Our First Snow of 2012!

At least for those of us in New Jersey. 🙂 We woke up to snow Saturday morning… Not tons, but enough. More than enough for me! I’m not a huge fan of snow. It’s wet, It’s messy. It’s a horror to drive in.

BUT, I have to admit, seeing Andrew’s excitement over the snow is fun. From the moment he got up he was singing, “It’s snowing, it’s snowing. We have snow!” And the snowball fight we had was fun. And watching him make snow angels. Of course, the best part was the cuddling together on the couch as he drank hot chocolate and I drank tea !

Here’s a bunch of pictures of our snowy backyard:


First snow 12.


First Snow 23


First Snow 34.


First Snow 4

You can see the icy rain and snow coming down very well in this picture


First Snow 56.

First Snow 6

Can you see the animal footprints?


First Snow 78.

First Snow 89.

First Snow 910.

First Snow 10

You can see the snow/sleet well in this picture, too.

Still, give me the heat of summer anytime!

(Linked to Top Ten Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday and Wordful Wednesday.)

Thankful Box

Thankful Box

This is Andrew’s version of this idea. We are going to put the box in a prominent place. Each day everyone one in the family can write what they are thankful for on a piece of paper and put it in the box and then I’ll have Andrew read each one aloud on Thanksgiving Day.

(I know our box isn’t nearly as nice as the one I linked to, but our version of the box was Andrew’s idea and craftsmanship. He’s happy with it and that’s what matters! 🙂 )

(Linked to Wordless Wednesday and Wordful Wednesday.)

Fall Festival Fun

We took Andrew to a fall/apple festival a couple of weeks ago. It was a beautiful day and we had a lot of fun! Unfortunately, most of the pictures I took didn’t come out except for these few:

Father and son

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

Even with holding on he had a hard time sinking his teeth into the apple.

Bobbing for apples

The dry version of bobbing for apples!

This cow won a bunch of ribbons and awards but I don’t remember why:

Mama cow

Mama cow

And this one is in training:

Baby cow

Baby cow


(Linked to Wordless Wednesday and Wordful Wednesday.)

My Karate Kid

My son recently started taking karate lessons at the local YMCA and loving it! He has only taken two lessons so far, but he already considers himself an expert! LOL! He looks quite cute in his uniform though. 🙂

Karate Kid 1


Karate Kid 2


Karate Kid 3


(Linked to Wordless Wednesday and Wordful Wednesday.)

Futuristic Car

We took Andrew to an apple festival / car show a couple weeks back. While there, I saw this cool looking car. I have no clue what kind of car this is, so don’t ask. 😉 What caught my eye the most is that it looks like it has no tires!


Front of car

Front end of car

back of car

Back end of car


doors open

Open doors, view of inside

another view of car

Another view


(Linked to Wordless Wednesday and Wordful Wednesday.)

Vroom, Vroom!

With the help of grandpa, Andrew was able to put together this 3D car puzzle. I wish I could get him to paint it, but he prefers the “natural” look!

vroom, vroom



Don't you love the silly look on his face?!



(Linked to Wordless Wednesday and Wordful Wednesday.)

Bye, Bye First Tooth!

Andrew was SOOOO excited to lose his first tooth! Being the smarty pants that he is, he knows there’s no tooth fairy, but he was still thrilled to find a surprise (money) under his pillow. 🙂

first tooth


lost tooth

(Linked to Wordless Wednesday and Wordful Wednesday.)

Summer Memories in Pictures

Wow! I can’t believe the summer is pretty much over. July and August seemed to just fly by so quickly! I thought I’d preserve a little of summer by putting together a few pictures of my family having some summer fun:

At the beach:


My Andrew



At my sister’s house:


My cousin


My husband


Sister and Mom


My niece

At the Pool:


My dad


My son and nieces

At the Boardwalk:


My son


My son

(Linked to Top Ten Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday.)


Friends are a Treasure

My friend Terry (on the left) whom I’ve known since 7th grade and my friend Jen (on the right), whom I’ve known since high school. I am truly blessed to have such great friends as these two have always been to me!

Terry and Jen


(Linked to Wordless Wednesday.)

Surf Dog!

This is my friend Terry’s dog. I was at Terry’s for a birthday party for her son a few weeks ago, and her dog (whose name escapes me at the moment!) wanted to show off her talents! LOL!

Surf Dog1


Surf Dog2


Surf Dog3

(Linked to Wordless Wednesday.)