It has been a busy summer. I have uploaded all the pictures from May, June and July.

What a hot summer! We've been spending a lot of time trying to stay cool. We had a great time celebrating Christmas in July, the kids are officially 3 and 5. They are both looking forward to school this fall. Time just flies!

Thanks for visiting!

See May photos in the May Section
See June photos in the June Section
See more July photos in the July Section
We are so excited to welcome Evelyn and Julia to the family!!!! I know that's a May update but I couldn't help myself. :-)

We had some pretty nice weather in April and lots of fun, hope you enjoy the pictures! Our month started with the end of my family's visit. We all had a great time. This year Mary "met a guy who gave her magic rocks for the kids", they were so excited to find huge lollipops on Easter day. ;-) Dave and I got to go to a good friend's wedding and had a great time. Zoe went to school with John for a day, she was so excited and felt like such a big girl. I'm hoping she is still this excited in the fall.

Thanks for visiting!

More April photos in the April Section
Hello everybody! Just thought I'd share some pictures. March was a fun and busy month. Dr Seuss and Dave celebrated their birthdays, John had his modeling debut and we ended the month with a family visit.

The weather this month was great so we got to go on a few hikes.

Last but not least I got to meet the Pioneer Woman!!!! Not only that but this month I finally got to join her winner's circle! I'm LOVING my new leather boots.

Thanks for visiting!

More February photos in the February Section

More March photos in the March Section
We've been having lots of fun this fall with friends and family so I got a little behind on pictures.

John started his last year of preschool and Zoe is sleeping in a big girl bed.

We spent a lot of time this fall doing small hikes at the park and ended our October with a wonderful Wyman visit!

Here are the links for September and October. Thanks for visiting!

More September photos in the September section

More October photos in the October section
What a busy summer so far! We've been trying to enjoy it as much as possible, spending lots of time outside. Thanks to our friends the Urbans now we have a little playset in the back which they both love!

June Recap:

- Every other Wednesday we've been going to the park with the pirate ship (or space ship like John likes to call it) to meet with our church's Moms and Tots group. This is the first time we've been to that park and the kids LOVE IT!

- We've spent a lot of time at the Urban's house playing with their new playground.

- Big news! John had his check up at the dentist!!! He talked to the girl until she almost passed out, but the visit was a success. NO CAVITIES!!!! YAY!!! So proud of him, he was so good!

- We visited the museum of natural history.

- Had a big family trip to Lancaster for my friend Stpeh's wedding. While there we had dinner at Miller's Smorgasbord, where Zoe really enjoyed eating her ice cream. We visited the Strasburg Railroad and got to go on a steam train ride. The kids had fun riding on a Thomas and playing with the train table at the Thomas store. We missed the real Thomas by a week but got to see him at "The Works" getting ready for his big appearance. And of course we got to see the beautiful bride walk down the aisle. John even got to dance with her.

- The kids got to go to their first baseball game! Pirates vs Red Sox. Lots of Red Sox fans, John had a fun time yelling "Go Bucs!" to Dave's boss who is a Red Sox fan. Of course I had to call my dad several times to update him on the Pirates win. ;-)

- Last but not least we celebrated Halloween in June with dress up day. John was a pirate and Zoe a princess (Cinderella). John loved the idea so much that now he wants to play dress up everyday no matter where we have to go. So we went to story time at the library and he dressed up as Army Pirate. That library is sooooo kid friendly and awesome that one of the children's librarian was wearing a princess crown and he got tons of compliments.

More June photos in the June section
It's so great to finally get out of the house! We had a great May out and about.

Here are some May pictures

May 2011
Sorry this has taken so long but we've had a fun and busy Spring.

Here are some March Pictures

March 2011

Early April we had a fantastic time at Isle of Palms

Beach 2011

And here are the April pictures

April 2011
We are so ready for Spring! Most days here have been chilly and gray. We don't have too much to report. The kids have had some fun in the snow, John more than Zoe. John is really liking school and Zoe is talking a ton more now. John now says his favorite sport is hockey and has convinced Zoe of the same. Here are some pictures, enjoy!

More January kid photos in the January section
More February kid photos in the February section
I know you have all been dying to see what we were up to (aside from work) this December, here's a quick summary:
- Lots of decorating for Christmas

- John got to see Santa a few times and love it. Zoe wasn't too sure of the guy with the white beard. But now every time she see a picture of Santa she goes "Ho Ho Ho".

- I was the lucky winner of a beautiful necklace from Alloy Jewelry. They engraved it with the kid's names.

- John and I had lots of fun at his preschool's Christmas party. He was so excited to see Santa that he took another kid's turn, hey you snooze you loose right?.

- John and I got to go on a special date to the Science Center to see the robots and trains. Daddy and Zoe got to go on a special date, I think to buy last minute gifts, but Zoe was sworn to secrecy so I'll never know. We all had a great time!

- We celebrated an early Christmas Eve at our friend's Tracy and JT's house where the kids turned their chair into a very fun cave. And of course John wanted to know who all the presents under the tree were for and if he could open them all!

- Dave and the kids got to read The Night Before Christmas. They put out cookies and milk for Santa, but not before they passed a rigorous quality check performed by both kids. And of course Zoe wanted to eat them all, she didn't quite understand why you would just leave perfectly good cookies just sitting out. Then inspector John made sure to clear out the fireplace so that Santa had enough room to come down the chimney and got down with his flashlight and inspected the flue. Once everything looked good enough (Santa was still going to have to use some magic to come in) they went to bed.

- Let the fun begin!!! THANK YOU everybody for making our Christmas sooooooo special! We had so many presents we turned it into a VERY FUN two day event!

- We finished our year at our friend's, The Millers, house. They had this fantastic kid friendly party where we toasted every hour starting at 7pm so that you could head out with the little ones whenever you wanted and didn't have to miss the toast. The kids had a great time playing there.

- We had a very busy end of the year. We had a great time! Now we can't wait to see all our family in 2011! Here are some pictures:

More December kids photos in the December section
We had such a fun October. The weather was fantastic and we had some great visitors. John had a lot of fun indoor camping and has officially added a sleeping bag to his Christmas list. Dave's dad stopped by for a quick visit. We enjoyed a beautiful fall day out in a pumpkin patch complete with hayride and pumpkins bigger than the kids. Then they boys and Zoe got to do some fun carving. John also had a lot of fun helping Dad welcome our special visitor Uncle Argh, he keeps an eye on our house. We got to go out to Bedford for a quick visit with Nana and Pop Pop. Then my mom came out for a week to take the kids out Trick or Treating. Army Guy John had so much fun walking up to doors and yelling out "Trick or Treat!" before the person even came to the door. Then he made me go outside a couple of times and knock on the door so he could give me candy :-). While Little Zoe Cat (with tutu of course) wasn't sure what to think of the whole thing.

Now that we have a ton of pumpkins and more candy than we can eat we get to prepare for Thanksgiving and Christmas... Guess going on a diet will have to wait until next year!

More October kids photos in the October section
This turned out to be a busy month! The pictures have been out there for a little while but here's a very quick summary of our month:
- Family visit to a WWII ship
- John and Mommy visit the dairy farm
- John's First Day of PRESCHOOL!!!!
- Fire Prevention Day
- Wings over Pittsburgh Airshow
- Our friends from Hawaii stopped by for a quick visit with their incredibly cute twins. Lesson learned... taking a picture of 4 kids ages 3 and under is NOT an easy task! And we wish they lived closer. (Maybe wish we lived in Hawaii) :-)
- Curious George visits the Children's Museum

More September kids photos in the September section
I posted pictures for August, here's the link to make them easier to find.

It's been a busy month for us. The kids just keep getting bigger and bigger. John starts preschool this week. We went for his orientation and he had so much fun he wanted to go back the next day. We'll see how he feels once he realizes I don't get to stay there with him.

At the beginning of August we took the kids for their first time to Penn State. We had so much fun and can't wait to go again. They got to eat Creamery ice cream, climb on the lion, run around Old Main and meet Matthew (Alison's baby, who's about the same size as Zoe :-)) John's really big on climbing right now so he had fun climbing on everything he could find.

We also took a trip down to a local farm to go apple picking. Both kids had so much fun. We got so many apples! Speaking of produce, I included a picture of some of the veggies from our garden. I think next year we might add a couple of things.

Well enjoy the pictures and see you next month!

More August kids photos in the August section

Here is Zoe having fun:

Stevie Ray John:
I am now making up for not posting anything for such a long time! It's been a crazy few months. But we are all doing pretty well now and ready for summer.

The kids are getting so big. Zoe is now sitting on her own and pulling herself up. She loves to stand and might be walking by her birthday. She LOVES her brother and the dog. We are not sure if the "Mama" she is saying refers to me, the mother, or Emma, the dog. It's so amazing to see her grow. She has come such a long way since the beginning of May.

John is having a good summer so far. We went Strawberry picking at one of the local farms. He had a great time, Zoe on the other hand was not a happy camper. I'm sure she'll enjoy it a ton more next year when she can walk around. The other day the boys went out to get "a small fish to put in a small fish tank". As you can see from the pictures that's not exactly what they came home with. So far we have 4 fish (we think one might be pregnant), but I was told that's just phase one and that in a couple of weeks we shall be proud owners of more. Luckily PetSmart has a 2 week fish guarantee! :-) I must say it's pretty relaxing to stare at them. I wonder what the cat will think of them.

As John would say, "See you soon Baboon!"

More June kids photos in the June section
John and I went camping and had a blast!

Hello my friends, yes it's been a long time, but I haven't forgotten about you. I posted pictures going back to the end of March! They've been sitting in our camera just waiting to make you smile. We are all doing well, looking forward to a fun summer. The kids are getting too big too fast. We had a couple of visitors and a lot of fun. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy!

More March kids photos in the March section
More April kids photos in the April section
More May kids photos in the May section
It's been a busy March!

John and Zoe keep growing

Trip to the Science Center

Enjoying the first warm days

At the playground
Here is a quick post. I added the last of the snow pictures in the Feb folder and some new March pics. Hope you got to see Zoe's laughing video, it's too cute!

More Feb kids photos in the February section
More March kids photos in the March section
We survived the snow storm! It was great, John and Dave had a lot of fun. It's the most snow Pittsburgh has seen since 1993! Emma wasn't too sure of what was going on, but looked pretty funny jumping around in it. Here are some pictures of the snow and the kids. Enjoy Superbowl Sunday! It'll be interesting since the Steelers are not playing. This year Mariel says "GO COLTS!!!" and Dave says "GO SAINTS!!!".

More Winter 2010 photos in the Winter 2010 section
More Feb kids photos in the February section
Hello everybody! It's been a while I've been adding pictures but haven't really posted on here in a while. Here are a few January pictures. We have been trying to stay warm!

  January Photos
Here are a few pictures of our wonderful Christmas 2009. Can't believe how fast this year went! Thanks to all the Santas out there for making our Christmas so fun!

More Christmas 2009 photos in the Family section
Here are some pictures of the kids. We tried giving Zoe rice cereal for the first time. We don't think she actually ate any of it but seemed to like it much better than the bottle. And after waiting for a long time John got to meet Santa (for the first time) at the fire station. He did really well told Santa what he wanted and let Santa hold him, but he seemed most excited about the shinny red fire truck sitting in front of him. When Santa asked him what he wanted for Christmas he said "FIRE TRUCK!". I guess boys will be boys. :-)

December Photos
It's been a little chilly and rainy here but we are still trying to get out as much as possible before winter comes. Here are some pictures from our latest trip to the Zoo (Zoe's first) and our afternoon at Soergel Orchards. I also have a few pictures of John's new train, which I'm so excited about and got a fantastic deal on! No way it was going to make it until Christmas, he saw it as soon as I walked in the door! Also I put some pictures of John being a great big brother. He asked to hold "my Zoe" and once she started getting cranky he started telling her "It's ok little one, it's ok." I love my kids, they are too cute, what can I say.

More September Kids photos in the September section
It's so sad that summer is almost over! We are definitely enjoying the weather but not looking forward to the cold. John's having too much fun at the playground for winter to come and Zoe has way too many cute summery outfits to wear. Little girls are so much fun! I love dressing her up and taking pictures of her (thanks Ashley for the wonderful European wardrobe), especially now that she's smiling.

John and I had a little "picnic" in the living room the other day, and Dave and the kids had fun playing with Thomas (thanks again Mary!). There are also some pictures of the boys making cookies with our fabulous KitchenAid mixer, MANY thanks to my dad. Last but not least we have pictures of John flying his one airplane around the house and the family "testing" a new sleeping bag that Dave got.

We've really had a wonderful Summer. Thanks to everybody that came to visit us, we miss you all! Next on the agenda... Drive-in, taking the kids to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

PS You will also notice that I started a new section called Kids where we will be putting all kids pictures.

More September Kids photos in the September section
We had such a fun time at Nana and Grandpa's house. John even got to see some model trains. Zoe got her beautiful baby blanket. Thanks Nana and Grandpa for all the great food and fun. I also posted a couple of pictures from Claire's baptism (our almost niece).

More August Zoe photos in the August section
More September Zoe photos in the September section
More Claire's Baptism photos in the Claire's Baptism folder
Hi everybody! Here are a couple of new pictures. John has been celebrating his birthday for a month now, I think these are the last of the birthday pictures. Zoe is now a month old and as cute as can be! We had to limit the comments to registered users only bc we were getting hit with spam, but we love to hear from you so please register and leave us messages! :-)

More August Zoe photos in the August section
More Birthday photos in the 2nd Birthday folder
I have posted a couple more pictures. Everybody wanted to see the new addition to our family, not Zoe, Thomas of course! I'll try to get better pictures soon. In John's birthday folder you will also find the only pictures we were able to get at the train museum. I also added a couple more of Zoe.

More August Zoe photos in the August section
More Birthday photos in the 2nd Birthday folder
It's been quite a summer. Here's a link to the last pictures that we posted. Unfortunately we don't have any pictures of John at the train museum because as it turns out our camera decided that it would not work without a charged battery, geeze they are so demanding!

More July Zoe photos in the July section
More August Zoe photos in the August section
More July John photos in the July section
More Birthday photos in the 2nd Birthday folder
Zoe and Mom spent the day at the hospital while Dad and John stopped by for a visit, ran some errands, and visited the fire station! John was worn out at the end of a long day.

Day 3 was the last day at the hospital. Zoe was doing well and we were all ready to head home for good.

More pictures in the Day 2 and Day 3 albums.
Zoe Christine Wyman was born Monday, July 20, 2009 at 3:55 AM. Weighing in at a dainty 6 lbs, 1 oz and measuring in just over 18 inches, she popped into this world in record time - and with a full head of hair!

See the rest of here first day here
I put up the latest sonogram pics too. They were taken at 38 weeks.

More Sonogram photos in the Sonograms folder
This is a short update but I'm so excited I finished my quilt that I had to share. There are new pics under tummy, June, July and projects/sewing. Enjoy! Ooops and a picture of Dave's beer keg somehow made it in.

More June photos in the June section
More July photos in the July section
More Tummy photos in the Tummy section
More Quilt photos in the Quilt folder
My wonderful almost 2 year old made me tasty pancakes for breakfast today! Happy Mother's Day to all!!!

More May photos in the May section
John has one thing to say...

We also had some problems on the tracks the other day, but the situation was taken care of. No animals or trains were hurt.

More May photos in the May section
I added a couple more pictures to the April folder, May folder and my 28 week tummy picture. John's been busy making new friends, playing Rambo with Daddy and making us breakfast! Yummy! Today he decided that it would be fun to put his little books under Emma. Enjoy!

More April photos in the April section
More May photos in the May section
More Tummy photos in the Baby 2 Tummy section
It's official - the baby is a girl! Due date is July 23rd.

John loves fire trucks (takes after his old man that way) so, since it was a really pleasant evening, we took a walk down to the station so he could check our trucks out!

See more in the March section
We have added a few more pictures. We've been having a good 2009 so far. We got to play in the snow and celebrate winning Superbowl XLIII! Also my belly has been growing like crazy! Although I think the camera added 10 lbs. We finally got new blinds for our living room yey!!!! We are so excited we had to throw in a picture. :-) Come visit and you can enjoy our "new" living room!

More January photos in the January section
More February photos in the February section
More Tummy photos in the Baby 2 Tummy section
Yep - another one on the way!

We're looking at a mid to late July due date. And now, for the new baby's debut:

And Mariel's tummy is on the move:

Here are some January pictures!

See the rest in the January Archive
Hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas! We had so much fun with John this year. He had so much fun playing with all his new stuff. Enjoy the pictures.

More Christmas Day photos in the Christmas Day Folder
The moment you all have been waiting for... new pictures are finally available for your viewing pleasure!!! Here are our November and beginning of December pics. Enjoy! Sorry it took so long.

More November photos in the November section
More December photos in the December section
Sunday October 13 the three of us (along with our friends, Jeremy, Kelly, and Nick) went to Reilly's farm for a hayride and to get some pumpkins. We had gorgeous weather this weekend and John got to go on his first hayride and picked out his own pumpkin. He loved watching the animals at the little petting zoo they had and going down the big slide with Dad.

Abuela and Titi Ashley visited at the beginning of the month. John had a blast and really enjoyed helping Abuela plant some flowers!

For the rest of October's pictures, click here: October Archive

Lids, lids, and more lids!

Down The Step



Dave's been slacking, so I had to take over! We've been having so much fun with John. He's getting so big so fast and he is as cute as ever.

More September photos in the September section
Birthday Continued:

More from July:

Hiking in Ohiopyle:

Hanging around the house:

Bunny Family:
We found a small nest that had four baby bunnies in it - right in the middle of the backyard! They finally came out for the first (and last) time a few nights ago - and we happened to be watching when they did!

Bath Time!



And some of his birthday pictures from the party in Puerto Rico (Thanks Giselle!)

It is so amazing, our little baby is now 1! This year went by so fast! John is now walking and will even say bye bye. He is the sweetest and funniest little guy in the world.

More Birthday photos in the Birthday section

See more in the Puerto Rico Archive

Hello everybody! I guess we have been quite busy, so hope you are ready for pictures! We are definitely enjoying the summer and watching John grow like a weed. :-) His two bottom teeth are coming out and he is slowly learning to walk. Enjoy!

Memorial Day Weekend in NC

More Memorial Day Weekend photos in the Memorial Day 2008 section

Early June Pictures

More June photos in the June 2008 section

More May photos in the May section
John is 9 months old today - he's getting huge!

More in the April Archive
John's crawling and trying to stand - here comes trouble!

There are plenty more here: March Pictures

John ate some rice cereal for his first real meal! (And yes, despite his face in the pictures, he actually seemed to like it)


Click the picture below for the whole album

See more in the December album.

Click here for the rest of November: November Archive

Happy Halloween!

See the rest here: October Archive

John is three months old today!

See more in the October Archive

See the rest of October here: October Archive

Happy Sunday everyone - just thought I'd put up a few more pictures of a day in the life of John!

More pictures here: September Archive

Dear Mommy,

I love you!


John is officially one month old! This weekend was a very busy one - he was baptized on Saturday and quite a few people showed up to be a part of the celebration.

Baptism Pictures:

Four Generations of Wyman Men

See the rest here: August Archive

Can't believe the little guy is almost one month old!

See the rest of August here: August Archive

John is now two weeks old. It is amazing how much he's changed - I don't know if the pictures really show it, but he's no longer the little skin and bones guy from July 19. He is still fussy during the day but at night he sleeps for four or five hours at a time. Can't complain about that! Here are some pictures from the last few days:

First bath with dad:

Wonder what he's thinking:

Big yawn! Getting ready for his first fun trip out of the house:

With Mom and Dad:

See all of the July Pictures here: July Archive

One week and a day old - whooo hooo!

For all of the recent July pictures: July Archive

July 23 - Third day home! Took John to the pediatrcian for the first visit. He checked out just fine - he's gained 4 ounces and grown a 1/4 inch (heh - doesn't sound like much but the doctor was happy)

John is acclimating very well to the house and the pets. Emma loves sniffing him but the cat is still keeping her distance.

Here are a few shots of the last day or so (thanks Anne for the sweet outfit!!!)

See the rest in the July Archive

We were discharged  from the hospital around 2:30 this afternoon. John slept the whole car ride home and then immediately wanted to eat!

It is very nice being out of the hospital and having our own stuff around. John has already napped in his crib and his play pen. He's also gone through three changes of clothing! What did we get ourselves into!!! Heh...

Emma seems to have adapted already and likes to guard the door to John's room whenever he is in there.

See the rest of the first day home pictures here: First Day Home Archive

July 21, 2007 - Day three was much better which is good because the night was very tough. After figuring out how to breastfeed, all John wanted to do was sleep and eat. And to do it in one hour rotations. So, Mariel and I were up all night trying to keep him happy! I know, I know - that isn't going to stop any time soon.

John is going to be coming home this afternoon and we're all looking forward to the comforts of home.

For the rest of Day 3, click here: Day 3 Archives

July 20, 2007 - John is still a very well behaved little baby. He spent most of last night in the nursery because his heart rate was about half the normal rate. But after a few tests and an EKG, the doctors decided he was ok and just needed a little time in the nursery under observation.

See the rest of the Day 2 pictures here: Day 2 Archive

July 19, 2007 8:23 am - John Michael Wyman was born in room 1202 at Allegheny General Hospital! Weighing in at a slim 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring in at 20 inches, John is finally here! He has no complications, all fingers and toes are present, and the Lilly chin is making a strong showing.

Mariel held up remarkably well and is currently recovering in room 1270. All three of us will be staying at the hospital until Saturday morning.

I'm sure I'm leaving something out but that's ok - here are some pictures!

And, here's a short video of John just after being cleaned up from the delivery:
Video of John - 30 seconds, 17MB

See the rest of the photos here: Delivery Day 1 Archive

Hello everybody, this is my first post on our website so hopefully it works well.

Today is July 18th, the "official" due date and still no baby!!!!  Will somebody tell this baby to come out!!! 

I am still feeling well, which I guess is a good thing, but we are so excited and anxious.  My mom and sister are here, we've been walking and still no baby.

Thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers.  We'll definitely keep you all updated, keep checking the website for pictures. 

Well, the nursery is about as done as it's going to be until it gets its tiny little alien - er- baby inhabitant.

See them all here: Nursery Archive
Here's the baby at 36 weeks in the pregnancy:

See them all here: Sonogram Archive
We wanted to thank everyone for all of the wonderful gifts and for coming from far and wide to visit. We really enjoyed spending time with all of you.

See them all here: Baby Shower Archive