Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Aunt Mandy and James Visit!

My twin sister Mandy and her sweet 8 month old baby James came to visit and to meet Lucas! We had so much fun hanging out. They live in Memphis, and whenever we talk on the phone in the mornings, we always say how we wish we lived near each other so we could enjoy a morning cup of coffee and sisterly chat together! Well, needless to say, with these three little ones, that never exactly happened while she was here! We just had a goal for both of us to eat lunch by 2 o'clock!!! (That didn't happen on some days, either!!! Haha!). We didn't manage to get any pictures of us together, but we got lots of the sweet boys! When are we going to get some little girl babies in this family??? ;)

sweet cousins hanging out in their pj's

Anthony (with his goofy grin) and Lucas

Anthony was being such a ham for the camera that we had to protect Lucas from his flailing arms!!!

Mario with nephew James

Anthony showing James how to do puzzles

Anthony "reading" James a story

sweet smiles!!!

James showing off his love for his aunt!

Aunt Melanie with nephew James

James looking so cute!
He recently started crawling, and he was really getting around fast while they were here!

Playing together so well!

Making plans to start a rock band

In their coordinating gymboree outfits

Sweet cousin hugs

Bubble bath mohawks!
(I guess you can tell Anthony has a little more hair than James!!!)

Thanks for making the trip down to see us, and thanks for all your help, Aunt Mandy!!! We are looking forward to many more fun times together soon!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Our Week with Nonno and Nonna

Okay, well, I've taken a month or so off, and I'm ready to get back into the blogosphere! About a week after Lucas was born, Mario's parents came in town to help us get adjusted. Here are some highlights of our time with them...(Thanks, Ma, for sending most of the pictures!)

sweet baby boy

"This is the good life--reading a book and getting my hair dryed by Nonna!"

"Mommy's fuzzy socks look like leg-warmers on me!"

Mario and his "mini-me"

death-defying stunts ;)

Proud Daddy with his boys

Nonno entertaining the kiddos...Where is everyone else???

Anthony and Nonna getting ready to go to the park


"Driving" Nonno's truck

Anthony loving on his Nonna

As always, good eats!!!

"Zoom Zoom!"


Anthony sharing his "water"
What a sweet big brother!

little ham

Could life get any better than this???
(maybe some sleep would be nice!)

horseplay with Daddy



the whole group

architectural designs with Nonno

future stud

Loving on my Nonno