   Immediately unpacked and repacked for our next adventure/trip to Philly.  We leave Tuesday night.   I went shopping with my mom to Babies R Us and Target before comping home to relax and catch up around the house while Tim watched Iron Man 2.

Jack is currently teething and his bottom 2 teeth are starting to bump up, the rugged feeling is there and he has had 2 doses of Orajel, 1 each night.   I feel so bad for the little guy, he is so fussy and drooling all over.  I went out and got him a new Sophie since his last went missing.  As per Murphy's Law we will probably be finding it soon.  I got my first tooth at 3 months so his should be coming.  I heard that if adults were to "cut teeth" the pain is enough to put an adult in a mental hospital so I can only imagine what Jack is feeling.    I cannot believe he will be 5 months on Thursday, time is sure flying.  I will be adding pictures later this week when I do have a moment to upload them onto the computer.  

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Amazed for the wrong reasons...

So my classroom was broken into and destroyed to say the least.  The people who did this left no stone unturned.  My microwave was shattered. Motive?  Unknown.  How could someone do that to my students?  They are simple kids who accept anything they are given because well they don't know much better.    I am also pissed because well my staff and I just finished cleaning and organizing my classroom ONLY to have this happen.   My room was not the only place for attack but it was the only classroom.