Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

I have been telling myself for a while that I need to start blogging again. I have never been good at this blogging thing, but I want to document the cute, funny, silly things the boys sat & do. They are growing up so fast, and I know I will never remember everytng if I am not writing it down. So, this is mostly for me, but I hope anyone else who reads it get enjoyment out of it as well. My goal is to blog at least nice a week......we'll see how I do :)

Since mothers day was yesterday, I figure I'll start there.

Jason is out the door by 7:30 at the latest on Sundays, so mothers day starts in the afternoon for us. After the boys got up from their naps, we decided to head out to sackets harbor, since the sun was actually shining! We played "ball" out near the water, as best the Day family knows how- Owen kept turning the bat into a guitar :) we had dinner at Goodfellos pizza and the went to our friends ice cream shop for dessert. Our friend Jeremy was working, and gave Jason the biggest ice cream cone I have ever seen!

The funniest part of Mother's Day was a card Dylan brought home from school. He had to fill out some questions about me. It went like this:

My mom is __8__ years old

She loves to cook : French fries

Her favorite TV show is: the news

Her favorite song is: Mario Tam (it's a new one I made up)

My mommy always tells me: to go to my room if I do something bad

When my mom shops, she loves to buy: vegetables & fruit cocktail

Oh....through the eyes of children!

Here's a few pics we took in Sackets :)

Do I have something on my face?

Yep.....he ate it all!

It was a little windy :)

No serious pictures allowed with my boys :)

My Mother's Day "flower" Love it!

Friday, June 4, 2010


Ok, it's been a LONG time since I've posted anything here! But I promised my friend Marcie (a few months ago) that I would try to start blogging again.

So, I thought I would start with a brief update on each us to get everyone up to speed:


Owen is 11 moths old!! I can't even believe he is almost a year old already. He is crawling like crazy, has cut 4 teeth and weighs about 24 lbs!! He is full of smiles most of the time, and is a joy to be around. He loves to eat (remember the 24 lbs!!) and is a much more adventurous eater than Dylan is. He already eats what we eat most of the time, and we haven't found much he doesn't like. He transitioned to a sippy cup from the bottle this week too! It was a very easy transition, which is probably because he has never taken the bottle regularly. He mostly breastfed until about a month ago, when we began the weaning process. I guess he didn't have time to get too attached to the bottle :)


Dylan just "graduated" from his first year of preschool! He went 2 mornings a week, and loved every minute of it. He had a wonderful teacher, and I kinda wish he was going back to her class again next year. But, he will be going to preschool 5 days a week through our school district next year. I've heard wonderful things about his new teacher too, so we're hoping for another great school experience next year.

Dylan continues to be very strong willed, and keeps us on our toes. He is also very funny and knows just when to turn on the charm. He recently memorized our address, and loves to recite it to anyone who will listen.


Jason is still working on his classes to become an ordained minister. On the side, he has formed a band- Staircase Theory- with our friends Dan & Amanda Cash, Jeremy Shulz and Josh Bachran. They recorded an EP and will be working on a full length album sometime in the future :) I must say, they did a really good job, and if you're interested you can download their CD on iTunes.


Life for me has changed quite a bit since Owen was born. I went back to work at Starbucks at the end of September, and it was horrible.... for all of us. I hated very minute I was there, and life wasn't great for Jason either. Owen didn't adjust well to me being gone, and screamed for hours on end for Jason. I was exhausted all the time from working terrible hours at Starbucks and getting up multiple times per night to feed Owen. We had our health insurance through STarbucks, which was why I had to go back.

In October I had a Mary Kay facial from a coworker who was also a consultant. I fell in love with the product, and decided to become a consultant myself. Within 4 months time I was making enough to be able to leave Starbucks! So by the end of January, I was DONE!!!!! Yippee! I now stay home with boys most of the time, and am able to make enough money with MK just working a few hours a week. It was such a great decision- I now love what I do, and it works for our family. Staying home with the boys sometimes makes me want to pull my hair out, but it's worth it :)

Now, here are a few recent pics:

just cuteness!

Proud of his seaweed (Newport Beach- our April CA trip)

He loved the sand :)

Family trip to Disneyland (with my parents)
Brothers :)
Showing off his teeth

Such a ham!

At his end-of-the-year school picnic. These were gifts from Miss Cindy

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Celebrating 7 years

Jason and I had our 7 year anniversary on August 24th. We celebrated this week by going to Toronto to see U2 on Wednesday and Niagara Falls on Thursday. We took Owen with us , while Dylan stayed home with Jason's parents. Taking Owen went well- thanks to our sleepy wrap and his Peltor Kid earmuffs :) Not that taking him didn't have it's challenges- the biggest of which was changing his poopy diaper on my lap in a bathroom stall!! I can definitly say I have never been stared at so much in my life- walking around with a baby straped to your body at a huge concert really draws attention. I even had someone ask if they could take a picture! It was like I was famous or something :) The concert itself was amazing- for a more deatiled account of the concert, you can check Jaason's facebook. Parking for the concert was a nightmar, and we ended up finding a parking garage attached to a soho hotel/condominium complex. To get down to our truck we had to take an elevator from inside to hotel. When we got into the elevator, there were 3 other people in it going to thier cars as well. They started talking to us about taking Owen to the concert, and I realized we were taling to Peter Gallager! (the Dad from the show The OC) He and his friends were sooo nice and he just acted like he was a normal person. He was really down to earth and friendly. So that was an fun and unexpected end to our evening :)

We drove to Niagara Falls after the concert and stayed there for the night. We spent the day there and had a great time just walking around taking it all in. We rode the Maid of the Mist, where we got totally soaked- and we weren't even on the top of the boat.

Here are some pics of our trip:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

1st day of preschool

Today was Dylan's first day of preschool! He is going to school Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-11:30. Last Thursday we visited his classroom for an open house, and he was a little unsure, but by the end he was having fun. I'm really glad we went last week, because today he had very little hesitaiotn before walking in and making himslef at home. When I picked him up at the end of the day he didn't want to leave, and was all smiles. So, we made it through the day with no tears from anyone :) Here are a few pics of the big day:

Dylan and Ethan stomping in the dirt outside the school

He was very concerned about the missing egg

He's actually standing right in front of the fish he colored, so you can't see it :(

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The past 3 weeks

Here are some pictures of our first few weeks as a family of four:

Minutes after Owen was born

Getting ready to go home

First family photo

Dylan loves his brother

We spend a lot of time on the couch like this

Dylan's "big brother present"- a real guitar!

Dylan looks so big next to Owen

Sleeping peacefully

Us when Owen is 3 weeks 1 day old :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Our Little Owen

Owen Jude Day
Born July 6th, 7:51 pm
9 lbs. 5 oz.
21 inches long

More details to follow......

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Big Decision

Jason and I have made a big decision about our next baby. We are going to use cloth diapers this time around instead of disposables. Every time I throw out a huge bag of Dylan's gross, stinky diapers, I feel guilty for how much waste just my ONE kid is producing! It feels like I'm filling up a landfill all by myself.... But I always thought, well there's no way I could handle cloth, so I just kept using disposables. Then our friends Daniel and Amanda decided to use cloth with their new baby Elliana. I was impressed, but still thought there was no way I could do it. Then I saw how different cloth diapers are now from when we were babies. There are so many options that I really think anyone could find a cloth diapering system that would work for them. The thing I was most concerned about was dealing with the stinky diapers once solid foods are added to the diet....but then I found out that there are flushable liners you can buy to put inside the diapers once things get messy. So really, there's not much more contact with the "poopies" than with a disposable. And actually, I like this better. Because this way the smelly poop is flushed away immediately, instead of sitting in the diaper pail until it's full, getting stinkier and stinkier. So now, we just have to decide which kind of diaper to invest in. The cost upfront is significant, but in the long run it will save money, and it is so much better for the environment. For anyone who is familiar with cloth diapers, we are thinking about using GroBaby or BumGenius one size pocket diapers. But I'm still doing research, and haven't made a final decision yet. Anyone who is interested in looking into cloth for yourselves, or just want to see what I'm talking about- here are some great websites: and their blog