Thursday, September 25, 2008

Beautiful Blessings

On Sunday, we clebrated Bryn's baptism. It was truly a beautiful day. As I have said before, Randy and I met while working at a camp in the Poconos. It is a place that holds special meaning to us because not only did we both grow up going to camp there, but we also worked there, met there, got engaged get the picture!

The lake there is extra special to us. I was the waterfront director there and spent many days and nights on the lake. Randy and I had many, many talks and walks around the lake and, ultimately, it is where he asked me to be his wife. So, we decided to have both of our kids baptized with water from the seems only fitting that the water that has blessed our lives in so many ways will now bless our children!

Thanks to everyone who made it such an incredible day for us. The hard work and planning that went into Bryn's special day did not go unnoticed - we are blessed to have such incredible family and friends.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: Too Cute for Words!

My beautiful girl is getting bigger by the minute!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

First Day of School!

We did it! We survived the first day of preschool! I am quite proud of myself...err, I mean Owen. We both did great! Really, though, I was way more anxiety-ridden about this than he was. I knew it was going to be hard, so I put on my best Mommy smile and we had a great morning. Daddy made pancakes and there was a lot of picture taking. As I was on the verge of tears, Owen, holding his adorable new backpack from Gammy, announced, "I excited, Mommy!"
So, we headed into the minivan - you know, the "I'll never drive I love it...I'm a total preschool mom" minivan - and headed over to preschool for the much anticipated drop off. Not only did I have to leave my baby for the morning, but I also had to BACK the big ol' van into a parking spot. stress level was high!
We met Owen's best buddy Brayden in the parking lot, and both boys were all smiles talking about the trains that they were going to play with - one of many reasons why these two are friends - they have a similar love for Thomas! A quick hug and kiss and tears, and Owen marched right into that preschool room without looking back. (Ok, so I was the only one with tears, but overall, I'd say I did pretty well!)
After treating myself to a much deserved Dunkin Donuts coffee, Bryn and I met Brayden's mom and little sister at the mall - a little retail therapy will cure anything. And before we knew it, it was time to pick up our little guys.
The verdict? Owen liked it...he really did! He loves his teacher and he said he had lots of fun playing with the trains. On the way home he told me, "I a big boy, Mommy!" Yes you are, Owen! Mommy is so proud!

My big boy all ready to go!
...but not without a big kiss for sister, first!

He was very proud of his name tag! (And very ready to end the picture taking and start the fun!)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Lovin' Her 'Lina Bean!

Bryn is just loving her super cute, super soft blankie from our friend, Caroline. Caoline has a business, 'Lina Bean, and her products are great and truly desinged with moms in mind.
Bryn's blankie is SO soft - I seriously wish she made these in my size. (What do you think, Caroline? Want to make ME a blankie?)
We have some of her burp cloths, and they are fantastic! Their bean shape stays put perfectly and cleans up spit up with no problems.
Check out her site - - she's even got a new Green line. This Mommy LOVES her stuff!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wordless Wednesday: A Welcome Addition!

So you may or may not know that just before Bryn arrived, we put an addition - a playroom - onto our townhouse. The timing of it all? Not ideal. The finished product? WONDERFUL! The only problem was that our patio had to be pulled up to build the playroom. So...we added it on the the never ending lists of things for Daddy to tackle. After planning, lots of late nights, and a few hammer accidents that were nearly ER visits (Randy hammered his own fingers...more than once...but who I am to talk? I certainly wasn't helping!)...THE PATIO IS DONE!! Thanks, Daddy! We love it!
Owen enjoying a "cool treat" on his chair from "Uncle" Mark
...and here it is, folks! The long awaited, Daddy-built patio!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Pretty Girl!

Look at my pretty girl! Here she is sporting her very first...and very stylish, I might add...headband! How cute is she?!