Straight jackets are on your left, meds are on the table and if you hurry, you can still get a seat in group therapy!

Oh...and thanks for stopping bye!!!

Wednesday, June 30

Birthday weekend packed full of fun-Part III

We only stayed in AC for one night and one night was good enough for us. It was a night of a lot of firsts:
  • It was the first time I had ever been to Atlantic City.
  • It was the first time I had ever been to a casino.
  • It was the first time Fred and I got to sleep straight through without getting up for a bottle feeding since Emma had been born (we left Emma with Alexi and the in-laws for the night).
  • It was the first time I had been pooped on by a sea gull. Grrrrr

The next morning we all got up early and had breakfast before we got on the road......again.

Fred and I left AC at 8:45am, drove 1 1/2hrs to Northeast Philly to pick up the girls. We then left to drive 45min to pick up my nephew in Plymouth Meeting, then continued on for another 1hr 45mins to the Poconos for my other nephews b-day party. Whew! It was a long morning, but the driving was not over.

Regardless of the drive, we had a lot of fun at the party and got to see more family.

(The birthday boy: My nephew Owen turned 3yrs old)

(My Aunt Robin, Cousin Chrissy and Grandmother)

(My Poppop and Emma)
{More of my weekend to come}

Tuesday, June 29

Birthday weekend packed full of fun-Part II

There was 7 of us in AC celebrating my cousin Chrissy's 21st birthday. My grandmother even flew in from Myrtle Beach for it (well for that and my nephew's b-day, but I will talk about that in a later blog).
It was so funny bc she bought the first round of drinks. She said this would be the first and last time she would ever buy and have a drink with us, lol!!! She is so cute :)
We were able to get a waitress take a group picture of us with said Grandmom purchased drinks in hand ;).Thanks Grandmom!! We had a blast (except the bartender, but that was his problem.....money is money Lol)

{More on the weekend to come in another blog}

Monday, June 28

Birthday weekend packed full of fun-Part I

As you know from my last blog that Alexi was staying at my in-laws for a week. We had left her on a Thursday afternoon and returned the evening of the following Thursday (the 17th to be exact). Anywho, we got there pretty late that night (we drove up right after I got off of work which is 5:00.). We did it with pretty good timing bc Emma did great and fussed very little (she loves driving in the car). Alexi was so excited to see us so she waited up for us. It was great for her to spend time with my in-laws, but we missed her sooooo much! We ended up not going to bed until midnight. Ugh!! We were so tired the next morning when we got up at 7:00am to leave the house by 8:00 to pick up my grandmother at the Philadelphia Airport by 9:00am.

That's right....that next morning (Friday morning) we picked my grandmother (my mom's mom) at the airport and headed right to Atlantic City. We were meeting some of my family there for the night to celebrate my cousins 21st birthday. (It was like celebrating my 21st birthday all over again bc I had never been to a casino (cruise ships don't count)). Even though I was stingy and cheap with my money, we had a blast!

I found it hard to part with even $20.00. And I know, I know.....you have to play to win and spending $$ is part of the point, but money does not grow on trees and is limited in my household right now. So I was content with just depositing $20.00 at Bally's and the Taj Mahal for someone else to win later on.

Regardless if spent $20.00 or $200.00; we all had fun and I would def. go again!!

Here is where we stayed......and this was our view from our room on the 32nd floor:

{I will share more in my next blog about our visit to AC}

Sunday, June 27

I don't wanna go!

That's what Alexi said when we were packing up to come home from PA after paying our respects to my late Great Grandfather. We had stayed at Fred's parents house for those couple of days and Alexi was having so much fun playing with her cousins. She made it clear she was not ready to go home. Fred and I agreed t letting her stay since we were going back to PA the following weekend for a weekend full of birthday fun. They were like three peas in a pod all week. And Alexi had a blast!!

{I will break the "birthday weekend packed full of fun" in a couple of blogs bc it entails a lot of pics}

Sunday, June 6


Yesterday we lost an amazing person. My Great Grandfather passed away at the age of 95. He lived an amazing life filled with laughter, fun and most of all.........love!

Rest in Peace GGpop. We love you!!