Friday, June 25, 2010

Hair Bands

Tomorrow we head out for a week at the beach. Everything (well everything that I haven't forgotten:-) is packed and ready to go. PJ has been busy downloading tunes and creating playlists for our listening pleasure. I am currently listening to 80's Hair Band Ballads-- and could not be happier. I LOVE 80's Hair Bands- Patrick-not so much. I guess he really loves me, because now he has 70 plus songs on his Rhapsody player hat he'll never listen to.

Thanks Babe!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


We have reached the point (the point that all parents dread at some time or another)- the seemingly endless question of "WHY?"
"WHY is it storming Mommy?"
I answer with a short explaination about the clouds filling with too much water etc.
"But WHY do the clouds fill with water?"
again a short explaination form me.
after several back and forth questions and answers I finally have to say-
"WHY do you think it's raining Gilbert?"
I want to give him the answers, but at some point enough is enough.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Triathlon 2010- Completed

Only a week late in posting. I completed my 2nd Triathlon and while I improved upon my time from 4 years ago, I was hoping for a better finish. This time around I just felt better and I had hoped that my time would refelect this. I improved in my transitions the most and the run by 2+ minutes. I could not have dome it with out my greatest supporters Little Man and his Dad

We were on site by 6am so G and PJ went for bagels while I got my stuff into the transition area. As you can see Gilbert was sure to get his carbs in before the big race!!The actual order is SWIM, BIKE, RUN the photos are a bit out of order, but you get the idea.


After a very early morning round of golf, I sat back to watch the US Open. Eyes shut quickly and I was rewarded with a nice afternoon nap. Notice the remote!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Now it was really hot in the afternoon, so we went to Pulaski Park and partook in its splash park. The water was quite refreshing (code for freakin' cold!), but G didn't seem to mind.

He is continually becoming more comfortable in the water. From the weekends in the pool at our gym to the weekly splash park outing with school, he is simpatico with H2O!

Saturday, June 19, 2010


A warm day, we headed outside early. First stop, the local farmer's market. Still early in the season, the number of booths were slim, but we still found some good food. It was just nice to be out and support our local farmers!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Father's Day...Weekend

What a great weekend! I spent time with family, was able to check out for a few hours, and all with fantastic weather.

The weekend kicked off with, well, a party! Not for me, of course, but what is becoming the weekend ritual of attending a party for one of Gilbert's classmates.

Back at our favorite hangout, Pump It Up, it was just G and me. What a blast!

This was a first to have a night party and after awhile, Gilbert was clearly done and ready for dinner and cake. He just walked over to the bench on the wall and sat quietly waiting for the play time to end and the food to begin!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Barber Shop

I take Gilbert to the same shop for his haircut. He is smitten for all the ladies that own and work at the barber shop. Lexi cuts his hair and he LOVES her!

Of course, all the ladies love him too and this time around Lexi messed with his hair. Not a fan of the fauxhawk, but he didn't seem to mind!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Kristen's Big Race

Kristen is racing in a triathlon this weekend! She did her first a few years ago and on Sunday she returns into the fray. I'm extremely proud of her for getting back on the proverbial horse!

Good luck Kristen!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Cute?- Yes, but are they Practical?

Gilbert LOVES his rain boots and would prefer to wear them everyday to school. Today was no exception and because it was raining cats and dogs I let him wear them.
Here comes my question:
At what age will he be able to walk/run in them without falling?
We barely got out of the condo before he fell and then wanted to be carried the rest of the way to the car. So there I was lugging G, my bag for work , an umbrella, and my coffee. Then halfway through the garage the boots fell off his feet- it was at this point that I had to laugh and give G a big ol' kiss

I am sure we were quite a sight!

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Moment in Time

This is a photo of me and my dearest friend Mindi from the summer of 1978. Over the Memorial Day holiday we snapped this photo of our boys on a similar stoop at Mindi's home in Indiana. I hope that our boys will forge a lasting friendship with one another just like Mindi and I did so many years ago.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Guest Blogger Alert

PJ is swamped with work lately so I thought I'd take a stab at this blogging thing, of course just as I have started typing Little Man is up from his nap EARLY- and not happy about it.

To Be Continued...
Note: not a photo of Gs current mood.