Thursday, February 25, 2010


I hold my breath when Mac starts one of his conversations. You know the ones that I walk away feeling... dumber then a kindergartner. We have had some good ones the last couple of days.

Mac- Remember when I was born too soon.
me- yes, Mac I remember
Mac- why do you think this happened???
me- maybe you were anxious to meet me
Mac- sorry, not to hurt your feelings but... I was anxious to meet daddy!!!

Mac- mommy I would like to have some more babies in our house
me- Mac, we are done having babies
Mac- oh man!!!
me- you can have a bunch of babies when you get older
Mac- ah mom
me- yes Mac
Mac- I have a penis, you need a vagina to have a baby

Mac- guess what we celebrated at school today??
me- what Mac
Mac- the 100th day of school
me- really
Mac- you look a little confused... let me help you, we have been in school more then 99 days, but less then 101.
me- thanks for the clarification
Mac- It's math it will get you every time!!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sledding Fun

We did a little sledding this weekend. The boys had a blast, and Mark and I realized yet again that we are warm weather people. Please try to ignore the snot in Griffin's nose,we are!!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wooping it Up

Were you wondering what the party animals did for Valentines. Don't worry I photographed it. We stuffed our faces with guacamole, margaritas and were in bed by 9:30. Now don't jealous, and yes you are right the tomato was a little chunky!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentines Velardi Style!!!

After looking at what the stores had to offer for pre-made Valentines. Is it me or is the idea of handing out tattoos and mini GI Joe pistols to kindergartners frighting. Valentines day is supposed to be about love. What part of tattoo says love. Well, except if the tattoo reads "love" which might not be that hard to find!!

We decided to come up with our own.Notice the we and our, shh... it really was I and me, in the end I had Mac convinced it was his idea!!!

This is what "we came up with" what do you think. Just in case you are wondering these are the things that keep me up at night!!!

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

WHO DAT?????

Dats the little guy who got kicked out of the gym daycare today for biting. Dat who!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentines Day Photo Shoot

We did our annual Valentines Day Photo shot. Just in case you are wondering if we do a photo shot for every holiday, the answer is YES. Although, we are thinking of skipping VJ day this year!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Way Back Wednesday!!!!

Simple Pleasures

I have a sign in my kitchen that says "SIMPLIFY" Mark and I try to live our life around this idea. To enjoy all of the Simple Pleasures.The little things that make us feel good. Here is a list of mine, in no particular order of importance. Stay tuned for Marks and the boys.

1. Hugs from my boys
2. diet coke
3. emails from my husband
4. girl days with my mom
5. children's museums
6. click pencils
7. getting "A's" though not always simple
8. watching Mac do good deeds
9. clean folded towels
11.hearing "I love you mama"
12.a new book
13.people magazine nights
15.summer nights
16.sleeping late in the morning
17.holding a newborn baby
18.watching the face of an elderly person when you make conversation in the store
19.reality tv-kate gosselin (I know, but its my list not yours)
20.long days on the beach

I encourage everyone to do this, you will be amazed at what you come up with


I found this many years ago and have gone back many times for the reminder.

What is a miracle?

What is a miracle? It is when the impossible happens.

It’s when doctors have given up on a pregnancy or child and for no scientific reason, that child gets well.
It’s when you’re down to your last dollar, have piles of bills to be paid, and a check arrives in the mail.
It’s when a hurricane comes through a town and your house is left standing with desolation all around it.
It’s when a child is born and you can’t believe how exquisitely miniature this new life appears.
It’s when you’ve prayed for a specific purpose and that prayer is answered.
It’s when there is no earthly reason something wonderful has happened.


I have been asked to do a series of thoughts on the word "MIRACLE" I have decided to tie in these pieces here. Hope you enjoy!!!