Friday, May 23, 2008

Birthday Boy

Opening presents- favorite book from Gaga and Papa

"The biggest chalk" from Mommy and Daddy

The Birthday Boy

Close your eyes tight for your big surprise!

A big boy bike for our new 3-year old boy!

Red Robin singing "Happy Birthday"
Ready to eat my ice cream!


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Nicholas will be 3

For those of you that don't know, Nicholas will be 3 tomorrow. Can you believe it? He picked vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting for his birthdaycake... I was also instructed to put the number "3" on each one with sprinkles too... it is too cute hearing his requests. I made them today while he and Daddy went to go pick more strawberries... You can expect pictures tomorrow. We start our day at the dr. for his checkup (I know, crazy, but since we are going to Florida Monday, it didn't leave me much time!). Off to Chuck E Cheese to celebrate for a small lunch. We will end the night at Red Robin for dinner and more sweets... nothing a 3 year old needs more than that! Happy Birthday little guy- we love you so much!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Some More Oregon Pictures

Well, first things first-- the ultrasound answer-- the baby is right on target for August 25th and Mommy is just big! Great news, huh? Remember Nick came six weeks early and I just started becoming uncomfortable the month before he was born. I am in for it with this one, carrying big and the long, hot summer months!!

Here are the rest of our shots from Oregon. Hard to pick the pictures since there were so many good ones. We are happily home and ready to celebrate Nicholas's 3rd birthday next week. He is ready! We leave on Memorial Day for Orlando with Matt for his conference. We are really looking forward to seeing many of you! Hope you have a good weekend! Love you all!

It's 8 AM, I'm on vacation, I am sleeping in!

Nick and his buddy!


I love chasing the seagulls!

It is freezing cold and it is May!

GaGa and Nick exploring.

Mother's Day at our hotel.

Nick, GaGa, and Mommy

Keeping the pretzel business in the family, Aunt Brittany works at Auntie Anne's
and brought Nicholas a pretzel for a snack!
Now lunch with cousin Jeffery!

Our shower cakes

Nicholas, on the last and final leg home. He gave it up on Daddy!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Home from Oregon- STRAWBERRIES!

We are home from Oregon as of Monday night. I am going to start posting with today's events and post backwards with the rest of our pictures from our trip. There are so many to edit and organize.

I saw the dr. yesterday who informed me that I was measuring way big for only 25 weeks. I could have told him that-- I am huge!! It made the trip pretty miserable for me and I was ready to be home. Oregon is not around the corner. We have an ultrasound tomorrow to see how big this baby may be! My blood pressure is also shaky so we are monitoring that as well. Please keep me and this baby in your prayers.

Today, along with resting and getting back on East coast time, we took Nicholas strawberry picking. He has been waiting to do this for a long time-- he saved his bucket from last year and was ready to go. Here are some pictures. Will post more pictures from our trip tomorrow.

Love all of you. Hope you are enjoying the month of May!

Monday, May 5, 2008


We took Nick to the beach yesterday and the pictures came out so good! If you click on them individually, you can see them closer. Don't miss the video at the end!

GaGa, Papa, and Nick

East vs. West (notice the shirts and hats!)

There is always one drunk guy at the bar who gets in your picture!

Nicholas settles the three arches.

Mommy loves this picture of her two boys.

The Fine Family

Daddy introducing the ocean to Nick.

Mommy showing Nick how to make letters in the sand.

Daddy and Nick write Mommy a message.

Nicholas's Cousins

Nicholas had a fun weekend with his two cousins, Randy and Amira. Here he is playing and sharing with them.

Nicholas got heated up playing with Randy.

Watching Cars before bed.

Nicholas admiring Amira.

Sharing goldfish with Amira.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Nicholas's First Oregon Days

Our first days in Oregon have been quite busy. Lots of family and friends have come to see us. Here are some pictures of Nicholas enjoying time with his family and exploring the special finds Oregon has to offer! More pictures to follow soon from our weekend with family...

Daddy, Nick, and Grandma Great

Matt and Grandma

Feeding the goats with GaGa and Papa

Nicholas and Daddy-- too bad we aren't catching any crab to eat!!

A little shy at first.

Ok, I'll touch him!

Nicholas's Crabby Video