Wednesday, February 23, 2011


So my sweet and ornery five-month-old boy was not too interested in getting his pictures taken this month.  In fact, his only interest was attempting to grab the big paper 5 that was taped to his belly and snack on it.

He simply was NOT going to crack a smile, no matter what we did!


Looking over at Grace…okay, she’s mildly entertaining, but still not smiling.


Mom!  Give me that camera!  I wanna chomp on it!


Ah, what do we have here?  A little construction paper, and some tape?


Mmm, don’t mind if I do!


Instead of letting him devour craft supplies, we thought maybe it was time to try some  solid food!  We started with oatmeal.  Here’s how it went:

“Are you sure about this, Mom? Alright, if you say so…”




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“Well now…wait just a minute…”


“This stuff is GREAT!!”


“Ahh, keep it comin’ Mama!”


My big boy loves his food!  And the cool thing is that they have done away with a lot of the old “rules” that applied to introducing solid foods.  The pediatrician says we can go ahead and try new fruits and veggies right away, without waiting a few days in between each one.  We make our own baby food, so this is going to be fun!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Liam Finds His Voice

At almost 5 months old, Liam is already showing us that he has a lot to say!  He loves his tongue and thinks it’s great to hear the sound of his own voice!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Busy, Busy

I know that many people think of this time of year as dull, but it always flies by for me…there’s so much going on!  It’s harder now with three kids to always remember to grab the camera, but I do try my best to document the daily fun we have.

Last week on a particularly chilly day, I taped a clear shower curtain to the kitchen floor and squeezed a bunch of finger paint all over it.  I gave the kids some foam brushes and let them go at it!  They had a blast.

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We also attended recently the Radioathon fundraiser for our favorite organization, the Ronald McDonald House.

Seamus heard that Southpaw would be there, so he had to dress the part!


We also got to hang out with the man himself, Ronald!


Seamus got a free ValleyCats hat and is training Liam to be a fan early!


Also on the agenda was a fun trip to Herkimer to the Weissers’ house!


Seamus and Ethan played “dirt bike racing” and literally ran circles around us!

019The fun day always ends with a photo shoot, and the kids were in a particularly silly mood…

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What a bunch of hams!


Always a fun time with our friends!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

New POLP Blog

I would like to welcome a new blogger to our POLP family! 

Leslie and her husband Eddie are parents to the adorable Emma and Lyla.  Lyla was born just one day before our Liam and she has achondroplasia.

Please stop over to their blog:

Good Things Come In Small Packages

And say hello to their beautiful girls!

Welcome, Leslie and family!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Skate Night

We had been eagerly anticipating out school’s annual Family Skate Night for weeks, knowing we would have a blast because it was so much fun last year!

The ice at our local community college is opened up for an hour and a half of private skate time for our school.  We had two hundred kids and parents in attendance!

I had a hard time snapping picture of the kids, because they were constantly on the move!  With the help of buckets, cones, and lots of older-grade friends, Seamus and Grace were cruising the ice in no time.


Grace is skating so well…she hung onto her cone for a while, but soon was off on her own!

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Seamus was seriously a maniac…he was flying around the rink so fast with these buckets, Devon had a hard time keeping up with him!  No matter, though, because Seamus finally turned around and said,”Dad, stop following me!”  Mr. Cool Guy wanted to impress everyone by skating without any help!

023 Then, as I was watching him through the window, he let go of his bucket and skated to the wall all by himself!  So proud of him!   025


No skates for me…I’m too chicken!  I played photographer and hung out with my sweet Blue Eyes…




Friday, February 4, 2011

Flashback Friday

I had to come back and share a picture of Seamus at 4 months! This picture was taken in November of 2005, just before we took Seamus to DuPont for the very first time. We were still learning so much about achondroplasia and felt overwhelmed, yet still so very blessed.

I'm so happy I have photos like these, that perfectly express those feelings of absolute bliss that come with being a mommy.

Also, as many of you moms know, it's unusual to be the one on the other side of the camera! I'm always the one taking the pictures, so I really treasure photos of myself with my children.

And what is it about baby cheeks? I could just munch on them all day long!