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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Daddy's Away...Meme Comes to Play!

Mid September, Mario flew off to Israel for a missions trip with Voss Lighting.  He actually coordinated the whole trip although he had never even been there before--what a gift he has!  They did tons of street evangelism--in neighborhoods, markets, at the beach.  It was such a neat experience for him--one of his most life-changing trips.



He landed in Tel Aviv--
 This is where his group was based and where they did the majority of their outreach.




He got to see so many cool places--
The Sea of Galilee



Jerusalem



Mount of Olives



And while Mario was away, my mom got to come in town to help me and play with these two little guys!



carousel at the mall




we did face-time calls a lot with daddy to keep in touch



video
we had a movie night one night, and my mom introduced us to "mr. popper's penguins".
they boys thought the movie was hilarious!
the credits at the end was their favorite part--they broke it down to "ice, ice, baby"!




we ventured out to downtown mckinney to browse the shops




lucas found this little suitcase that was just his size at an antique store--
looks like he's moving away from home :(




of course, we HAD to make a stop at the candy store!




these two were so good--
reading books while mom and i looked around




climbing aboard the big tractor in front of local yocal




they begged to go up these fire escape stairs




my two sweetie pies




meme loves them (almost) as much as i do!!!  ;)




my mom let them pick ANYWHERE they wanted to go for dinner




they picked the waffle house!  haha!




not my top pick by any stretch, but they sure loved the mickey waffles our server made especially for them!




after dropping anthony off at school one day, lucas made a new friend at the park




these cuties were THRILLED that a fire truck came into the parking lot to do some drills




our firefighters are so, so kind around here!




lucas practices sliding down the pole




wave bye, lucas!  
hope to see them again soon!



lucas then ran off to chase some birds--
some things he just gets honestly--right, mom and dad?  :)





another morning while anthony was at school, we headed to the outlet mall to do some shopping




i think lucas rode every motorized toy at the mall that day!




practicing his cool motorcycle man look




how can you refuse a kid 50 cents when it makes them this happy???




kicking around town after getting haircuts--
so handsome




swinging around in daddy's office chair




all dressed up and ready for church




lucas does his death-defying stunts again at another park!


the best day during our week with meme?  the plano balloon festival!  coming up next!  stay tuned!!!



Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Events of September

Mammina family random fun...


selfies at the mall  ;)



playdate with friend porter
(after this pic, i showed it to lucas, and he said, "oh--i thought we were doing silly faces!" haha!)




really getting into little legos these days



lucas' photography skills




squishy cheeks!!!




still loving our bike rides to the park




getting so big




playing bean bag toss




these guys get pretty competitive




anthony looking handsome in his LCA uniform




lucas having fun at the park with mama




hanging out with besties audrey and elle (and special stuffed friends)




a little window shopping at toys r us




why, yes, he is secure enough to ride a barbie bike




coloring time with daddy




making a secret fort




meme comes in town!!!




loving the stomp rocket from friends audrey and elle




video
the stomp rocket in action!!!
soooooo much fun!!!