Friday, July 2, 2010

Bye to Paw Paw and G-ma

We had a great visit and are counting the days until we visit again!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Gecko Hunter

Outside of the cute little talking guy on the Geico commercials, I really didn’t know much about Geckos…until we went to Florida and Drew became fascinated with them.

Geckos are small lizards found in warm climates such as Mike’s folks house. The can get into the screened in porch and they love to eat bugs. However, if they are grabbed or threatened by say, as small child, they can drop their tails as a defense mechanism. When it first drops the tail it will wriggle around on the floor, this is hoped to distract the enemy while the gecko makes their escape or to freak out the small child’s mother as she is already a basket case about the fact that her child can grab and catch these tiny lizards and then wants to keep them.

Drew sent many hours looking for, finding, catching, holding and releasing these tiny little guys…and to be honest, he became very good at it. So much so, that we named him the Gecko Hunter.

Happy 60th Nana!!!

Happy 60th Birthday Nana (my mom Joyce)!!!!! Hope you have a great day and take some time to enjoy yourself. You mean so much to all of us and we're excited about celebrating your day with you. We hope you know how much you are loved, needed and thought of and we wouldn't be who we are today without you. We love, where's the cake and ice cream!!!!


While visiting Mike's folks, we spent a day at SeaWorld. It was a first time for all three of us, so we had a blast and I didn't take as many photos as I would have liked, only because we were so busy looking at the animals, watching the great shows and enjoying the day. We can't wait to go back!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The family that plays together, stays together….

We just returned from a great visit to see Drew’s grandparents in Orlando. Outside of a great time with them, we were able to do some really fun family stuff, including a day at SeaWorld. And although I’ll post more photos from the trip later, I wanted to mark this moment. This is our 2 and ½ year mark of becoming a family of three, and the last few years have been wonderful. I can’t remember life before Drew. In such a short time this little guy has gone from a tiny premature infant, fighting for his life, to a strong, healthy and incredibly smart toddler. I’m very happy to now be a family of three!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

This past weekend was Mother’s Day. This was my third actual Mother’s Day since becoming a mom and each one gets better and better, especially when I think about how lucky I am to have him. In addition to spending time with my favorite men (Drew and Mike) and my mom(happy Mother's Day, mom!), I also put my guys to work washing my Jeep!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sweet Dreams....

For no reason other than I think he is super cute when he sleeps....and it's about the only time these days that he is still.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Zoo

On Sunday our family went to the Zoo. It was Drew’s third visit, we’ve taken him every year since he was born. Granted his first visit he was only 6 months old and slept most of the time, but I must say this year was the best. He’s at that age now that he understands and knows what is going on around him. He recognized the tigers, elephants, monkeys and birds….he even saw a “cow”. He talked the entire time and was so excited to see everything. He would yell out the name of the animals as we approached them. He would wave “hi” to each one of them and then tell them “bye” as we walked away. I would have to say that this visit to the zoo, although I’ve had many in my life, was the best ever. And I’m looking forward to many more great adventures with Drew this summer!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Climbing fences

Drew has always been the type of boy who likes to run, jump, kick balls and play hard. He started climbing out of his crib early, he climbs all over the furniture and ME. But I really never thought I'd be worried about him getting out of the fenced in yard at the age of two….but it happen on Friday. The kid thinks he’s Spider-Man!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Rain go away....

It rained all weekend…wasn’t much fun. We are now going on about a week of rainy days…hopefully spring comes back soon!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Go Cards!

Today is the first day of the 2010 baseball season! Go Cards!

Easter Sunday

Saturday with friends

On Saturday, we attended a church Easter egg hunt and safety fair. We were joined by two other families and their daughters (both families are great friends, thanks for coming with us guys!) After the Easter egg hunt, which by the way, Drew was a pro at, we took part in some face painting, coloring and watching the fire truck. However Drew was mostly entertained by watching the big kids jump in the inflatable bouncy.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Drew had a playdate on Saturday. His new buddy Austin came over, the two colored, played ball, had a snack and a few drinks and became best buddies. Hopefully we'll have many more playdates with our new buddy!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Today is Mike’s birthday! Happy birthday honey! Hope you have a great day and an even better year! Drew and I love you a ton! Here's a photo of Mike and I from his birthday weekend. A photo of the cake Drew and I made him and then of course, a photo of Drew enjoying his daddy's birthday cake!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Haircut and twins

What a great weekend….the weather in St. Louis was great, so it gave us a chance to get out and play….it’s been a long winter. We started off by taking Drew to get his hair cut. He rode his bike outside, met some twin two-year-old girls from down the street who were visiting their grandma, played with them a little, then we broke out the sidewalk chalk (thanks Kris) and the bubbles. We ended the weekend making cupcakes.