Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's been a long time, long time...

Well, I don't know what I have been doing since July 4th that I haven't managed to post to our blog? I'll tell you what I have been doing for the past 4 weeks...keeping up a house full of sickies! It started with Nick (flu), then Ryan (flu), then Olivia (fever)...that went on for a full week. Just when Livi's fever subsided...Norah and Allie needed extra attention.
So today at their 15 month "WELL BABY" appointment for 3 not so well babies...we found out all three have Roseola! Nice. So now we just have to let this virus run its course. Of course all in time for Nick to have his ACL reconstruction on Dec. 16th. (Pray for me!)
So I'll briefly catch you up from important events from July through October.
Picture of the girls on their 1st birthday. We went to Forest Park.

Four reasons why we need a new washer and dryer!

Ryan's first day of Preschool at Emmanuel United Methodist Church!
A lazy Saturday morning...just the Vetor girls...watching Barney! (Not sure why Norah busted open her jammies!)

Our own pumpkin patch...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Our FIRST 4th of July!

Our FIRST bath together!

Our FIRST dining out experience! Don't we look like 3 little ladies having tea?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Where did May & June go???

Here's what happened... (in no particular order)

Nick's 1st Father's Day with Allie, Norah and Olivia...what a special day!

Nick opens his own barber shop in the backyard to save money...look out little girls...daddy will be determined to buzz your hair to save $$$ too. (Just kidding) Ry's haircut looks adorable!

We FINALLY got back to church. This was at home after our first Sunday at church together as a family. We've gone several more times and the girls are doing fantastic. They still can't be in the nursery but hopefully soon...

We went back to Community North to visit Maternal Fetal Medicine (Dr. Dungy-Poythress and staff) as well as the NICU and several of our favorite nurses!

PINK EYE...why not? We don't have enough going on!
Ryan's 4th birthday party "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" was a huge hit and LOTS of fun!
We got to have one pool moment...not even a day. It was the girls' first time in a pool. They loved splashing in the water!
And on May 29th, Brooke married Josh. We were able to dress up the whole family and enjoy the day together. The girls were angels during the ceremony and our little man did such a fantastic job as the ring bearer! We were so proud of the kiddos!

Friday, May 21, 2010

The day of the HAIR BOW!

Olivia's day of the pink hair bow!

Big brother loves his look alike!
She's such a beautiful, happy girl!
And then she rocked the hair bow at bedtime!!!
(Oh yea...and she's our first sitter too!!!)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's exhausting to be SO cute!

FINALLY, we are enjoying the outdoors with our girls! Recently, we purchased some adorable sunglasses for Allie, Norah and Olivia. Check it out...

I had to capture this might not happen too often that 3 pretty princesses fall asleep in each other's arms. Sucking thumbs, snuggled together in mom & dads bed! What a lovely Saturday morning in the Vetor house! (Left to Right: Norah, Olivia and Allie)

Gluten Free / Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ryan and I made GF / DF Chocolate Chip Cookies! I feel like he misses out on some of the good stuff because of his food allergies...but not this time!
A good friend gave us a Red Mill package of GF Chocolate Chip Cookie mix. We substitute regular butter with butter flavored Crisco (dairy free). The package says the batter will be dry...that's NO JOKE! I couldn't even make balls out of the dough. SO, here's the secret...add a 4 oz. container of cinnamon applesauce (or plain). It was just enough to make the dough look and taste like real cookie dough.
Not only were they enjoyed by our GF friends & family but even Nick and I enjoyed these delicious cookies!!!

Ryan's 1st year of T-Ball

The "Express" Team Dugout

Asst. Coach DAD & #8 Ryan
Ryan hits the ball...and then runs to get it! I guess that's how we do it at home!

Where did the past month go???

Gosh it's been a whole month since I last posted! And a lot has happened in Vetorville since late April! (Watch for multiple posts...ha ha!) Ryan's t-ball games kicked off...and mommy turned the big 3-0!!!
I celebrated my birthday with a girlfriend getaway to Put in Bay, OH! It was fabulous to say the least. Thanks Nat and Kristen for celebrating with me and making the weekend SO MUCH FUN. Lots of laughter and silly memories!

THEN, after my fantastic husband threw me a surprise 30th birthday party (a joint 30th with Kristen Gray). What a guy! He did an amazing job considering all the bumps and bruises that came along with trying to surprise ME!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Vetor Family Fun Day!

We had hoped for our first trip to the zoo but when the weather turned too cold for the girls we had to find an alternative Saturday activity for the family. We finished our lunchtime feeding (UGH...which is still going slow) and loaded up the whole gang...including Uncle Brandon...for a Family Fun Day at Snapperz!

Here is a story about our big brother...

We have the best big brother in the WORLD!
Ry plays with us on the floor!

Ryan even helps feed us when mommy needs another hand!

Bubby loads us up with toys galore...just to make sure we have fun!

And when all the hardwork is done...Ryan camps out in his Batman House until duty calls!

We are so lucky to have such a WONDERFUL big brother who loves us and helps take care of us.
Little Sisters...Allie, Norah and Olivia
(We love you bubby!)