Thursday, July 31, 2008

There are no words...

*I know it's a little blurry, but it still makes me laugh!*

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bad blogger

It's been a week since my last post...I've been a bad blogger! Things have been busy...we went to Sesame Place last week, which was fun. We went last year also, but since Wes was only a year old, we were limited with what we could do. So we had done some rides, and all the shows. But this year, he was able to enjoy more of the rides, and we even did some water rides! Great, since it was very hot the day we went! Riding the carousel
Sliding down a slideClimbing in the obstacle courseJumping on Ernie's Bed Bounce - I love his expression on this one!
Elmo has big hands!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Enjoying the summer days

On Sunday, we went over to Nay Aug Park for a welcome home party for one of country's bravest. After spending some time at the party, we decided to walk around and go see the new Kanjorski bridge, and the David Wenzel Treehouse. I have to say, I was pretty impressed. The views of the gorge from the bridge and treehouse were stunning, and for just a minute, I forgot we were in the middle of the city.
Daddy and Wes walking the path to the bridge
We saw a group of guys hanging out in the water, and some were jumping off the cliffs into the gorge...pretty crazy stuff if you ask meLittle man in a tree

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I'm a big boy

While I was at my volleyball game the other night, Wes got to play with daddy. Daddy came out of the bathroom after hearing alot of noise, and this is what he saw...He thought it would be fun to put on my sneakers and walk around and try and play gotta love it!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

NYC - The final post

Our last stop in NYC was Ground Zero, at the World Trade Center site. It's really amazing how much has changed in the 3 years or so since we were last there. It was almost 7 years ago that life as we know it changed, and it seems like yesterday. Yet I somehow feel that as a whole, we Americans have forgotten that day. We don't want to see the news images replayed because "it's too difficult," but I feel that we need that kick in the butt to remind us what happened that morning. I had visited the WTC back when I was in high school on a school trip, and to see how the skyline of NYC has changed is haunting. Construction is moving along on the new buildings and the memorial gardens, but I hope that we as a country never forget the heroes that were made on that day.

The construction site

These 2 giant posters show what the skyline will look like in 4 years...crazyThese last 2 pictures were from a firehouse right across the street from the site, home of Ladder 10 and Engine Co. 10. They lost 6 members of their firehouse on Sept. 11, and they have a permanent memorial inside the station. I can't imagine what that day must have been like for them.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

NYC - Part 2

Manhattan is a great place, there's so much to see. We had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe, and walked through Times Square. Here's just a few of the sights.

Fun in the sun

We've had some beautiful weather this summer, and the last couple days have been no exception (of course, it's pouring rain and lightning as I sit and type this.) Wes got a pool from Aunt L. and Z-man for his birthday, and since it was so hot and humid yesterday, I had the great idea to pull it out and blow it up. 45 Minutes later, this is what we had...I think he liked it!

Friday, July 11, 2008

4th of July

For the first time in many years, we went to G.G.'s for the 4th of July. Wes was very excited about this, as GG has a pool, and he has recently turned into a fish. It's like a light switch was flipped one day, he went from HATING the pool, to wanting to jump in at every chance. Both he and the dog completely wore themselves out for the 3 days we were there, and we all had a great time.
My little All-American blowing bubbles
We celebrated Pop-Pop's birthday, Wes loves cake!

We had a nice little battle going on by the poolAnd of course, you have to have fireworks on the 4th of July!


Well, it's been a few years since I've been to NYC, so when we had family that wanted us to play tour guide, I jumped at the chance. I LOVE New York, it's a fantasticly fun place to visit, but you couldn't pay me to live there! So we did the tourist thing, although not nearly as much as we would have liked. To really experience the city, you need to spend more than one day there. But we made the most out of our time there. We came into Port Authority, and headed over to the Empire State Building. Since it's now the highest building in Manhattan, the views are amazing, definitely worth the wait to get to the top!
A view downtown, the Manhattan skyline without the WTC still will never look the same to me...
And another view from the top. It was a clear day, you you can literally see for miles!

More to come soon...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The oldest rivalry in baseball

...and it continues in our family!

Sunday, July 6, 2008


That was the first word out of little man's mouth when he saw his new bike. Then he said, "Mommy, it's too big." But he got over his fears pretty quickly and hopped on up on the seat. He looks right at home there. So here are some photos from his first time on his new bike.
Climbing right aboard
Mommy, look at me!Umm, this is messing up my hair...He's such a happy kid!