Monday, September 28, 2009

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

the BEST day EVER!

According to Savannah.....yesterday was her "MOST PERFECT BEST DAY EVER". Considering it was my birthday thats pretty good for her :) We went to Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards in LaFayette which was my choice of how to spend my birthday...A perfect Fall weather but the sun kept peaking out and there was that little wind which added a fall chill to the air, not to mention sending the smell of fresh hot apple fritters and pies thru the air!

Started off with a pony ride for Savannah...again my bday but she sure did luck out! Then into the store to get my birthday apple pie to take home & a candy apple for Savannah (her first EVER!!)....then we picked almost $20 worth of only 79cents a pound thats quite alot of apples...We got macoun, honeycrisp(my FAV), macintosh (Savannah's FAV) & cortland (Dave's FAV)..on the wagon ride back to the front after picking Savannah looks up at me and announces that this was the most perfect day ever...that put an instant smile on my face...what is better than seeing your little girl as happy as she can be!!!! Finished off with getting HOT apple fritters to eat on the way home!

Now I have all these plans for french apple pie, apple crisp, crockpot applesauce..YUMMY!!!

It really was the perfect day.....

Saturday, September 26, 2009

33 years old?!?!?! How did that happen?

WOW....33 years old today...when the heck did I get old like those people I used to look at and think WOW, they are SOOO old!!! I remember when my oldest sister Paula turned 30 and we gave her a surprise party with a graveyard cake and everything...she was SOOO old I kept thinking......Now I think 30's are not old at all...its those 40+ people who are really old! At least for 7 more years I will think that way!! LOL

33 years old and what has my life brought me? A childhood filled with good and bad memories, none that I would change because everything that happened made me who I am today...A great husband, who yes he can be forgetful, unromantic & a typical guy BUT he is wonderful and I still love him so much!! 2 BEAUTIFUL daughters who I simply cannot imagine my life without....sleep deprived, constantly running, wiping noses, kissing boo-boos...BUT since Savannah is almost 5 its what I have known for the past 5 years of my life...Above all else, I am a mom...sometimes just Savannah's mom or Emerson's mom and no idea on my actual name but I love it and wouldn't trade it for a month of unawakened sleep, although I must admit I would be willing to pay for just 1 night to lay down and sleep till I wake up all on my own, what a treat!!!!

We are off to Beek & Skiff Apple Orchard today for some yummy homemade treats and to pick apples with the perfect day in my favorite season here in CNY.....So, here's to another year filled with joyful memories & whatever life throws at me next! Bring it on!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

ULTRA fancy tea party in the making!!!

So, Savannah has decided to have a dress-up tea party for her 5th birthday this year! How FUN!?!?! We have invited 10 of her friends (YIKES if they all RSVP with a YES!) Found personalized invites on Ebay that are SOOO cute....I have raided Salvation Army and bought 11 tea cups & saucers for under $20!!!! A whole mix match of kinds to make it an eclectic fun party for lil girls!!! I have ordered 12 feather boas & 12 princess tiaras...the tea sets, boas & tiaras will all double as decorations & favors!!! Now onto the fancy snacks...little cookies on sticks shaped like flowers, pretzel rods dipped in chocolate & sprinkles, cupcakes with polka-dots, chocolate candies in the shapes of teapots & cups, tiny little finger sandwiches...I am getting in over my head here and so much for getting off cheaper than a themed party...BUT this is so much fun and I want to make it a little girls dream tea party so wish me luck & pictures will post after the party on 10/3!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Hurray for a Tear-Free Friday!!!

WAAHOO!!!!! NO tears @ the bus this morning....1st time since the 1st day of school last Tuesday! Lets hope this trend sticks no matter the reason for it! Savannah told me this morning when she was getting out of bed that last night Daddy promised she could get a "real-life fish" if she did not cry about school for 1 full week! See what happens when I leave Dad @ home in charge of the girls so I can go to curriculum night at school! BUT I must say that 1 small goldfish is a price I am willing to pay for painless, guilt-free, no tears mornings! As we were standing at the bus stop waiting this morning she looked up at me and said she is going to try and make it this good everyday! SWEET words from a super sweet girl who despite her protesting for over a week now is beginning to like kindergarten!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ahh...FALL is arriving!

My MOST favorite time of year is arriving....FALL! The temps cool down, leaves change to beautiful colors and fall to the ground..I have learned to LOVE the sound of leaves crunching under your feet when you walk in them, however I have not yet learned to love raking and raking and more raking! I do love to rake them into a pile for Savannah to jump in and bury herself though..Fall brings Savannah's birthday, Fall fun @ Critz farms, Halloween, apple picking - which leads to apple crisp, apple pie, apple cobbler, applesauce - & bigger pants probably! LOL

I am not ready for frigid cold & snow of winter just yet but the smells, sounds & feelings of Fall I just cannot wait! Savannah will have her first kindergarten field trip next week to Johnny Appleseeds so we are sure to bring home some treasures from there!

Monday, September 14, 2009


I LOVE LOVE LOVE Craigslist!!!! We scored this AMAZING playset FREE last Monday and have been working on it all last week & over the weekend finally finished and brought it out back! We had to replace a few broken pieces of wood & buy some hardware that was missing..I sanded it all and stained it to match..looks AMAZING!!! This is around $1300 from BJ's and part of it was never even assembled...still had plastic on the swings & monkey bars!!! Rockwall, 2 swings, trapeze swing, picnic table, clubhouse, slide....awesome!!!!

On the school front..Savannah still crys every morning and does not want to go..hoping this gets better soon because its hard on her & mommy too!! Took her a couple weeks to like preschool so hoping she starts liking kindergarten soon! She says that she wants to go back to preschool and save kindergarten for later, sorry but we cant do then she says she wishes it was a choice to go to school or not but she knows everyone HAS to do it! Poor girl, hope she does better this week!

Friday, September 11, 2009

We survived....BARELY!

T.G.I.F!!!!! Well the 1st week of school has come to an end......with Savannah waking up 3x last night crying she doesnt want to go to school anymore and then ending with me physically putting her on the bus screaming and crying this morning, it seems to be getting worse instead of better..... I hope this doesn't last much longer because it breaks my heart every day but what can you do? Preschool was really rough the first couple weeks and this is nothing compared to that but I really hope she starts to enjoy it and not dread going! She has a fantastic teacher and lots of friends so hopefully it will start to get easier for her!

Lets hope for a much better time next week!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

BIG Smiles & No Tears!!! HOORAY 1st day of kindergarten!

Today is a HUGE day for us...Savannah is off to her 1st day of kindergarten @ Burton Street Elementary..Mrs. Bailey's class, where she already has 5 friends! She did great, got up EARLY @ 6:15 with no dressed, had breakfast & was at the bus stop early! She was a champ getting on the bus which was a HUGE relief & surprise for mom & dad! I let the other moms know that this will probably be the one & only time they see me showered & dressed at the bus stop!! LOL :)

We drove up to the school and found her waiting outside her classroom and said she has a great ride on the bus & made a new friend already! She got a little teary and scared while waiting in the hall outside her classroom but no tears fell! Heres to hoping she has a FANTASTIC 1st day and wont dread going back tomorrow!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Twas the night before Kindergarten........

and Savannah is sleeping...we have shiny new hi-top sneakers and a tinkerbell backpack full of supplies...her lunch is all chosen for her very first day but Mommy sits up thinking where oh where did the time go??? I cannot believe that my girl will be off to kindergarten on the bus tomorrow morning! WOW, she says that she is excited but scared and I think she will do great..I still thank God for her preschool teachers and that entire year of experience! Wish me luck getting her on that bus so early tomorrow morning since she is as much of a morning HATER as I am!

I will be posting pics tomorrow for sure but had to get some thoughts written down before this moment like the last almost 5 years disappears!!!!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

My beautiful girls!

We had the girls pictures taken yesterday to celebrate Emerson turning 1 and Savannah soon to turn 5!!! Here are a few shots of my 2 beauties!! Cannot believe how time flies by, Emmie is already 1 and Savannah is almost 5 and off to kindergarten next week!!