fifth anniversary! christmas! new jersey! new year's eve! presents! food!

Monday, January 2, 2012

That was a lot of exclamation points.  Basically, I'm trying to cover a whole host of events in one mass post.  So, pictures it is!  Here's what we've been up to lately: anniversary-celebrating, gift-wrapping, house-festooning, gift-opening, food-eating, sleeping, driving (to nj!)... and a bunch of stuff in between.  Christmas was really, really nice.  It was a chill day in which I didn't get out of my pajamas.  Hurrah!  Everyone enjoyed their new gifts and I'm speaking for them when I say here are the favorites: Nathaniel--a basketball, or maybe his Aeropostale clothes?  Jordan--clothes, he's into clothes these days, or the new Zelda Wii game?  William--Legos, duh.  Lindsey--her first camera or maybe this book which might be the coolest ever.  Parker--why, his Band-in-a-Box of course!

We ate a yummy breakfast and watched movies, had a fire, and relaxed.  Two days later we packed up for my parent's house on the Jersey shore (not the Snooki Jersey shore... the classy Jersey shore).  We hung out with family, met the newest nephew (my sister Erinn had herself a baby boy!), and relaxed some more.  Parker was the bomb in the car and the love I already had for him grew exponentially when I realized he could chill in a car seat for 7 hours and remain a pretty happy guy.  You're the sh*t, little man (it doesn't count when you put a star in place of the i!).  Now, we're home, 2012 is here, and it's all good.

happy new year!


48 comments:

  1. the things that jumped out at me:
    colorful jeans, red & green, super cute.
    the little scratch marks on parkers face in that pic where he is reaching his hand out. my kids still scratch themselves on the face. when does it end?
    the coffee mug, love!

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  2. @nessa, HATE the scratches! i keep his fingernails SO short and he still manages it.

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  3. Bonne Année from France! I just love that "b" mug! Where is it from?

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  4. Glad the holidays were good to you and your fam! happy new year!

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  5. bridget! what a lovely time, huh? i am always amazed by the parenting skill set one must possess with kids of all different ages. you go girl. you look beautiful as always. merry christmas! happy new year!

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  6. Nessa and Bridget...Everett quit scratching himself when he figured out it didn't hurt as much but was as fun to scratch me instead!

    Parker...Everett got the same shape sorter. Mike was all, "He's too young for this!" and then Everett proceeded to sort each shape correctly for hours.

    Just kidding. He probably is too young for it.

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  7. @elizabeth, i feel like he's too young for annny real toys, but he got them anyway - and yes, he likes to scratch me too. and the biting. at least 3 times now. benefit to your baby getting teeth later? they get that it's NOT OK.

    @the haute housewife, anthro! $4!

    @lesley, i will admit, sometimes the oldest gets a little bored... train rides?? little kid movies? but we try to throw in fun for all. and when all else fails, buy them food!

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  8. Bridget...he has a tooth now! I just saw the very beginnings of it yesterday when he kept wanting to be held and held and held, and I was all, "Open your mouth, mister" and there it was.

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  9. Happy New Year! I love those green pants you were wearing-- very festive! :)

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  10. looks like a great couple of weeks. your hair is looking awfully pretty in the last pic! and love those green pants.

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  11. cute post :)
    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  12. I didn't get out of my pajamas the entire day either! it was awesome!
    ps. each person in my family recieved one of those intial mugs from anthro this year for christmas... they are adorable and just the right size for hot chocolate :)

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  13. this looks so fun! glad you had a happy time!

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  14. ah where on the jersey shore do you go? I live on the jersey shore {the classy one too}!

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  15. Hahah, ummmmm....does Parker have on a beaded necklace in one of those pictures?!?? Thats pretty fantastic if he does! I hope my babe will chill for 7 hours in a carseat and still be a happy little lady!

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  16. love your green skinnies. and while we're at it, your red ones too.

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  17. lovely post! may i ask what is gloriously spread atop that pancake???

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  18. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Beautiful pictures! My daughter, Macy, 6 mos, also has that same matching scratch on her little face. Thank goodness they heal quickly!

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  19. looks like a lot of fun. your little one is getting not so little! crazy how fast they grow.

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  20. Congrats on your fifth anniversary!!
    Looks like a nice time you all had!
    And that is so awesome that Parker was so great on that 7 hr.drive! Is that a sign of a perfect baby?... I think so!

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  21. Busy & FUN holiday time, it seems! I thought I should tell you, I bought the Farm Anatomy book at your suggestion for my dad (the Iowa farmer!) and he LOVED it. And my brother, who farms with my pops, well, they pretty much tugged it out of each other's hands once it was opened! I mean, they loved it like I might love a new scarf or fingernail polish! :)Thanks for this clever gift idea!!!

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  22. p.s. Happy Anniversary to you!!

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  23. Annnnd now I miss Christmas. I'm a sucker for presents, food, and footie pajamas! xoxo

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  24. I feel like no christmas was complete without those anthro mugs... I may or may not have had two floating around my house at any given time.

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  25. @jackiek, cape may! but i grew up visiting ocean city (NJ).

    @cindy, SO GLAD you bought that book. i am so obsessed with it that i wrote the author to tell her so.

    @kate, homemade whipped cream. and best part is that the pancakes had fuji apples and granola. mixed in. it was unreal.

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  26. @tunes and spoons, amber necklace! for teething! does it work? i'm not sure!

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  27. Okay, butting in, sorry. Not really that sorry if it will help a fussy, teething babe. Amber necklaces I hear from friends over and over, are the BEST for teethers. This site is where they purchase them, along w/cute organic cotten-covered chomper beads for YOU to wear, are sold: http://tweetbabydesigns.bigcartel.com/category/amber-teething-jewelry

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  28. @cindy, i think the ones the mom wears are so cool too- thanks for the site! i got his at inspired by finn.

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  29. I am not sure how I came across your blog but it was a few months ago. I saw the Jersey Shore reference and had to comment. You had me hooked on your post with the picture of you pregnant in front of Mack and Mancos. I live in OC NJ all summer with my mom, siblings and all of their off spring. I always get the sideways looks and comments after that ridiculous MTV show.

    I also live outside of Philadelphia the rest of the year. I enjoy reading about your adorable crew and your adventures. The big and little ones. Parker is too sweet. Happy New Year!

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  30. happy, happy new year!
    what a sweet post... and parker in his christmas jammies at his stocking? that's some good stuff right there!

    xx

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  31. steve is so rugged and manly with that scruff. you can tell him i said so.

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  32. @sara, i'm obsessed w/ that picture!

    @ahn, oh i will. you know it.

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  33. I can't get enough of your colorful pants in this post, Bridget! You wear them well! xo

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  34. best blog title ever! so much excitement!

    p.s. i'm dying for some of whatever that cinnamon thing is...

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  35. Happy Anniversary! What a great moment for y'all ! Thanks for sharing the photos, I always enjoy seeing them!

    xo. A Southern Bee Diary

    :)

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  36. Hi Bridget!! I just have to say you take amazing photos!!! :) Happy new year!!

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  37. Love that you caught a passerby smiling down at the cuteness of Steve and Parker! Sounds like a fabulous time. And hooray for lots of baby boys in your family!

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  38. These photos are amazing!!

    xoxo
    Katie

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  39. love it. love it all.

    ps... super happy to see Sister Kate + Mr. Quinn... hotties, everywhere!

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  40. merry christmas and happy new year! and oh my, your little babymuffin is growing up so much! also, i have that b mug :) yay.

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  41. Hey. Just stumbled across your blog and decided to give the "our love story" section a quick read. What an error on my part! The intended quick read resulted in me getting hooked on every word! Such a well written love story.

    I'm probably going to make some food before I attempt to read some of your earlier blog posts, in case I'm unable to pull away again.

    Anyhow, someone posted a gift idea on my blog in reference to when I am on babysitting duty for my nephew, thought it'd provide some laughs:

    http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/twistedtwee/product/dad-gamewear-race-track

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  42. Cute blog! And can I just say, you have amazing skin!!

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  43. Happy anniversary! Glad the holidays were so good to you :)

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  44. Parker in a beanie is the best thing. And is that your mom in the sunglasses and fur collar? She is super fabulous.

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  45. Cute pics! Where did you get the knitted name stocking from? My mom got us identical ones as kids but hasn't been able to find new ones for the husbands/wives and grand kids.

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  46. @brooke, a friend of my mom's makes them! but unfortunately has no shop or anything... sorry!

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  47. Gah! I just noticed the "Cape May County" sign on the train- thats where I'm from! And because I am super creepy, I'm even going to guess that the building behind the train is Congress Hall? Swoon. Oh Blue Pig Tavern and Boiler Room, you doth complete me (thats old English for I really like them).

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