Tuesday, August 9, 2011


My bestie got married and looked stunning.  I don't have an iphone or anything like it, so I am borrowing.  Doesn't she look FABULOUS?!?!!

I had a great time and it was hard to come home.  But its okay.  This weekend, FLOAT TRIP!  :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Here we go!

Gosh I didn't even read my last post to know where I left off..so I'll just begin with what's been going on in our world as of late bullet point style:

  • Sam is currently in "school" and loves it.  We truly struggled the first month we were there (May) but we've survived and enjoy it!
    • She is a pain to wake up in the morning and I only give myself 15 minutes to wake her, change her and plop breakfast in front of her before I rush out the door.  Greg says that somedays she does well in the morning, and some days, not so much!  Glad I don't have to deal!
  • We've got Geoffrey back.  He never really left, but we were able to get rid of him but at nap and bed time.  Then the babysitter happened, then the school and that's where we are...
  • I love. love. love. my job.  I can't express it enough.  Just when I think things are going to come to a halt  I've added another hat and couldn't be happier!  Current thing on  my to do list: 1 year celebration. West End Endodontics is a year old and we are throwing a party for the referring docs to thank them!  WOOT!
  • We are loving life and summer!  Lately we've been to:
    • Grant's Farm to feed the goats and ride the carousel.  We also got {free} beer and Sam got a snocone.  Can't complain!
    • We spent a weekend at Innsbrook with the Berger clan.  That was a good time.  Boats, fishing, tanning, golf carting, pool...ahhhh...
    • Lots of family time!  My older sister  is back and in action and we got to spend a lot of May with her and she will be back for a weekend this month, so we are going to continue to eat up time with her then!
  • I am so excited to see my grandparents this month too!  They live in Ohio and I miss them!  I can't wait for them to see Sam and see how much she's grown.
  • I am headed to FL this weekend for my bestie's weekend!  I can't wait!  Its been a roller coaster of a ride for me, but I'm so pumped for her and can't wait to celebrate with her!  Please keep her day in your prayers, TS Emily is thinking about making her way to FL on her big day and we are hoping she stays out at sea!
Phew.  I'm tired.  Thats a bit in our life.  Sam is definitely two. Testing, loving, energetic, fun, silly, adorable and frustrating all rolled into a cute little curly redish blondish little girl!  

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I think I just might...

...start blogging again!  I've got so many distractions during my day (i.e. work) I barely get time to get on Blogger and read all the blogs I follow, much less actually blog about them!  I'm sure I've got so much to tell!  Sam is growing up so fast and it makes me sad, but I'm loving every minute of age two; even when I'm about to pull my hair out!

I PROMISe to post more later, but right now, I'm gonna hang out with my curly haired, strong willed, movie loving, opinionated two year old.  You can find us cuddling on the couch watching Charlotte's Web on this above 100 degree day!

Peace, Love and PATIENCE!  :)

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Its been a while since I've updated on Samantha!

Friday was the last day with the boys and I think it's going to be a little harder on her than she might think!

We have been working hard on shapes and colors with Samantha.  She knows yellow and blue with her colors.  If its not yellow, then everything is blue, but she also knows blue by itself.  When it comes to shapes we know star, heart and diamond (thank you twinkle twinkle for two of those!).  Funny that she knows some of the hardest shapes (according to what she would be tested on).  Personally, I think they are easier than trying to differentiate circle and oval and rectangle and square.  We'll get to those!

In other news, she starts the babysitter's on Tuesday and I sure hope these next two months go smoothly.  She can be a handful when she wants to be and I can only hope for her best behavior while I'm not around!
Sam has gotten pickier about food.  The things she loved, not so much anymore: eggs, oatmeal, cheese, crackers, graham crackers, bananas, oranges.  Sorta annoying but we'll work on it!  Guess its time to try new things.  Have no fear, chicken nuggets and fish sticks are still a favorite!

She does love her some salad though.  I think its pretty hilarious that the only two veggies she will eat are broccoli and salad.  Whatever works!  :)

Okay, guess that's all.  Nothing new other than that.  We are so ready for nicer weather in StL so that we can get OUTSIDE!

Have a fabulous week!  I'll try to update about my job sometime this week. :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Shin Splints and other randoms

I have been running the last couple of days and that's all it took for my shin splints to come back.  This means I need to go out and find some athletic tape, tape them up really well, and hit the road again!  There is nothing like a little pain in the shins to bring back the nostalgia of gymnastics...

On a different/same note, a really good friend was going to run the 1/2 marathon this April and found out this week that she has a stress fracture in her foot.  She has to be in a boot for 4 weeks.  That basically is right up to the marathon.  So, I told her that I would run/walk it with her so that she could still do it but not alone.  She's Her boss already paid for it, so she doesn't want that money to go to waste.  So, I have to do a little running to keep up with her.  :)

I hope you all had a fabulous Friday!  I had the day off as the boys went to Louisville to visit family.  Greg left early this morning for Colorado so it's just me and my girl this weekend!  Today, a really good friend of mine came in from Chicago and we had lunch at the restaurant up the street and finished it off with Ted Drewes.  There's nothing like St. Louis frozen yogurt and warm sunshine to remind you that spring and summer days are right around the corner!  :)

Sam's new favorite thing is to walk around the block.  And in fact, just one block usually is not enough for her.  When we get close to home, she tells me "uh uh" and starts backing up.  The girl loves to be outside and loves her exercise.  She takes after her Momma!  :)

Grandma and Papa Levine are taking Sam tomorrow evening.  The SIL and I are headed out for some drinks and to enjoy some girl time.  I am really excited except I don't know how long I will last.  I am just not the "party girl" that my MIL labeled me so long ago.  Kids will do that to ya. :)

I toured that other pre school today.  I am so conflicted. One was a home turned into a daycare and I really like their philosophy.  The other was bigger, and definitely a school setting.  They have an elementary-12 school attached to it.  Both are REALLY close to home.  I have no idea which way to go.  I am so struggling with this!!!

Random post over.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Sam did beautifully yesterday!  I still had the boys yesterday, so productivity was at its minimum.  :)  Greg dropped her off and said she did really well.  He said that he was fine until he turned around to walk down the stairs and saw her quietly watching him go down.  I told him I would have lost it.  He just said that he had to remind himself that I knew the woman watching Sam and I knew she was in good hands.  He had to trust my choice!

Sam did well, though.  It wasn't until I rang the bell and the sitter announced that it was me that she started crying.  Go figure.  here's hoping that that ends!  But she was so good when we got in the car and so happy. I love that!  So here's to 1 1/2 weeks left with my little girl and then my world gets rocked!  My goal is to not shed a single tear when I go back to work.  We'll see if that happens...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Well, we are two weeks away from the start of my job and Sam is trying out the babysitter's today.  Well, more like the babysitter is trying out Sam!  She is a fellow SLMer and I was nervous that adding another toddler to her mix might be more stressful than she imagined.  So we are trying it out for a couple of days just to see!  Today will be a true test because Sam woke up at 5:30 (normal wake up is between 7 and 7:30).  She's super cranky and still has an awful cough.  I really want her well before she starts full time somewhere!

Here's to a good report when I go pick her up in a few hours!!!  :)