Monday, January 27, 2014

Bloggin again

I would like to start blogging again as a way to remember things that happen on a typical day in our household!

As a start, we recently visited Great Wolf Lodge - what a fun time.  These two are best friends and worst enemies (AKA typical siblings.)  We can't wait to go back!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"Mommy, come lay with me..."

Today, as I was putting Colin down for a nap he kept pleading with me to lay in his bed while he was falling asleep. Admittedly, nap-time is one of my favorite times of the day, I can get something done (like laundry or the dishes) or I can sit in silence by myself and space out. Today though, for some reason, I was moved to stay with Colin and actually lay with him while he fell asleep. During this time, it occurred to me how few chances I would get to just lay quietly and cuddle with my first born. All of the tasks on my to do list were looming and our house was a mess from a morning play date. BUT...I just took the time and laid there. I actually felt myself relax a little and every 5 minutes or so, Colin would look at me and say "Hi Mama." I was reminded of some quote I have seen a million times, but never taken to heart "The best moms have dirty dishes, sticky floors and happy children" I have no idea who said it, but I understood it today!

I don't want to forget that feeling and I know that he won't always want me that close to him. So, I am going to try to remember to be patient with my boys and take those precious moments and not worry about my to do list!

And now, some gratuitous cuteness....

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Best Friends

I just had to share one of my proudest moments as a mom so far....Today, I was holding Ryan and Colin came running up to give him a hug while saying "My best friend Baby Ryan."  Granted, I am not sure he knows what that means, it has to be one of my biggest hopes....that Colin and Ryan will be best friends (but not forget about their mama!)

Lake Chelan

We had a wonderful few weekends in Lake Chelan this summer.  Colin loves the "Yake House" and all the exciting things he gets to do there....flashlight hide and seek, golf, picking apples, watching the horses, walking Mookie and so much more.  What an amazing place to have some family memories....I love the memories I have of Chelan as a child and I really hope Colin and Ryan love it just as much!

Baby Ryan!

Well, this is only 3 months late, but at least it is being posted!

Ryan Andrew Sullivan joined the world on July 9, 2012.  He weighed 8lbs 4oz and was 21.5" long!  A quick recap of the story (and no this isn't edited to sound easier since it is so late, it really was an "easy" process!)

On Saturday, July 7th, I started feeling some interesting feelings and timed these contractions, but they were still at least 8-10 minutes apart and once I went to sleep, they seemed to go away.  Well, on Sunday the 8th, Matt had a softball game and we decided to go to the game and let Colin play with Drew and let Matt play a little ball.  As I was sitting with a friend watching the kids and watching the game, I noticed more and more contractions, but they never really hurt.  That continued and after the game, we decided to go to dinner to celebrate Matt's birthday a day early.  Good thing we did because....

By 8pm, we decided to head to the hospital and once they checked me in we realized this was happening sooner rather than later!  Babysitters came for Colin and after a seemingly short night of labor (short after I got the epidural) Baby Ryan Andrew Sullivan joined our family.

His name is the middle names of my brothers and we just loved him from the minute he joined us!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Happiest Place on Earth

We decided to one last trip before the new baby would arrive, so we booked a trip to California with my parents.  Colin was excited to go on the airplane and we were excited that he had his own seat on the plane! We stayed at the Marriott Newport Villas which is a great resort and very family friendly, I hope we can go back.  Colin loved playing golf on the putting green.  Of course we had to make a trip to Disneyland!
Marking his ball
Future pro?

Walking on the beach with Nana and Papa 
Chubby pregnant face

Dumbo ride!

Does everyone come back from Disneyland with a picture like this?

Yes, we put our almost 2 year old on a roller coaster!

Not sure if he liked it or not....

Where have I been?

Somewhere between Colin moving from his highchair (see last post) to having a new baby, I guess I decided blogging had to take a backseat.  Funny how time flies!  Well, since it has been almost exactly a year, I thought I would add some pictures.  We had a Halloween, Christmas, 2nd birthday party and so much more.    Just a few pictures....

Thank you to Jonah for taking family pictures!

Christmas Ships!

2nd birthday party at Touch a Truck 
Nana made a truck cake!