Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Entertainer

It seems as though the stage fright I spoke of last year is now a thing of the distant past.

We attended my sister Chelsea's (Aunt Chachi) birthday party this past weekend, and had no idea we'd be getting a live show along with dinner!

This child of mine did not sit down the entire night. Grace at least took a snack break!

His signature performance these days is "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black-Eyed Peas. Hearing him shout "mazel tov!" and "shut it down!" is downright hilarious. He even created this crazy heiney-shaking dance move. The kid loves an audience!

Happy Birthday Chachi! Thanks for the fun party!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Friday Funny

Introducing...The "Crazy Pants Dance."'s Friday!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Presidential Visit

Today is a pretty exciting day in the Capital Region...President Obama is coming for a visit!

The really cool thing is that he is not coming to visit Albany - New York state's capital. Instead, he is heading a few minutes north to Troy (where WE live!) and coming to the Hudson Valley Community College campus (which is practically in my parents' backyard!)

Alas, I will not even catch a glimpse of the motorcade, because I am at work 30 minutes away :-(

Seamus looooooves Obama...

It would have been such a cool experience to take him to the campus and see the excitement surrounding the President's arrival.

Maybe we'll get our chance another day!

This is the article from CNN that mentions the visit: King: Busy week for the president

Happy Monday everyone!

Monday, September 14, 2009

First Day of School!

Last Friday was Seamus' first day of school...yippee!

I was so excited, even though he'd been telling us for days that there was no way in heck he was going back to Pre-K.

I kept telling him, "Yeah, that's nice...YOU'RE GOING." And then he'd cry.

I'm a super mom.

On the morning of the first day, he cried so hard that the snot was literally dripping down his face. 47 tissues later, he did stop bawling for two seconds so I could snap this picture. I thought that was awful nice of him.
And then he cried some more.

The tears finally stopped when we arrived at Dunkin' Donuts, and he got to pick out a donut...with chocolate frosting and sprinkles! (Check out last year's school post...isn't it funny how similar the donut pictures are??)

One chocolate donut and suddenly all was right with the world!
There he goes to stand with his class!
My little man...I was so proud of him.
He had a wonderful first day! Here he is with the Spiderman umbrella he had been promised by Nanny (and also a Princess one...he had to make sure Gigi got one too!)
Growing up so fast...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sleeping Beauty

Oh, how I love to see how this girl sleeps. She manages to work herself into the funniest positions. Just a small collection of some of the ways we've found her zonked out!

6 months

8 months

1 1/2 years

2 years

2 1/2 years

2 1/2 years

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dwindling Days of Summer

September is here, and summer is quickly drawing to a close.  It always flies by and we have tons of fun, but I am secretly cheering inside that fall is just around the corner!

Oh yes, I am one of those...a summer-hater.  "Hate" is perhaps a strong word, but I really, really dislike hot weather.  Sweating grosses me out.  I can't stand bugs.  And sunburn.  Sweating as soon as you step out of the shower.  Mosquitoes, ewww.  Hot cars and searing asphalt.  And sweating...have I mentioned that?

I long for the cool, crisp mornings, visits to the apple orchard, the scent of burning leaves, and watching the steam rise off my coffee when the kids play outside (without sweating OR mosquitoes!) 

But we did have a fantastic summer, and we've been busy finishing up all the things we wanted to do before school starts again.

One last ice cream cone at Moxie's until next season...
One last hurrah at Hoffman's Playland...                                                                                             
A rousing round of mini-golf (This is Grace's "It actually went in!" face)...                                    
And of course, no summer would be complete without a day at the fair (Seamus' remark here was, "Wow, that cow has a big heiny!")
So it's been a fun-filled summer.  Seamus is continuing to recover so well from his tonsillectomy.  We are shocked!  He's doing wonderful.  Pre-K starts again for him on the 11th, and I can't wait!  it's great to hear the stories of what goes on at school and see all the adorable projects he brings home.
I hope everyone is enjoying the end of summer and gearing up for a fantastic fall!