The Nardiello Family

The Nardiello Family: July 2010

The Nardiello Family

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Way Back Wednesday - The Bagel Peddler

I don't usually partake in these but this one brings back some good memories for me. This weeks topic is your First Job.

My first job was probably baby sitting because my parents always said that we shouldn't have a "real" job until we could drive. So my first "real" job was working at the Bagel Peddler.

Ahh the Bagel Peddler. A cute little bagel shop on the Main Street in Somerville. I only worked there because Lauren "Bloomer", Megan and Andrea worked there. We had a blast. I think I started working there my Senior year in high school. The hours were great. After school until 4pm and then the weekends. The weekends were a dreaded shift if you had the 6am schedule but they went so fast because us girls had fun!

We also ate A LOT. My two favorite sandwich's to this day are from the Bagel Peddler. My own creation of tomato and munster cheese on an open faced salt bagel and the "Special".  The "Special" was your usual bacon, egg and cheese on a bagel - I think the price was $1.50. So gooooooooooooooood!

Our afternoons were basically us making muffins, emptying bagel bins and restocking the Snapple cooler. I remember fighting over the muffins because none of us EVER wanted to restock the cooler. I somehow always lost this fight and had to do it. To this day if I pull a warm Snapple, I get mad because I think some kid didn't stock it right.

I also remember food fights, bagel tosses, our friends eating for free, the dreaded lox and all the gossip.  It was definitely a fun time and a great first job! Lots of memories from that place that I will never forget. I don't think the deli is still under that name but I am pretty sure there is a bagel place still there.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Is There a Full Moon?

I thought the full moon was last week because Henry was not sleeping but maybe it is this week instead.

Lately Henry has been giving us a hard time with bedtime and sleeping. He used to go to bed at 6:30pm and sleep until 6:30am. Now we are going to bed at 7:30pm  (when we start) and getting up around 7:00am. While that sounds great, it is not that simple.

Charlie will do bath and put his jammies on like always. Then the boys come back downstairs we watch a little Wheel of Fortune and then it is time to go up. Henry is fine going up, he even says "Night Night" when he is ready. I take him up we read and then it starts.....I used to be able to put him in the crib and walk out, now I can't even get him to lay down and by the time I am at the door he is crying. We have learned we just have to keep going and not look back, because we made that mistake before. After I walk out he will cry for a good ten minutes and then get quiet. You think he is sleeping then BAM - he screams or will cry again. I know there is nothing wrong with him so we sit and wait it out. Last night he finally went to sleep at 8:30pm.

Around 2am I hear I cry, then at 3am I hear another cry then at 4am he is really crying so I finally go in. He is just standing there, I take him out and see if he will lay on the floor with me. He tried, but like I have mentioned before, he sleeps like his father so his legs are everywhere. Finally, at 5am I give up - go downstairs, put Elmo on and start the day.

I know kids like to keep you guessing and I am okay with that but sometimes I really want to know what causes all this interruption in my usually good sleeping child. Is it that he is learning something new (probably talking)? Is it that I am putting him to bed too late? Is he having night terrors or is it just a Full Moon?

Friday, July 23, 2010

And So It Begins

Today is the day - the house is on the market! The men came this morning and put up the sign. It is a little surreal to see the sign in your own front yard.

We have an Open House this Sunday and are hoping there is some traffic. It is very nerve wracking to think what people will say about your house but also a little exciting too.

Sunday during the Open House we are headed out to the new house to pick out fixtures and cabinets. Henry will be spending the afternoon with Miss Melissa and Miss Katy while we go out there.

As for HGTV, we did not get on the show. I talked to the producer on Wednesday and he told us the bad news. Apparently, they already had a story that was too similar to ours. Oh well, it was still a fun process and we will always have the story to tell.

Henry is doing pretty good. Although last night he just didn't feel like sleeping. He went down around 7:30pm - but was crying until 8:15pm. Charlie took him downstairs to watch the Yankees game. Charlie was trying to get him to say Yankee but Henry was not participating. We put him back up and he was still crying. Charlie ended up sleeping on the floor until 10:30pm. Then at 3am, he decided he wanted out, so I brought him into our bed. Well that was a disaster! Just like his father, he could not get comfortable and was all over the place. At one point he crawled over Charlie so he could play with the phone. Finally around 4am, we went back into his room where I proceeded to sleep on the floor. Henry still was not sleeping. At 5am, I took him out and laid him next to me on the ground and FINALLY he fell asleep.

Maybe he was excited about the house going on the market!?!?!?!?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


This picture says it all to me......

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lights, Camera, Action!

We had such a fun morning with our realtor and a producer from HGTV. As I mentioned in my post below we have qualified to be on the show My First Sale.  We have not been selected yet but we should find out next week.

The producer was so nice and friendly and Henry was not scared of him at all. Usually we get shy Henry with new people but not this morning. Henry even shook his hand when he came in the house.

First they taped Charlie and myself together, then they taped Charlie by himself and then me by myself and finally our realtor. Even Herny got some camera time! He showed the HGTV producer his tool box and his hammer. It was cute.  The producer asked us all kinds of questions about selling our house, our new house, and favorite memories of our current house. I think we did pretty good with the all of our answers.

After taping all of us, the producer went around and filmed the whole house. I was so happy that everything was put away and tidy!

All in all it was a great experience. No matter what happens, we will always have a story to tell about selling our first house!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

This could all be yours.......


To catch everyone up, on Sunday we put a deposit down on a new house!!! We are going through a builder so we are building the house and are very excited about that. The house won't be ready until December, not an ideal time, but hey what are you going to do.

There is a catch, and this is where my title post comes is...."This could all be yours, if the Price is Right." We wrote the contract contingent on the fact that we sell our current home. We have until the middle of October to sell our house and we feel pretty confident that this will happen. We are keeping our fingers crossed and planting an upside down St. Joseph in our front yard for good luck.

Below is a picture of the new lot. Behind Charlie (the red dot) will be another house. The tree line way back there will not be taken down so we are happy about that.

Here is a picture of the bull dozer in the front of our lot that Henry of course loved. Also on the left of the picture is going to be a "Forest" area. No house just trees and shrubs. One reason we loved this lot was because we will only have a house on one side of us and behind us.

The past few weeks have been exciting, nerve wracking and just crazy. Not only did we put a contract on the new house, have been getting our current house ready to sell, we have made it to the second round on HGTV of a show called, My First Sale! They are coming out tomorrow morning to do a casting tape for the show.

We can't wait to see what happens next and I will certainly keep everyone posted!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

What we have been up to....

I know, I know I haven't blogged in awhile but we have been crazy busy. Where to start, where to start.

Two weeks ago, my mom, came to visit and we had a wonderful time with her. Henry loved that his Nana would pick him up from school each day and then they would have a little play date.

While Nana was here we started to house hunt. We came upon this neighborhood about five minutes from our house that we just love. It is a new neighborhood and we would be able to build our own house. Well we fell in love with two builders, each offering us something different. We are still thinking about it and could make a decision this weekend!!!

Through all this we have started to get our house ready to go on the market. We have interviewed realtors and picked one last night. We are very excited about what she has to offer and look forward to working with her.

Okay now for the 4th of July. We made our traditional trip up to NJ for the lake picnic. Henry had so much fun this year and was all smiles all day.

The Sandcastle Contest (well he just played in the sand while the boys built):

The DoDa Parade:

The Toddler Race:

The Pony Rides:

The Firework Show:

The day goes by so fast and we are alwasy sad when it is over.

Sunday, we went over to the Monmoth Racetrack to see the "cees". That is what Henry calls the Horses. It was so hot but we had fun and even won a little money.

Monday, we headed to my best friend Andrea's new house and hung out with her, baby z, Aunt Kimberly, Ava, Carolyn, Chase and Carston. It was a baby fest. We took the older kids into the pool and they had a blast. Ava and baby Z hung out in their bouncers and enjoyed the fresh air.

I think that catches everyone up and what we have been up to. Still crazy busy getting the house organized and making a final decision. Maybe I will have some exciting news on Monday!