Thursday, February 19, 2015

Brief update

It's been nearly a year.  A lot of things have happened.  Jack has learned to ride a 2-wheeler, is starting to read, and is now skiing on his own. He also recently lost his first tooth.  Naia is a full-fledged toddler.  She is an opinionated diva and screams bloody murder when she doesn't get her way.  She is also quite clever and funny and very sweet when she wants to be.  She is talking a little now too.  She loves bananas, grapes, pancakes, and "go-go squeezers" applesauce.  Anything else is a gamble and most likely will end up on the floor.

I don't have time to post much else but wanted to add this video of Jack skiing.

Jack skiing solo from Kristin Mesires on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014


Busy summer and little time (or interest if I am being honest) for blogging. The big news is Naia is now walking, bottle free, and sleeping (most nights).  So here are some pictures.
Hamming it up at the Philly Zoo

Naia liked the reptile house

Playing with Grampa's trains

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Future food blogger  #smores

First day of Kindergarten Jumpstart

Crescent Beach

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Naia is 1!

Naia's First Birthday from Kristin Mesires on Vimeo.

I'll add more pictures later but I know some grandparents were anxious to see this video.  She really loved that cake!  We didn't film the whole thing but this is what she looked like when it was done.  Yum!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Time flies

Clearly this blog hasn't been a priority.  Having 2 kids and a full time job with more responsibilities than ever before has really cut back on my opportunity (and desire) to keep up with posting.

I'll keep this short and stick with bullet points.


  • Naia is 11 months old.  She has 3 teeth (2 bottom, 1 on top) and is crawling all over the place. 
  • She has had a horrible winter and has been sick with one thing after another since January. 
  • Due to the illnesses she still doesn't sleep well.  We are tired. 
  • She smiles all the time and has a fantastic laugh.
  • She loves to play "chase" and will crawl away from you very quickly while looking over her shoulder to make sure you are following.  She giggles the whole time. 
  • She loves her dad.  She really loves when he rubs his scratchy beard on her head.  I think it feels good since she often has cradle cap flares and itchy, dry scalp. 
  • She loves her brother and they have finally started interacting and playing together. 
  • Her favorite food are those canned sliced peaches.  She eats them by the fistful. Then she rubs her hands all over her head while giggling. 
  • She still won't hold her own bottle or drink from a sippy cup. What a princess. 
  • She is extremely nosy and will push the bottle (that I am holding for her) away so she can look around and see what Jack/the dog/her dad is doing. 

  • Jack is 5.  He has turned into a fun little person with whom I can have a whole conversation. He and I went out to lunch together this weekend.  He carried our shopping bags and grabbed a table while I paid.
  • He loves his sister and is protective of her.  He also likes to make her laugh and if he is having a bad day will ask to visit her at daycare because it makes him feel better. 
  • He is registered for kindergarten and will start in the fall.  
  • Has tried riding his bike without the training wheels. No luck yet but we will keep trying.
  • Will go ride his bike outside without Nick or me tagging along. 
  • Feeds Otto every single night.
  • Makes me laugh almost every day. 
  • Still has a few "Jack-isms" here and there. The latest"
    • (After running around)- "my heart is beeping really fast!"
  • Likes to spend time in his room "reading" his books and visiting the library is one of his favorite things to do. 
  • Is really into Lego and superheroes.  
  • Thinks farts are funny.  Always. 
  • Loves oysters, crab, and lobster but won't eat a hot dog. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


A few good ones lately.

"Bazombie"- as in the walking dead.  They have bones but no brains apparently.

Recently I traveled to Europe for work.  I brought back these little boxes of sprinkles that were out on the hotel breakfast buffet for putting on toast.  One box was "rainbow" sprinkles but was really only yellow and orange.  This is the conversation that followed:

Jack: "Why aren't there ALL the colors?"
Me: "Maybe Europeans just like orange and yellow."
Jack (confused); "My pen*s likes orange and yellow?"
Me: "EUR-O-PEANS, not your pen*s."

This was a Skype discussion Jack had with my parents:
Jack: "Mom brought me kinder eggs back from syrup."
Gramma: "Syrup?"
Jack: "Yeah, syrup where she went for work."
Gramma: "We need to get you a globe."

The other day Jack was sledding with some other kids from the neighborhood and crashed while riding with another boy.  He was quite upset and stood up and started stomping up the hill shouting "this is UNACCEPTABLE!"

Monday, December 30, 2013

Ski day at Shawnee Peak

Dec 2013 Shawnee Peak from Kristin Mesires on Vimeo.

I took Jack skiing this past weekend.  He started out a bit tentative but realized that a good run earned him M&Ms.  He did fantastic and was even starting to turn on his own.  He will be off the ropes in no time.

Friday, November 01, 2013


Recently we paid a visit to the local penny candy store.  Jack picked out sourball without really knowing what he was getting into.

Sour! from Kristin Mesires on Vimeo.

Naia rolls over

Just a couple of Naia videos to keep the grandparents happy.

Naia rolls over from Kristin Mesires on Vimeo.

Naia Laughing from Kristin Mesires on Vimeo.