Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010


I am a huge fan of little boys cloths! I love shopping for Liam and finding him cute preppy outfits like this. I just can’t get enough! Liam liked his outfit today too. We went out this afternoon to get a pumpkin to carve tomorrow night and it was COLD! I was shocked when I put his Ralph Lauren beanie style hat on his and he kept it on, he must have realized it was keeping him warm! I wish I could have snapped a picture of him with his coat and hat on but the phone was buried in my bottomless pit of a diaper bag.


Just our Wednesday evening.

Practicing his skeleton pose…with kissy lips.IMG_3578 

Obviously showing his feelings about having his picture taken with me. Thanks Liam!


You know I love doing this…it gets me every time! What a difference a year makes!

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Spaghetti! It KILLS me that my offspring isn’t into pasta…i have no idea how this happened since I eat it daily.


All clean and hanging out in his Elmo robe snuggling with his Tigger costume. IMG_3606 IMG_3608 

::Thank you all for your advice and comments on the “I hate milk and I want my bottle back” saga. I have been doing 2oz of milk and 4oz of formula to try and transition him. Sometimes it takes a bit of coaxing just to get him to drink that little bit but he is doing okay with it.::

Halloween Costume Party

Marshall, Sage, Leia, Allison, JJ, Liam, Case, and James showing off their Halloween costumes. 74158_1629466213010_1127245555_1770098_3926286_n

Oh my goodness it’s Elmo! I am pretty sure this made Liam’s day! IMG_3536

Mr. Liam as Tigger!


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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I won’t name names but..

….someone is hating is idea of weaning off the bottle and drinking milk!

This is how he showed his feelings during lunch.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Valley!

A few days before we were set to leave for home we decided that we would make a pit stop in Happy Valley (aka Penn State) for the day. Honestly, I cannot tell you how excited I was that we would be visiting the place we had lived for over three years. We left right before Liam’s morning nap and he slept almost the whole way.


The ride was beautiful!


We finally arrive just before noon and was greeted by Beaver Stadium!


Liam seeing his future school for the first time!


Oooh how many times I’ve walked this path.


Pumpkin pie Italian ice at Rita’s yummmm


The Hubs enjoying his brownie batter Italian ice.


Penn States future Heisman winner.


Playing with Daddy on Old Main lawn.


Posing with Mama.


Old Main


After a pretty cold and windy week we were happily surprised with amazing weather in State College. It was 71, sunny and PERFECT!



Liam at the Lion.



Mmmmm CC Peppers….it was beyond good.


Liam enjoying a french fry.


Of course we drove  by Wegmans…oh Wegmans how I miss you!


On our way home.


Bye bye mountains.


Watching Dinosaur Train before bed.


Our little day trip was the best way to end an already wonderful vacation!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Liam’s Elmo Party

This evening we had a small birthday party for Liam at Alex’s parents house. It was so good to celebrate his birthday with both sets of Grandparents, Great Grandma Vicki, Aunt Debbie, and Uncle Steve.



Surprisingly, Liam liked his party hat!


Liam loved his pizza. Can’t imagine where he gets that from…ahem Alex ..


We sang and had some cake. Liam tried whole milk for the first time and let’s just say he was not a fan. Hopefully that will change soon now that we will be ending formula soon.


Alex, Liam and I.


We opened a few presents and played, played, played!


(can we pause for a moment and notice the hair growth spurt we’ve seen)


…and ended the night with a much needed bath!


Happy 1st Birthday Liam!!!!!

Happy First Birthday Liam

Dear Liam,


       It has been one whole year since the first time we met. A simple year that would change two peoples lives forever. A year ago today I could not fathom the fact that I would be sitting here tonight writing you a letter about the ride we have been on these last 365 days. Liam, it has been the ride of a lifetime. It never ceases to amaze me to see just how much you have changed in this short year. You went from a helpless, 7 lb 7 oz little bundle of joy to a 24 pound ball of energy.

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We celebrated each holiday and anticipate so many more years of fun together.

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Once again this month I feel as though you have changed to much. You started talking so much more and are starting to say Mama and Dada with association, you have also been saying “Hi” and waving. You love to give high fives and clap. One day you started clapping and you have not stopped. You clap when the kids clap on Sesame Street, you clap when you eat lunch, you clap when you hear the first note of “If you happy and you know it”…i just can’t get enough of it!

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You started talking 3-4 steps at a time regularly when we were at home, even going as far as 7-10 steps on the rare occasion. Since we have been on vacation in Pennsylvania your walking has slowed since you have so much more to explore here and need the fastest way of transporting yourself. Although you have been walking on your knees a large majority of the time. You swing your arms from side to side to allow yourself to “walk” faster, it cracks us up.


You love, love, love trucks, trains, and cars. You push the around all day long! You also love to push buttons to turn toys, music on, or the channel on the TV. It has been amazing this month to watch just how quickly you learn. You study what I am doing so intensely and then simply do it yourself right after. I love watching you learn and figuring new things out.


You love to climb on top of toys and crawl under and through everything!


You had three birthday celebrations this month one with your (totally awesome) play group, one with your extended family, and one tonight with close family (and an Elmo cake!).

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Your favorite foods are goldfish, snap pea crisps, fruit strips, cereal bars, yogurt, animal crackers, freeze dried fruits, and french fries. You can’t get enough sweet tea, apple juice, or lemonade! You love taking bites of food, I claim it is because you worked so hard to get those seven teeth that you want to use them! You do so well drinking from your Tilty cup and just this morning Grandma taught you how to drink from a straw!


Liam, this has been the most fun and rewarding year of my life and it was all because of you. You have added so much joy to our lives, kept us on our toes, and provided countless hours of entertainment. We love you more than I could ever put into words. I am so excited for all of the fun we are bound to have this next year.

Love you always,



Look at how you’ve grown…