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Saturday, March 21, 2009

19 Months

Parker-roo is 19 months and finding new adventures each day.
I could not resist....I have to post this adorable photo of Parker, Kayleigh and her little friend Reese, from gymnastics! They all had fun being FREE (as you can see from the photos) in Kayleigh's back yard! Friday, I took P over for a little bit so I could run some errands & I had an appointment. Looks like they had a BLAST~ Do you think? Oh to be 1 again!
He sure keeps me going! (Thankfully the nice weather has allowed me to keep the house more in order that way-HA!) His latest phrase is "uh-oh!" And he says it all at the right moments!
He is ALL boy, always on the look for a BALL and still fascinated with his outdoor play set. Of course, he loves to throw a fit and scream at me on the days or moments I will not him go out (due to yucky weather or meal times!) Never a dull moment here!
We are working on using MORE words and really working hard on using manners....instead of the little "baby noises" to get things!

(Reese, Kayleigh & Parker enjoying a cookie together.)

This next Wednesday, P & I are flying up to NY to see my in-laws! We will be staying with them for 5 days! I am excited to be back "home" and attend Parker's first Maple Festival ! Mike's oldest brother, Brian & his wife, Courtney will be there. As well as Mike's youngest brother, Phils' Wife, Miracle. Only 2 members will be missing, Mike and Phil! We are sad they won't be with us -but we will for sure eat some yummy Maple suckers and have some good ol' pancakes for them!

Today, we are taking Parker to get his Easter photos done ! Last year, I had the photos done with Bunnies. This year, we are going to get photos with the Lamb! I am sure he will be excited and saying "Woof-woof" when he sees the lamb, since he associates ALL animals with Abbey as a Dog and says "woof-woof" to them! Still working on teaching the correct animal sounds for each animal. Keeps life entertaining to say the least and we love him.

I will post photos next week of our time in NY!
In the meantime I am working on the laundry and trying to clean while P is napping.
Hope the Spring weather is enjoyable for you all.
Jenn :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Syracuse & Birthday Celebration!

This past Sunday, was Mike's 29 (and forever holding)-Birthday. Mike is not a big celebrator when it comes to his own birthday. He likes things simple and keeping the cost simple for his birthday! All he wanted for his birthday was to see Syracuse make it into the NCAA Tournament! This past weekend was the ending to Big East Tournament and they were playing in it. We went to watch the game on Saturday Night with some of our close "Syracuse" friends who all live down her as well! We had a sitter for Parker-since the game was late! Unfortunately, 'Cuse lost the championship game for that tournament 67-76! But they had an incredible week. You may have heard they played 6 overtimes on Wed night and finally won the game! Incredible!!! I got a cake from Gabriel's Bakery (one of the only kind of cakes, Mike will eat) (German Chocolate) and we celebrated at a restaurant that was playing the game! March 15th is also Paul's, (one of Mike's Syracuse friends) birthday as well! (They are just a few hours apart-and were born an hour and 1/2 away from each other-but didn't meet till after!)
They announced the top 65 teams on Mike's birthday for the NCAA Tournament which begins this weekend! So, we had our good friends & neighbors over for my famous stuffed shells and kept it "simple"-just like Mike wanted! We all sat and waited for the big announcement and Syracuse made it in to the tournament! They got the 3rd seed! Mike of course was pumped. They have a really good record this season, 32 (wins) 8 loses!
I failed to get any photos of Mike and Parker together, so I will try and get one very soon!
You can see that I was a sweet and supportive wife rooting away for Syracuse in my apparel!
We have big hopes that Syracuse will do well in the Tournament. I will keep you posted in the next few weeks!

It was a fun weekend celebrating what you love most Mike, Basketball ! We Hope you felt special! Parker and I love you and appreciate you deeply!

Jenn & Parker
We want to send a special "Happy Birthday" to my nephew, Josh who is 3 today! We love you and hope you have a special day! We can't wait to see you-next month!