Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Like the Big Boys

Emory admires Cam in every way, shape & form. Case & point...


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Wearing a helmet to bat, just like Cami


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Being a "hockey guy" in Cami's sweatshirt

Harlan's 1st Tooth!

Harlan got his 1st tooth while Mommy was away at Girl's Weekend! I put a spoon in his mouth to feed him his dinner on Monday & there it was! I don't think you can really see it in the picture, but ah well, it is on the bottom left :)

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Phillies Camp

This week Cam is LOVING his belated birthday/Christmas gift from this past year. He has been attending Phillies Baseball Academy. Today they took a field trip to Citizen's Ball Park. He got to see sooo much including the batting cages, locker rooms, the field (up close & personal) & much more! I asked if it was worth it & he said "Oh...it is MORE THAN worth it!" We love hearing all of his stories about camp when he gets home!

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Choppy Chop

I tried to post the play-by-play of what happened when our little bug got very sick a few weeks ago, but it never posted. Long story short, Mr. Harlan was at 3 hospitals in 12 hours & was finally positively diagnosed with Intussusception. Thankfully the other treatment he needed was an iv, but after 36 hours of an emotional rollercoaster, we were so grateful that our little man was home healthy. He had his first trip to the ER & his 1st ambulance ride.


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Naptime with Momma in his cribby


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"Get me outta here!"


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Reading books to pass the time


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Our sick baby :(


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Snugglin with Dada


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Very very very sick at Phoenixville Hospital

Pictures for the People!

Momma just figured out how to link her phone pics with our blog! Here's some cuties!


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Happy Father's Day, Daddy!


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Happy Father's Day, Papa!


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Emmy's cool new hat from Texas!


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Harlan's cool new hat from Texas!


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Little brothers :)


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Cutie pie!


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We <3 snacktime
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"Dude! Share your donut!"


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One day Emmy, I think he's gonna get ya back!


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Harlan's 1st Charity Walk for CFF


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Ah....sweet dreams, Baby Boy!


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Our very strong boy!


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Happy Mother's Day, Mommy...the best pic we've got!


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MJ & Emmy at the goat races


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Pimpin


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The Easter Bunny


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Chuck E. Cheese


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Handsome man


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Happy St. Patty's!


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My boys


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We looove smoothies!


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Happy Valentine's Day!

Sesame Place

Last week Gamma & Papa took us to Sesame Place! We loved it, especially the big huge tube water slide!


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Beach Time!


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Uncle Sean & Grandpa Fleischman were nice enough to invite us down to the beach house for a few nights & we couldn't pass up a few nights at the shore! We arrived at Reed's Beach on Wednesday night & got settled in & relaxed. Grandma made a delicious of linguine with clam sauce, salad & bread. On Friday we bummed around & slowly got Harlan used to Uncle Sean. Harlan is a sensitive little soul & he was just stunned by Uncle Sean's amazingly good looks & he couldn't contain himself :) Cam had fun taking a trip to the Wildwood Boardwalk with Uncle Sean & Donna. He enjoyed some Mack's pizza & Mountain Dew & played some games. He even won a cool Wolverine stuffed figure & a sword. Aunt Kirsten, Chris & Baby Shi also came down to spend the day. Shi & Harlan had fun having a "Who is sicker" competition of coughing & sneezing, while Grandpa, Sean, Aunt Kirsten & Chris had fun fishing. Shi & Harlan enjoyed spending some qt playing with each other & Grandma. Later in the afternoon Mommy, Donna & Emory took a nice walk. Emory loved playing in the sand & rolling around in it. When we got back Daddy had arrived! Soon thereafter Uncle Sean & Chris both caught stingrays. Mommy, Em & Cam had fun watching them try to reel them in b/c they got stuck. Aunt Julie & Uncle Sean to the rescue!!!! They both jumped in to try to release the stingrays & in the meanwhile, Julie realized her phone was in her pocket, Sean lost the pliers in the water & Aunt Kirsten wiped out on the deck. It all looked like a scene out of a comedy sketch! We then had a delicious dinner of steak, chicken, pasta & soft shelled crabs. Yum! After dinner Aunt Julie, Cam & Emory had a jam session on the deck. It was HILARIOUS & was well documented. Hopefully I can get my hands on the video to share with you all! The sunset was beautiful that night & everyone took a moment to stop to enjoy it. On Friday morning Mommy, Daddy, Cam, Emory & Harlan got up early & headed to the Wildwood Boardwalk. We had fun walking around together & checking out the sights. We were there too early to play games, but we had a nice time. Mommy headed home after the boardwalk to go out for girl's night at home. Daddy stuck around at the beach house & had a nice afternoon & evening with the boys. They played & spent some qt time with everyone. Cam & Daddy even went to a late night movie showing with Uncle Sean & Donna. Thanks to Uncle Sean, Donna, Grandma & Grandpa for a fun few days at the beach!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

It is Days Like Today

...that I don't question for 1 second why I gave up fancy Coach purses, new clothes weekly & the quest for our dream house sooner than later. I had an amazing, yet exhausting day & loved every second of it. The day started sooner than expected with a wake-up call from Emory shortly after my 7 am alarm clock. The big guy usually sleeps until at least 7:30 am, but he woke up chipper as can be at 5 after 7. We snuggled for a few & he enjoyed an episode of Fresh Beat Band, while I got dressed & threw a load of wash in. Harlan Barlan was soon to follow with his happy little chatter in the monitor. We enjoyed breakfast with our buddy, Noah & headed out to take Cameron to school. No fallen bloody noses today, like we had yesterday. We rocked out to some NKOTB on the way to school, then made a stop to Target. Yes, me & 2 babies & 1 toddler in search of a Mom-kini. Surprisingly enough, while Emory acted like a monkey swinging on the cart, climbing on the bench in the changing room & harassing his baby brother, I found a suit. We headed to the YMCA & about 45 minutes later, the 4 of us were lubed up & ready to swim! We actually all had a little something to eat before the pool opened. Emory had a blast splashing in the kiddie pool & running to & from the splash pad. The kid is a fish!!!! Harlan & Noah both enjoyed some time in the water too, exploring this new found huge tubby & spraying sprinklers! We stopped every once in awhile for some crackers, fruit snacks & juice...just to slow life down a bit! We played catch with Gaia & Lorelei & got sun kissed cheeks in the meanwhile. Once everyone started to crash, we dried off & headed home. Once there, everyone was out like a light & snoozed & snoozed, while Momma Bear baked cakes to make cake pops for the weekend. Our afternoon was full of more water fun in the baby pool in the back yard. Em enjoyed a homemade "pop-icle" in his pool & chatted with Momma. I literally could have stopped time as I watched him lick his pop, while the sun reflected off of his sweat-kissed forehead & the pool water reflected onto his chair. Ah...these are the moments that I wish could stand still forever. A sprinkler request was fulfilled & he giggled & ran all over. Again...I could live in that moment forever :) Harlan finally graced us with his presence after an almost 4 hour nap. Sun sucks the life out of that little dude. He sucked down a bottle & Daddy & Cam soon arrived. Momma headed out for some much needed exercise & arrived home during a torrential downpour with our much needed pizza dinner. We all sat down together, the 5 of us & enjoyed dinner together...not fancy, but necessary. Harlan crashed for the night soon thereafter & let Momma rock him as he fell asleep on her shoulder for a few minutes & then let me rock him on my lap so that I could watch him sleep. He is the sweetest, snuggliest little monster. I remember craving those snuggles & never getting them from Em. Emory followed me around to play baseball while I cleaned up a little. The kid just doesn't stop & I love it. A little teeth brushing & all the kiddo's were snuggled into bed. I feel like I haven't stopped for 1 minute today, but I lived each second of each minute of each hour of today. I love being a Momma...their Momma. This is why I was put here. I love you baby boys!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Happy 9 Months, Bugga!

Oh my, only 3 more months until my little Bug turns 1! It is not even possible... He is growing & changing so quickly. This has been a very exciting month! My baby boy is getting so big! Here is what you are up to:
- Clapping! Oh, so cute when you does it!
- Making your scrunchy, snorty nose face. I think it means you're full? None the less, it is adorable
- Getting annoyed with Emory & showing it! You get po'd when Emory takes something that you are having fun with. I.e. Your binky as you peacefully snoozes in your car seat.
- Sitting pretty! You are so good at it now, with the exception of when your big brother purposefully pushes you down. Call me crazy, but I think a year from now roles will be swapped. Watch it, Em, I think your little bro will quickly be your younger, but bigger bro :)
- You adore your big brothers. They love to make you laugh & you are fascinated by them.
- You had your 1st trip to the ER, trip in an ambulance & overnight stay in the hospital.
- You are getting so blonde & have had 4 haircuts.
- You still have beautiful blue eyes, that everyone compliments you on.
- You love playing in the pool. You love sitting in your booster in the baby pool, or playing in the big pool with Momma.
- You have a "thing" with the feel of certain things. You absolutely hate the feel of this squishy ball that Emory has. You cry if it touches you & that says alot b/c you hardly ever cry.
- You sleep from 7:30/8 pm - 8/8:30 am & Momma LOVES LOVES LOVES that!
- You say "Dada." Momma is proud, but waiting.... I am not impressed when you incessantly yell "Dada" in my face every morning as I patiently show you how to say "Momma" all day long
- You figured out how to scoot backwards on your belly on the hardwood floor
- You sometimes sleep with your sweet little hiney in the air. Oh how I love it!
- You still have no teeth
- You wear size 2 diaps & size 9 month clothing. You are getting BIG BIG BIG!
- You love to eat! You have 4 bottles/day & eat 3 meals. You love everything that touches your lips, except avocado. We still try to give you puffs, but you don't seem to like them. No real table food yet.
- You are getting better with your sippy cup
- You can stand up & hold on to the sofa for a few minutes
- You are the best baby ever. You are sweet & happy & patient & silly & I love every moment of every day with you. I love your smiles & your fat cheekies! My favorite thing to do with you is hug you & kiss your fat cheeks. I love your snuggles, especially when you lay your head on my chest or shoulder. Happy 9 months, sweet baby. We love you so much.

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