Sunday, August 26, 2007

Love that smile

What a happy sweet boy we have!

Cool girls

Isabella and her cousin Emma, taking a break from playing for a cute picture.

Dominic's love of tractors

Dominic absolutely loves tractors & so does Papa Dave.

Anna Catherine & Isabella Catherine

Isabella & her Grandma Mary holding Adam & Anita's newest little one, Anna Catherine.


We had an unexpected surprise after Mass when we got home to find a turtle in our driveway! Dominic was thrilled since his favorite animals are turtles and kitties. The second picture is Dominic telling the turtle to eat his belly button. hmmmm not sure how he came up with that one.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Oh look another year of being 29

I know what you are thinking, you thought I got my hair cut.....but in honor of my birthday it just happened to "look" long again. Being 29 does that.

Ok....the truth

We celebrated in style with a yummy icecream brownie cake...mmmmmm

Friday, August 24, 2007

Isabella look alikes???

Thursday, August 23, 2007

School bus fun

Whether it was the smell of vinyl and lunch boxes or the sheer fun of not being buckled into her car seat, Isabella really enjoyed her first ride on the school bus. (Family fun fest had a school bus for all the preschoolers to ride on.)

Future Karate Kid

Dominic practicing to be a karate kid. Mr Miagi insisted that he start by painting the he will practice waxing the car, "wax on ....wax off"

Swimming in fun

The kids having a ball at the family fun fest

Firefighters to the rescue

The kids got a chance to explore a real fire truck at the PAT family fun fest. Dominic was especially thrilled to be driving to put out the fire.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

My balloon needs a bath too mom!

Dominic refused to let go of his balloon (from his cousin Trista's 3rd bday party) even during bath time. He actually kept hold of it until he was ready for bed.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Secret meeting of TBA

We busted this gathering after we heard doors slamming shut and giggles spilling out from within. When we opened the door and peered in we found out about the underground organization of the TBA: tooth brushing anonymous, (meetings are held for those who secretly want clean teeth but don't want their parents to know about it.)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Holding Baby Kaden

Isabella just loves holding and being around babies (just like her mom at her age) I think she is going the be an awesome baby sitter in a few years. She is holding my cousin, Lucas & Rebecca's new little boy, Kaden who was born in June.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Worlds largest rocking chair

Little Dominic was bobbed to sleep in the gentle rocking of the wave pool. He was so tired and the movement of the water lulled him down for a nap. What a great way to fall asleep.

Water Park Fun

Isabella and Jeffrey (Michael's brother) having fun in the wave pool at Knight's Action Park where Jeffrey works. (also where Michael worked for 6 years!!)
Dominic was so fascinated with the shooting water

Friday, August 10, 2007

Celebrating 5 years of Marriage

Wow....look how peaceful we look after 5 years of marriage and 2 kids...we got to celebrate by going to a B&B for a night.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies

Dominic led this dancing duo. I just came into the living room and found them both doing exactly what you see here. If you are wondering if they are mimicking something that
they are watching.....they aren't, Dominic just came up with this on his own and she decided to follow along. What a kid! I was just amazed that I caught it on tape. Don't be surprised if this becomes the latest dance craze.

Celebrating the feast of Saint Dominic

We celebrated Dominic's patron saint by making a white cake with a rosary on it. The kids had lots of fun making the rosary and eating it too.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Dominic and Papa Dave

Dominic loves being carried around by his Papa--they have a strong bond, that was formed by their mutual love for tractors and grilling

and you said it wouldn't fit!

Dominic proves that his mouth CAN fit the whole hamburger cookie in his mouth however ...the chewing process was somewhat of a long and messy one.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Scaling the giant pear

The kids having fun playing on giant rubber fruit at a shopping mall. Dominic was a champ at climbing and loved every minute.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Does it get any cuter?

A true capture of their angelic behavior that I get to enjoy every day