Party of 4 - NY sports and beach loving family!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

We dressed up on Sunday for my cousin Katie's Homecoming Halloween Booffet. It was so good to see her. She looks awesome as always - she is so beautiful. She is doing very well in CA and Josh is too. They will be coming home for Xmas and I am thrilled about that. We miss them.

David and I were party animals this past weekend. Aside from Katie's party, David went to 2 birthday parties. Saturday was Christopher's Halloween party and Sunday was Ryan's karate party. Steve and I snuck in a 40th Birthday party Saturday evening for my friend Therese's husband John. We were busy, but we sure had fun!

David really liked Karate so I have decided to sign him up. He had a one on one session on Monday and has a class session this coming Monday. He looks so cute in his uniform. It is not cheap to attend, so I am asking for it for Xmas. He certainly does not need more toys!

Our kitchen furniture was delivered yesterday and I LOVE IT! David was so excited to eat at a table - how funny is that? I just want to get some cushions for the chairs.

Well, I hope you have a very Happy and Safe Halloween!


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Much needed vacation

We're back! My husband and I took a much needed trip to Cancun, Mexico Friday Oct. 12 to Tuesday Oct. 16. We stayed at the Riu Palace Las Americas - an all inclusive resort. The place was unbelievable. Absolutely gorgeous and VERY clean. The food and the restaurants were spectacular. We had fantastic weather and spent most of our time relaxing by the ocean. The pools were cool too - the kind that look like they keep going. They had a swim up bar and plenty of other bars. I drank quite a few margaritas, pina coladas and daquiri's. Steve stuck with Corona and lime. We met a really nice couple - Jenn and Chris - and spent a lot of our time with them. They live in New Foundland, Canada and have 3 adorable children. We exchanged email addresses and hope we can see them again. They were a lot of fun. Our last night there, we watched the Michael Jackson show and it was awesome. The impersonator was a dead on match. He could sing, dance and talk JUST like him. I had so much fun.

Our vacation was great and we can't wait to do it again, but we did miss our kids. I know they missed us too, which is nice to see.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

It's beautiful!

Our countertop is in and we love it. It is so pretty - pictures don't do it justice. It needs to be seen in person to appreciate how gorgeous it is! Steve spent the whole day hooking up the water and the garbage disposal. He hopes to have the disposal and the dishwasher working tonight.

Steve and I are off to Cancun tomorrow morning ;) We are SO looking forward to it. Part of me feels guilty leaving David behind because he keeps asking to join us. The rest of me knows I need a break. My parents have a whole bunch of cool things planned for the kids, so I know he'll enjoy his time without us.

Talk to you when we return - ADIOS!

Drawer pulls

Cabinet base molding

New valance #1

New storm door

New valance #2 & new clock



Specialty Cabinet

Faucet & sink

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The wait is almost over....

tomorrow between 9 am and 11 am, the countertop company will be installing our new Corian countertop!!!!! Do you think I am excited????????

Friday, October 05, 2007

No award this year either

This past weekend, Ava was up during the night. Then again Tuesday night. For hours! SCREAMING! All along I was attributing this to her top teeth. Well, I was WRONG. She has a severe right ear infection, asthma and possible croup. Yes, I said CROUP. According to our pediatrician, it's 'going around'. She is on anti-biotic for the ear infection and using the nebulizer machine for her cough. As of today, she is doing much better. She only woke up once Wed night, but Tylenol worked. Last night, she slept like a baby. Needless to say, I will not be getting that Mother of the Year award again this year. UGH :)

On a good mommy note, I did carve David a jack o' latern and he loves it.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

For a good cause

We've been working non-stop on the kitchen, so we deserved a weekend off.

Saturday morning, my Mom and I walked in the Memory Walk in Pt. Pleasant. It was a beautiful day and it felt great to be out exercising. I learned of the walk through my Creative Memories business, but I do it in memory of my Nana. She passed away on December 23, 2005 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. This year I raised $525 for research. I am very proud of that. Alzheimer's is a terrible disease for the people that suffer from it and for the people that watch their loved ones suffer from it. If you would like to donate, please click on the link above.

When I got home, we took the kids for some pizza because I was starving! Once we got home, I took the kids outside to enjoy the beautiful day. David had a great time running around and jumping in the leaves. Ava was in her glory watching David and trying to eat the leaves. Steve broke out the new blower I bought him and made our lawn leaf-free. The Rutgers game came on at 3:30 pm, so we went in side to watch them lose. They looked AWFUL! I was so annoyed with watching them lose, that I started cleaning. I could not take all the dust anymore so I windexed everything I could get my hands on. I went to bed feeling a bit of accomplishment.

Sunday was another gorgeous day - thank God - because Ava did not sleep well Saturday night and I was not happy. Her top 2 teeth are on their way down. She was up at 3:00 am and wanted to play. I did not. Anyhow, after the sun came up I went to the bagel store and picked up some coffee, hot chocolate, strawberry milk and 2 pork roll, egg and cheese sandwiches. Steve was having a melt down when I got home attempting to finish the Pergo floor so the coffee helped. I decided to do a tad more cleaning - toilets, sinks, floors - and then it was time for Football. I LOVE my football. My cousin John came over to watch the games with us which was a treat. I made some appetizers, Steve got some beers and we were all set. By the end of the day, I had a SPLITTING headache. Ava did not help matters by waking up an hour after I put her down for the night and screaming her head off. Lucky for me, I have a terrific husband that took care of her so I could go to sleep before my head exploded.

After work on Monday, I decided to clean some more and start to put the house back together. Steve put all the knobs on the cabinet doors and cooked dinner. The kids went to bed and stayed asleep and I got some much needed rest. Unfortunately, I did not get a Fantasy Football win. UGH!