About Me


Southern New Jersey

I am a Mom to 2 amazing and fun daughters and wife to a great guy and a wonderful father!

My Complete Profile

Email Me

Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

Our Daily Reads
On My Nightstand
Photobucket Photobucket
Mothers Day 2009

Monday, July 28, 2008
Weekend Adventures
Saturday, my Parents and I took the girls to the annual Balloon Festival in their area. It’s a 3 day event and the hot air balloons launch twice a day at 6:30 am and 6:30 pm. We got there around 3pm and went right to the rides. We actually entered the grounds at the rides and that was all Kayla needed to see. I took them on a few and my Dad did too. They both loved the Fun Slide and then they went to go to the Fun House – a little obstacle course type thing. The kids are visible the whole time and it was all Alysa was asking to do. It had a long tube slide at the end and she wanted that slide in the worst way. You can imagine her devastation when we had to tell her that she was 1 inch too short to go through. My Dad had to take her on the Fun Slide again. She liked this, but it wasn’t the same. And the only other ride she repeatedly asked for was the swings. She couldn’t go on these either b/c they were not kid-sized and she was just too little for those too. She just couldn’t win that day. And of course Kayla didn’t make it any easier b/c once she went through the Fun House, she stayed put. She just went through over and over until all the tickets were used up.

By the time we got done there it was dinner time, so we headed to the field to set up camp with our umbrella, chairs, blankets, etc. We ate dinner and the girls played while we waited for the launch. Of course the launch was delayed b/c of wind and when they finally started launching at 7:30, it got even windier. So less than half the balloons ended up launching. As the winds got stronger, the ones that were inflated couldn’t lift off, and the others couldn’t inflate all the way. It was a shame b/c when they started to launch, the girls were super excited. They never got to see the huge Energizer Bunny (he never got to inflate) and the new, first ever seen, Darth Vader balloon wasn’t able to inflate either. J knows someone who saw it Saturday morning and was told it was an awesome balloon. Bummer. We hung out for a while as the girls got their second wind and danced around the field.

It was also a more stressful day than normal. We went when Kayla was 1 and 2 (last year the weather was bad) and the field wasn’t too crowded, so there was no one close by with food. This year with everyone on their “staycations”, it was PACKED! There was no room to walk and I was so afraid of food spillage from passerby’s or blankets that were just too close for comfort. I was actually happy when people started to leave during the “launch”.

Here are some pictures from our afternoon.

Kayla on the 1st ride of the day

Alysa & Gramps

Alysa & Mommy on the boat

Kayla & Gramps on the Fun Slide

Alysa & Gramps

Waiting for the Fun Maze AGAIN - she went on this about 500 times give or take...

Waiting for the launch

So excited they're finally launching

Evidence of a pretty deflated launch

The Energizer Bunny was trying so hard

Making the most of the launch

Sunday, I had my Mom give Alysa a trim. As her hair is growing in thicker, we are keeping it shorter so it can get more even. It’s looking so much better. Kayla insisted on having her hair cut too. She has been telling me for weeks that she wants her hair “short like Alysa’s”. Now, I wouldn’t quite go that far, but since she’s (almost) 4 and she has been saying this repeatedly for weeks, I figured, it’s her hair, it’s her choice. [I hated to cut it] So my Mom cut her hair as well. I had planned on cutting it to land at her shoulders, but since her hair curls so much and it’s impossible to straighten it a lot, it lands at her chin (when dry and curled). She looks so cute with it and most importantly, she’s happy with it. J actually likes it too which says a LOT b/c he is definitely not a short-hair guy.

I didn’t take an official before picture (I’m a slacker), but here’s a picture of her a week ago where you can see how long it was. Keep in mind, straightened (and wet) it was about half way down her back, if not longer.

Kayla's hair before:


posted at 9:07 PM  

At 8:37 PM, Blogger Nowheymama said...

You are so good about posting pictures frequently!


Post a Comment

<< Home


Make your custom magnet at SupportOurRibbons.com
Blogs I Visit
Allergy Moms Blog
Are We There Yet
Big Blueberry Eyes
Check My Tag
Food Allergy FAQ
Fruit In Season (my Sister's blog)
Go Dairy Free
I'm a Drama Mama
Irish Triplets
My Daughters' Site
No Whey Mama
Our Story
Parenting a Child with Food Allergies
Parenting Solved
Pink Explosion
Principled Perspectives (my Father's blog)
Tuesday's Child

Blogs I've Designed
Fruit In Season
Principled Perspectives

Digi Scrap Blogs
Digi Treats by Pamela
Lindsay Jane Designs
Peppermint Creative
Sworda Scrappin
Tracy's Scraps


Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Family Friendly Blogroll []

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Sat Phot Hunt Blogroll []

Recent Posts
6 Random Things Meme
Daddy Diego
Pictures, pictures & more pictures
We Made It Through
For Rent
Delaware Trip & Invite
Highlight of my Day
Ten Bullet Points

August 2006
September 2006
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007
February 2007
March 2007
April 2007
May 2007
June 2007
July 2007
August 2007
September 2007
October 2007
November 2007
December 2007
January 2008
February 2008
March 2008
April 2008
May 2008
June 2008
July 2008
August 2008
September 2008
October 2008
November 2008
December 2008
January 2009
February 2009
March 2009
April 2009
May 2009
June 2009
July 2009
August 2009
September 2009
October 2009
November 2009

I'm Proud Of
Photobucket Photobucket

Mom Blogs The WeatherPixie
Subscribe with Bloglines

Blog Design by:

Image from:

Powered by: