Monday, April 12, 2010

We're Back!
Well, we had ALOT of technical difficulties over the last 2 months or so, and I wasn't able to post any blogs! Thankfully, our computer is rebuilt and back in action, so I'll try to catch you up since January 17th! The boys have all grown like weeds (of course), especially Alex! All 3 big boys played basketball this Winter, and Alex was the good little fan that he always is. Will's team (The Texas Longhorns, with burnt orange shirts and everything, Aunt Jenny!) made it to the championship but lost in a VERY exciting nail-biter. And even though the YMCA league did not technically keep score, you can ask Jack the scores of his games, and Papa will proudly confirm! Sam and Jack don't think they lost a game, and I would have to agree. Jeff and Vince Urbanski (Sam's dad) were great coaches!

Jack got a much anticipated haircut!

We made some awesome Valentine's Day cookies!

We had an unexpected visit from Baby Reid, Aunt Jenny & her Dad, Chris Allaire!

The whole Kubaney family went to a Cleveland Cavaliers game and had a TON of fun!

Okay, these were just a few of the many photos I'd like to share, but the technical difficulties are making it extremely complicated for me to post pictures. I'll consult with my IT specialist (ie, my poor dear brother) and hopefully get my LiveWriter back up so I can do this easily!
Check back soon for a new post with LOTS more photos! (Baby Alex got a haircut today, so I need to get thise pics up soon!)
Love to you all!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Happy New Year!

We spent the New Year’s Holiday with our dear friends the Niemeyers (Tonya Farmer’s family, for those who have known her since childhood!).  We traveled to Minster (site of the infamous annual Oktoberfest) on New Year’s Eve and snuck in a lovely dinner at La Piazza in New Bremen.  Then we had a great time at Tonya and Bryan’s.  The kids (I could say “the boys” but Tonya had to go and have a girl- Alyssa Faye- so I have to say “the kids”) had a great time in the hot tub and were crazy enough to make snow angels with their steamy little bodies! 

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Then on New Year’s Day, we went to the American Legion Hall to watch The Ohio State Buckeyes game.  of course, everyone was in their scarlett and gray and cheering on the Buckeyes!  You can’t see it, but even Alex had his “Poop on Michigan” onesie from the Nelsons!

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2010 New Years 028 Making Buckeyes before the game!

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2010 New Years 030 Tonya & Alex

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(My camera was foggy from coming in from the car)

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The Kubaney Boys had lots of spirit!

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2010 New Years 050 Jonathan, watching football.

Happy, healthy 2010 to all of my dear friends and family.  Along with my usual eat-better-exercise-more-keep-in-touch-better-and-generally-be-a-better-person resolutions, I am really going to try to update this blog weekly!  Get ready for lots of basketball shots, since the season has started for 3 of the 4 kubaney boys (Alex is not quite ready yet for basketball)…

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Holidays were good to us…

We had a wonderful Christmas this year!  As you can tell by the interval between posts, it has been quite busy here!

We forgot how sweet it is to have a new baby for the Holidays :-)!  It really felt like Alex was “official” when we hung his stocking on the mantle!  He made the Holidays all the happier with his sweet personality and easy smile.

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Alex’s 1st visit with Santa.  Can you guess what he asked for????2009 December 031 2009 December 020Alex loves to be read to!

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Daddy loves his Baby Boy!

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The Big Boys got a ZIP LINE from Santa!  Stop over this summer and take a ride on it!  FUN!

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Our little Christmas Monkey!

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Big cousins are so much fun! (Madeline & Jacob with Jack & Alex)

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HANDSOME! (as Aunt Jenny would say)

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2009 December 118 Jack, age 7

2009 December 119 Pa & Big Al

2009 December 128 Kubaney/Slaters with Grandma’s knit hats. So cozy!

2009 December 136 Alex loves his new hat!

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The Texan Remingtons are missing from these Holiday photos :-(.  They spent their 1st Christmas with Baby Reid in his native homeland.  He certainly would not have been able to appreciate the snow at the age of 9 months, but hopefully he’ll be here for Christmas next year and we’ll take him sledding!

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Goodbye, November!

WOW, it has been awhile since I posted a new blog entry.  November was a busy and and exciting month for us!  We started it by baptizing our sweet little Alex on November 1st, and we’re ending it with putting up our Christmas lights outside (by “we” I mean Jeff!).  In the middle, we celebrated my birthday (Nov 12th) and Jeff’s birthday (Nov 17th).  The boys celebrated Veteran’s Day at school and wrote our own veteran’s names on stars (Papa, Big Papa, and Uncle Billy, to name a few) and displayed them at school.  We took Alex to his 1st Cleveland Cavaliers game (he loved it, by the way!), even though Shaq sat the bench and Delonte was nowhere to be found (no worries- he’s back!).  We also went to Kalahari with the Riverside Riverhawks football league and had a FANTASTIC time!    Then we traveled to Erie to celebrate Thanksgiving with the Kubaney/Slater family.  Now we are anxiously awaiting Ammy and Papa’s return from Texas after a month-long trip to see Jenny, Jer, and Baby Reid.  They won’t believe how big our Baby Alex is!

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Roses from our rose garden, IN NOVEMBER!

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Hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Big Weekend for the Kubaneys!

Last weekend was a huge weekend for the Kubaney boys!  (Thus the delay in postings for their mother :-)!!!).  For Halloween, Will dressed up as a zombie and Jack and Sam were gangsters.  Little Alex debuted as a lobster, but unfortunately his size 3-6 months costume was not big enough for our hefty little 11 week old baby!  So we took a few pictures and the lobster quickly morphed back into Alex!

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Then on Sunday, Alex was baptized.  It was a beautiful day and he was as sweet as ever.  He slept through Mass and most of the baptism.  Then we had lunch at our home following the baptism.  What a wonderful day!

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His brothers called him a “fairy princess”!  The nerve…  All 4 Kubaney babies wore this gorgeous silk baptism gown.  Hopefully, their children will wear it someday, too…


Madeline and Elizabeth, our only nieces.

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