A Denver Family's Adventure Through The Ups And Downs of Life

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

6 Months

Sam has reached his 1/2 birthday. I will make sure that I post pictures in the next few days.

Have a great day at daycare sweetheart. Mommy & Daddy love you!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Homemade Baby Food

This weekend, I made some homemade baby food for Sam, sweet potatoes. I really want to feed him as much homemade food instead of store bought. Just take a look. Doesn't this look brighter than anything in a jar? We are going to start him on solids after he hits 6 months (which is just next week). Can you believe that he is already almost 6 months old?!?


I also mashed up a banana and put it into the ice cube tray as well. Doesn't it look good?

By the way, we had our first snow today. It only snowed for a little bit and it didn't stick. Maybe some more will come down before Sam goes to bed so that we can have some land on his hand.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Swimming- Last Sunday

Last Sunday, Brian's parents came out to watch Sam during one of his swimming classes. I think we gave them a good show.


Since Sam was chewing on it, I thought that I would try it too.

See, they were there.

Children's Museum, Buckeye Game and Taste of Colorado

Busy Weekend

With the first Buckeye game being held on Labor Day weekend I was guessing that there weren’t going to be a whole lot of people and we could find a seat easily. Boy, was I wrong. It was packed and loud. We only went into the entrance, took a picture and got out of there.

Go Bucks

The Taste of Colorado was going on downtown too, so we stopped by.

Can I have some bling, Daddy?
Daddy, Can I have Some Bling?

On Labor Day we took Sam to the Denver Children's Museum for the first time. He seemed to have fun, but he was a little too young to appreciate all of it. Click on the link at the bottom of this post to see Sam play around with a mobile.


Sam @ the Denver Children's Museum

My Wardrobe

These photos are not in chronological order.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009


I found out a secret this morning. Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to say what it is. If you want to guess, feel free, but I can't confirm or deny.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Please visit the links below to enter the following giveaways.

1. Zooper 2009 Tango double stroller
- BOTH seats recline independently
- Reclines in 4 different positions including laying all the way back
- Seats are washable and clean easily

2. Chic Tots Blanket Bag
The original and ONLY blanket bag on the market of its kind. It is made of cotton/spandex with an amazingly soft inside. It is machine washable which makes it easy to use as a changing pad. Toys or other items can be carried around in the tote until you take it out to use as a blanket. Baby can sit and play on the 29"x38" soft side and when it is time to go, simply pull the straps to turn it back into a tote to carry the toys. The straps of the bag can be used like a shoulder bag or twisted and put under the velcro flaps to make a tote.

3. Pregnancy Gift Set AND Belly Bandit

4. Nursing Cover AND Skid Pants
Dittany Baby

5. CitiBlocs are a unique wooden construction toy that can be used to build just about anything. They are made from Grade A New Zealand Radiata Pine and each block is exactly the same size. Simply use your imagination and stack to make anything you can think of! CitiBlocs just won an IPMA 2009 Outstanding Products Award and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award.

6. $50 Visa Gift Card

Friday, September 11, 2009

How My Life Has Changed During the Past 8 Years

Tuesday, September, 11, 2001
I had accepted my first FT job in Denver (moved out here in April 2001) the Friday before (09/07/01) and my first day of work was the next Monday (09/17/01). I started that job, as scheduled, and was employed for 34 calendar days before being laid off. I don't blame them at all-- Last In, First Out.

After that, I came within 3 weeks of depleting my savings and having to move back to OH.

I never thought that I would ever get married and I definitely didn't want any children.

Friday, September, 11, 2009
Today, I have been married to the most wonderful man for the last 3 years, I have a healthy, beautiful son (5 months old) and my job is going well.

I cannot imagine my life without my family. I love you both!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cloth Diaper Review- SmartiPants

As many people know, I LOVE my cloth diapers. I found a website that was interested in reviews about the cloth diapers that you like/dislike. I'm a huge fan of SmartiPants so I thought that I would leave a review.

Since I did leave a review, I am in the running to win the cloth diaper of my choice, which would definitely be SmartiPants.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sam- The Underwater Man

Today's swim class had us take Sam underwater. Take a look. Look what Sam did.