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 sun...it 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 mommy...it 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 etc...it 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!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy Easter, again

We headed back to Western New York for a long Easter weekend. Although very rushed, we got to see just about everyone.

We had an early Good Friday breakfast at the Zaepfel's which also included the Benesch's. Aubrie was very excited to see her buddy Anna, and they had a great time wrecking the house...sorry guys :) Tyler also got 'reacquainted' with Clara. She was very interested in his nose.

That afternoon we went to the Broadway Market to pick up some traditional Polish eggs and Easter food. We then went to Kelly's Country Store to get candy...particulary Carmel Marshmallow Eggs (see previous post...Aubrie does not like Mommy's Carmellow eggs.) I am not sure what the rest of the country is like, but in Buffalo, you can find a candy store on almost every corner around Easter time, each selling different kinds of chocolate shaped items. We drove all over the Capital district and could not find a single store that had anywhere near the selection of chocolates. We have been told that Easter is more about filling the basket with eggs than chocolates around here.

We met Nater for drinks Friday night and got to talk baby. Congrats Nater and Julie...can't wait to find out what you are having.

The Easter Bunny came Saturday morning in Buffalo and then we were able to pick up a few more Buffalo items, while Aubrie and Tyler had Grammy time. We also met Sara and Chris for coffee before having Easter dinner with Jaclyn & John and Kevin & Lindsey and Grammy Lynda. Aubrie was thrilled to see everyone, but very disappointed that the 'baby doggie' did not come. I think Barron traumatized Clinton last time we were in Buffalo, so he got left at home.Saturday night we went to Rochester to see Grammy and Papa P and Aunt Katie. Fortunately Duke and Sadie were there, which pleased Aubrie to no end. She was also very happy with the bat that Aunt Katie bought her, since baseball is her new obsession-not that she have ever really played before.

Overall, a very busy but great Easter.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


"Mommy, there are no more of the eggs that I like!"

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Happy Easter

Aubrie and Tyler's Easter photos...We also started our bathroom reno this past weekend--tiles are off one wall and the floor, the old vanity and sink are gone and the new vanity and counter top are in. We are still waiting for our new faucets to come in, so there is no water running to the sinks, but hopefully soon :) Pictures to follow.