New jobs all around!

It’s been quite hectic in the Belfonti household lately.
Arnie starts a new job tomorrow morning.  He’s going to be working for a company in Windsor from 10 – 6:30pm.  At first I wasn’t thrilled with the hours but then realized that he’ll be able to handle drop off of both girls AND if there’s a snow delay for school he can handle that as well.

And I accepted a new position as well.  I start a new job a week from tomorrow. I’m very excited because it is a new industry for me. For the past 12 years I’ve worked in the manufacturing industry (meaning that I’ve always interfaced with hardware of some sort or the other).  I’m going to be working for a bank – working on their website and automating their testing.

Maddie's Cardiologist appointment

We took Maddie to see Dr. Heller on September 7. Maddie was VERY nervous about going. I can’t say I blame her – knowing what her sister’s been through.

This appointment was a way for us to confirm there’s nothing wrong with Maddie’s heart. I was a bit concerned after hearing about  all these children who were dropping dead of undetected heart defects.

Maddie has a PERFECT heart! (Thank you GOD!).  She weighs 41 lbs and is 43″ tall.  Her oxygen sat was 99% and her blood pressure was 94/60.

Dr. Heller did an EKG and an echocardiogram on Maddie. We had to convince her the EKG wouldn’t hurt and once she had a sticker on her that didn’t hurt, she was good to go.  Her “favorite” part was the “jelly on the belly” as we called the echo.  I actually had a hard time understanding Maddie’s heart since I’m so used to Olivia’s.

“Guess who Mommy saw today?”

I forgot this even happened until I was sending someone an email.

A few weeks back I had gone to Maddie’s camp to watch her swim. Maddie’s summer swim instructor (Miss Kim) is Olivia’s instructor in the parent & child class.  Miss Kim said “Tell Olivia I said hello!”

When Maddie & I picked up Olivia from Diana’s I said “Olivia, guess who I saw today?”

Olivia’s response?

“TAYLOR HICKS!” (American Idol winner)

Maddie & I were hysterical!!!

General update on both girls

It’s been a while since I posted so I wanted to give everyone a quick update on all of us.


Arnie got a new job!  He accepted a new position in Windsor this past week.  He starts September 18 and we’re just thrilled to say the least. Room for growth in the company; Increase in pay;  and most importantly “REAL” benefits!


I’m doing well. Still on the hunt for the right job for me. I’ve been BUSY interviewing but nothing perfect has come along yet. Please pray I find the right job soon.


Maddie started FIRST grade last week.  She’s such a big girl now!  She’s loving her new teacher who I can’t say enough great things about.  She came down with a stomach bug on Friday night which she caught from Olivia.  Thankfully it was a 24 hour deal.

Maddie LOVED her last week at the “real” camp so we know for sure she’ll be heading to Camp Sloper next summer.

Maddie starts swimming class next week on Wednesday evenings.

She is one BUSY little miss!  She had a stomach bug last week which she was kind enough to share with her sister.  She’s into EVERYTHING and can’t be left alone anymore. 5 minutes of quiet means she’s torn apart Maddie’s room or she’s into something else she shouldn’t be.
She’s the sweetest little miss!!!