Saturday, September 27, 2008

Florida Pics

We had a great time in Florida. My mom got to see her sister and Sydney did great on the flights. Bad thing is she does not like the beach too much. I did get a few pics of her when she actually did play a little, but for the most part she wanted held. I hope next time she will do better. We found an octopus (small) and I took a picture of was actually hiding in one of the shells we got....I rescued him and put him back in the water....never saw one at the beach before. I love a vacation but it is always good to get home. I missed Tom and the boys, but this was mainly a vacation for my Mom so she could see the beach again and get to be with her sister. We keep trying to bribe the boys into going to the beach for Christmas and skip on presents....they are not all in agreement. I am not sure how hot it would be in Dec. but I would like to go to Sanibel Island ...we took the kids a year and a half ago and it was great. I cant believe a year ago we were on our way to Vietnam at this time ...Wow, how time flies. I miss Vietnam...I really enjoyed it and what a beautiful baby girl we have. We cannot imagine life without her. October 2nd is when we first held her. We have been so blessed with all of our children.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

where did summer go???

Summer is gone and boy does time fly. We have been so busy. We went back home to Pittsburgh in June and had a great visit with family and friends. We had lots of company this summer and I think the kids had a great time. Sydney got to meet cousins, and travel in a car for 7.5 hrs...she did much better than expected. The kids went back to school August 6th and are back to a routine again. Tommy is in the high school now (9th) Alex is in 6th and Anthony is in 4 th. They are doing very well and I am proud of them. Alex is taking saxophone in band and seems to like it. Tommy is on the Academic team again and Anthony wants to try out for the Academic team. Sydney is doing great...she is walking and running everywhere and NEVER stops. If she has nowhere to go she will walk in circles. This is why I never blog...either the kids are on the computer or Sydney is awake and not much gets done. My house cleaning now has to be done on weekends with help from the kids....they have been very helpful especially Tommy with housework....Anthony always volunteers to watch Sydney so he can get out of house work....but it helps. Sydney is around 19 lbs. now and is starting to say more and more words. she tells me "poo poo" when she has to go but not quite ready for the potty chair. We brought it out so she can get familiar with it but not going to rush that. Her appetite has decreased a little lately, I think it is because she is getting some teeth in including molars so she probably is a little uncomfortable right now. We are going to St pete beach ....Sydney and my mom...that is where Mom had lived until a few yrs ago... and we are taking a little vaca hurricanes cooperating hopefully. Should be aunt is going to meet us there and my sister from Pittsburgh is coming too. Well a small update but better than nothing.

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