Friday, November 30, 2012

Saying Good-bye to Our first home

Look at that amazing grass!  Michael misses his awesome lush lawn from this house.

Our Old Basement

Our old school room.

Our Old Yard

Dominic's Old Room

Our Old Bedroom

Isabella's Old Room

Saying Good-bye to Our first home

We have a picture of Isabella when we first moved into the house. I will have to find that one and post it as well so you can see how little she was.
 Living Room


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving in Kansas City

The Paoletti family came to us.  Normally we head to Illinois for Thanksgiving every year.  Since we have to be out of the house in just a week we didn't think we could get everything done and still travel.  They were generous and came to have Thanksgiving and help us pack.  11.22.12

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Autumn Leaves

Isabella, Carson (our neighbor) & Dominic moving leaves to make a big pile.

The leaf picture has become an annual event.  The kids love raking and jumping in leaves. 11.21.12

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Happy 7th Birthday Dominic

Birthday morning
working on making the dragon's lair.

Making grass around the side of the cake.

Final creation. Happy 7th birthday Dominic

Relay races around the swords.


Anna hitting the pinata

James, Dominic, Jude & Leo.

Dominic's last birthday party in the old house. 11.18.12

Happy 7th Birthday Dominic

Dominic was rather insistent that his 7th birthday should be in the "old house" so we worked hard to make that happen.  He really wanted a knight castle cake but given the lack of time I had to devote to cake decorating, it just wasn't possible.  He decided that a dragon cave with plunder being attacked by warrior knights was pretty cool too.  The best part is that he designed and decorated most of his cake (with a little help from his sister)!  They did an amazing job.  I might have to retire from this cake decorating gig.  11.18.12

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Getting Ready to Move

Dominic helping his dad out.  Breaking up concrete with a sledge hammer and loving it.

Our cat Stella had a knack for packing herself in boxes and bags as we prepared to move.  Looks like she is ready to go.


Monday, November 12, 2012

School in a Box

Isabella doing her reading & handwriting.

Dominic doing his reading assignment
Right now our house is a maze of boxes as we pack up everything to move. The kids thought it would be fun to do their school work in a box.  I thought it was pretty funny. As long as they are doing their work, I don't care where they are.  I am impressed we are getting any school work done among the chaos. 11.12.12

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hollywood Studios

Ready to go on the 3D Toy Story Ride

Mr. Incredible & Frozone with the kids.  This was their favorite movie for years.
Ready to be a Jedi Knight outside of of Star Wars in Hollywood Studios

Disney Animal Kingdom

Here is a video of Isabella in the Lion King show at Animal Kingdom.

Meeting Pluto
Outside of the Dinosaur ride at Animal Kingdom.
A Giraffe so close you can almost touch it.

Everest, this was an amazing roller coaster. The kids loved it. Dominic and I were ok with just experiencing it once while the others rode it a second time.

Waiting to get autographs the autograph books they made.

Minnie Mouse

All dressed up after riding Kigali Falls.