Trick or Treat 2011!

Boo! This year’s Halloween was extra special for two reasons. First, there were two days of “trick-or-treating.” Second, the kids got to spend it with very good friends. The Costumes While hunting around for age-appropriate versions of “Spider-Man” for my Spider-Man-obsessed kids, we discovered a real gem from my own childhood — Spider-Man and His […]






Yellow Belts

Annalise and Sean had testing for their yellow belts last night. This was our first belt test and we honestly weren’t sure what to expect. Annalise takes it fairly seriously and works hard to please. And I knew they were both capable of doing the forms and kicks. However Sean’s a bit hit-or-miss in regards […]






Green Ticket and Tape Day!

Annalise’s school has a program where students are awarded with “green tickets” whenever they’re caught doing something good, such as following directions, assisting another student, etc. Unsurprisingly, Annalise has really taken to this program and works hard to earn these tickets every chance she gets. We promised we’d celebrate with an activity of her choice […]






Pictures With Santa Claus 2010

It took 4 years, but we finally got pictures of the kids sitting on Santa’s lap, smiling instead of crying. Well, almost all of the kids sat with Santa. Nate wasn’t having it! Thanks, Santa! And everyone in the group that organized this event!






Family Picture

From a dozen or so shots, these were the best we could get. Here’s Emma at home with her family. (well, OK, so Emma’s a bit hard to see through all the bundling)






Movin’ and groovin’…

We haven’t blogged in a while, mainly because we’re chasing three very active kids. Nathan is about 7 1/2 months old and is on the move. He went from barely being able to sit by himself to crawling and pulling himself up to standing in what seemed to be a blink of an eye. He […]






Sean is 2!

On Saturday we celebrated Sean’s 2nd birthday! He’s such a “little man,” and an absolute joy!






‘Twas the Day After Christmas…

…and off to the Plane; Flying with 2 toddlers and an infant?? We must be insane! We had a wonderful trip to Buffalo to celebrate Christmas with Grandma and Grampa Jaromin and my sister’s families. Getting there, however, was another story. Mad Dash The children were nestled all snug in their bed, Blissfully unaware of […]






A Visit from Saint Nicholas

This year’s photos with Santa…






Big Kid Bed

Well…while Mommy and Daddy weren’t quite ready for the transition, Sean had other plans. After nearly a week of greeting us at his door in the morning (instead of safely inside his crib), we decided it would be safer to make the conversion from crib to toddler bed. Thank goodness his crib is convertible, since […]