October 31, 2006


Happy Halloween! Check out my little pumpkin head! My supervisor leant me this costume so I wouldn't have to buy one! Isn't he cute! He is too little for trick or treating so we sat outside and passed out candy to all the other kids! We didn't stay out long because he fell asleep but at least I was able to get a couple good pictures!

October 29, 2006

All Hail Mephistopheles!

Behold, I am Damien, spawn of the Damned, born to man to usher in the return of my father. The fire that burneth in my eyes foretells the wrath that shall reign on those beholden to the Father and his self appointed second son, George Bush. Mephistopheles takes no survivors! All your worst nightmares are about to come true! Many are here, I am here. But soon, you will not be here.

Apparently I'm blogging again...

So after listening to much angst the last year about the dearth of new online literary works from the Doc, I have been guilted into posting again by the missus' now inescapable whine of "but I have to get up at night to breastfeed him".

Please don't wait on bated breath (interesting story about that phrase here) for future postings, however; my blogs here will likely appear with the frequency of an intelligent Bushism, a significant plot development on "Lost", or a newly grown hair on Brian's head.

Happy Birthday Baby Bro!

Today my baby brother is 22. Happy birthday David! So cute in his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sweater!

October 23, 2006

Weekend in NH

We are back from our weekend away to NH. We had a great time. The purpose for the trip was so that the Doc and I could go out on a date. With no family here, we have no one to watch David so he comes everywhere with us. It was nice to have a night out. We left for NH on Friday night around 6:30 so we decided it would be late enough by the time we hit NY to take the GW. It actually wasn't bad, there were a few slow spots but nothing that slowed us down too much. We figured we'd be making great time since we didn't have to take the Tappen Zee. Anyway by the time we hit CT we were stopped. I know I have said this before but I HATE CT. Every time we drive through CT it seems there is a problem. If it isn't the traffic then it's a monsoon. It was 9:30pm by the time we got there it made no sense to me why there was so much traffic that late at night...it was so bad I could've walked faster. So we arrived in NH at 12:30am and of course because David had slept the entire car ride he was wide awake when we got there. Thankfully it only took me an hour to get him to go back to sleep! Saturday morning we gave David a bath in MIL's kitchen sink...he still doesn't quite like the bath. After he was cleaned and dressed we went to visit with family. We took lots of pictures and they all came out great!

David with Auntie Robyn

David with Uncle John

David with Uncle David and Auntie Krystal

David with his Cousin Scottie

David with his Papa and David with his Grammy

After that we went back to MIL's to get ready for our date! She was our babysitter along with Auntie Kristin. For the most part David was on his best behavior but they did get a glimpse of Fussy McCrankypants! On our date we went to see The Prestige. Going to a movie is not something we can do with David so it was nice to be able to go and get popcorn and see what ended up being a really great movie! After that we grabbed a bite to eat. It was really a nice night out!

The Doc and I ready for our big date!

On Sunday we went to P. Buttercup's new house! They've lived there since August and we just haven't had the chance until now to see it! It's a great place and our new home away from home! Not sure how poor Simba and Darla felt about all the commotion. There was a battle between Simba and David and we're pretty sure Simba won this time - I mean, afterall, he did have the advantage of being mobile! It was a fun time hanging with them the Stacks and Eric. No Sunday this time of year would be complete without the Patriots! It was the perfect end to a perfect weekend. Beer, Football and good friends!

The Family ready for the game!

October 17, 2006

Shopping for Boys:

What is the deal with shopping for baby boys? I have been to Target, Old Navy, The Children's Place, Carter's, OshKosh B'Gosh and Babies R Us and I can't seem to dress my child unless I wish to dress him like the picture on the left. So instead our poor child is wearing onsies and pajamas. Old Navy is the best for casual wear but I hate spending 15 bucks on a pair of khaki pants that he will not be able to wear that long. Not to mention that the legs are so long the Doc calls them his "Grandpa Pants".

That is why I am so excited that I am going to have a baby niece that I can shop for! My brother John and his girlfriend Kim are expecting a baby girl Savannah Nicole on February 23! It's going to be hard going into the baby stores now that there is going to be a girl in the family.

I am also going to be getting another nephew my brother David and his girlfriend Krystal are expecting a baby boy Cohen Michael on March 7th. My word of advice is please don't put him in Teddy bears and Plaid it's NOT cute! I must say that while it takes a lot of time searching you can find some cute outfits. It's just not the same as shopping for a little girl!

So congrats to both of my brother's can't wait to spoil them!

October 16, 2006

Bitter Sweet!

12 weeks goes by fast. A week from Wednesday I will be returning back to work. That means we will be sending David to daycare. We chose the Brightside Academy Center. There are several locations in Philadelphia but the one we chose is about a mile form our home. It's nice because it's close to the EL and so I can park my car right in front of the center for the day. Today was David's first day. We are easing him into going by doing some half days and then by the end of this week he'll stay for the full day.

This morning I dropped David off at 7:20am. I met his teacher and she assured me he would be fine. It must have been very obvious that it was my first time leaving my little guy. She humored me when I kept rambling! So it was a bitter sweet day. Bitter because I hated leaving him and sweet because he'll get to be around other kids and play! The last thing I want is for David to only want to be around mommy and daddy. I didn't even cry when I left! I think it was because he didn't cry. He was so good. He was laughing and cooing at the teacher! He is such a good little guy! I enjoyed my morning off by catching up on some zzzz's. Tomorrow I will tackle some housework!

October 13, 2006

Temper Tantrum:

Yesterday David and I went to the supermarket to pick up some ingredients for dinner - I know what your thinking...your thinking I can't believe they are actually cooking. It's true and it's all thanks to Rachael Ray's 30 minute meals...she's a lot crazy but her recipes are to use her word YUMMO! But I digress...so back to the supermarket story.

I went to a different supermarket to check out their international food aisle (I was on a mission for Mango Chutney) because the Ghettomarket near our house well it's ghetto and has a small international food aisle. Those of you who remember CUSTEAUS MARKET it's sort of like that. I digress again...the point is I hadn't been to this market before and not familiar with the aisles. That meant I had to go up and down each aisle, something I LOVE to do...call me crazy but that is why I don't go grocery shopping with the Doc unless I have to. He doesn't let me enjoy the aisles. I must have a list and he gives me a time limit.

So I am walking past one of the aisles and I started to turn to go down until I saw something that made me change my mind. I heard it beforehand but it's nothing until you actually see it with your own eyes. There was a little girl no more than five years old, lying on her belly, on the dirty supermarket floor kicking her legs up and down and slamming her fist to the ground screaming bloody murder at the top of her lungs. I tried not to stare but I couldn't help it...this is something you see on TV not in real life.

I pictured that being me someday and I laughed...not my David...he is too cute and sweet to pull a stunt like that. I mean just look at that innocent face! I asked my mom if I ever did that to her and she said no - thank goodness. How embarrassing - although the mother didn't seem to pay her much attention. I would've be mortified if it were me.

October 12, 2006

Birthday Wishes!

Why is David so happy? Well today is Brady's first birthday and he is just so excited and wanted to wish him a happy birthday! Happy Birthday Philly Style! Your first cheesesteak will be on us!

October 11, 2006

Maddie and The Great Pumpkin

Now this is what I miss about NH. I have to say that it's been so warm here and everything is still green around us that I forget it's fall. I am glad to have this as a reminder. Can you believe we're already in the middle of October and little Maddie is six months old...

Watch out Ben - she'll be dating before you know it!

October 10, 2006

Shots and Little Old Ladies

Today was David's two month check up at the doctors office. His latest stats are: 12lbs 15oz & 22.5" all within the average standings! My peanut is getting so big. He also had his shots today and he was a champ! The first one didn't phase him but the second two had him a teensy bit upset! He was fine after about 30 seconds!

Before his appointment I gave David a bath and like always he started to cry...you can tell from the picture he's not real fond of the tub. The nice thing about today though was he stopped crying after a while instead of crying the whole time...maybe he's finally getting used to his tubby time!

The weather has been gorgeous recently. I even turned my A/C back on today because it's so warm....with the exception of Friday and Saturday of last week it has been pretty warm...high 70's. So we usually just keep David in a onsie so he doesn't sweat to death. Well wouldn't you know that twice last week while at the supermarket two old ladies felt the need to comment..."he's going to catch cold" or "don't keep your stroller closed up he won't get any air"...Um hello...it's not air tight or anything...

I am sure they mean well but it's annoying...First of all I cover his legs with a blanket and second babies are no different than you or me...the rule of thumb is if you're comfortable then the baby is comfortable...but thanks for saying I am a bad mother...

Oh and if you see a woman pushing a baby stroller around at a store...don't ask if there is a baby in there...of course there is you dumbass...I mean no there isn't - I just like to push baby strollers around stores because it's fun. Go buy yourself one of those t-shirts that says "I'm with stupid" only change the arrow so it points up.

October 9, 2006

2 Months!

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingWell we survived two whole months of parenthood. Here is a 2 minute picture slideshow that caputres David in the last two months. I know it's long but David is so damn cute you won't even notice how long it is! (wink)

October 5, 2006

A Day of Celebrations!

Happy Birthday I.A.! You've finally caught up with the rest of us geezers! Look how happy he is to be 27! So young and vibrant in his table cloth resembling shirt (don't worry I won't tell anyone that that picture was taken 6 years ago - wink, wink). My only question is - do you still own that shirt?!! And FYI - I am a big fan of clean shaven I.A. - there is a silly rumor going around that you're going back to the beard...DON'T DO IT!! I should do a retrospective of the many faces of I.A. - it could make for a very interesting blog piece...haha! Anyway happy birthday from all of us out here in Philly!

Today is not only I.A.'s birthday but it's also Brian and Erica's third anniversary. This picture was taken in 1997 at our senior prom back when Brian had some hair! I could do a retrospective on Brian's hair loss 1994 to the present...another intersting blog piece!! Most of you probably don't remember what he looks like with hair so I thought I would remind you with this throwback to the 90's picture! So Happy Anniversary...ship the kid off to the grandparents and enjoy a nice evening out!

October 3, 2006

We Can Dance...

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingToday I was a little bored and decided to do this video clip. He loves this bouncy chair and he will kick his feet while sitting and move his hands around. You could say he is "dancing" and when you put the video clips in fast motion one could argue he's a dancing machine! I am warning you it's really cheesy but enjoy!