Monday, November 29, 2010


Originally uploaded by Holly Mroczkowski.
Look who is a big boy now! He doesn't like to lay down anymore...only sit up or stand.

Failed Christmas Picture

I tried so hard to capture how funny this was. I FAILED but it's still pretty funny, right?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

C is for Cookie

Libby hates chocolate. No, really, she does. I don't understand it and more importantly I don't know how she can come from me and not love chocolate...but...the point is she hates chocolate until now. My Mom has my hooked on these certain cookies and one of them is a chocolate cookie with chocolate chips and chocolate icing. Libby had one at my parent's house a couple of weeks ago and now she is hooked on them. They are SO messy though that I have learned to keep her quarantined while eating them and here is proof.

My Boy

11.18.10 TJ & Mommy (3)
Originally uploaded by Holly Mroczkowski.
I don't have many pictures of me and Libby from when she was a baby. I don't want my kids to look back at old pictures and wonder where I was or why I am not in any of them. So...I had Jim take some random pictures of me and Mr. TJ the other day. This is one of my favorites. TJ is almost saying, "Daddy? What are you doing? You are interrupting my play time with Mommy. Go away."

Sunday, November 14, 2010


11.12.10 Libby tracing
Originally uploaded by Holly Mroczkowski.
We're working on on having Libby trace things now. Next step is for her to learn to trace/write her letters. It's amazing how fast she's growing up.

TJ Sitting

11.13.10 TJ Sitting Up
Originally uploaded by Holly Mroczkowski.
TJ is our little social bug and now he just wants to sit up to see everything that is going on. He cannot hold his head up or really the trunk of his body...but that doesn't stop him! Well, it didn't stop me to let him do it either. We came up with the bumbo/boppy combo with the help of his daycare to allow him to sit up and see everything around him.


Are my kids clones of each other?

Libby @ 2 months

12.7.07 Tummy Time (3)

TJ @ 2 months

11.06.10 sitting

Only difference is TJ is bigger in length/weight than Libby at 3 months than Libby was at 4 months.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Color Splash

I'll admit it.  I am addicted to Color Splash - an app on the iPhone.  But could you not want to spend all day looking at these adorable kiddos?

Elliott monster!

Halloween Fun

Just a couple more fun pictures from Halloween.  I have such cute, sweet kiddos!

10.31.10 Princess Libby (6)

11.05.10 Smiley Little Pumpkin (2)

10.28.10 TJ

Grasping for Rings

TJ has been reaching for things lately -- mostly my hair unfortunately. So I decided to come up with better things for him to grab. I set up this crazy ring filled wonderland in his pack n play for him. It took him less than a minute to figure it out and loved every second of it. It really is amazing how fast he is growing up. Now I just have to hide my hair. =)


Libby loves hats apparently. I found her winter hats for the colder weather last week and now she insists on wearing them no matter if we are inside or outside. I must admit that she looks absolutely adorable in them so I can't say much. =)

Smiley Little Pumpkin

How can this not brighten your day?

Saturday, November 6, 2010


I want my life to be simple again.  You know - the good days where I don't feel like I am being pulled in a million directions.  I just don't think that is possible with both parents working full time and two kids.  If someone knows how that works - please fill me in.  I've recently tried to improve ways to simplify my life.  Little things that add up to big things for me.  For example, I took a close look at my DVR and removed a bunch of shows I had been watching for years and years but really didn't enjoy anymore.  It was hard but it was necessary.  I watch entirely too much TV and it started feeling like home.  Next I looked at other things in my life that seem to be like homework to me and weigh me down.  Twitter was next on my chopping block.  You'll notice I have removed it from the sidebar.  This one was a hard one to decide what to do with.  On one hand I really enjoy seeing what everyone has to say and I get a lot of good news from there.  On the other hand some of the things being said upset me and started to become a bit overwhelming due to the mass quantities of tweets and the fact I only have so much time to really look at it.  It also started to seem I was so busy documenting my life, I was missing things.  So, sadly, after 3 years I am giving it up and going to live in my life vs just documenting it.  The account will be removed by the end of this weekend.  Luckily, I am still staying with facebook and keep up with the same friends from twitter on there.  I'm just trying not to replace one thing with another...defeats the purpose!

So, what do you all think?  Have you simplified your life?  How?

Monday, November 1, 2010

Goodbye Saturn

10.29.10 goodbye Saturn
Originally uploaded by Holly Mroczkowski.
Wednesday was not a good day for Jim. Well, it turned out to be ok. Unfortunately Jim's car began to bleed. I mean it literally started to leak red fluid AND steam. I've been itching to get rid of that death trap car for YEARS and YEARS so I had high hopes it would cost more to fix the car than it was worth. We found out on Thursday that I "lucked" out because we found out that it did indeed cost more to fix it than it was worth. So began my favorite process - to search for new cars. Jim hates the process so I took over. We really lucked out. I found out at 10:30 on Thursday that his car was basically worthless (to us) and by 11:30 I sold it to the guy at the body show. By 2:00/2:30 I had bid on a "new" (used) car for Jim and by 3:00 we had it. We went to go pick up Jim's "new" car on Saturday - a 2008 Toyota Prius. He's always wanted a hybrid and we were actually able to make his dream come true. So, I guess looking back at it now, it was a good thing the car died. =)

Happy Halloween

Libby went trick or treating for the first time this year. She had a blast. I had the pleasure of taking her and she kept saying, "I am having SO much fun Mom." I taught her to say, "Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat." But she just would say, "Trick or treat, smell my feet." and stop or say, "trick or treat, smell my hands." and stop. Crazy nut!

Now we have to figure out what to do with the candy...she doesn't like candy (only crackers/cookies) so we have a ton to get rid of. Anyone want it?