Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bye Sandy! (Guest Bloggers)

 K - Age 8  I'm glad sandys gone.But it was not that bad .I'm just glad we didn't lose power this time. I'm glad I had off from school the whole time. My family and I got to sleep down stairs.  My dad bought us a Jenga game during the storm. Wasn't that nice of him?

G - Age 6:  My  Name is G**** I think   it    was   awsome.  If are  powr  ran  out  I  will   skrem.I  want to go   to school .

We made it through just fine!!!  So excited that the power managed to hang in there.  I thought a couple of times it was on it's way out.  We are also very fortunate that the clean up outside is minimal.  Off I go now to occupy the troop!


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hurricane SANDY!!!!!

We'll friends..... What can I say.  This is the first time in my entire life that I have experienced a weather event like Sandy.  We live about 20 minutes north of Philly and are bracing for the hit.  We have shopped and done everything we can think of to get ready.  My big kids are so upset because their biggest issue is what will happen with trick or treating on Wednesday.  School is cancelled for tomorrow and I predict we won't be returning until Wednesday or maybe even Thursday.  Poor Maddie, we will always remember her first Halloween home with us!  We decided to all sleep downstairs during the storm.  I hope sleeping in a pack and play doesn't throw her off to much.

So, to all of you who are going to be in the path of Sandy aka "Frankenstorm" be careful!  I'll post again.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Maddie!

Today Madeline turned 2 beautiful years old!!!  I haven't posted in awhile!  Life has been very busy!  Here's what Maddie has been up to.  Since her surgery in July her vocabulary is taking off!  She is a little parrot repeating everything she hears.  My favorites are: "My mama!"  and of course " I love you!"   Which sounds like "I ov youuuuu!  She is still holds the title for "Best Sleeper!"  If only all little could sleep like she does!  About a month ago she started full time day care and she LOVES it!  I struggle to get her to leave at the end of the day!  Thanks to her amazing teachers! Maddie doesn't go anywhere without her 2 lovies!  First is what she calls "Ah blanket" and the second is her Ernie puppet!  As for her older sister and brother.... the three are really funny together.  The transition for all 3 has been wonderful.  Sometimes I feel like I am parenting the 3 Stooges!  We'll here they come now so off I go!  But not before I wish our special friend Brielle a happy birthday for tomorrow!!!!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

1 Week After Surgery

I am so happy and relieved to be past Maddy's surgery.  She was a real trooper with everything she went through.  In total we ended up spending 3 days and 2 night in the hospital.  She is healing very well and her sweet spirit has returned.  The only thing left to get back on track is her sleeping.  She is waking at night several times.  That's okay as each night brings a step in the right direction.  Here are a few pictures.

Maddy right before surgery..

Maddy in post op (not happy at all :(

Maddy today one week later!!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Today is the big day!   We are sitting here waiting for Madeline to come out of surgery.  We have had two updates so far and she is doing great!  Everyone her at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is terrific!  I will update later today!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Schools Out!

Yup!  Schools out and the kids are thrilled!  On the last day of Kindergarten George lost his first tooth!  Kristen is happy that I won't be waking her up early for a while!  As for Miss Madeline... what can I say.  She is a dream baby!  She eats and sleeps incredibly! At night after kisses she let's me know it's time to go when she waves goodbye.  Then, that's it until the morning!  We are getting ready for surgery which is in about 4 weeks.  She no longer drinks from a bottle and has moved on to a traditional cup.  She has seen the early intervention team here for speech and development.  She has made some serious gains and her development is just about on target.  Although she can't say many words (due to her palate) she does answer yes or no questions by shaking her head.  I am amazed at how well she understands English.  She uses lots of signs too!  Here are a few updated pics!

Friday, May 11, 2012

My Lovies!

Trying to get a picture with all 3 kids looking at the camera is tough!  While waiting for hubby to come out of the store the other night I thought I would try it.  Here's how it went...