Thursday, June 28, 2007

Going Green

This blog is taking a short Samantha hiatus (I promise, really short) to devote a day to going green. We have been working really hard to do our part to help preserve the world around us. We're going green. I try to do my part to turn off the water when brushing my teeth. My now I'm making a bit more of an effort by buying products made from recycled bottles and trying to purchase natural products.Although I'm not quite ready to buy a hybrid or stop using the washing machine (sort of impossible with a 1 yr old). I am trying to not use disposable products and do my part to make this world a better place. Anyone else with me? If you're interested, has a lot of health and beauty products that are all natural and organic.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Weekend Fun

We had a fun day yesterday with James Ryan, but we forgot out camera! Today we're going out with Mimi (Grandma). We have to go get ready. Here's a few cute pics of my girl. Hope everyone else is having a nice summer weekend.

Friday, June 22, 2007

I know my blog posts have been fairly nonexistent, in terms of actually posting. This has mostly been a picture blog. But I figure, you guys don't care what I have to say, you just want to see pictures of my beautiful daughter. When I first starting blogging I tried to come up with cute, funny little stories of new parenthood. But now those are hard to come by. Of course, Samantha does many funny things, but we're in such a routine that it's really nothing to write a blog entry about. I read a lot of other blogs lately and they do a good job of telling little funny stories. I think I have to try a little harder. So I'll get on that.

I'll leave you with this. Lately Samantha has been saying beer and pointing to Tims glass with a big smile on her face. But she says it kind of like (be-eer) it's kind of with a funny Long Island accent. I admit, I try to get my kid to say beer in front of other people just because it's so funny, even though it is morally questionable.

Oh, and a question for moms, if I have any readers left. Samantha has always been a great eater. Lately she hasn't been eating too well. But she's been spitting her food out when she doesn't want it. How do I stop this?? Help!?! It's driving me crazy. Just so you don't think I have a demon child who wpits things out I'll leave you with this adorable picture.

Oh, and we're going to see this little guy over here this weekend. How cute is he? I can't wait. / Go visit his blog and tell him we said hi.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

More Pictures

Here's some more pictures. One is Samantha trying on the flower girl dress that she will wear in Aunt Katie's wedding this September. The others are some Fathers DAy pics. One is Samantha with her Gpa (what she finally settled on calling GRandpa) and the other is her playing on the deck, dancing on Sunday.

Today we are busy cleaning, we have to go do some errands, which around here means a half hour each way. Then we're going to a friends house for a playdate. We have to get a move on. Have a good day.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Happy Belated Fathers Day!

Happy Fathers Day to everyone! Hope it was nice an relaxing. I think Tim had a decent one. He had to work till 3, but then he was home with Samantha. And he had Monday off. Here's some pics from a few weeks ago. Sam & Tim, and Samantha riding her bus and saying goodbye.

Sunday, June 17, 2007


I'm way behind on posts so I'll leave you with 2 pictures. The first is Samantha with her cousins, aren't they all so cute? There's sure to be problems when the 3 of them are teenagers and all going out together. We went there last weekend and had so much fun with them. Courtney and Ava are getting so big. We don't see them enough! Come visit us girls!

The second is of my daughter stuffing her face with pizza. I don't know anyone else who has a better apetite. This girl can seriously eat. If we're eating late and feed Sam early she will eat a full meal again later if she sees us eating later. Luckily she has fast metabolism and is so active, she's on the low end of weight for her age. Hopefully she'll either change her habits later or it won't change. And she LOVES pizza.

This past weekend we saw Emma Kate & Peyton and Sam's cousins Madison, Sara & family babysat her. Pics to come.. stay tuned.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Could she get any cuter?

Harley Davidson shirt, a tutu, and Mardi Gras beads. I think a girl this cute deserves some extra comments today, people... We've been low on the comments lately, come on. If you do we have lots more cute pics like this one.

Hey Mom, at least she didn't wear the rain boots with it.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


I know, it's been awhile. We've been busy, traveling and will be busy visiting friends for most weekends of the summer. But this time it was also that somehow I got signed out of my blogger account and could not get back in. I couldn't remember the username or password. Finally, it was figure out. I'm usually pretty good about the same password for most things. This also happened with my netflix account. I hate getting junk mail and I set up an email just for those types of things and I totally forgot about it. Pictures to come soon, I promise.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Driving Miss Sam

Here's Samantha driving in her cousins Jeep. She was too cute, but she couldn't reach the gas pedal, her cousin had to help her. She loved it though, it was one of the few times, she wasn't running all over the place. She was quite content riding around in the Jeep for awhile.

Saturday Recap

We had a very busy yesterday. I like to keep my weekends busy mostly. But today is a rainy day and I'm looking forward to just hanging out and playing inside. Cleaning up a little and finally putting up Samanthas curtains that just came a few days ago. Yesterday was fun. We went to swimming, which Samantha loved, as always. Then I got my hair cut, finally, it was the first time since the beginning of Feb. Then we went to my Grandfathers 70th birthday party. We had fun, Samantha basically had everyone wrapped around her finger, as always. She went in the pool, got to ride in a little car with her big cousins, played a lot, and went on her first trampoline. She loved the trampoline, she kept running around and falling and she just thought it was hysterical. We got home late last night, and got up early this morning (of course) so we're a little tired and in need of a lazy Sunday.

Here's Sam on her first trampoline. It was very safe, it had a net, she was the only one on, and there were about 20 people standing around it to make sure she was safe.

By the way, on a personal note, I'm having a little problem. The people I used to babysit for have hired a new babysitter, but they asked me to do an overnight this coming Wed. They have a new babysitter and the grandmother lives in the next town. So I said no. And I feel so guilty like I should have said yes. I should help them out. Blah blah blah. Anyone want to make me feel better? It shouldn't be my problem. I don't know why they ask me. I could go on and on about this but I won't. Oh well, if anyone wants to know more about the situtation feel free to ask, I guess I'm just going to go on feeling guilty. By the way this other babysitter is new for them but doesn't have her own baby, like I do who she'd have to bring along. And the grandmother is here too! (Oh wait, did I say I wouldn't go on??)

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Weekend Fun

Our new mattress came yesterday. It was coming from 4-8. I rushed home at 3:30, just in case. When did it come? 8:15. And guess what else? Our box spring did not fit up the stairs. So we have to get a new one, isn't that fun?

We have swimming today, I'm finally getting a haircut, doing errands and then off to a family party. I have to go decide what Samantha should wear. Note I don't care what I wear to parties anymore. I live vicariously through the compliments that Samantha gets.

By the way, Sam I'm sorry I'm posting this picture of you in the bathub on the INTERNET. Hopefully you will never see it, or not hate me for it when you're 15 and your first boyfriend finds it online. But it's cute. (Sorry Tim, did I say 15, I meant when she's 25)