Friday, October 24, 2008

Self Defense Class

For all those in the SLC area and for those who are interested I am planning on teaching a self defense class on Saturday Nov 8th, 15th, and 23rd fro 9-11. (the time will change on the 15th due to the super saturday. )I am hoping to have between 4-10 people. If you are interested drop me an email or a comment or something and I can give you details. Thanks all.
If you want to check out the program I am certified through it is

Monday, October 20, 2008

To sum it all up

Well, we are back from NY. It was a GREAT trip! Jason and I agree it was definitely one of the best traveling experiences ever! We flew into JFK on Saturday the 11th in the afternoon. We spent the day just hanging out with Jasons family. Sunday was another hang-out day with the fam. Monday was the day at the Bronx Zoo, Tuesday we went up to Connecticut to visit some people from Jason's past. Wednesday we went down to Manhattan (about a 20-30 minute train ride) and we went to Wicked and just walked about for a while. Thursday and Friday Jason and I made a variety of fun things in Mary Anne's studio. We made Ty a costume for Halloween, he is going to be a red M&M. :) Jason made him a fleece squish ball and I made a big foot pillow. I will stuff it and post pictures at some point but it's flippin cool. Friday night we took Ty to the city for the first time and let him play inside F.A.O Schwartz. Saturday we spent the morning on Coney Island where we went to the NY Aquarium and walked the boardwalk. And I was able to try my first "Famous" Nathans hot dog from the original store. Very cool. I added my FAVORITE picture from Saturday. Its my two boys checking out the Atlantic from the boardwalk. And the flight home was fine. Ty was a bit hyper but he didn't cry, scream, or lash out at all! He spent most of the time flirting with some people sitting around us. Thanks for a trip that couldn't have been better grandma and grandpa Ciccotelli!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Exciting day in NY

Today mom, dad, Ty, and grandpa went to the Bronx Zoo to play. (the bronx zoo is the largest zoo in the US only because the San Diego Zoo is now catagorized as a wildlife preserve). We all had a lot of fun! We got there early enough to watch the sea lions get fed and we also got to watch a 3 month old pup play around. We spent all of our morning and early afternoon there. Then we came home and we spent some time with a friend from NJ and then all the boys went to MSG to see the Rangers (the NY NHL hockey team) play. It was a great game and Jason came home super stoked that they are now in first place and are 5-0. Because of this packed day Ty wasnt able to take a nap. He was perfectly fine and content until about 7pm tonight...right when he finished dinner (see pic at the left.) And for those who are wondering, he was better behaved then we were on the flight out!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Off to NY

One of the first posts of this blog was the last time we were in NY for New Years. ( NY for NY...).

Now we are off again! In 12 short hours we will be off to the airport. We are excited for the trip once we are there, but the getting there is leaving me slightly anxious! The flight is about 5 hours and we arent exactly sure how our 19 month old (active) child is going to handle it. The last NY trip was difficult, but not terrible because he couldnt walk yet. The flights to/from vegas werent too bad because he was tired and a little sick so he just wanted to cuddle (plus its a short flight). Wish us luck!

Once we get there we have a lot of fun things planned and we are very excited to see Jasons family! We are mostly excited to see how they react to how big out little guy is! Hopefully we can keep up with our activities and post pictures.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


I am in desperate need of ideas for Ty's Halloween costume! Jason had an idea of him being a fireman, and I was thinking of him being an M&M. I also thought it might be cute if I could figure out a way for him to be a fish (since he knows how to do fish lips). He is too young to make a choice himself so I need your help making the decision for him.

(I would greatly appreciate the comments of Mary Anne, Jenny, and Emily (autumns and prairies thoughts would be nice too) since I know for a fact you three know lots of making stuff.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Great day!

-Jason pulled an all-nighter last night. I thought it was a stupid idea and he has definitely heard all about my feelings all day. He had a test this morning and wanted to feel very ready for it since it was the first test in this class. His original plan was to stay up late and still get 4-5 hours of sleep (plenty of sleep for this guy) At 3am he decided to stay up because he was worried that if he went to sleep he would miss his alarm (apparently he had a brain lapse and forgot that his wife hits him every time the alarm goes off). Well, he was off to school and aced his test.

-Ty slept till after 830 this morning. He has never slept that late. Ever. Never. It was wonderful.

-Now, here is the biggie...When Jason got home he and Ty both took a 2 hour nap, after which we took Ty skating for the first time-on his own skates! He absolutely loved it! (I know capri's look terrible with my skates) Check out the video below.

-When we left the rink we went to the Tracey Aviary. We have a zoo membership so we can get in free on the first Thursday of every month. We got to see the Condor and the Pelicans being fed. Very interesting.

-Then Ty got to play at the huge playground at Liberty Park. -I then had another very successful shopping trip where I saved $46.00 but only spent $24.00 (I love saving money...its such a thrill to me!)

All in all we thought it was a great day. :)

Ty skating!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ty's Jam-Jam's

We call Ty's Jammies "Jam-Jams." He actually started it... Anyway, We have had these particular BYUTAH ones since New Years. Jason and I love them but we underestimated how many other people would love them! Although they are just about too small for the kid (he has about 2 more times wearing them!) we got a picture for those of you who asked for one. Its not the greatest shot, and I will try to get another one, but it will do for now.
And PS. they are homemade, cant buy these babies.