brother and sister 2009

brother and sister 2010

brother and sister 2010

Sunday, December 20, 2009


WOW did we get the snow here in Jersey! I LOVE when it snows and couldn't WAIT for Olivia to be able to play in we did. She LOVED it and did NOT want to come inside.

We are going to Grandma and Pappy's house tonight to celebrate Christmas with my sister and her family since they are going back to Pittsburgh this year for Christmas. So, I'm sure she will be out again tonight sled riding!


Thursday, December 17, 2009


I can't believe it has been one year ago since our court date. I remember STRESSING and wondering if that day would EVER come! These are a few pictures of us after court at the baby home....what a happy day!!!!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Olivia's First Trick or Treat day!

Hi everyone!

I hope everyone enjoyed their halloween with their little ones. Joe had to work late, so my sister and I took Olivia to my mother's house to trick or treat for a little while and then we went to the church for "Trunk or Treat" night. What a GREAT idea this is.....people at the church line up their cars in the church parking lot and open up their trunks, which are all decorated for halloween. The kids go to each decorated trunk to get their candy. My son, Michael was the "hayride" driver and Olivia had such a great time with her big brother. Once she got the concept of getting a piece of candy and putting it in her bag, she couldn't WAIT to get more! We already had the Steeler cheerleader outfit, so I figured we would just use that as her costume for this year.

I am going to post some pictures of our trick or treat day/night with her Aunt, brother, grandma and pappy.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Hi Everyone,

Olivia is doing really doing good. She has early intervention twice a week and has started speech therapy one day a week. Her development has really come a long way! Her speech is definitely behind, but she is REALLY trying hard to talk. The therapist said that Olivia definitely "gets it" but she just has to put it all together. She is one lovey-dovey little girl and has SOME personality. She couldn't be more perfect for our family!

I just want to share a few updated pictures of our sweety pie!



Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Hi everyone! We just celebrated 3 very special birthdays! We just celebrated Olivia's first birthday party, she turned 2 (July 19th). My sister just turned "40" on the 20th and my son, Michael, just turned "21" on the 22nd. I thought that was SO cool that Olivia's birthday was so close to theirs. So, we just had one big birthday party at our house. We had such a great time!

My mom made Olivia's first birthday cake, it was so cute and SO good. She made the cake with the sesame street characters around it....soooo cute and Olivia loved it. We put the cake in front of her to see if she would dive in, but she didn't even want to touch it....go figure. She got alot of cute clothes and gifts, but I would have to say her favorite was the car. The little plastic one with the roof over it. she got 2 of them and we use one for outside and one for inside. She LOVES cars and girly, girl here!

I posted a few pictures below of Olivia with her grandma and pappy, my son and Olivia and my sister and brother-in-law. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM, MICHAEL AND OLIVIA!


Monday, June 29, 2009


We took Olivia to the Beach and she LOVED it! It was just a little tough to keep the sand out of her mouth and her eyes, but other than that it was so much fun to watch her play in the sand with her dad and to watch her splash in the water. It's nice to have the beach so close to us for her to experience.

Enjoy the pictures!

Monday, May 25, 2009


Olivia is doing great and really enjoyed her first Memorial Day weekend. She played hard and CRASHED afterwards! Hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Olivia had alot of fun dying her Easter eggs....and she only had ONE big spill! Hope everyone had a WONDERFUL easter!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009


We are SO ready for the summer to come. Olivia has even been wearing her life vest around the house so we can get her used to it...she seems to really LIKE wearing it. We can't WAIT to see how she likes the water and being on the boat...should be fun to watch!

She is doing REALLY well, although she's sick right now with a cold and off-and-on fever. Other than that, she's seems to be a happy girl. She is SO friendly and LOVES giving kisses. We just love her personality!

We have been getting her out more lately and have been having alot of family visits. She even attended her "first" wedding. Joe's sister got married and rented a whole bed and breakfast near the beach in Spring Lake and Olivia had all of her cousins to run around with. She had a BLAST! I posted a picture of her in her little pink dress. Joe and I are going to take her sometime this week to get her picture taken with the Easter bunny.

I'll try to keep up a little better with my posts!