Monday, September 24, 2012

Catching Up

It's been a whirlwind of activity around here lately. With school in full swing, the days are busy, as are the nights, and of course the weekends! There's been a lot going on and I've been slacking with uploading pics, so there's a lot to catch up on.

We celebrated Matthew's birthday with a party in the backyard a few weeks ago.
All his best buds were there.
And he certainly scored in the gifts department!
His favorite - a Cuddleuppet from Auntie Dana.
On non-school days, me and the boys hang out together at our house.
And of course at grandma's house too.
With the weather changing to pleasant fall-like, we've been able to get out of the house more which is nice. Nightly walks around the school yard are becoming the norm.
We've hit up a few local events lately too - including the Field Home Harvest Fair this past weekend where Matthew enjoyed a nice pony ride.
There was fall-craft fun...
...some nice photo ops...
...and Matthew's favorite, bouncy houses and slides!
We've also made our first fall trip to Muscoot Farm this past weekend.
We had to stock up on Matthew's favorite pickles from the farmer's market.
I'm hoping the weather continues it's fall trend (in NY, you never know!). I like being able to end our days like this.
Happy Monday (if there is such a thing!)!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Happy 4th Birthday Matthew!!

Happy birthday to the cutest, sweetest, funniest, most fun-loving and caring, best big brother and one of the most awesome sons anyone could ever ask for in the whole wide world.

Monday, September 10, 2012

First Day

My 1st Day of Pre-K
My name is: Matthew
I am: almost 4 years old (next week!)
When I grow up I want to be: a teacher
My teacher's names are: Kyle and Kathy
My favorite toys are: my superheroes
My favorite thing to do is: play outside
My favorite food is: pizza pie!
I like to: color, paint, play on the iPad, play with my action figures, go to Target, draw with sidewalk chalk, read, go to tag sales, help daddy fix stuff, play with my brother, go to grandma's house,watch Batman DVDs, eat at Chili's, go shopping with mommy, play with my water tables, blow bubbles

Friday, September 7, 2012

Bedtime Story

We've read How Do I Love You to Matthew every night since he was born. When Noah was born, we added him to the nightly mix. Matthew has gotten to the point where he pretty much has the book memorized, and lately he has wanted to read the book to us (or along with us) every night. This isn't his best performance - but I thought the combo of his little 3-year-old lisp reading the book and Noah randomly saying "CHEESE" was just too cute not to post.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Fall 2012 Pro Pics

We went to Picture People this year to have the boys pro pics done.I had a gift card that my sister-in-law gave me back when Matthew was born that I hadn't used, so I figured now was a good a time as ever!

I was so not impressed with Picture People. Their choice of backgrounds: white, black, green/blue dots (very 80s) or a black and white damask pattern (very girlie). Plus, they would only let us change outfits once. And at the end, they tried to sell me a $700 picture package (SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS!). I walked out with an $18 picture bundle of one pose (I had a coupon) and a high-res disc all all my images (only 17 in total) that cost me $120. Insane. Our local Sears Portrait Studio is way better priced and they have so much to choose from in the way of backgrounds (I wanted these pictures to say "fall" - I don't think they do). So, lesson learned. Back to Sears next year!

Noah was an epic fail at this photo shoot. You can't tell from the photos because for about a total of 12 seconds he was willing to pose, so we were able to get some smiling shots. The rest of the time he was screaming, running away and just being a cranky mess. Matthew on the other hand listened well, tried his best to follow the photographers instructions and really seemed to enjoy himself. If I was to take a guess now - Matthew is my future model, Noah is my football player. 

When Noah got really bad I had Matt jump in for a few shots.

This car was a great prop - but trying to get them to not move it and to actually look in the camera while in it was tough.

And with that, we start our fall. School starts next week and Matthew's 4th birthday party is a week after that. Now all I need is some nice chilly weather (and for Noah to take a 4 hour nap today).