Wednesday, 11 December 2013 00:10
Written by Missy
It snowed AGAIN today. I woke up around 7 am and the snow was coming down heavy and fast. I was worried about bringing and then picking up Ryan from school so he stayed home with Madison and I. Finals at WCU today were cancelled so I had ANOTHER day off. Maternity leave has been extended. :)
Playing inside with Madison
Ryan's dinosaur lunch (new cut out from Ryan's school fundraiser)
Quality snow time with Ryan...we shoveled the driveway and then went sledding in the front yard while Madison napped inside
Madison and I got back to PA on Monday around noon. Uncle Chris arrived shortly after us. He came for a quick visit. He met Madison for the first time and we all went out for an early dinner to Victory. Ryan didn't play one single iPhone game while we were there and we were there for a long time. He colored on his menu instead. YAY!! Plus, he now enjoys pomme frites :)
Sunday was STRESSFUL! I went to NY to attend a memorial service for my friend's father however before I could leave my parents house Nate had called me in a panic...him and Ryan were stuck in his car about 2 miles away from our house because of snow. Nate had to stop on a hill because someone slid down their driveway...making ~12 cars stop on the road. The weather was SO bad and no one could get their cars moving again. To make a long story short, Nate and Ryan were going to walk home (no boots, mittens, or hat) instead of freezing in the car. I freaked out, of course, worried about my son freezing. Anyway, Nate asked a woman at the nearest house to watch out for his car and he borrowed a shovel. Luckily our neighbor was in the car in front of him and he shoveled out HER car. Nate and Ryan got a ride home with her just after a plow came by. They were stranded on the road for about 2 hours but THANK GOD they got home safe without having to walk up and down hills for 2 miles WITHOUT warm attire on. I guess we will have to think twice before running out to the grocery store for a few items. We MUST keep warm clothes in the trunk of our cars from now on.
Nate's car stuck on the side of a hilly road and then our neighbor in the car in front of him
Uncle Chris and Kati on the Cape ALSO made a ginerbread house this weekend. Uncle Chris and Kati's gingerbread house versus Ryan's
Another movie night for Ryan. Besides being stuck in the car because of the snow, he had a GREAT weekend with his dad.
Madison on the other hand was good for Grammie and Grandpa while I attended the memorial.
Because of the snow Madison and I had to sleep over another night.
Luckily my classes were cancelled on Monday becuase we didn't get back into town until noon.
On Saturday Madison turned two months old. She has really filled out...chubby cheeks.
Madison and I spent Saturday afternoon with Babci and Grandpa W. Madison was a very good girl and smiled a lot for Grandpa W.
Saturday night was girls night, Madison and I were joined by Grammie, Babci, and Aunt Rachel at Corks N More. I wanted Grammie to see it. We all had a lot of fun drinking and chatting. Uncle Mat is a great chef.
Madison was GREAT. She slept the entire time...from 4:30 pm when we left the house until 9 pm when we returned.
While Madison and I were in Cortland, Ryan and Nate had a fun movie night in the living room AFTER they made a gingerbread house.
Madison and I drove to Cortland this morning for the weekend. I came home to support a good friend.
Of COURSE we had lunch at A&W with Grammie...Madison's first visit
All comfy in Ryan's Christmas PJ's when HE was a baby
Madison had an excellent day. She slept in the car for the entire trip and didn't throw a single crying fit for no reason at all throughout the day. Very happy...very chill...very relaxing day. We hope Ryan and Nate have a good boys weekend at home.
Last night Madison was awake and wanted to eat every 2 hours...UGH, NO SLEEP. I fed her a 5 ounce bottle around 9 pm and put her to bed. She woke up at 11:30 pm, 2:30 am, 4:30 am, and 7 am to eat. What the ?!?!? and she was sleeping SO good...going 5-7 hour stretches without waking up and eating. Then all day today she was pretty fussy too. Since I am exhausted I will keep it short.
All happy last night BEFORE bed
Chewing on Sophie this morning
Beauty in blue and kicking her legs
Sucking down a HUGE bottle of breastmilk this evening
So ADORABLE in leopard print PJs with bows before bed tonight...it is 10:30 pm and she is still awake :(
In Ryan news, he had an EXCELLENT day at school yesterday AND today. Miss Sarah started a new system using colors to indicate their day at school. Purple = EXCELLENT, going above and beyond, Green = GOOD, Yellow = Warning for Bad Behavior (can correct behavior and move back to green), and Red = Time Out after Yellow warning and failing to correct behavior. Well Ryan was coming home with more then 1 red and he was getting frustrated. So were we. However, he is doing much better according to Miss Sarah. He was good the day before Thanksgiving break, he received a PURPLE yesterday, and a GREEN today. He is doing so good that Miss Sarah told him how proud she was of him and that if he kept up the good behavior that he could spend some quality one-on-one time with her on Friday to color :) I am so proud of him. The birth of Madison was a little difficult for him (a little regressing and acting out) but now I think he understands that he can't misbehave for attention.
Grandpa D played with Ryan all Thanksgiving weekend. Well apparently they spent alot of time creating ART. You see here before you Tom's art collection. All are available for purchase to the highest bidder.
A DOUBLE sail sailboat
An assortment of trucks and cars, each piece sold separately. I personally recommend the car on the racetrack.
This gem is a waffle WITH sugar and syrup
Of course we carry his holiday collection of Christmas trrees, but you MUST purchase the whole set.
A beautiful hot air balloon
What may look like a pyramid is ACTUALLY a house
A bow and arrow complete with a target, NOT sold separately
This interesting piece is a dragon and a castle
He really out did himself with these two very different rocketships...both very unique in shape and size
Finally his piece de resistance...what may look like just another rocketship is actually a VACUUM...BRILLIANT!!
As his daughter I am deeply saddened that I did NOT inherit his ARTISTIC talent!