Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Sepember 15, 2009. Yesterday was the 2 year anniversary of the first day we held Nicco in our arms. We can both remember it like it just happened. He was so tiny, so beautiful. He had every bit of the fire we see in him today. We are so glad, so blessed you are a part of our family Nic. We all love you!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Nicco's Birthday!!!

August 3, 2009. Nicco turned two on July 31st. I can hardly believe it, he is growing up so fast. We started our week off with a Birthday party at Chuck E Cheese for all our friends. We had the best time playing all the games and riding all the rides. Chuck E came out and Nicco was happy to give him a big handshake as always. On Friday, Nicco's actual birthday we went to Chuck E cheese with dad and Tony for lunch! We can't seem to get enough of Chuck E lately. Saturday was our big family party and we ended with our now traditional fireworks display. Nicco recieved so many fantastic presents. His all time favorite? A Diego tooth brush! He loves to brush his teeth! Happy Birthday Nicco!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mom & Dad's Anniversary!!

July 15, 2009. Wow! Where has the time gone? I can hardly believe we have been married 7 years today. I had a great morning with a special note from my hubby, what a nice surprise! We are really looking forward to our family vacation and spending some time together. Nicco is growing so fast we wish we could slow down the clock. Hope everyone is well and taking time to enjoy the day! Some pics from the past...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Are you Sleeping?

June 16, 2009. Nicco is such a prankster, could he fit in any better? His favorite activity is to pretend he is asleep and listen as we all talk about him sleeping until he finally starts cracking up because he has fooled us. He has actually really fooled us on occasion. He loves to joke around with Chris and is always playing "monster" with something. The above picture he is feeding daddy the killer lizard, lol. As you can tell by the pictures he is always mugging for the camera. He has such a funny personality. He has missed his best friend this week who was on vacation. If he asks me to go bye-bye (translation: let's see Timothy) one more time I think I will scream, lol. It will be nice to get together at the circus tomorrow, should be fun! We went to the Zoo last week and I actually made it into a picture for a change. URGH! My diet is frustrating me because I don't want to stick to it, and I can really see the weight I have gained in the photo's. I will have to try and get back into the swing of eating right again. I have such trouble when I don't eat every couple hours and exercise :(
Hope everyone is having a great week!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Swim Time!!

June 4, 2009. Nicco is loving the new pool and the discovery of the hose. I couldn't help but take the time to post some of the cute new pictures from the last couple days playing! Yes, he did manage to climb into that pool before we could get his clothes off and a swim diaper on! He has really been eating lately and getting bigger everyday, I guess like everything else, it needed to be at his own pace :) We have had a slight break with our play group because everyone is so busy with summer fun! Hope to see all our friends again real soon at Nicco's big pool party.
To my friend in Dayton, Ohio who has been adamantly searching for me on google, HELLO!!! you've been so quiet, drop me a line and say "hello"!!
Everyone enjoy the weather...

Monday, May 25, 2009

Just me & my boys..

May 25, 2009. Spent the morning with the boys and wanted to share some pics I took. I can't believe how much Tony is changing, right before our eyes! We have had a great weekend. Yesterday, Christopher bought me a bike and a bike trailer for Nic to ride in. It rained as soon as we got it set up, but we can hardly wait to take it out for a spin. I have been trying very hard to lose some weight without stressing on what I eat. So far, I have lost 12lbs in about 2 weeks. Ah, only 40 more to go. My goal is to get to my weight when Christopher & I met again by age 50, lol, we'll see if I can make it! Nicco got a new pool over the weekend too! I'll post the pictures of this soon. What a hoot to watch him jump in clothes and all when he saw it! He cried his eyes out when it was time to get out. Hope everyone has enjoyed the weekend!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sand Box!!

May 19, 2009. We had a great forever family day. We decided to get Nicco his favorite, a sand box. Nicco loves dirt and can sit in the sand box forever if we let him. Our biggest problem has been getting Nicco to keep the sand in the box and NOT in his mouth! We still seem to be in that stage where everything enters our mouth accept food! Mom said she can finally tell how small Nic is by these pictures of him laying in the box. I am hoping to see some weight get put on by the next doctor appointment, as he is still at 23 lbs. We hosted our first at home play date with some of Nicco's new friends. We had a great time and the kids were really angels, they can play at my house anytime! Nicco has really started to pick up some words now that he has been involved with the play group and I have certainly enjoyed my new friends. Off to enjoy the park today, it's beautiful outside!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

My Fortune Cookie Said..

May 7, 2009. A week before I was to leave for Guatemala last year I had a fortune cookie with Chris. We always share our fortunes and sometimes Chris will even keep his in his pocket for good luck. My cookie said "your lucky number is seven" Christopher's cookie said "a short stranger will soon enter your life with blessings to share". Little did we know how much those fortunes would mean to us. We did not know our Embassy day when I left for Guatemala, we were still waiting for DNA to be done. When I arrived we reunited with our friends we had met on a previous trip, they gave us the best tip ever. "Call the Embassy and ask them to take you stand by" they said. Well, to cut a long story short, it took me a very long time to get through to the embassy via phone, but when I did, they scheduled me the next day, May 7th!! Both of those fortunes are now part of your scrapbook, Nicco. I'll never forget this day as long as I live. You cried the entire time at the US Embassy and everyone knew who you were. It would be the one and only time I have ever seen you cry like that, you are always so happy. Happy Anniversary today my little shortcake, you are truly our blessing!