The First Hundred the light of eternity. "Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest." Wilson Mizner

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Celebrating 120 Years

Today is PR's birthday. Happy Birthday, Sweetie!

Last night we met up with my two sisters and their husbands for a dinner at the Olive Garden. No, PR isn't quite 120 years old... my brother-in-law, Phil, has his birthday on Monday, so we were paying tribute to both of them.
PR, Steven, Paula, MaryM, Phil

The Birthday Boys
My beautiful sisters!We are family.....I got all my sisters with me!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Four Months Old

Tomorrow the girls will be four months old.
Kate has done some catching up and she weighs as much as Madison;
13 pounds each!

Kate, soaking in her bubble bath, getting ready for her 4th monthiversary.Reiley rocking Madison in Great-great Grampa Monte's chair.Madison and Kate, Spice and Sugar or Sugar and Spice?

Monday, April 23, 2007


It's been Spring, according to the calendar, for almost 4 weeks. Somebody finally told the trees.
I think this is an ornamental pear tree (?)
We have 3 of these in our yard. This is the smallest, and the first one to blossom.
You will notice that no one ever has to tell the dandelions it's Spring.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Life With PR

PR began, "I see the Cubs play the Cardinals today."

I asked, "Is is a home game?"

He paused briefly. Then replied, "It is for someone."

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Relax... was only a nightmare.
I've had some bad dreams in the past, but not this one.
(If you click on the highlighted words, the linked posts will show up underneath this one.)

Friday, April 13, 2007


Reiley has always been creative.
He likes to think outside the box.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Dear Diary...

...what happened?
April 12, 2007 32F
April 2, 2007 70F

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Pretty in Pink

Kate and Madison came over for a few hours today. They posed very nicely for a few pictures, and then spent the rest of the time wanting to be held and fed. Good thing Papi was home to lend a hand... or two.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

See You Later

Daniel and Andrea came to pick up Josiah yesterday, and return to Chicago.
Time to go home.

(We have never had such a quiet Easter morning...)

Saturday, April 07, 2007

A Boy and a Ball

Maybe I can throw it over this tree.
Hey, I know.... over the fence!
Aha! See what I did?!
Hey, how 'bout a little help here?
Better take this naughty ball inside so it doesn't escape anymore.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Quote of the Day

Reiley's quote of the day: "Papi, you look tired!"

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Here, let me help you with that....

Don't you just hate it when you get a knot in your shoelace?

I give up!

Monday, April 02, 2007


Today we received the long-awaited visit of my sister Paula and her husband, Steven. They finally got to meet Luke and the twins. The last time they saw Reiley, he was 9 months old.
Luke has a bandaid on his forehead... he had an accidental meeting with the coffee table last night.
They brought gifts for the kids. Reiley got binoculars. Maybe he'll get interested in bird-watching, like great uncle Steven.Kate gave gr-auntie Paula a warm welcome.
Madison was a bit gentler in her approach.
Paula and Steven treated us to the pizza buffet at Angelo's. (yummy)
Also joining the party were Andrea and Josiah, from Chicago. Josiah will be staying with us for a few days, while Daniel and Andrea have a little vacation someplace tropical.
Gr-uncle Steven and Josiah doodled.
Josiah and Papi.