Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy 90th Grandpa!!

Today is my Grandpa Sal's 90th Birthday! I wasn't able to make it to his 90th Birthday celebration in Vegas but we made a date that I would be there for his 100th.

I consider my sister, brother, and me the luckiest of the grand kids because we had the privilege of growing up with Grandma Cora and Grandpa Sal living in the same place. These are just a few of the reasons I adore my Grandpa Sal so much.

1. My Grandpa taught us to chant, "Grandpa's great, he let's us each chocolate cake!"... and he would, whatever we wanted, like pudding pops for breakfast.

2. He is the most quick-witted person I know, he always has a one-liner that makes the whole family crack up. Example, when my Grandma Cora used to be talking on the phone for a long time, my Dad would say, "Who is she talking to?" and Grandpa would reply, "Wrong Number."

3. The goodbye hug and handshake in college where he would slip you a rolled up $20 dollar bill.

4. He was always at every one of our events, whether it was a sporting event, play, graduation; he has been there for every. single. thing. That means my Dad's basketball games too, can you imagine? He also never misses a birthday or anniversary.

6. His favorite vacation spot is VEGAS!

7. Whenever my Dad excitedly asks who wants to play Racko after dinner at our house, Grandpa gets up and says, "well that's my cue."

8. You always want to go to Church at the same time as Grandpa because you get to go out to Breakfast with him afterwards.

9. Some of my favorite childhood memories were staying at my grandparents' house in Long Cove. We went to the pool, fished in the pond in the backyard, rented the latest Benji movies and there was always an endless supply of candy orange slices in the pantry and whoppers in the refrigerator.

10. He is a great dresser. Not because he likes to shop but because we are always searching for the perfect gift for Grandpa and when all else fails he gets some new digs.

11. Pretty sure he is the only 90 year old with an IPad. Please refer to number 10, thanks Chris and Judy....Thanks.

12. I've been vying to be his favorite grandchild my whole life, and he tells me I am...until another grandchild walks in the room. He also likes to tease me when I call him and say "It's your favorite grandchild!" to which he replies, "Kristi!"

13. He knows what he likes. If you want to go to dinner here are your choices: Frankie Bones, The Boathouse, Stellini's, or Il Carpaccio.

14. He is the patriarch of our wonderful family and every one of us is madly in love with him. Especially me.

I love you Grandpa! Have the best 90th Birthday ever!

Happy Halloweenie!

Doesn't this little ladybug look like she is having the best time ever!

According to her mom, this was the one and only smile she got all night. Doesn't it look like she is thinking, 'I LOVE Halloween!'?

We'll just go with that.
Have a great Halloween Weekend!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Girl Time

Recently my sister and niece came up for a visit! We had the best time together and here are some pictures to prove it.

Our big day out was to the Lyman Orchards. The leaves were at their peak and although the photo doesn't do it justice, they were heavenly.

See the pumpkins?

Kristi 'stealing' a pumpkin.

We opted out of picking our own apples and instead went to the 'Apple Barrel' where we went halfsies on a chicken cutlet sandwich. Then we took Cameron to see the pumpkins. She loved them!

Honestly, could the child get any cuter? I'm obsessed with her! Here are some more pics from the day.


Then we sent to see the ducks, and she wasn't as enthralled...

The next day we went to see our fam in Long Island. Some of them got to meet Cameron for the first time. We had so much fun and we are so lucky to have such an amazing family.
I'm counting the days until Christmas until I can get my family fix again.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Little Ditty

Sorry I've been out of comish, but I have been busy gallivanting with my sis, adorable niece and stellar family in NY.

I have super cute pics of the cutest child in the universe, but that's going to take awhile, so I figured I would hold you over with a quick story.

I've been listening to this 'soft rock' radio station at work ever since they called me on the phone and told me if I gave them my name I could win $1,000 dollars if I heard them call it out on the radio. I know, I'm a sucker, but I figured it might be a sign seeing as how they called a day after I did $1,200 dollars worth of damage to my hubs car while trying to pull into the garage and the house got in my way. (It was at a weird angle!) Anywhoo, some old songs play on this radio station and they bring back some funny memories of when I was growing up. "Tell me one!", you beg? Okay, well today while I was diligently waiting for the D.J. to scream 'Brooke Seiden!!!' on the radio, 'Like a Prayer' came on by Madonna and I remembered this little ditty.

This song came out when I was making my 'First Holy Communion' and I was in L.O.V.E with it. For my communion present I remember being in Wal-mart and telling my Mom it was the ONLY thing I wanted, pretty sure it was cassette tapes back then folks. So my Mom thought it was reasonable and pretty fitting that I should own this song, 'Like a Prayer' for my 'First Holy Communion' and thus I was able to own my own Madonna cassette tape so I could sing it over and over,until... I was watching the video on T.V. one day and then my Mom, in horror, saw Madonna, not only dancing in scantily dressed, no, that's not it, she was dancing in front of BURNING crosses. Yah. Not such a holy moment after that. So thanks Madge. And don't worry, I will let y'all know as soon as I win my $1,000 dollars.

Monday, October 11, 2010

2 Years!

Happy Anniversary Hubs!

Here's to my hubs, my best friend, my partner in crime, my favorite.
I love you more and more everyday.
Who would have thought THAT was possible?

Friday, October 8, 2010

You Say It's Your Birthday! Da na na na naahh

Happy Birthday To One Of My Most Favoritist People In The Whole Wide World.

A few things you should know about my sister.

1. When I think about her, I get a warm fuzzy feeling inside because I love her THAT much.

2. She makes jokes and even if you don't think they are funny, you will laugh because she laughs at her own jokes, and her laugh is infectious. It's impossible not to laugh when my sister is laughing (just ask my brother, he will back me up).

3. She is a sweetheart, with bite. Don't piss her off, she's not scared of you but you will be of her, if you cross her. (Cameron, take note)

4. She was perfect child, I'm pretty sure I got drunk before her and we are 7 years apart.

5. She is an amazing mother, we knew this before she had a child because she will take care of you like nobody's business.

6. Don't rush her when she is getting ready, she will be ready when she is ready and there is nothing you can do about it.

7. She loves to shop, and she loves a bargain. Prepare to look over each item she is buying at least twice and compare all of the other exact same items in the store to make sure she is getting the very best one.

8. Her favorite tv show is 'I Love Lucy' and it makes her laugh...hard.

9. She used to torture me when I was young by twisting my arm around my back but made up for it when she was in college by bringing me candy every time she came home.

10. She may have coined the term 'it's alright'.

She is one of the sweetest, most caring, wonderful, hilarious, beautiful, patient, loving, smart people I know.

Happy Birthday Kris, I couldn't love you any more!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Please love this as much as I do. Please laugh so hard that your abs hurt and you have to explain to your boss why your eye makeup is running down your face and it looks like your body is going into convulsions. Please think about it while you are driving home in your car and have to cover your mouth so the cars driving towards you don't think you are insane for laughing by yourself. Please, for me, please love it that much.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Apple Fritters

This, my friends, is the Apple Fritter Stand.

It's only open a few months out of the year, and when I drove by the other day and saw that bright pink sign I squeeled (yes, like a pig) in delight.

Saturday the hubs and I stopped by for apple fritters and fresh hot apple cider on our way to Greenwich. Even though the hubs says there are no actual apples in the said fritters, the delicious fried dough, more than makes up for it.

The leaves are starting to change and my favorite pumpkin spice ice cream is now available at J Fosters (the ice cream parlor located conveniently down the street).

Fall is here and I am loving it, even if the waistline on my pants is not.