Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas

Christmas Pictures take 2...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Early Christmas Presents

We took Aubrie and Tyler to see Disney on Ice tonight as an early Christmas present. Aubrie was sure that cousin Kate would be there since it was Disney. After she got over the disappointment of not seeing her best buddy Kate, Aubrie had a great time. After all, it was an excuse to wear her Snow White dress out in public again!
She loved seeing all of the Princesses with their men.
Even Tyler enjoyed the show, or rather the flashing lights and fireworks.
Yummy snow cone in a princess mug!On another note, Daryl and I received an early Christmas present from my parents today...
It is now hooked up to the Dish, but we have plans to mount it on the wall over our fireplace and we have to upgrade to HD programing. I am not sure what we are going to do with the outdated entertainment center that we currently have.


Tyler's first meeting with Santa.

Overall it went pretty screaming. Aubrie is an old pro at visiting Santa now. This year she would like Santa to bring her a penguin. (good luck with that)

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Christmas Pictures

Round one of the Christmas pictures...not a happy experience. Tyler was miserable and Aubrie had no interest in listening or smiling. We got a few in their pj's but none in their Christmas clothes.

Friday, December 05, 2008

MAC Champions

Buffalo 42
#12 Ball State 24

Go Bulls!!! UB finally turns things around and we are not in Buffalo to enjoy it.

MAC Champtionship Game Tonight


Tuesday, December 02, 2008

One of those weeks...

AHHHH, It has definitely been one of those weeks thus far, and it is only Tuesday! Aubrie's gymnastics class was canceled yesterday because they blew a transformer. Of course she was already dressed and we were halfway there when we got the call. This led to a meltdown about wanting to go to gymnastics class.

Last night while tucking Aubrie into bed, Daryl jokingly told Aubrie that he hoped that the lights worked at preschool today...not very funny. The lights work, but the heat does not, so there is no preschool today. Unfortunately, we did not learn about this until we got there...another meltdown.

I had planned on going to the gym while Aubrie was at preschool. I finally got Tyler into a spot at the children's center there-they only take 4 infants at one time, and it is nearly impossible to get one of those spots in the morning. So I told Aubrie we would go to the play room at the gym instead of preschool. Unfortunately, mommy was telling lies, the playroom was completely booked for older kids because preschool was canceled. So now nobody gets to go to the gym and I have two crying children.

I am just waiting for dance class to be canceled tomorrow to cap off the week.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Buffalo Bulls

Can you say Bowl Game? It may not seem like much to most college football fans, but to those of us who have supported the Bulls through the trasition to 1A this is huge!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Bunches of Random Stuff

Lot's of random stuff to post about since we got back from Disney. Fall is definately the best time to go if you are thinking about planning a trip...not too hot, but warmer that November in New York, hardly any lines, no crowds!

Tyler is ready to cheer on the Buffalo Bulls tonight against Bowling Green. A win tonight would clinch the MAC East Title and a berth in a Bowl Game!!! At least one team in Buffalo is doing well.

Aubrie at dance class

The latest home renovation project. We installed laminate flooring in our more stinky, ugly green carpet.



Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Happy Halloween from Walt Dinsey World

Just a few pictures from WDW...full album to follow!

Aubrie and Cinderella's Coach

Aubrie and Tinkerbell
The whole family-just to someday prove to Tyler that he really did go to Disney.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Happy Halloween

A little bit early, but since we are leaving for Disney early next week, we won't be home to post on Halloween.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


We have FIRE!
Aubrie likes to tell us that she is cold, but if we turn on the fireplace, she will be warm.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

First Post Tyler Project

Now that Tyler is 2 months old (where did the last 2 months go?) it is time to get back to work on the house. He might as well learn early what life is like in the Zbrzezny household.

This past weekend we started installing a new gas fireplace in our family room. Our house currently has oil heat and last winter we had a few problems with our heating system breaking (usually in the middle of the night). We eventually want to switch our whole house over to natural gas, but in the mean time we at least have a secondary heat source if the furnace craps out again or we run out of oil in the middle of the night.

Aubrie went on her first field trip with preschool this past Tuesday. She had lots of fun at the pumpkin farm. She went on a hay ride, got to pick a pumpkin, went down a hay slide and played in a hay maze.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Congratulations to Jaclyn and John on their marriage this past Saturday. Everything was beautiful.
Aubrie loved getting to be a flower girl again!

Monday, September 29, 2008


As long as Aubrie has been alive, we have had two cats and a dog. Within the last year or so, Aubrie decided that Cinnamon was her cat, Barron was Mommy's dog and Bruce was Daddy's cat.

Anyways, Cinnamon does not deal well with change and has been having a very difficult time adjusting to our new house and the new baby would only have added more stress to a cat that was already having "behavioral" issues (vet diagnosis for his refusal to use his litter box). My parents decided to give Cinnamon a chance to live at their house as a last resort before he went back to the SPCA. We did not tell Aubrie that her cat was going to live with Grammy and Papa and she has not seemed to notice that she has not seen her cat in over a month.

This past weekend we went to my parent's house for the first time since Cinnamon moved. We figured that Aubrie would recognize her cat and get very upset, but when she saw Cinnamon she proclaimed: "That kitty is the same color as my Cinnamon, Grammy and Papa got a new kitty just like my kitty. What's his name?" To which my mother responded "Tiger." So my parents now have a 'new' cat named Tiger who looks just like Cinnamon and Aubrie still does not realize that her cat no longer lives with us.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Random Stuff

Go Bills!
The Bills are 3-0. It has been a long while since the Bills were in first place with a promising future. Unfortunately we live in Giants country and the Bills games are not usually on TV. We did find a Bills bar though, so Aubrie and Tyler had their first bar experience. Tyler slept the whole time, but received many compliments from the other Bills fans on his attire. Aubrie was interested for a little while, but then moved on to work on the puzzle that we brought along.
Aubrie and Tyler in their Bills attire.
Aubrie's new obsession is working on puzzles. She has a few 24 piece puzzles that are for 3-5 year olds, which she can put together in about 2 minutes. We got her a 50 piece puzzle that was supposed to be difficult for her, but she has mastered that as well. Right now she is working on the 150 piece puzzle for 6-8 year olds. This one is taking a bit longer.
Last weekend we went apple picking at a local orchard, which Aubrie loved...Tyler was slightly less interested.
Finally, a video from Aubrie's dance class.

Can't wait until Tyler does more than just lay around :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

1 Month Old

Tomorrow Tyler will be one month old...I don't know where the last 4 weeks have gone-it certainly was not spent sleeping.

We had his one month pictures taken today:

Go Bulls Go

The UB Bulls are now 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the MAC. Most college football fans would not consider this a major accomplishment, but for those of us who sat through winless or 1-win seasons in the snow of Buffalo, this is huge. This is the first time since 1969 that the Bulls are above .500 beyond week one.
Tyler enjoying his first UB game via DISH...we had to watch this weeks game over the internet.

Video From of the final play of todays game: UB 30-Temple 28.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Holiday Weekend

We had a very relaxing family major house projects were worked on. Lots of pictures:

The weekend started early and on a good note Thursday night as we listened to the UB Bulls dominate the University of Texas El Paso 42-17. It figures that the first year that we cannot go to Bulls games, they are going to be good.

Saturday we went to Grafton Lake State Park for a picnic and a swim at the beach. Unfortunately, while it was about 85 degrees in the city, once we got up into the mountains, it was only about 70. This did not seem to bother Aubrie at all, but Daryl and I were not going swimming.

Sunday was spent pretty much being lazy. Daryl and Aubrie went to the town pool to get in one last dip before it closed for the season.
Monday we went to the Saratoga Race Track to see the last races of the summer meet. Apparently going to the races is the thing to do in the summer if you live in the greater Albany area. While at the races, Aubrie got her first pony ride.

She also celebrated her horse winning the 6th race. We won $7.10 on a $1 bet. We will have to make sure we don't spend it all in one place...maybe save it for our trip to Orlando :) Too bad we did not bet $10 instead.

Tyler also got his first bath on Monday...quite the traumatic experience.
All in all a very good weekend. I start my new coaching job tomorrow, looking forward to that. I am sure I will post more about that later.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Art Project

Aubrie made a stepping stone for her garden. The idea was to include her and Tyler's hand prints, but as Ty was uncooperative in putting his hand in the mold, we now have Aubrie's hand and Tyler's foot.
Aubrie especially loved decorating with shinny jewels.
The pumpkins are taking over Aubrie's garden, but at least something is growing :)