Saturday, April 23, 2016

Easter 2016

Easter came up on us pretty quick this year and I can't say I was totally prepared.  As in, I had not bought eggs or dye.  Whoops.  Well, the bunny came anyway, even though I wasn't ready! 
Don't you love this expression? It's her "can we get this show on the road?" look. 
Oh boy...the bunny came! 
Going through their loot.
The bunny is so smart, bringing books for Roman.  He's flying through all of them these days.  
Bunny bubbles for G!
They even got to hunt for eggs all around the house. 
And then church with these ridiculously cute kids. 
Where did these tall skinny kids come from?
We ended up coloring eggs after a much deserved nap for everyone.  I guess I'm learning that it's ok to procrastinate a little. 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Just livin' life

so, looky who learned how to tie her shoes! and she didn't even own a pair with shoelaces.  so, off we went to target to find some cute ones.  polka dots for the win! the same week, she learned how to snap.  to be honest...she might have learned this first.  but, they both happened so quickly, i can't remember. 

now, she says..."what should i learn next...whistling or winking?"  my vote is for laundry. 

we have a drive-in movie theater about 40 minutes from us and we have never been.  so when we were invited by gianna's friend, lucy, to go check it out...we jumped.  they had a blast, and it was a fun experience.  i'm sure we will go again!

i love catching them together like this.  somedays they are thick as thieves and i like to capture those moments when i can.
sometimes gianna wants to be in the bathroom when i am getting ready and she likes to sit right behind me, which can end up with me stepping on her accidentally.  so, on this day...we improvised. 

i told gracie that i loved her cherry sunglasses and so gianna had to grab hers too and of course, made some silly faces!  these girls share the same birthday and will be in pre-k together this upcoming year.  so fun!

we celebrated st. patrick's day with green pancakes for dinner.  and then i sent the kids upstairs so i could make them a special treat.  they came back down to these homemade shamrock shakes and they were a hit!  gianna wouldn't even look at me for the picture and roman's was already half gone!  i love doing fun stuff like that sometimes.  so fun.  

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Basketball 2016

before we get too far into baseball season, i wanted to post some videos of roman's basketball season.  his team was really good and i had a lot of fun watching them play.  you will notice that all of these are videos and not pictures.  basketball is really hard to capture on a picture.  they are always moving!  so, most of the time, i would record as much as i could and then the boys would review the "game tape" later at home.  roman even got chosen to be on the all-star team, so you will see his jersey change colors in the last videos to red/white instead of the normal season's black/grey.  they didn't win the whole thing, but they sure did hang tough with some really great players.  i'm so proud of him.   i know it was fun for roman to look back on all of these highlights, so i hope you enjoy them too!

Monday, March 14, 2016

My Girl

with all of the sports practices, scrimmages and games that are on the schedule every week, i end up spending a lot of time alone with gianna.  me and my girl.  no complaints, here.  but i do miss the boys!  

one day we went to the park and enjoyed the nice weather. 
swings are her absolute favorite!

one sunday afternoon, we spend a while playing games.  she loves games like connect 4 and memory. 

and more recently, as our living room was torn apart and no tv hanging on the wall, she found herself a basket and got in it.  "momma, look at me!" 

i love my girl and all of our time together!

Friday, March 11, 2016

What Could Be Better?

baseball season is officially here and we are living at the fields.  which is not that bad, considering they are in our neighborhood.  they had a jamboree last week and when the boys got done their scrimmage, they were able to enjoy some kona ice.  

holly said, "baseball and snow cones, what could be better?" 

roman said, "winning 6-4"

that boy is a colella, through and through...all about the win!

gianna got to enjoy some kona ice while the boys were on the field. 
what flavor do you think she had? 
oh, these two...

Monday, February 29, 2016

Too Cool for School

roman goes to a pretty cool school.  since i'm not catholic, and did not attend a private school (and i'm really old), i'm not sure which one of those things is more relevant, but i don't remember having these types of things happening when i was a kid. lucky duck!

they have catholic schools week, which is kind of like spirit week, where each day is a new and fun theme.  they get to dress in their favorite superhero or disney costume or shirt.  here, roman is hiding his shirt, but he chose captain america. 
this day was crazy hair day, he chose a red mohawk.
and almost always during valentine's week, they have a snow day where we have to pump the white stuff in, unlike our cool neighbors from the north that get to see it fall from the sky...not a green tube!
sneaky sneaky...
they had a dance-off and 2nd grade did the sid shuffle...
roman also is receiving his first reconciliation/penance and so we headed to the church one night with all of his classmates.  he got all spiffy and it really was a nice night.  he got to confess his sins to msgr. cellini and he was not nervous at all.  he did really great, we are so proud of him!
and of course, little sister had to get in the picture with him. aren't they too sweet?

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Let me tell ya 'bout my BEST FRIEND...

our kiddos are super lucky to have some really great friends.  gianna has 2 best friends in her class at school, lucy and emma.  they are just the cutest!
i'm not sure why my kids do the weirdest things when i say smile...
we don't get to see roman's best friend mady a lot anymore because they don't go to the same school and they are both getting busier with their extracurricular activities.  but, one afternoon, we were able to have mady over and they had a blast together, doing nothing. 
silly faces
he's always going in for the kiss...he loves his mady girl!