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 ESPN.com of the final play of todays game: UB 30-Temple 28.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Holiday Weekend

We had a very relaxing family weekend...no 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.