Monday, January 31, 2011

Behind the Title...

My all time favorite kids movie is Meet the Robinsons.  I think I will LOVE this movie forever!  Not only is it super cute with a great ending, but my Joshie loves it too...he calls it "My Future."  Yes, the movie does make my cry...but that is a true sign of a great movie.

I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the soundtrack.  "Little Wonders" by Rob Thomas melts my heart...and again makes me cry.  I think I will always remember my 4 year old little boy when I hear this song...
I hope I do!

"Let it go...Let it roll right off your shoulder, don't you know...The hardest part is over.  Let it in...Let your clarity define you in the end...we will only just remember how it feels. 
Our lives are made in these small hours...these Little Wonders..."

<<  see the resemblance :)  >>

"Around here,
  we don't look backwards
for very long.
We keep moving forward,
opening up new doors
and doing new things,
because we're curious.....
And curiosity keeps
leading us down new paths."

--Walt Disney

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Our Family

So Joshua is really into writing and art these days.  He got an awesome desk for Christmas - thanks to our Mikey - and loves working on it.  Today during "quiet time" I banned him to his room and he came out with this...

Our family of 4, plus our cat Binks, and his little friend neighbors Finley and Mya! 
I LOVE it!  If you haven't heard it from me already....I LIVE IN THE BEST NEIGHBORHOOD EVER!  My kids have friends, I have friends, Krys has friends, and Binks used to be a Gonzales family member from across the street.  I feel so lucky to have alllll these wonderful people around me.  On Oprah last week, she was talking about what makes people HAPPY---knowing your neighbors was one of the top items:)
I SO agree.   I grew up in a wonderful neighborhood and had so many friends to ride bikes with, skate, etc, and I am so enjoying my kids having the same.  SOOO... for those lucky neighbors of mine who are reading this, you may never move :)))

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Growing SO fast...and ready for Gogurt!

My boys are growing up so very fast.  Some days I wonder where the time has gone, and others...The Time Will Not Go Fast Enough!  I remember the day each were born just like it was yesterday.  With Joshua, I said I felt like I was going on a vacation...and it has been...The Vacation of My Life!  I am a family of 4!  (plus one cat and 2 fish) Who knew??  I Love ALL my boys so very much!


Saturday, January 15, 2011


So....I thought I would be better at blogging than I have been.  I'm having a really hard time finding the time to do this...however, it must STILL be so much easier than here I go.

Well, today Joshua is at his 1st school Birthday party.  Yep, I just dropped him off at a strangers house.  I didn't think I would ever do this, but everyone else was---still using this line:)  I think he was fine though...and the family seems very normal.  I'm not gave me some time to blog and Keegan gets to take a much needed nap.  Win Win Win!

About The Szymanski's lately...we seem to be back in our routines.  School, Work, and Daycare for everyone.  I have to admit...I love routine and structure.  When we're off...I definitely feel it.  The holiday time off was great though.  We got to spend lots of time with family and friends.  We just finished our last Christmas of the year last weekend with my mom...Granjan.  We love when she visits - I think I do the most...yay...someone to take care of ME:) 

Keegan is turning 2 very soon, I just ordered all his stuff for his party (i do love parties).  When I think back on my children, it is crazy how old they have gotten.  I feel like time is flying!  I love them so very much and try to treasure each day...however fun, or crazy it may be.  I try to "choose my battles" with everything:) 

So here are some of our latest pictures...

Binks is the newest member of our family and we just LOVE him.  Especially Josh ~ they sleep together every night.

Joshua and his Kinder teacher Mrs. Bush at his Holiday Musical

Sweet Keegan waiting to open a Christmas present:)

Handsome Josh! (with a chocolate face)

Skateboards...just exactly what he had wanted!!!

Christmas morning...Santa brought him a DS! (note...not even a month later, Joshua is grounded from the DS for a whole week - 1st grounding EVER...He should have known better than to sneak it in his coat and take it to school!)

Keegan on Christmas morning:)

Binks Szymanski

The picture above and below are just typical Saturdays at our house...3:00pmish...Keegan decided to finally fall asleep on his floor after peeking out his window I'm sure...and Joshua is playing in his room...while Binks naps!

SNOW!  Last weekend was our first snow of the season.  BIG flakes came down for about an hour, but all melted away rather quickly.  :(

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Best of 2010

Some of my favorites from 2010...what a great year of fun with family and friends:)