C and D

C and D

Monday, August 26, 2013

Carrig's first haircut

Will probably be the best he will ever get. One of Paul's players dads (follow?) owns two salons (Panico, check it out if youre ever in nyc/jersey) in jersey and brought his scissors etc down this weekend to give Carrig his first hair cut.
He was amazing. Seriously I wanted mine done so bad icant believe my child has a haircut that's 26183 times better than mine. But then, yes I can.

Before: I thought id give him a lollipop and he'd sit still. Not so:

It took over an hour.......partly because jack is awesome and did a really really good job. Partly because Carrig doesn't stay in one place for more than 3 seconds.

The final product at daddy's game that night! Still myshaggy beach babe, just a little cleaned up :)

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He is just really cute

And loud

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013


While Carrig is a wild animal, Declan remains very focused and will concentrate for days on one single activity. Usually, that is driving his cars.

Safe to say this has been his passion since he was about 1.....and we are still going strong. Kid knows what he likes!

Three kids

A couple weeks ago we had Ashley (our neighbor) for a day and I will say, it was kind of exhausting. I really really reaaaaallllly want a third baby, preferably a girl (not too much to ask right??) but I think for right now, we're good with two. Trying to keep them all busy for the day wore me the jlfdaskreawfjdkla out.........but I think they had fun so that's good, yea??

 The hose has been our best friend this summer:

My good lookin' fella

Declan LOVES Ashley so much. Mainly she just tattles on him so not sure the feeling is mutual but he doesn't care. He's sort of obsessed.

And this is how C hugs. Its interesting.

Life these days:

Looks a lot like this:

No tea parties and playing nicely on the ground with dolls for these folks.......


Carrig James

My little love - you are almost 18 months old and oh are you a mess. I struggle to describe you to people - you are almost one of those folks that just needs to be met to understand the level of charm, charisma, happiness, personality and cuddliness that you possess. Its remarkable - absolutely remarkable. You are SO full of life and are SO smart and SO charming that you just weasel your way out of ever getting in trouble with mommy (daddy sometimes yells at you but not me, i can't seem to muster the strength) and you are just T-ROUBLE with a million capital T's. Oh you are going to give me fits when you're older, I think, but for now you are my beautiful baby that brings smiles every single place you ever go. Love you so so so so much.........now stop.growing.

You are a really, really, realllllllly good athlete. Here ya go mid-trip. ;)

Time-out with Declan isn't working these days because Carrig just goes over and acts his goofball self trying to make D laugh.

post nap hair and really helpful in the grocery store. or not.

When he's hungry, he just climbs into his chair and expects me to bring food asap.

Is not as sweet as Declan with the puppies.......but he does try. and he is cute while trying :)


My little best bud with a bit of a tude.

We went for a walk one day and I didn't bring shoes (or clothes) for C becasue I thought it was going to be quick but he demanded to get out and walked on the super hot black pavement. Barefoot. Which was weird.

Lovessssssss Declan. Loves him. He's like Jesus I swear. No matter how many times D hurts him, he still loves him so very much.

Is an absolutely disgusting eater. Popsicles especially.

Never leaves his mommy's side. Brushing teeth in the am on his bike. Obvi.

Is wild. Absolutely wild.

Oh my. This is my biggest battle right now. He is such a menace and is soooooo into tubes of lotion/toothpaste/shampoos etc etc etc and the minute I look away goes somewhere that he shouldn't and pours everything out and/or tries to eat it. Caught him this time before any damage was done.......

Has beautiful hair that I just cannot cut.......

Gets abused by Declan daily. I was on the phone with my dad one afternoon for a very serious convo and the boys were "quiet" so i was very thankful. Come to find, Declan turned on the hose, sprayed his brother down and then poured finger paint all over him. If I don't call you back.......ever.....its because stuff like this happens every single time I'm not on their little butts.

Goodnight sweet crazy baby. You keep us on our toes every second of the day.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

This summer....

Has been a big one for my big boy. He has learned to really swim, not jut tread water then drown. He races Paul and I all the time and a few days ago "raced" me the entire length of the pool. Kinda crazy....

And not that I'm bragging........oh but I will :) cause the kid is only 3 years old and he has now learned how to ride without training wheels.

The first time:

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And then the next day:

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I can't believe how big this guy is getting and how fast it's going............ So so so proud of you and your adventurous, never give up spirit my buddy!

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

"That" person

Late night thoughts. Declan just woke up and only wanted mommy. Paul went in to try and make him feel better but no.......he needed mommy.

You know you have "that" person....that one that in really rough times, is the only one who can make you feel better. The one your heart needs.

Paul is my person. No doubt.

And right now, I am Declan's. and I love it. I will cherish the time I am "that" person to him..........I feel it from him, as well as him screaming at 1130 at night telling me that I am "that" person ;) we were just cuddling and I could feel him relax and slip back into dreamland. I know the feeling, as I've been there so so many times myself, from needing a back rub from my mom when I was younger to crying myself to sleep in Paul's arms over really tough stuff.

Moms are special people and I feel so unbelievable grateful that for right now, at age 3, I am Declan's person. The only one who can bring him the calm and comfort to make him feel ok again. My role will change, I'm aware, but for now I just don't want to forget these little moments...

Love this guy so so much....

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