Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick Treat

Tonight was Ryleigh's first official Trick-or-Treat Night or as she likes to say, "trick treat". Grandma & Grandpa Corby came over to help. We had dinner and got Ryleigh dressed. Grandpa stayed at the house to man the door while the Grandma, the bumble bee and I went door to door. Since this was her first one I didn't want to hit up too many houses since we weren't in need of candy so the plan was to just hit the houses around our own but she was having such a good time we went all the way down the street and back. We just stopped at the houses where folks were sitting outside.
Grandma pulled the wagon and when we got to the end of a driveway I would pull her out and we would walk up and she would say 'trick treat' and open her bag. Then she would say 'thank you'. It was very sweet and her costume was a hit with the neighborhood.
She took home quite a loot but I was able to exchange it when we got home for her real bag of treats I got her earlier today (books, new crayons, sketch pad and stickers). She didn't even notice that all her lollipops were missing.
It was a great Halloween and the only thing missing was dad. Hopefully he will be around next year.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Great start to the weekend

We've been busy the past 2 days. Ryleigh and I met up with the Parker Clan on Thursday for a morning of COSI fun! Ava and Andersen Parker are twins who are nothing short of miracles. They are now 2 (although we fibbed to COSI to get them in for free) and doing great. Alisa (their mom) took this great video clip of Ava and Ryleigh playing at the water table.

This is a picture of the 3 kids as we were getting ready to leave... hence no one wanted to look in the same direction at the same time.

Today Glenn and I took Ryleigh to story time at the library for their Halloween theme. We dressed Ryleigh up in her costume and I think she thought she was the only one in the room with the witch story reader...

Also was able to get a photo of Ryleigh and Brendan. It's been sometime since we got a photo of these 2 together (the bad date night).

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I've had a lot of WOW moments as a mom but this one beats them out by a mile. Ryleigh and Glenn were cuddled on the couch reading and chatting away. I overheard him tell her to give me a kiss. She climbs down from her perch with daddy and walks over to me and says, "I love you", and smiles.
I looked at Glenn to see if he provoked her to saying I love you. She will repeat it when asked. He tells me no. I just told her to give you a kiss and hug.
I turned back to Ryleigh and smiled and told her I loved her too. I got my very first I LOVE YOU! I am sure glad I wasn't in Cleveland tonight!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Would've, Should've, Could've

I am not a sports fanatic but I do enjoy my fair share. I really enjoy seeing sporting events live over watching them on a flat screen. I've had my fair share of live sporting events. The bucks football, basketball and hockey games. I've seen the Columbus Bluejackets and Cleveland Indians. My friends and I use to do an annual trip out to Penn State for a weekend of RVing and football. I've been to a Sugar Bowl and a NBA playoff game.

Today was the big one... I received my WORLD SERIES tickets. Yup. 4 tickets for all the home games. They are wonderful seats. SEC 152, ROW GG, seats 1-4 right behind home plate (navy blue section).

BUT... the Indians lost so I won't be enjoying my fab seats or my stadium dog. I am so disappointed especially when you start to think about the AL Series... could the tribe have messed it up anymore. They had to win 1 more of 3 remaining games and they couldn't pull it off. It would have been a great night with my husband and it's all gone. Our tickets (I know some of you maybe curious) we're through my husband's cousin who works for the Angels. Remember kids, when you marry someone you marry their family too (which can be good or bad). Good in this case!

I am sad I won't get to use the tickets but I have friends who are die hard Red Sox's fans. I am happy for them (yes, I can appreciate the other team and their fans... I am not some crazed person). So to my friends Meredith and Erin... congrats. You won fair and square.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Halloween Party

Today Ryleigh and I went to our business meeting for MOMS Club. It was our Halloween party and all the kids were dressed up. It was a lot of fun to see the little ones in their outfits. Here are a few shots.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Is she Asian?

Someone recently asked me if Ryleigh's father was Asian. What do you think?

The answer is no. Glenn is not Asian but I must admit from this picture you have to wonder.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Family Day

I love this time of year. The nip in the air, the pumpkins, Halloween and my birthday all coincide with my favorite month of October. I was so glad Glenn was home this weekend so we could go to Leeds Farm. We found out about it from Meredith (thank was 100% better than where we took Ryleigh last year).
We had a terrific time and Ryleigh had a blast. She went down the slides surrounded by hay. She rode the kiddie train, played in the corn, did a hay maze and went on her first hay ride. We also got some great pumpkins. It was a great family day!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Where's Maribeth?

You remember those 'Where's Waldo' books? I guess that is me right now with my lack of postings. I am not sure if I just don't have anything to write or I am unmotivated... probably a little of both. So here's an update...
Last week Ryleigh and I were alone. Glenn was gone on a 7 day trip. We jumped right into our routine which I tend to like and one of the reasons I don't mind when the man is gone. I feel as if I am not in limbo working around him. I can just do my thing. I can get up with Ryleigh, shower (without disturbing anyone) and be out the door to go run errands, meet up with friends or whatever. The evenings are harder though as Glenn does take on Ryleigh more at night by giving her baths and playing with her while I just chill out. I guess I give up my morning routine but the trade off isn't so bad when night rolls around and I just want to veg out.
The construction behind our house is coming along. They are working on phase 2 and I believe phase 3 (which is directly behind our property line) will take place in the spring. At least baby #2 will be use to the noise. I probably will need to record the construction for once they're gone the baby won't have the hammer/nails lullaby.
Speaking of babe 2... things are going well. I feel great although I do have a pestering headache and I am starting to get a little acid reflux. I got it early with Ryleigh too and it just gets worse. So far I am just managing it with no tums. I am starting to feel the flutters which I am enjoying. I am still managing to fit into my regular clothes (fat clothes at that) but the days are numbered. I have worn a few maternity items but I feel I look like a walking tent. I remember feeling so excited to wear them the first time around and now I loathe the idea. After I had Ryleigh all I wanted was to wear jeans with a button and fly... no more elastic waist.
This week is flying and Glenn leaves Sunday for another 7 day trip. We're hoping to get in some pumpkin patch time on Saturday and enjoy the crisp fall weather. Hard to imagine it was 90 degrees 2 days ago. I think we can officially say Indian Summer is over!