Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Coldplay Rocks the House!!!

Mark & I had the most AMAZING opportunity (THANK-YOU FORD!!!) to go see Coldplay when they came to Orlando in was one of the BEST shows I've ever been to! This first pic is Mark & I chillin' in our incredible seats (again THANK-YOU F.P. !!!) before the show got started...
Some of the shots are a bit blurry Mark was taking the pictures with his cell phone but I had to have a few photos to blog because it was just too good an experience not to share!
The next two pic's are of these giant orbs that came down from above the stage, they seemed to was sooo cool! They changed colors and images, at times they projected the concert as it was being performed (live images) sooo amazing!!
Mark said it was one of the BEST birthday presents he'd ever had! Again we owe it all to the greatest big brother a girl could ever ask for...Thank-You Ford-Patrick!!!
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Who Says You Can't Run Through The Sprinkler In October?!

While Mark was in the front yard washing the cars Morgan & Megan asked if they could run through the sprinkler...these are the photos that came from that F-U-N!!!
There's nothing better to a 5 & 7 year old than getting sprayed on a warm day with a cool hose!
Then again if your 5 (and one of the littlest sisters) there's probably nothing better than being the one doing the spraying...
They both said it was easier to "see" with the goggles on, I don't know if that's true but I do know that they like cute as heck!!! (Silly but adorable :p)
Sisters are the best friends to have, especially while running through the October...only in Florida!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Big Sisters Are Great !!!

The other day after Meg got home from school & showered she decided Macy wanted to play "teacher/school". So Megan started drawing different pictures on Macy's dry erase board & asked Macy to tell her what they were. Macy loves (most) every moment of Megan's animated play time & just watched her intently waiting for the right moment to chime in...

Meg's drawing of a witch (lots of Halloween costume talk around our house lately)

Megan pointing to the different parts of the witch (she's been learning about digestion in school & was pretending that Macy was telling her where the witch's mouth was, esophagus was, etc.) Again, Macy was just watching intently in the background...waiting for the right moment to make her voice heard...

Macy chiming in...with squeals of delight!!! It's so great to have big sisters to entertain you with their imaginations !!!

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Macy Kathryn Turns 1!!!!

Macy gets a little help from her sisters & cousin Garett in blowing out her candle (which she isn't the least bit interested in)

Not sure what to make of her "monkey" cupcake??

Making quick work of the it...

Definitely think she likes it...(there was almost nothing left it!)
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Macy Kathryn Turns 1!!!!!

Macy's cake...that was sooo incredibly easy to make (Thanks Martha Stewart)

Macy opening her first present...w/ Daddy's help :)

She knew exactly what it was & was already getting excited!

Pure Excitement!!! Macy loves monkeys (part of the reason it's her nickname) she was so excited, she was laughing & clapping, she couldn't contain her joy to have her new "friend"!
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Macy & Daddy :p

Macy & Daddy were playing on the bed together the other day & I couldn't help but snap some pic's of how cute they are together! After playing for a few minutes they were clapping & cheering & "woohoo" ing in the first shot.
Macy has learned quickly that Daddy likes to be rough & tumble and girls are no exception as you can see from photo # 2 she gets a quick spin upside down (& she LOVES every minute of it!)
Last but not least, photo #3 ~ Daddy always ends a wrestle session with hugs & snuggles...& Macy also LOVES every minute of those :)
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Where Are All The Pictures?? You Had To Ask...

Okay, so this whole blogging thing is still pretty new to me & since I am definitely not the most computer savvy person, I am still learning how to move my pictures from our Picasa program to my blog...since I am relying on probably the busiest man in the entire universe to help me with this task it is going to take a tad bit longer before I have more pic's on the site.
I promise I will learn this process quickly & put photos with my postings besides there's lots of good things to see...the girls room change, Macy's "fabulous" party & sooo much more. So stay tune ~ good things to come!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I'm a Bad, Bad Blogger...

First, let me start by saying "I'm sorry" I know I've been a bad blogger over the last week...or completely caught up to me & kicked me butt! Between finishing the girls rooms, finishing the other 12 projects we started in the process of finishing the girls rooms, having a birthday party for Macy (who's now 1!!!) and keeping up with laundry, meals, shopping, homework & every other wifely duty there is...I'm pooped!
So needless to say there was so much going on during the day that I couldn't justify stopping my "projects" & duties to blog (because there is no getting on & getting off in a matter of minutes for this girl) and by the end of the night I was too wiped out, knowing I had to get up early & start the same process all over again (especially because there's no getting on & getting off in a matter of minutes for this girl).
So now that the crazy week know over & the "projects" are wrapped up (for now) and I can go back to concentrating on just my normal amount of craziness, I was gently reminded by my bestest bestie that I must also resume my blogging duties. So here I am back in action hopefully not to be so easily deterred again.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What Were We Thinking??

As Parisi's we have a long history of starting projects that are bigger than we orginal perceive them to be, so they usual turn out to take waayyy more time than we anticipated, which is exactly what we did last night (and are still finishing tonight!) I am thoroughly committed to organizing our home/lives by the end of this year & it started with my idea of moving the girls rooms around. Which turned into moving the girls rooms around, moving my "new-to-me" treadmill (THANKS WILLY!!!) into our room, setting up a place for Mark's dad to stay with us for a few weeks while he recouperates and the list continues...

The funny thing is that after 13 yrs of marriage this isn't something we've gotten better at. I'm pretty sure my husband would agree that he is much worse about this than I am although the longer we're married the worse I get. We start out with the best of plans... moving along at a good pace then we both get into the "divide & conquer" mode and we figure that if we start working on different tasks within the orginal plan we'll get done faster ~ NEVER HAPPENS ~ you'd think we'd have figured it out by now. What seems to take the average couple an afternoon...takes us an afternoon, the evening, into the wee hours of the morning & then the next day. So, here I am at 9 pm trying to will myself to stop blogging to finish the tedious act of sorting through my children's clothes, to give to goodwill what we don't need and put away what we're keeping, and with 4 daughters that adds up to a-lot of clothes (all because I wanted to change their rooms around which means closets too). AAggghhh!!!

If there's a lesson to learn in all of this (besides stick to the original task only & start earlier) it's that I love working with my husband! We always have a great time together...we catch-up on conversations, not just the every day "goings on's" but wonderful heart-to-hearts, we laugh & tease, we joke and just have fun. I'm sooo grateful for him even when it's 2 in the morning we're nowhere near finished and we're both looking at each other saying "what were we thinking?'

Monday, September 22, 2008

Naptime Is My Nemesis

What is it about naptime that makes my child decide she no longer needs sleep? She is the most easy, angelic child all morning long. She plays in her room for a good hour to hour and a half content to walk around, dance to the music that's always on, read the plethera of books on the bookshelf, you name it she'll play with it and love every minute of it all morning long. But come naptime everything changes... oh sure she acts as if she's going to take a nap... she's happy to see me come and get her to change her diaper & have some milk before we're off to her room that so nice & cozy and waiting for her with shutters drawn ready to invite her off to "dreamland". I'll sing her a soft lullaby which she glady nestles under my chin to listen too and as I lay her down she looks at me with droopy eyes that make me think "today's the day". Today's the day she's going to sleep longer than 45 minutes. Today's the day I can get into a project because I'll be able to finish it before she wakes up. Today's the day!

WRONG!!!! Her little internal alarm clock goes off 45 minutes later and she's up ready to go for the rest of the day! Thankfully she wakes-up in a good mood & stays in one until about dinnertime...which I like to lovingly refer to as "The Bewitching Hour" but that's a story for another time.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

My Bestest Bestie...

This is my Bestie...Mrs. Suzy Jeffords...she is part of the inspiration behind me starting this blog. Suzy Q you have been the greatest gift of friendship I have ever known. I am so grateful for all the love, support, encouragement & positive (as well as the "tell me like it is") advice I've needed over the years. You are always there for me, day or night, no matter what and for that I will LOVE your guts till the day I die!

Blogging World...Here I Come!

Well, I've done it! I've finally done it! I've been going back and forth for a bit now trying to decide if I should or I shouldn't, do I have the time or don't I? After talking with the bestest friend a girl could ask for and running it past the greatest surrogate Nana I've ever known and visiting as many blogs as my eyes could stand to look I am! I fell in love with Suzy's blog and I absolutely LOVED being able to see the 3 greatest niece & nephews, not to mention my bestest friends in the entire world (that are too far away for me to enjoy up close) and wanted desperately to be able to share my family with our family & friends that are far away. So bear with me as I get the hang of this (I'm quite the newbie :p) & welcome to my life!