Tuesday, June 28, 2011

April in Hawaii with the Taranto Grandparents.

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I made a photo book for Greg's dad's birthday-highlighting some of things we did here in Hawaii while they visited us in April. I hope he enjoys seeing all the photos from their trip.

Monday, February 21, 2011

My baby boy is ONE!

Happy Birthday to Nathan! We are going to celebrate his birth when his Daddy returns with a big bbq, cupcakes and homemade ice cream (pictures will be posted of my boy's first cake-I'm sure it will be a hoot.) Today was still a speical day. I made a card for my boy-I think it's cute. I also made a banner (which is also for Nathan's dad-who's birthday is tomorrow)I thought it would have been fun to go out for breakfast to celebrate the day. I remember vividly going out to breakfast at Jeff's Pirate Cove the day before giving birth, I also remember enjoying the breakfast served at the hospital (although I was so hungry-anything would have tasted good)Eggs are a favorite food for Nathan-it would have been a fun tradition to start but we did not go out for breakfast-I thought it might be a little weird going by ourselves-Maybe next year.
We spent the day quietly-We ate enchiladas for dinner and than went for a nice walk around the neighborhood before calling it a night. I told Nathan his birth story-it was fun to remember the day he was born it was more fun to watch Nathan react to me telling a story-he has a lot of facial responses and expressions-mostly cute smiles.
The picture above of Nathan crying made me think of the song "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to, cry if I want to..." Nathan is crying because I caught him in the closet playing with my stamps. I took the stamps away and pulled him out of the closet-which he did not like at all. After his crying spell, I had that song stuck in my head all day long.

Happy Birthday Nathan!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Watching Dad

Greg recently bought a new guitar (new to him)and purchased some new knobs and switches for the guitar. The new hardware needed to have larger holes drilled to fit properly. Greg excited to use his drill and thinking it was a wee bit funny-politely asked me to take his picture while he "modified" his guitar. Nathan was cute as usual watching his dad at work.

Friday, January 7, 2011

mmmm Pork Carnitas

Last night I made pork carnitas-It's a crock pot recipe and super easy. Greg thought they were "ok" he'd eat 'em again but he didn't think they were anything special. I liked them because I had dinner put together and on the table quickly and easily with the help of the crock-pot. Nathan LOVED them! He kept shoving meat in his mouth along with corn tortillas, avocado and rice. This made me happy because lately he's been such a picky eater- only eating cereal and scrambled eggs and throwing a fit or turning his head at all other foods. A meal that my boy happily eats and is easily prepared is a winner to me.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Welcome 2011

New Year's eve was the best yet with Greg coming home several weeks earlier than anticipated. He had to work New Year's Day but that's no bother-he'll be home for a while and I'm just happy that he's back safe and sound. This afternoon I took Nathan to the park where we met Hudson. Hudson is a 9 month old who lives on our street but we also see him and his mamma at Stroller Strides (when we go)The babies had a good time playing together.