Friday, June 26, 2009

I know I didn't post anything when Patrick turned 20 months... you'll have to settle for this...

This morning was Patrick's family at baby jail/school.  Early on, it looked as though it was going to rain, but luckily, it held off.  I think Patrick had a pretty good time.

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This is one of Patrick's teachers, Miss Yvet.

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Patrick and Emma


As we were walking out, one of the older kids exclaimed, "This is the best family day EVER!"  We definitely agree.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I think Patrick likes his new hat.  The teachers at school reported he wore it all day and even napped with it on.  What do you guys think?

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

In honor of dads out there (especially my own Papi and Mike too!), and the 80s, I bring you....

The Superbowl Shuffle!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

OMG - I forgot to mention where I went last Saturday night!

What kind of fan am I??

Can you guess where I went?

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Before and After

From baby...

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To big boy!

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Okay, so yeah, I had the great idea to take a 19 month to a major league baseball game...

And I have to report that he enjoyed himself.  Patrick was a champ at the Yankees game, sharing with Mike and I the thrill of visiting the new stadium for the first time as a family.

Photos to follow (possibly with my snarky comments):


We're almost there...


... and Patrick can barely contain his excitement!


Out with the old... "The House that Ruth built"


and in with the new... "The House that Jeter built."


Our little family heading into the stadium


So pretty


Father and son celebrating an early Father's Day


Joba on the left!


Patrick listens intently to the announcer.


Jeter and Damon warming up


Hip hip!  Jorge!  My favorite...


Rudy Guiliani was there (and Palin too, but I didn't get a shot of her)


The Yankees take the field!  And win!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

The case of the new shoes...

A few months ago, I went out and bought Patrick a pair of Crocs sandals.  They were adorable, with velcro straps and green with some orange highlights in them.  I imagine I got them on super-duper clearance because they were green.  Not just a regular hunter green either, more like a bright, flourescent green.  I tried them on his little feet in the store and he was in awe that he could see his toes. 

He's been wearing them quite often, as house slippers, to go to the mall, to pay outside, but I notice last week that he's actually outgrowing them.  In an effort to get him another pair, we ventured to the outlet mall yesterday, to our trusty Crocs outlet store.

They didn't have them anymore.

I searched and finally found a pair of bright blue ones I thought he would like but thought that Mike would disapprove since they were miniature Crocs clogs.  I tried them on Patrick's feet, let him loose to see him walk in them and once again, he was in love with his shoes.  Mike acquiesced, said we could buy them, and we set out to put the boy's shoes back on his feet. We were greeted with screams and fights when we tried to take them off to pay.  So much, that Mike had to take Patrick out of the store in fear the he would scare other customers.

Today, he refuses to take them off.  It's been quite the day.

Here is my little boy sporting his first pair of Crocs clogs.  I can't wait for them to get dirty so I can put them in the dishwasher along with mine!

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

At Least I've Taught Him Proper Eating Techniques

Okay, so the latest deal is that Patrick will only eat his bananas if they are still in the peel.  One day, out of the blue, he decided that's how he wanted it.

Because we are suckers, we comply.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Warning - boring kid video!

I feel really bad that my parents haven't seen Patrick since March, so I took some video of him today.  He's just up from a nap, all energized and in his own world of play.