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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

WW: Giovanni is NOT a Fan!

Saturday we took the boys to the mall to see the big guy, Santa...Can we say disaster?!

We honestly, didn't think either would be scared since we had just gotten back from Disney World and both loved all the characters.. So, we were a little shocked when Giovanni made it clear that he was NOT a fan of Santa!

 Do be fair, we waited in line for an hour, both boys were exhausted and bored. And when Dominic saw Santa, he was so excited!! He ran and jumped into Santa's arms, so Santa took the lead and gave him a giant bear hug. Giovanni did the same, as did Santa, but Giovanni didn't so much like the giant bear hug.. which then led to a massive freak out moment! As uplifting as it was to see Santa so happy and excited, I think he might have scarred Giovanni for life. LOL..

Which was all good to know, since Santa would be visiting our house the next day for a family party... lol Yep, that was fun! ;)

Here's the beloved Santa pic from the mall.

And here's one from the party at our home on Sunday.

 Yep, still not a fan!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

WW: Meet Flash!

Our Christmas Elf finally made his appearance this week. After going back and forth on names, the family voted on Flash! (Dominic's runner up name was Boy.) Flash's been keeping a low appearance until last night, when he got into some mischief! ;)

When Dominic woke up he went searching for Flash, then we pointed out his mustache face. He got such a kick out of it! He kept saying," He is a naughty naught elf! He got me!" It so much fun seeing him get so excited!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday Dominic!

Three years ago, our struggle with infertility was finally over! After a long labor and a few scares, we welcomed you into our arms, a perfect little miracle! Weighing just 7lbs 11oz, you were and still are, absolutely perfect!

Everyday is a gift my sweet boy, and you live it to the fullest! You are so smart, so caring, and so full of energy! We love you so much and wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sleepy Eater!

Thursday is Dominic's 3rd birthday! But today was his little birthday party! While the party was wonderful, little Giovanni found it rather less exciting..

He wanted to finish that food so bad, but just couldn't keep his eyes open. When he finally fell asleep he woke up a half hour later to finally finish his meal! lol.. All his brother's partying wore him out ;)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Where Have I been?? - Huge Adventure!

It's been almost 3 weeks since I last posted. I practically dropped off the blog world completely these last couple of weeks. But it was all for good reason! On November 1st, I took the plunge and decided to start doing a passion of mine... photography. I started That's Life Photography. It was a spur of the moment thing, and I'm so glad I did!!

I've always LOVED capturing little moments that can be cherished forever. It's been a big hobby of mine and a dream of mine to start this photography business. Three weeks and a dozen sessions later, I'm so glad I did!! It's been so much fun. Everyday I'm learning and growing. And for the first time ever, I really feel like I'm where I belong.

You can check out my Facebook page for my business, That's Life Photography here, and my NEW photography BLOG for my business here. Feel free to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to see my latest updates and  sessions! :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Halloween!

WW: The Halloween Party of the Year!

If you are looking for last minute costume ideas, look no further! We went to an AMAZING Halloween party this weekend, and the costumes were all so fabulous!
 The party was hosted by some friends from church, Jim & Susan, and they go ALL out! Every room is decorated, pictures, tables, even the walls! It's truly out of this world! Every room has a theme and it's done well. If you couldn't tell, they went as Frankenstein & his Bride!
We weren't originally sure if we were going to be able to go to the party, but babysitting came through at last minute (thanks to my wonderful parents) and so we had a date night...We went as an UPPER & LOWER G.I.! :)
A unicorn, a loofah, and a over the top Jersey house wife
 Martha Vader
She's a car wash! 
 The brain dead, blind referee, and football player from a game a few weeks ago. ;)

Here are some of the crazy decorations:

 Frankenstein Lab!
The Wizard of Oz gone scary!

The winners of the night:

3RD. The host herself, the Bride of Frankenstein

2ND. "Cereal" Killer

1ST. Bobby Knight (Can you tell we were in a house of Hoosiers! hehe)

 Ah, despite our awesome costumes, we were no match against these three! We had a great time and can't wait until next year. We are already planning on our costumes, and the one we have in mind is sure to win. ;) Do you dress up? If so, what are you going as?

Looking for costume ideas? Feel free to pin this!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pumpkin Farm

October is one of my favorite months, it is also one of our busiest now that we have kids. But no matter how busy we get, a trip to the pumpkin farm is always on our list! This year we were able to make a couple small trips to our favorite farm. 
They were quite the photogenic goats!
 He wasn't going to let anyone take that bell away from him ;)