Tuesday, January 15, 2013


I recently was able to sample some UNREAL Candy with friends and their kids.  Better for you candy, yup it's real.  We sampled ones similar to M&Ms, Peanut M&Ms, Snickers, Peanut butter cups and another chocolate bar, they were great.  Tim liked them too, which says a lot because he is a junk food king.  Not promoting that everyone load up their kids with candy but if you do give treats, this is a better alternative then other stuff sold on shelves.  Check out more of their info here for more on each type and ingredients.  For now it is sold at Target, Michael's and CVS.
We gave it 5/5 yummy stars
Sample Swag

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I am lucky

I am lucky because...

  • I have one of the best moms in the world and a dad to go with it. My kids b-ma and papa Neil.
  • A loving husband and father who busts his butt so I am able to be home with our children
  • My extended family (both sides) is full of incredible people
  • My inlaws are awesome grandparents and take the kids whenever we ask and even when we don't and they want to have them over
  • I have an amazing support system whenever I need it (parents, husband, family, friends)
  • My kids are great sleepers and I never really experienced lack of sleep- Tim and I were equals from very beginning.  He would get up in the middle of nights 
My lucky reflection 2013 :-)

Friday, January 11, 2013

2012's Project 365 App

For 2012 I documented out daily life in pictures, mostly of kids, some of places we went, objects of the day, overall of us! It is a cool app and I suggest all people get it. I used it to organize my Project Life Binder (check Becky Higgins for more info).

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Our year of 2012

2012 was a very busy year for us.  Full of fun, vacations, parties and other events.  After looking through the family planner these occasions pop out:


  • Charlotte's Baptism
  • FDR National Park
  • Norwalk Aquarium


  • Children's Museums: Stepping Stones & Poughkeepsie
  • Overnight trip to Foxwoods with mommy friends


  • Muscoot Farm
  • Egg Hunts
  • Children Museum


  • Karen turned 27
  • Hiking to Wonderlake,
  • Children Museum


  • Jack turned 2
  • Tim and Karen Carnival Cruise for week


  • WeeZee Open House
  • Big Apple Circus in Queens
  • Jersey Family Annual Vacation
  • Carnival season-3 different ones


  • Karen away in Budapest
  • Pirates on the Hudson
  • BBQs
  • Rockland Boulders Baseball Game
  • FD Family Picnic with Tim's Firehouse


  • Lego Party
  • POK Children's Museum
  • Sherwood State Park CT Beach
  • Charlotte turned 1- Big party at our house
  • Muscoot Farm


  • Wedding in PA for Keith and Abby
  • Shriner's follow up for Jack
  • Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia 
  • Day Out with Thomas in Stratsburg, PA
  • Renegades Baseball Game
  • Apple Picking at Harvest Moon


  • Little Peoplepolza @ Bronx Botanical Gardens
  • Polish BBQ on Long Island 
  • Mystic Aquarium
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Halloween parades and functions (4+costumes)


  • Author Day at Children's Museum
  • Playdate with my old coworkers in NYC
  • Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC
  • Twin's Baptism in RI
  • Bronx Zoo


  • Disney on Ice at Barclay Center (won free tickets)
  • upstate for Christmas Tree Party
  • SJ's Baptism
  • Origami Owl vendor show
  • Karen on girls cruise
  • Christmas with the family
  • Visting Grandpa Neil'sfamily in Long Island
And we can't forget all the friend's birthday parties, weekly playdates, trips to the mall, sleep overs at the grandparents (both sets). Or the gym classes, swimming lessons and library time.  As you can see 2012 was pretty busy for us.  Hopefully 2013 is as much fun!!!  Happy New Year!