Thursday, December 22, 2011

Me walking home

Well my shadow anyway. Strange thing is here it is the second day of winter and I had to take my jacket off. It in the 50's

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas hats 1,2, and 3

Number 4 and more pics tonight

Monday, December 19, 2011

33 Weeks

Estimated weight at least 5 lbs! 3 weeks until he will be allowed out. I personally would like closer to 36 weeks then 40 since he could wind up being a 12 lb butterball. = )

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Another doggie picture

Hershey has found a new favorite spot to sleep. She curls herself around or over the bump. She stays through all the kicking, pushing and nudging going on from the babe.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cute dog picture

Still here big as ever. 31 weeks today. At least 5 more to go though honestly I don't know where those 5 weeks are going to fit. The babe is already up in my lungs. The doctor said he is a good size already so it looks like fun times are ahead.

Friday, November 25, 2011

What we did on Black Friday

The NJ Devils were playing the Islanders and Hubby's friend gave us his tickets. I am a Devils fan and these are the only times I cheer against the Islanders. Bad news - Marty wasn't in goal. Good news - Devils won. Sorry Honey ; ).
FYI my Devils jersey still fit at 7.5 months : )

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mother nature smiling

Found on my walk home from dropping the kids off at school.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Wild thing

You make my heart sing.
My son got his new glasses today. His eyesight got bad enough that he finally needed glasses. He is not to thrilled with the idea but now that he has them is happy he can see. He picked the frames himself and they totally remind me of Charlie Sheen's character in Major League ( 80's baseball movie)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Hat Number 1

Just a quick hat plus some mini ornaments and battery operated lights and you get =

Xmas hat

Xmas hat lighted

Now only 5 more to go (along with a million other things to do)


Monday, November 14, 2011


Was the 4th grade field trip. Which means that it was Drama Girl's turn. So at 28 weeks pregnant and filled with mommy guilt ( but you went with Skywalker) I endured, and I mean endured a hour long bus trip both ways to spend 3 hours at the Bronx Zoo. The zoo itself was great! Warm and sunny and no crowds what so ever. I took my big camera ( kicking myself I did not bring my telephoto lens) and Drama used my iPhone to take pictures. This is one of hers. The peacocks roam freely around the zoo and are very use to people. We were walking out of The Mouse House and practically tripped over him.
It was wonderful to spend time with just her the two of us. I just wish we didn't have to take the bus back home =]

Friday, November 11, 2011

Something from our walks

Every day we pass a line of these bushes on our way to school. This one is much brighter and intense the the others. I have always loved how this one stands out from the rest. I hope the color comes through. It is really a bright intense red. It was cloudy yesterday.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


With a million things started for the baby, let alone Christmas knitting, what am I working on? A blanket for the babe. First square done hopefully 4 more to go. I am using bulky yarn so it is flying but also eating up a lot of yarn. I bought all the yarn the store had so hopefully I will have enough.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Today's Project

A crib sheet. How does one take a picture of a crib sheet without a mattress? Crib and mattress coming soon so maybe an action shot.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Here are 6 bibs I made from some stash fabric. They all have flannel backing. The hardest thing was getting the snaps right. I bought a kit and well the snap setter was a piece of crap. So new setter and they were done! It only took about two hours from start to finish including many interruptions from the kiddies. :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Just to prove

I can't see my feet when I look straight down. Though i can see their reflection.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

26 weeks

Scary thing is I feel huge already! 14 weeks left to 40! Time is a flying!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Starting him young

Hubby and I got tickets to the Islanders hockey game. We are starting MJ young. It is hockey season after all. =)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Poppage has Occurred

23 weeks

23 weeks. The boy has been kicking, flipping, pushing and anything else it seems to get more room and I guess my body finally gave in. I can see my feet anymore without leaning over.

23 weeks

(New shirt in picture. WIP stands for work In Progress.)

The boy is also getting in the way more and more. LIke overnight. All of a sudden I can bend over to well. It looks like the fun part is coming soon - beached whale stage.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A little something

I should be knitting on gifts for christmas. Should be. Am I ? Nope.
Irene the sheep

I started this little sheep when I was at my Mom's for Hurricane Irene for the baby. What child of a knitter and wool lover doesn't need a sheep. It is Love Ewe. So Cute!

While taking the kids to school this morning we passed a morning glory in almost full bloom. Just one. Usually there are hundreds but since it is not really the season it is just the vines. In a sea of green and sidewalk was this little flower.
Just because
It made me smile so I had to take a picture.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Half way there

Today I am 20 weeks half way according to the technical count. My last two ( the girls ) were early by weeks. My son was born on his due date. So either I will keep following trend and go early (just make it past New Years MJ) or he will wait until the end

Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 years

It sure doesn't feel like it.
I remember everything.
I remember taking hubby to work that morning.
I remember laying in bed with my 2 month that day son to take a nap since he was up all night
I remember my mom calling over and over so I would answer
I remember she said a plane hit the twin towers
I remember turning on the tv just as the second plane hit
I remember watching in shock
I remember a camera man accidently film people jumping (they were talking about debris falling) and hearing him say "My god"
I remember watching the first tower fall
I remember the second tower falling
I remember I could not put my son down at all that day
I remember just holding hoping that everything would be ok
I remember hearing the fighter planes going over head day after day

Ten years later I remember everything

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Let the celebrating begin!!

First day of school for my bunch.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Goodnight Irene

has been stuck in my head as I pack. Why? Well Hurricane Irene is coming and the kids and I are bugging out to my mom's. I hope everyone in her path stays safe. Please people if they tell you to leave do it! Better to be safe then sorry.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Yesterday I had my regular OB appointment. With my last pregnancy I had Placenta Previa so because I had some barely there spotting all heck broke loose. Now last time I found out the scary way waking up with blood all over so this barely there didn't really worry me since it could have been caused by many different things.

Anyway the best part was I got to see Speck again. I asked the tech if she could see if it was a boy or girl and since Speck was moving like a jumping bean she couldn't be 100%.

So she said she was 70% sure that Speck is a ....


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Hat!

I have been knitting I have 2!!! baby sweater that need to be blocked and buttons. Buttons will not happen until gender is found out. Hopefully soon!!

I also have been knitting some small things too. (Wait until you see the booties!) I could not help my self with this hat. I saw it in adult and child so I actually got some brain cells to work together and crunched numbers to make a baby size (hopefully)

Lil devil hat

It's a Lil Devil Hat!!!!!

Lil devil hat for speck

I LOVE IT!!!! I can't wait to take a picture of Speck in it. (Only 24 more weeks to go)

I want one too. And so does Drama too.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011


I finished something!!! A pet bed for the Hershey. As you can see she loves it.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


that I am passed 12 weeks and everything has been checked and ultra sounded I have been given the all clear. Not that I could get away with hiding it much longer
Seriously people. That's me a week ago. The more kids you have the faster you show but damn that was fast. Not many of my normal clothes fit so my outfits are interesting because really I don't want to have to buy maternity clothes for a little more then a months worth of wearing. So hopefully I can get to fall. I did buy one pair of maternity shorts but thats it for summer.

So our little Speck got it's name from this
Sorry it's a little fuzzy but this is how my OB confirmed Speck. See the arrow and the little speck it's pointing to. The tech had to put that in there so we could see what we were looking at. That is 4 ish weeks.

4 weeks later we have the gummi bear stage

Gummi bear stage

Seriously Speck looks like a gummi bear. Alll that in 4 weeks. Pretty amazing. That picture is from 5 weeks ago so Speck is even bigger now. Barring any medical reason we won't be able to see Speck until September for the 20 week ultra sound. We have heard Speck's heart beat. The little stinker was just like his siblings, being difficult to get the reading. Moving away from the nurse. It took 10 minutes to find the heart beat long enough to get a beats per minute reading. Preview of things to come?


Monday, August 1, 2011


it's been awhile. 2 months today since last post. Really?! It doesn't seem that long.

So since June 1st
Dance recital
Drama had her dance recital

I some how managed to get all three of my kiddies to pose for a picture without anyone making a face and they are all smiling!!!

Summer ball
Summer baseball has come and gone. Believe it or not practice for fall ball has started.

Baby gift
Our primary doctor is having a baby girl in a few weeks so I had to make her a little something. Gift was received with lots of wows.

Last day of school
Last day of school

Teacher gifts
Made 20(!) "roses" for gifts for teachers.

Birthday boy
My son had a birthday. Double digits!!!! My baby boy is 10!!!. Pictured here with his new bike that his grandma bought for him.

Hubby and I celebrated 10 years married!!!

Our youngest turned 7 (pictures came out blurry)

And well if you notice the ticker on the top of the page...there is going to be a 4th. I am finally feeling "normal" My energy is back. What little morning sickness i had is gone. I do get queasy here and there but that's easily dealt with. Now if only this heat would go away I would be so happy. Fall where are you!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


We had some visitors just a few minutes ago. I was in my way to bring my son to music lessons and these little guys were eating away under the watchful eye if momma. They live in the pond across the street (behind the trees on the other side of the street in the picture). The kiddies have watched them grow, from momma sitting on the nest, me rescuing them from traffic and stupid people who blocked the babies way through the fence to the four you see here. It's a bigger nature lesson then they could have learned in school. Btw the babies are about the size of chickens now. So I guess I should call them goslings now

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring has finally arrived

Last week the kiddies were off for spring break but it was rainy and in the 40's. Today they are back and it is beautiful. So much so that re-entry was hard. It took us twice ad long to get there. It is amazing how a few days of warmth changes the landscape

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Peeps! Pizza! And Pop!

I am working on a peep assembly line here getting ready for some Easter fun. ( I mentioned the pizza and soda because they were in the picture)

Sunday, April 10, 2011


It is spring even if the weather doesn't want to be spring like. It was opening day yesterday and the sun did come out and it was warm for the game ( then got cold by evening)

My boy got a game ball for the game, catching a hit for an out and getting a hit to drive in the the run that tied the game. They went on to win. The whole team played great and we were very proud.

BTW. This picture will be the only proof that his uniform was this clean

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The bobbin is full

Full bobbin

and the Llama fluff is done. Now for plying = )

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Socks

I finished my socks today.
Noro socks
Oooh colors!! You can see that on the right sock I had the dreaded Noro Knot. The knot totally disrupts the color parade and in this case reversed it. I am totally ok with it because these are just socks and I am not the type to worry about matching my socks

Yarn Noro Keuroyon in color #170
Pattern: Spiraling Coriolis by Cat Bordhi

(yes I did finish Hubby's socks. The pictures are in my camera that I never seem to be able to keep the battery charged.)


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Made me smile

The Hershey finds the strangest places to chillax as my son says. ( that's a combo of chilling and relax)

Friday, March 25, 2011

My little bunny

I needed something quick to make and I wanted the satisfaction of finishing something. This little bunny fit the bill. So far all of the kiddies want one so I may be making more in the future. I am not sure of what number out of 111 he is. I need to get my act together. : )

Thursday, March 24, 2011

It's my

Birthday today. I am the whole 34. But today is different.

But first a quick little history. You see my Dad's Brother was born on March 21 and my Dad was born on March 22 and My Grandma (my Mom's mom) (Who was my best friend - more so then anyone before or since) was born on March 25th. So as you can see this week was always busy in my family on both sides and you know what I loved it. Now a days not so much.

My Dad has been gone over 8 years, My Uncle 15 and my Grandma 11. I am the last one. I have not liked my birthday ever since. I miss them more this week then at any other time of the year. I am usually not a fun person to be around this week (ask Hubby he can tell you)

But I am trying to be better. Both my brothers were born on the 24 of their months. (My sister would be born on the 24th too but she decided to come over 2 months early)

Other people share my birthday. Houdini for one. Kay from Mason Dixon Knitting fame and fellow raveler/friend Georgiana and I know there are many other people too.

Even Mother Nature is helping, because today I got one of my favorite things - SNOW!!!!!! I remember 1 time having snow on my birthday and it was just a few flakes here and there. It is not a common thing this late into March.

Hubby sent me this one. It's the fields from where he works. I woke to this email and considering the hell of a night I had it made me smile. He took it when he got to work (that would be about when the sun is just starting to come up) It is one of the most romantic things he has done. Something simple like taking a picture of a field of snow because he knows I love the snow and it is rare to have it on my birthday.
hubby snow pic

The snow was still around hours later so I had to take some pictures while waiting to put the kiddies on the school bus
snow on my birthday
24 snow

Now since it is my day. I am going to grab something to eat and take a nap.