Friday, November 22, 2013


While I do sometimes think my kids need helmets 24/7, he's actually trying this on for WRESTLING!  Yes people...we signed Vince up for wrestling.  AAAHHHH!  Mommy voted to "protect the brain" so we got some headgear and wrestling shoes last weekend.  
 Speaking of shoes.....Dom likes to put on anyone's shoes...loves them.
Ok, so apparently this whole post is dedicated to shoes.  It rained a little last weekend for our friend George's pig roast so naturally I had to break out these awesome new rain boots my mom got me for my bday!
There's the man of the day....George and his smoker...getting ready to pull out his meat (get your mind out of the gutter).
 All the men supervising the process...
 And the pig roasting....
 Since the Steelers game wasn't on TV, my boys headed out to play some football.

 I love watching all 3 of them play manly sports....such cute bonding time.

 My cute little clean dinosaur.
 Holy crap, its time for Cadbury's Christmas candy.  Heaven in a little purple bag.  So long Weight Watchers.
And the moment you've all been waiting for.....Sweet little Vince WRESTLING.  That's him on top of the other kid.

 Vince's school had a Thanksgiving luncheon for the parents on Wednesday and I got to go!

Yes, that's McDonald's we're eating while everyone else waits in the long lunch line for school quality Thanksgiving food....who's the smart ones now?
 Saw this on my Instagram feed and fell in love.  Just throwing it out there as a hint for Christmas :)  (je t'aime = "I love you" in french). just saying...
 Today was a Dommy and Mommy day!  YAY!  This kid is amazing and its so fun to spend quality one on one time together.  He just brightens my day.  He's sweet and loving and fun (and he doesn't talk back).  He reminds me to stop and "smell the roses"...not quite literally but he is never in a rush, just likes to watch and observe and take his time....that's new for me but I like it. We were on a search for new shoes for him b/c he's been wearing big brother's for too long.  We came up empty handed at a couple places (fat feet are hard) but finally ended up at my Motherland...Nordstrom.  Dom found himself a nice girl...except she was a mannequin.  Sorry buddy.

So yeah, we had to buy this oooh oooh ahhh ahh hat (that's what he calls monkeys cuz he can't say monkey yet).
 Then we had a picnic lunch at the park (loving 70 degrees in November).  Those cheeks, that smile (minus the chicken)....I could just eat him up.

To finish up our awesome day, we all crammed in my bed, ate popcorn, and watched Planes (which is essentially Cars in the air...SAME movie).  Couldn't have asked for a better mommy day.  Love these boys.
I work all weekend so there won't be anything fun to post about :( booooo!  Have a great weekend!

Sunday, November 10, 2013


At Dominic's last speech appt (this was number 3), she recommended that I keep a list of his words. Duh, why wasn't I doing this already? He has made a lot of progress the last few months and I hope he just keeps going!! Here's the list so far:

Eye, hi, Vincey, mama, dada, house, school, bus, shoes, juice, baby, bye bye, pop, ball, boo, one two three, go, uh oh, ow, unh unh ( as in No), yes, Teeth, cheese, I love you, mimi

We're getting there!


This weekend was our 2nd annual adult weekend at Nags Head!  Can I get an AMEN?  Big shout out to our parents for watching the monsters while we were able to relax, regroup, and enjoy ourselves....sans was as great as it sounds!

Around lunch time on Friday, Tony and I drove up to this beauty (everyone else was already there)..
This house was 3 stories of pure oceanfront amazingness.  Who buys these houses anyway?  We can only afford it off season, for a weekend, split 7 ways.  Yikes!

 Not a bad view, huh???
The boys settled in quickly....
 and they were awfully cozy...
The fridge may not looked stocked to some but to us, it had the, wine, gatorade, soda, and coffee creamer.  What else could we possibly need?
 I quickly went to check out the deck and ocean view...WOW...

 Woke up to this 2 days straight.  Heaven.

The boys goofed off and played their games, watched tv, etc....the girls shopped, got pedicures, shopped some more, and ate quietly.  This is the result of some early day wine and a store in which we were the youngest people by at least 30 years.  Aside from the outlets, there aren't many places to shop in Nags Head....note to someone out there, please fix this.
Our friends know ONLY requirements for the weekend were 1) BBQ at High Cotton and 2) a group photo.  Done and Done.  Love these guys!
Love these guys even MORE though!  I had a great time but I couldn't wait to get my babies! They were both awake super early 2 days straight (sorry, grandparents) and didn't really nap so a family nap was essential!

Thank you Noni and Papi and grandma and grandpa for making this getaway possible!  See you next year OBX!  

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I share my birthday with a special little man.  Eli turned 2 on my birthday!  His party was last weekend.  The kids all had lots of fun!  I can't believe I forgot my camera....took only phone pics but they're pretty good anyway!  We're all pretty excited...Dom and Eli will be in the same day care class now!  YAY for BFF's!  
 Pretty Ellie Belly...

 Shake your tail feathers Vince...

 Love these boys...

Pinata time...

Vince may have gotten some aggression out on that poor dinosaur....lets just say its extinct now!

 Wheelbarrow rides for the kiddos!

 Who needs the slide that came in this box???  Kids had fun with the box itself!
 This picture cracks me up!  Ellie throwing bows...
 I didn't eat the cupcake mom...
 Our preferred way to go down the slide is head first...duh...
 This was a cute pic from the leaf jumping day....when Vince stole my camera :)
 Then we went to Old Navy to get Vince a new jacket since he's outgrown everything he owns...
 And Dom found an angry birds hat loved...
Vince and I ran to target one chilly night....he got Starbucks hot cocoa and I got peppermint mocha....yumm (even though I actually drink that year round, its especially yummy in the fall/winter)