Tuesday, January 26, 2010



So, as the title states, better late then never! The party was 3 weeks ago and I am just now posting these pictures...goodness!

Here is gabe waiting for all of his friends to arrive, he is so happy!

Gabe has finally graduated from Baby Einstein (even though he still loves it) and he is in love with Mickey Mouse Club House! So of course we had to throw a mickey party!

Unfortunately, before all of his friends arrived, he got so tired that he crashed on my bed! HE WAS OUT COLD! We finally had to wake him up half way though so he could enjoy his own party...poor little guy!

His friends were so great in giving him some fun presents! He LOVES all of them, thank you that was so sweet of everyone!

Gabe had a hard time blowing out his candle himself so he asked his friend to help him

"Hum, I think I like it!"

Ok so I had to throw this picture in! I told you he was becoming such a Ham and posing for all of these pictures! But as you can see he fully enjoyed his cake!

Thank you to all who were able to make it, we loved having you!

Friday, January 15, 2010


So, already this year has been the"Year of Projects" and it is only the middle of JANUARY! I have been trying to find inexpensive ways to dress up our house without spending an arm and a leg to do it. So I have been doing this!


Cluster of Frames

*Some of the frames aren't filled in yet because I am getting them developed AND I am taking gabe's 1 year shots soon!*

(this one looks smudged by the "dare to" part, but it isn't in real life)

I have a lot of bare walls in my house so I thought if I made a cluster of frames that it will help fill up the space! It was great!


I know it looks a little bare now, but I will add a few things here and there to it to make it complete. But we have a red wall in our living room! SUPER FUN!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Hey all, I am finally here posting. It has sure been a great holiday and I have a million more pictures to share, but I wanted to post about this first.

As we were flying from Florida to New York, gabe fell fast asleep in my arms and I
couldn't help but just stare at him for the longest time.

"My little boy is 1 today" I kept repeating to myself. "Where did the time go?"

A year ago I was in the hospital waiting for this little boy to come into my life...
into our life. Now he is here and I am afraid the time is just flying by to quickly I have no idea where it went!
I started reflecting on the things he has done this year and the results astounded me! My cute boy has been to 8 states (some multiple times) and 4 countries before he turned the age of 1! No wonder he doesn't sleep well! He has also learned to crawl and then walk, he has 3 teeth (I know, kind of funny but also cute at the
same time!), he can say "mama" "dada" "ba-ba" "ba" (meaning ball) "hi" and "ya", he still LOVES his binkey (much to my detriment) and he has a head of curly
blonde hair that makes all of the other kids jealous! He loves his toys, cousins, friends and absolutely most of all he loves to play with my hair.

Oh how I love this boy!

Also as I was looking at my son I started to think about how he has changed physically as well. He was born with a thick head of dark hair and olive skin. He was so tiny then I truly felt like I was going to break him! Then over the months he started getting bigger and stronger that now he isn't a little boy anymore, he is a
"little man".

I felt like a total baby but I almost started to cry right there on the plane. I am just glad that he is mine and I get to see him every day!

Here are a few pictures that I love from the past year.

2 weeks

1 month

2 months

3 months

4 months

5 months

6 months

7 months

8 months

9 months

10 months

11 months


The following pictures are of the birthday party we threw for Gabe in Connecticut this past weekend. I called so many bakeries out there to see if anyone can make a Disney Pixar's "UP" cake because it is Gabe's favorite movie, but no one could. So, without having the slightest idea what I was doing I decided to make a cake!

So, as the title of this blog post states, a broken oven, "up" cake and a missing chimney. Well, funny story there. You see, Nate's family took the red eye flight the night before so everyone was in bed while I was trying to make the cake. Unbeknownst to me, their oven was broken! So 5 attempts later I finally got the cake and cupcakes to work! GOODNESS WAS I FRUSTRATED!

Then on top of that, like I said before, I had no idea what I was doing, so that was kind of fun. There here is the funniest part of all. I had this piece of cake left out to make the chimney but I ran out of frosting. So I as was coming back from getting some more, I walk into the room and there is my sweet sister in law eating the chimney! I have to admit it was funnier then it sounds and I just busted up laughing! That poor girl though, I thought it was so funny that I had to tell everyone at the party that she ate it! SORRY LILY!

So without further ado, here is my "UP" cake.

Unfortunately we didn't get a straight on picture, but you get the idea

Gabe LOVED the cake. I think more then anything though, he loved just squishing his hands in it and making a BIG mess!

OK, so not the best picture, but that was only the start of his messy hands. Goodness, such a boy!

Here is his cousin Abby helping him eat the cake

You can see the damage in the cake. I have to admit most of it was on his clothes and the floor, but it was fun!

Here is gabe with "the girls" opening his gift. He loved it!

Then I had to put this picture in so that everyone can see my cute father in law and sister in law in a party hat! It was adorable! Someone asked him why he was wearing it and he said "I am at a birthday party so of course I am wearing a birthday hat!"

THANK YOU to my sweet sister in laws and nieces who were there to support gabe on his birthday! He ABSOLUTELY loves you and LOVES the gifts you gave him. THANK YOU!



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