Sunday, September 12, 2010


I've noticed something lately whenever Anthony gets together with his friend Caleb. They never talk anymore! All they do is stay on their cell phones texting!!! ;)

Aren't they sweet? They even exchanged phones.

(This is from mid-July)

Lucas' 6 and 7 Month Pics

Before ANY MORE time goes by, I wanted to get these pictures posted of Lucas. He is growing up faster than I can keep up with!!! His statistics at 6 months: Weight 13 pounds, 14 ounces--he officially fell off the growth chart (but we expected that this time around, didn't we (after having been through it with Anthony)?!? Height 26 inches (40th percentile--This was measured twice for accuracy. He doesn't look tall to me, so we'll see just how long this percentile lasts...maybe he had a growth spurt?) Well, I know he just looks like a chunky-monkey, but he actually weighs less than Anthony did at this age! We won't have his next checkup until 9 months, so I'll get out another statistical update at that point.

(July 2010)

so sweet--you just want to squeeze him!!!

he much preferred this position over sitting

a little blurry, but oh so sweet!

(August 2010)

he wants to grab the camera so badly


gummy grin

playing with Tigger

distracted watching big brother Anthony

Tigger invades his personal space

And this is what I spent the majority of our photo session doing!!! ;)
Little Stinker!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Cow Appresheeation Day at ChickFilA

In early July we went out to ChickFilA to help celebrate "Cow Appresheeation Day". This year, if you dressed up like a cow, you got a free combo meal. We are one of those crazy families who will go all out if it means free food--especially if it's ChickFilA--our all time favorite and just about the only "fast food" place we will go. I painted black spots on old white t-shirts about an hour before we left to go eat...smart thinking, I know--they weren't fully dry yet when we had to put them on!!!

anthony loves his chicken

mario gets sweet giggles out of lucas

anthony didn't want to smile for the camera with mommy
(this was the best of three shots!)

wow! we get milkshakes?!?

since we didn't have to pay for the dinner we got a special treat!

open wide!

being silly

can you tell he enjoyed it?

so sleepy on the car ride home

our "cow" family photo

a silly movie of our crazy family enjoying our chicken

The Boys Playing...Together!!!

I've started to give the boys some "Room Time" together. They have done REALLY well playing together and sharing, and it gives me a nice break! :) Anthony frequently asks "Lucas ABCs?" (that's the first song on the music I play for them while they are in Room Time), meaning, he wants to go in his room with Lucas and listen to the music. So sweet!

lucas eyeing the cups Anthony is playing with

and he's going for them!
the only downside of room time for anthony is that lucas wants to play with whatever he is playing with :)

sweet boy--all clean

anthony loves to "slither" around like his brother

we went through a phase this summer where bunny needed to wear a diaper too!

practicing letters with froot loops

playing with his toys

always so happy!

Happy 4th of July

Yes, oh yes, I'm still WAY behind in my blog postings. Hopefully this weekend I will catch up by at least a month! It's kinda funny posting about July when it's already September!!!

Let me just start off by saying that last year for the 4th of July, Mario and I thought it would be fun to see if we could see some of the local city fireworks from the top of our roof. (I think it was Mario's crazy idea, actually). I was just a few weeks pregnant with Lucas, but I didn't have a baby bump yet, so we made sure Anthony was fast asleep, carefully clambored to the top of the roof, scraped up our hands a little on the shingles, and enjoyed quite a good show. We weren't even the only crazies on the rooftops--the firemen at the station behind us had the same idea--granted, they're firemen--they are used to being on rooftops, I'd imagine! :)

Fast forward to this year...It's amazing how over the course of a year you can romanticize things--forget all the bad parts like just how steep the climb up the roof is, how scary it is in the dark, the creepy-crawlies up there, and how the shingles scrape your skin off! We thought that THIS year it would be SO FUN to wake Anthony up after it got dark and let him climb up on the roof with us to see the fireworks show!!! I made popcorn and had some bottled waters ready thinking we'd just scamper up there with a child in tow and watch the fireworks show as if it were a movie. Mario propped the ladder up and said there was NO WAY Anthony was going to be able to climb up there. If we were going to have him up there, Mario would have to carry him up in the backpack! Well, at this point, Anthony was still sleeping, and Mario was pretty much leaning toward the idea of NOT waking him up. Well, I was just crushed! I wanted him to experience all the fun that we had had last year! My sweet husband obliged, and let me just tell you...HE WAS RIGHT! We will NOT be repeating this event next year!!! We'll take the kids to see a show or something--our roof climbing days are OVER!!! It was cumbersome, painful, and exhausting, and it was even worse for Mario who had Anthony strapped to his back and a light around his head so we could see. After my bag of popcorn went sliding down the roof and got stuck in the rain gutter, I knew I should've listened to my hubby. :) And we could barely even SEE the fireworks this year!!!

HOWEVER, I will point out that Anthony realized NONE of this turmoil, and he had the time of his life! He STILL talks about it--asking if he can "eat popcorn" and "see fireworks"--I think he forgot the roof part! I could not even see what I was shooting--it was so dark--so, that's why the pics aren't great...but at least we got some!

Mario and Anthony watching the fireworks

closeup of the "bed-head" hair--I love it!

big smile...PRICELESS
(can you tell Mario's jaw is tight? I'm not sure if he was just trying to keep from slipping off the roof, or if he was thinking that his wife should've listened to him!!!)

this will give you an idea of just how far away we were from the fireworks show...there was such a delay between the sight and the sound!!! soooooooooo not even worth it in terms of the show! And, yes, Anthony is talking about "trucks" and "a big airplane"--not sure if he really saw those things, but I promise he did enjoy the fireworks! :)