Nick is my sweet 7 year old. He is in first grade and he's a fabulous kid. Nick is very smart, very sensitive, very into Star Wars, bakugan, Wii, playing, learning, and loving life! He's a super kid and a pure joy to be around. His contagious smile and sweet freckles melt my heart. Nick is a perfect big brother and I am so proud of him and honored to be his Momma!
Adam is my baby. My youngest and most cuddley, yet awnry child! He is quite the comedian at his young age and is sure to be entertaining. He is sweet, loving, funny, and innocent. He has a perfect smile, an hilarious sense of humor, and he is totally genuine. Adam is a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day!
A mother holds her children's hands for a while...their hearts forever. ~ Author Unknown
I never knew how much love my heart could hold until someone called me "mommy." ~ Author Unknown
If at first you don't succeed, do it the way your mother told you to. ~ Author Unknown
I'd rather be a mother than anyone on earthBringing up a child or two of unpretentious birth...I'd rather tuck a little child all safe and sound in bedthan twine a chain of diamonds about my [carefree] head.I'd rather wash a smudgy face with round, bright, baby eyesThan paint the pageantry of fame or walk among the wise. ~ Meredith Gray
...is a great way to entertain the kids. In addition to the playdoh toys we have, they enjoyed cookie cutters, crab mallats, plastic spoons, and anything else I could find to keep their attention. We did have the occasional fight when they each wanted the same thing (of course!) but luckily I was able to pull the next new item to divert the attention from the toy worth fighting over. They created lots of little "must-haves" for Mommy.
Today is Stellan's very risky surgery. I have been faithfully following this blog site (along with millions of people worldwide). I don't know these people but I feel as if I do because of how they touched my heart. This is an amazing story and I truely recommend checking out this site (I'll warn you, it's extremely addictive!!!). http://www.mycharmingkids.blogspot.com/ Today is wear orange for Stellan and pictures are being posted on this site while he is in surgery. I forgot all about it this morning when I dressed the kids but I found this picture of Adam wearing a little orange a few months ago and I sent this picture in. I couldn't find one of Nick wearing any orange.
A few nights ago we were looking for Adam to put him to bed. We went into his bedroom and found this sweet scene. Nick decided he wanted to read his brother a bedtime story and Adam sat very still and quietly listened to his brother. Ray and I listened at the doorway and just enjoyed the moment!
Ray took Nick on his first real fishing excursion last Thursday while they were off school for Easter break. Nick caught his first ever trout. Words can't describe how excited and proud Ray was and still is. He was a fiesty fish because he wiggled back into the water shortly after this picture was taken, but at least we got the picture!
Our family had a wonderful Easter! I think the "bunny" went a little over board. Sunday morning looked similiar to Christmas when we woke up, but we had a really fun time. They are only little for such a short time and the bunny couldn't resist overflowing the baskets.
My Easter present from my hubby was such a treat. He took the children to Indiana from Friday morning to Saturday afternoon to give Mommy some Mommy time. It was soooooo nice.
I really enjoyed it but I have to admit, the house is weired at night without kids, baths, story time and good night kisses. That's ok - I'm not complaining and he is more than welcome to do again, any time he wants to :) I needed that!
Dyeing Easter Eggs
Waiting for the colored tablets to dissolve.
By the end of this project I wasn't sure if we were dyeing Easter Eggs or dyeing little boys fingers.
Nick showing off his first egg.
Adam sqeezed his eggs too hard while decorated so his had a "crackle" finish!
Oh well, we don't eat them anyway - it was just to have fun!
Hi, I'm Alison. I am 34 years old, I am a busy Momma of 2 young boys. I run a household, I work full time and I am a wife to a wonderful husband. We met at Indiana University of Pa. I have been married for 9 lovely years but we have been together for 15! My life has turned out exactly how I had dreamed and in my eyes, it's practically perfect! Welcome and thanks for enjoying my happiness.
Ray is my wonderful 33 yr old hubby. We met our freshman year at collge in 1996 and have together ever since. He is a high school physics & chemistry teacher. In addition to teaching children, he is fantastic father to his own. I could not ask for a better man to be my life partner and best friend. We may not agree on everything, but in the end, we agree on everything that is truly important. He is a great man, perfect father, loving husband and I could not ask for more!
Husbands & Wives
A perfect wife is one who doesn't expect a perfect husband. ~ Author Unknown
I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance; a church filled with flowers and friends. I asked him what kind of wedding he wished for; he said one that would make me his wife. ~ Author Unknown
My best chosen friend, companion, guide, to walk through life, linked hand-in-hand, two equal, loving friends, true husband and true wife. ~ Sir Charles Gavan Duffy
He's the funniest, smartest person I know. It doesn't mean he doesn't bug me and I'm sure I bug him sometimes. ~ Sarah Jessica Parker
While we try to teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
- Angela Schwindt
There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother. ~ Astrid Alauda
Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero. ~Marc Brown
A brother is a friend provided by nature. ~Legouve Pere