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SulliMom Joins Thirtysomething


Happy Birthday to SulliMom. It’s the little 3-0 today.

We’ve had a nice day.

One thing I remember being really cool one month ago on my birthday was receiving an extra card. It was from my son. Now, just because his mother purchased, wrote and delivered didn’t make that any less special. I hope Liam’s card to SulliMom was just as great.

Also great today:

The surprise appearance by Molly I’m Not Married To and her husband Tequila Tim. Despite it not being my birthday they came all the way from the ‘burbs to deliver two of my favorite things: cake (from Lovely) and tequila (from Mexico). Both of which I consumed. In moderation.

SulliParents are lucky to have great friends. If you’d like to sign up to be our friend, tequila will almost automatically get you in the door. Thanks Erwin duo.

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Break Out The Tony, Toni, Tone


The song Anniversary by the acclaimed and nearly-forgotten R & B group Tony, Toni, Tone will always be recalled on July 24.

Yesterday SulliParents turned One. Yes, it’s already been a year of marriage. I have to say, we’ve done pretty well during our inaugural 365. Ireland, buying a home, having a child and tomorrow SulliMom becomes SulliWorkingMom. It’s back to work for the matriarch of this tiny yet burgeoning family.

We are quite fortunate to have the Marchetti family in our world who turned us on to a great woman, Margarita, who will take care of Liam while we earn some spending money. Although I’m sure it will feel weird to drop Liam off tomorrow, it’s time turn another page.

Earlier this week we were able to visit Kankakee and see Grandma Sully and my sister Kelly along with her guy Nick and a whole host of family and friends. Most fun was seeing the little kids sitting/walking around. I can’t believe my cousins and I are parents. It seems like yesterday we were all in high school and college simply planning a future.

Liam with the big kids Ryan and Viv

Molly and I were able to return to our wedding reception location Eaglewood for a nice night of relaxation following a filling dinner at Wildfire to celebrate the anniversary. Even cousin Jenny and Welshman Ian stopped in for a few Harps. Thanks to Pat & Joan for supervising Liam.

The weekend was capped with a tough Red Stars loss at Toyota Park and my guy Russ Riberto’s 30th birthday celebration in Oak Park. Happy B-Day RJR3. And, although we couldn’t attend his party because of the soccer tilt today, a special congrats to my cousin Scott Kessler who recently graduated from NIU. Don’t forget the little people, Scott, when you’re a big time Geologist.

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Doctor’s Orders


This document was posted at work last week when Liam arrived. Thanks Wanda!

Today featured our inaugural visit to the pediatrician. It was a success. Liam is back to his birth weight, increased a half inch and remains ridiculously good looking.

He was a champ last night–sleeping very well in his bouncy chair. One, uninterrupted four hour stretch and another three hour segment provided SulliParents a pretty good night. Thanks for all the suggestions via blog, Facebook and text! It looks like a swing could be in the works and Craigslist might be an outlet for purchase.

And then, as great as he slept last night, he was just as sour earlier this evening. It seemed nothing we did could calm him. But after about 40 minutes or so of chapped tail, he simply belched up a little milk and then he was fine. I think what I’m learning is that there are going to be times when there are no answers, solutions or methods to fix things. We keep learning. It’s like an internship at the “How to take care of a human” school.

It was Sullivan Family day in University Village. My sister, Kelly, and her guy Nick visited, bought lunch and brought more gifts. Then, this evening K3-SulliGrandma came up with my Uncle Dave and Aunt Sue and a quick cameo from Aunt Emily and Ted. Of course, more gifts arrived with their arrival.

Tomorrow, the Stearns family returns and I can’t wait to see our niece, Tess, and see how she interacts with Liam. Tess is nearing 19 months old and will be arriving straight from Midway. Plus, it will be nice to learn a few tips from my sister-in-law and the mother of Tess, Sarah, who just went through this with her daughter and is expecting number two in August.

Lastly, I think I have a good idea of what I want to get SulliMom for Mother’s Day, but I’d love to hear some ideas from mothers who have enjoyed this holiday in case I can use the idea during future Mother’s Day activity. Please e-mail your suggestions to sullidadchicago@gmail.com.

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