Monday, July 27, 2009

Mind of a Four Year Old

I have been working on Aubrie's Disney scrap book from our trip last fall. A bit late, but better late than never. Anyways, Aubrie is very concerned about Ariel. She has just now realized that the ocean is not by the rock that Ariel sits on in her Grotto.

"Mommy, who throws Ariel back in the ocean? Do the other princesses carry her there?"

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Aubrie's Garden

Way back this past winter, Lowes put out seeds and small greenhouse kits. Aubrie really wanted to grow a garden, so we let her pick out a few packs of seed and started in out kitchen. The seeds grew and in May we transplanted the seedlings to a corner of our backyard.

They are now taking over. We thought that we might get a small pumpkin or two and maybe a squash and some sunflowers. Everything is bigger than Aubrie is! The plants have outgrown the space we made for them and have taken over the whole corner and are spreading into the yard.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

We spent the long weekend in Rochester with my parents. Saturday we went to a Rochester Ravens soccer game, Sunday was the Museum and Science Center and Monday was the Seneca Park Zoo. Aubrie loved every minute of it...right up until we left Daddy in Rochester to head back to Albany. Daryl had a conference in Rochester on Tuesday and Wednesday so he stayed behind. Aubrie is currently in an 'I only like Daddy' phase and she was quite upset with mean mommy who left daddy behind.

Aubrie and Papa at the museum.
The white tiger on loan to the zoo.
at the polar bear habitat.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


We have been having a hell of a time with the kids allergies. We spend Saturday at the Strong Children's Hospital in Rochester after Aubrie had an allergic reaction to something in the car. We were traveling to Buffalo for a baby shower and Aubrie woke up from a nap with her right eye swollen shut and the right side of her face puffed up like a balloon. We are not sure what caused the reaction, but a strong dose of Benadryl seemed to help. We head back to the doctor Thrusday for a follow-up.

Tyler seems to be doing better now than when he was getting milk products, but he is not 100% yet either. Apparently babies who have milk protein allergies (which he has) tend to develop an aversion to soy also. We will now be trying Nutramagin which is made specifically for kids with casein allergies. The first feeding did not go so well, but there is hope. Our next option is prescription formula...I do not what to have to go there because it can get rather pricey.

Other than the allergies, Tyler is doing well. He is not in the 3rd percentile for wight at 17 lbs and 33rd for length. He has 4 teeth, all cut in the last week or so and we are working on crawling...mainly backwards.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Weekend Update

It has been a few weeks since we posted...a few random updates:

Tyler has cut his first four teeth in the span of about 5 days and he not very happy about it, but he loves his Cars graham crackers.

Aubrie's preschool class had a Mother's Day Tea Party and Concert.
Aubrie and Daddy planted her garden in the back yard...Aubrie chose melon, beans, squash, carrots, corn, peppers, pumpkins and sunflowers to plant.

We also went to the Tulip Festival again this year. Tyler was more interested in the grass than the tulips.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A boy and his dog...

Barron has quickly learned that the best place to sit at snack time is under Tyler's seat. Tyler loves to feed his poofs to the dog.

and other assorted pictures:
Tyler and Connor

Aubrie and Corinne, her best buddy from preschool, decorating cookies
and blowing bubbles in the backyard
Fun in the has been close to 90 here the last 5 days! YUCK!
Continued bathroom projects. We took out the bump out from the hall closet that went into the bathroom. This makes the closet a bit smaller, but the bathroom a lot bigger.
We also removed the old, broken, wasp infested shutters and put up new shutters and painted the front door red--good Feng Shui.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring Break

This past week was Spring Break in the Capital District. No preschool, no gymnastics, no swimming lessons, no big girl lacrosse for was a very long week! Fortunately the weather was very nice, so we did get to head out to Five Rivers Environmental Center for a picnic and hike with some of Aubrie's preschool friends.

Aubrie and Evan.Looking for turtles.
We put Tyler's swing up in the backyard, which he loves :)
We also continued work on the bathroom renovation.
Before--ugly tiles on the walls and floor and in the shower, awful vanity and counter top, one sink is hard to tell in the picture but yes, the bathtub is dark pink.

Our new vanity with double sinks. We are still waiting for our faucets to arrive...stupid UPS delivered them to the wrong address and they got sent back to California.Our new bathtub has BUBBLES!