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"Light up, light up, as if you have a choice..."

Whoops. I didn't realize it had been so long since I last blogged! I was trying to get back into the rhythm of writing and did not want to lag but of course, life happens. Now, I'm sitting at the keyboard in a wordy mood, so consider yourself warned. ;-)

It's been a busy time! There have been dental visits for me and a full schedule of therapy for PJ. We said Happy Birthday to (in order) my niece Sarah, my mother-in-law, and my dear husband! There was an amazing bridal shower for my cousin and life-long playmate Jennifer, who is marrying a wonderful, straight-up guy and has the most intelligent children I have ever met (no exaggeration!)! My beloved Flyers gave the much despised Pittsburgh Penguins the beating they deserved and have moved on to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, which is quite possibly my favorite time of year!

There were so many of the huge moments that you expect to be beautiful- watching your lovely cousin open gifts with such a thankful, de…

"I'll love you with every beat of my heart, I swear..."

Stuff I Swore I'd Never Do When I Became A Parent...that I totally ended up doing. 


buy toys in excesspick my sons noseuse spit to wipe schmutz off of his facelet him watch The Wiggles and Cailloulet PJ sleep in bed with usbe overprotectivebreastfeed after a yearuse a Nosefridafeed him chicken nuggets and Kraft Mac and Cheese...and McDonald's. Friggin' McDonald's. having long conversations about his pooasking the pediatrician a jillion psycho questionsposting billions of pictures of him to Facebookcry on this birthday (it's only been two so far, but still...)be happy every single day that I am his Mommy


(Wait. I totally knew I'd do that last one. And I do! Oh, do I!)

"Roller coaster of love- say what?"

Right now, we are in the midst of a complete Nap Time Fail, as there are a bunch a very loud (albeit, very sweet) men outside wielding very loud chainsaws. My husband can sleep through that with no problem, but poor PJ is being kept up! Fooey. Still, he's not upset, just laying in bed reading a book and resting his body. Looks like an early bedtime tonight!
Today aside, naps have been very successful affairs lately as our days have been full-to-brimming with activity! Easter turned into a four day celebration of egg decorating parties, bunny shows at the library (did you know bunnies can navigate agility courses????), Easter Sunday gatherings and trips to Six Flags Great Adventure with friends! After all of that action, PJ has been one tired little Dude and has fallen asleep almost instantly when laid in his bed! 
Coming off a big win for the Flyers last night this day in particular has been sweet, with PJ having a great therapy session this morning and then behaving beautifully a…

"That's just the way it is..."

It's a lovely, cool, windy mid-afternoon in my little corner of the world, where it also happens to be opening day for our local Little League! Our apartment sits on the edge of a large park and our spring and summer are peppered with the sound of bats hitting balls, children laughing, parents cheering, and future Phillie's being announced over the loudspeaker. It's what comfort and happiness sounds like to me, and I am welcoming it right into my soul today!

Our day started out with my little family all waking in the same bed- Pete came to bed late and apparently, PJ followed him right into our room. Pete says that I woke and welcomed my boys with a kiss and snuggle, but I don't remember it at all and, instead, was surprised to find a bed full of Latini's when I woke!

We had a busy day planned- an Easter Egg hunt in the next town over followed by a bunny show at the library where my sister-in-law runs the 'tween programing! The events we an hour apart, but Pete…

"A little fall of rain..."

Just a quick hello.
It's a damp, cool, cozy night. Pete is at work and my Best Dude is passed out in bed after a fun evening with his cousins. He didn't let the fact that he is the youngest of 8 slow him down, and seeing his love for his family fills my heart with something indescribable. It's wonderful and happy and good
This morning was the annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at Pete's fire department. The room was full and the pancakes were plentiful and, thank God, the coffee was flowing! The fundraiser is a success every year despite the fact that PJ tried to eat them out of business! Seriously, Dude ate four big pancakes and three huge sausage links! His appetite amazes me sometimes! 
I got to spend much of the weekend with my sister Marla, which is always a win. She's started a blog about her battle with Lupus and I am super proud of her. In typical Marla style, it's called Luck Fupus, and it's to be checked out. Also, you all should know that she…