Wednesday, August 4, 2010

wordless wednesday




berry picking



we decided to go out to the north fork, a first for this summer. it was one of those not too hot days here in manhasset so we thought it would be fun to go berry picking (not to mention good for brandon to learn where food comes from). blueberries (my favorite!) and blackberries were in season. unfortunately, the berries were sprayed but i just cleaned them a little extra when we got home :) we got two baskets full which lasted a while. me and brandon ate the berries plain or in our morning cereal and andrew made a yummy berry pie!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

ode to the 3rd trimester

Hello daytime naps, swollen feet and fingers, back aches, shortness of breath, stretch marks, bathroom visits every hour, severe nesting

Goodbye toes, goodnight sleeps, moving at a normal speed

Cousin Julie's Visit

earlier this month we were lucky enough to host cousin julie. she had a wedding to attend in NY and made a week stay of it. brandon had so much fun with her, and i had so much fun sleeping till 9 every day!! (thanks jules :)) here are some pics of our adventures.....

the beginning of the week was raining so we got to bring julie to our favorite museum (LICM)

Julie and Brandon's first lobster!

Friday, July 23, 2010

27 weeks

hello third trimester, good bye feet (see you in 3months!!!!!)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

wordless wednesday


Happy 4th of July

this year andrew and i were both of for the entire weekend!! the three of us spent an afternoon at the beach, we went on friday afternoon so it wasnt too crowded :) then i had to work friday night (i know i said i was off the whole weekend but for some reason fri night was not counted) then sat we went to cousin stacey and rob's house for a bbq. it was tons of fun and nice to get out and talk with people our own age! next year though there will be a lot more babies there ;) the rest of the weekend was just spent relaxing with eachother...something we dont get to do very of
ten.....
soaking up the rays
lunch break
i think thats cheating!

preggo cousins (due 1 month apart!)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

a night in montauk

Montauk is one of my favorite places (the other being fire island, so hope i make it there next month!). it is located on the very tip of the south fork of long island and is one of the few places left on the island that is not overly populated. there is a small town with lots of shops and a few restaurants. the best part is of course the miles of (free) beaches. we stayed one night, just made the off season price of $105 a night (the upcoming weekend would have cost a whopping $257 a night for the same room!) there was a pool and we were right across the street from the beach. im so glad we decided to go, it was so relaxing and we got to spend some invaluable family time together :)



the view from our room
brandon relaxing on our deck

Monday, June 28, 2010

cloth diapering a toddler

i am still cloth diapering brandon, though i probably should be potty training him (he does pee pee before tubby every night :)) but he is getting too big for a lot of the one size diapers we use. i think he is an average size 2 1/2 year old. he still fits into 2T, sometimes 3T. anyway it didint occur to me that one day he may grow out of the one size diapers i have been stocking up on over time. our stash mostly consisits of bum genius. they are relatively inexpensive and have great inserts adn a suedecloth liner, which i find easier to remove poop from (though we have been using bummis liners with much success!). however, when on sale i like to try other brands. right now the bg's are laying on brandons hips and he tends to complain that they are uncomfortable. however our happy heineys, fuzzi bunz and knicker nappies still fit him comfortably. though all three have microfleece liners, they have been holding up well against brandons deadly poops! they remain stain free, although they do pill, brandon doesnt seem to mind.

although i have never used one size happy heineys, fuzzi bunz or knicker nappies cloth diapers when brandon was smaller (we started off with snap-ez and fuzzi buns (sized) hand me downs) they have worked well for us as long as i can remember!


conveniently my cloth diapering go-to source is having a fluff friday give away on happy hieneys....check it out for your chance to win!
just click on the button on the side of my blog to get there.....

brandon on his 2nd birthday in his almost too small green mountain one-size diaper

Happy Fathers Day

Luckily andrew had off this year for fathers day and was able to celebrate. i worked the night before so he got to spend the whole day with brandon. when i woke up brandon and i gave him our presents....a blender (cause daddy like to make his protein shakes) and a small silicone set of ice cube trays (one that was small enough to fit in our always overflowing freezer!)









after presents we went to eat dinner with my dad, annie and bryan at smokin al's.....i almost forgot how good that place is!! yummy :)

mommy...piggys driving the car is funny!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

i tried...

....to post easter pictures but blogger is not cooperating with uploading photos. since i have soo many pics (we took welll over 150 pictures throughout the week!) to post, im going to have to try another time......

but for now i will leave you with a belly pic :)

15w4d






im the worst

sorry for the broken promise....i will try harder to post more :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

When Brandon gets a hold of the camera....






....you never know what you will see!

Friday, April 2, 2010

just shy

of my second trimester!!!

i am starting to feel like myself again but if i push too hard i am exhausted. kind of what happened this week with a gruesome work schedule and a floor full of very sick children!

looking foward to the holidays....didnt get any pics from passover but will post passover/easter soon....hope everyone has (or is having!) a good holiday!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Brandon being Brandon

Daddy: Brandon, you dont look too good, do you feel ok?
Brandon: yes
Daddy: Are you sure you dont feel poopie?
Brandon: i dont feel poopie, i feel pee-pee.

gotta love him :)

Friday, March 26, 2010

many apologies

for disappearing like we did! So much was going on late last year that i just needed to take a break. but we're still here! and ready to start blogging full force again :)




in case you have been wondering whats going on.....just a few things have been missed ;)

1. andrew and i are officially mr & mrs (or more appropriately dr & mrs)
2. i went back to school for my masters
3. brandon has grown wonders and has really matured into a little boy who loves to express himself
4. i now work part-time! 2 days a week!!
5. we are expected a second baby in october!!!




I think those are the major things.....doesnt seem like soo much was going on since ive been gone, now does it?!





Promise to write soon.....

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wordless Wendesday



L'Shana Tova

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andrew carving the turkey. (i swear the picture was straight...oh well maybe i will fix it :))

cousin stacey keeping brandon entertained

Brandon playing with his cousins



busted, lol

Our new favorite port....

...Port Washington. its only 5 minutes away and is a beautiful town filled with miles and miles of stores and of course a huge port! here are some pics of the under 12 fishing competition and us just hanging out!