Monday, 31 October 2011


We got fancy this year with our pumpkin carving. Logan cried when we pulled the seeds out?! But then was pretty pumped when he realized he could put his trucks inside :) Reagan on the other hand thought she would help by eating the newspapers.
Since Spiderman and our Little Pumpkin were all dressed up and happy for Halloween we wanted to at least go next door and see our neighbor, Mr. Bruce. When we stepped outside we were met with dark houses and not a trick or treater in sight. There was one house across the street that was lit up, so over we went. Logan carried his pumpkin bucket all the way and came back with 3 pieces of candy!

Happy Halloween!!

21 months & 5 months

Getting bigger & older look never looked so cute.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

The pictures do the talkin for this post

Baby Reagans first try at solids!!




I think it's fair to say she loved it.

A few firsts from Ohio

1. First time on an airplane!
2. First time meeting Great Grandma
3. First time meeting OSU's Brutus
4. First time sipping water out of a sippy cup
5. First time on an iPad
6. FIRST TOOTH!!! (bottom middle, second one is one it's way)

Thursday, 27 October 2011

October 27th

My Grandma passed away today.

I took this picture yesterday just after Reagan & I left her room for the evening. It wasn't until after my mom called in the middle of the night to tell me she had passed that I realized it was the first time I had left her room without saying good night, good bye or seeya later to Grandma. We just left. I imagine it was because I figured she had hung on this long she would be there in the morning. She didn't suffer and I know the last 6 days she was just laying there listening & enjoying her family reminiscing, laughing and crying.

She's in a better place now, watching over all of us.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Just Right

There comes a time in life when we reflect and think did I do everything right? Erin's grandmother has been in the hospital for a while now for various reasons. Things have been getting exponentially worse. Erin's grandparents have never met Reagan and it had been a while since she herself had seen them, so she began to plan out a way to go visit. It's normally an 11 hour drive, so figure 13 with two kids. There aren't any affordable flights and I hardly have any vacation. Seemed like everything was making it an uphill battle to make a visit. The time has come that a visit wasn't going to be filled with laughter and the joy of meeting the most recent family member, Reagan. Erin began to feel down about not going to visit earlier and letting all these road blocks get in her way. The very next day she was on a flight to Columbus with Reagan. They met. Reagan squeezed grandma's hand as if to say "Hi, we're all here and we love you". Erin's grandpa has been able to absorb some of her light too and although Erin's grandma may not be able to say in words how happy she is or how proud she is, deep down I know she feels the love. It's just what she needs and just when she needed it. Say a prayer and keep loved ones in your thoughts always

Friday, 21 October 2011

Foto Friday

This is what it's all about.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

This is how we celebrated our anniversary yesterday :)

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


3 years down, 5 bajillion to go.

love you love

Monday, 17 October 2011


I've long since stopped checking what milestones should be hit and when but I feel like this is baby Reagan doing well :)

My Grandparents

This is how I will always see them. Happy & Healthy. Smiling & Loving.
They are beautiful people inside and out. Their love is something every couple should strive for.

All their lives they've done nothing but love, give and care.
But now thats everything they need.

Send a prayer, or a happy thought their way.

love you both.
love you moma - stay strong.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Weekend Favs

Friday, 14 October 2011

Lil Shopper

I best look into that part time job - looks like the little lady was born with shoppin hands :o

Foto Friday

Sick baby couch bed reading this morning

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Virus Vacation(s)

Somehow whenever you get my family together you get some sort of sickness - Kevin has deemed them Virus Vacations:
First was the Hertel House Swine Flu epidemic back in Jan. 2009
Then there was the Plague that swept over our house for Logans first birthday in Jan. 2011
and most recently the Green Snot Outbreak of Oct. 2011

The Hertel babies brought it & our house got it.

Andrea tried to be good about not letting the babies swap spit and tickle toes but who knows when we'll get to see each other next and if we catch colds cause Olivia wants to tickle Reagans toes and Mason wants to give whatever is in his mouth to Logan so Logan can taste it - so be it.

Went to the docs. today. No ear infections :) Soooo rest, fluids, and time should kill this beast.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Back to Texas

The Hertels left us yesterday :(

mrrrrrr for lots of reasons.

Monday, 10 October 2011

My Baby Girl

Then & Now
18 weeks preggo 4 months old
December 18, 2010 & October 10, 2010

Baby in Baby out - Amazing what 10months can do :)


Is how many pictures we have collectively taken since the Hertels walked through the door on Thursday afternoon. I am completely overwhelmed. BUT in an effort to not overwhelm you I have sorted through them and made little collages of some of my favs. so far. The complete 1,000+ album can be found in our Picasa album soon :)

Friday: Backyard Hangin, Princess Playin & Papa John Lovin

Saturday: Hokie Day!

Sunday: Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Monday: Hike up Mt. Misery
Tomorrow they leave :(

Friday, 7 October 2011

Oh wait ...

this is a much better Foto Friday picture:

Foto Friday

She came all the way from Texas to get a flu shot at Wally with me :)

Thursday, 6 October 2011

This day in history

October 6th

2007: We live in a barn in East Lyme, CT and are enjoying a delicious lunch of beer and crabs when my love gets down on one knee and asks me to spend the rest of my life loving him. We drink champange and celebrate the rest of the night.

2009: We are married almost a year live in England & are pregnant with our first baby - Logan.
2010: We live in Lisbon, CT and are knee deep in home renovations of our first house and are pregnant with our second baby, Reagan.

2011: We live in Lisbon, CT. I am not pregnat ;) This is the longest we've lived in one place in over 5 years and are proud to show off our little home to the Hertels who are en route to visit us & our 2 babies.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

4 monther

For the past 2 days Reagans been a little more sensitive - crabby and cuddly all at the same time and last night she felt warm when I put her down. She woke up at 4am to feed and not again till 8:30 :o Very uncharacteristic of my early riser. So I took her temp: 102 :(

Good thing was we already had her 4month well visit scheduled for today :)

Height: 24 3/4inches tall 50-75%
Weight: 13lbs 15oz 25-50%

Doc. didn't notice anything in her chest or ears but since she's still an itty baby we're to keep a close eye on her mood and temperature and if either get worse or she still has a temp. tomorrow we go back in with some urine samples.

In the meantime we cuddle.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Costello Wedding

Erik & Becca tied the knot yesterday & we were there to help celebrate :)

Julie & Danny were our rockstar babysitters for the evening and judging by the pics they took it looks like they had a good time :)
Moma had one or two or three glasses of wine more than she's use to sooo today looked like this:
I love love, I love open bars & I love babysitters.