Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Christmas Season is Officially Kicked Off!

We had a wonderful weekend on our trip to the North Pole via the Polar Express train! Dominic was just so enchanted with visiting Santa before we got on the train (he sat on his lap alone this year!), watching the train pull into the station and chanting "Santa, Santa, Santa" at the top of his lungs as Santa boarded our coach. Mom and Dad were troopers and braved the below freezing temperatures. I bought Dad and Dan warm hats and mom dubbed them "Russian spies" - hilarious! We all enjoyed wearing our Christmas PJs and getting in the mood of the season. Enjoy these pics!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

A few pictures from Domi's school Thanksgiving feast. I was unable to attend but Dan and my parents enjoyed themselves immensely. Dan said Domi ate A LOT and then ran like the wind with all the kiddos. Enjoy! :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fall is Speeding By!

We have had so much fun the last few weekends! On October 29 we attended Trunk or Treat at Dominic's pre-school. All the families parked in the church parking lot, decorated their cars and passed out treats to the little ones. My Mom and Dad joined us this year and we had a great time. We took a picnic dinner with cheese, crackers, sandwiches and cupcakes. I also took a few small bottles of white wine that me and Mom enjoyed! ;)

The following day our dear friends the Rygiel family hosted a Pumpkin Carving party. Donna is Martha Stewart of the Southwest and had the CUTEST decorations that she made by hand! She inspires me! Because of the messy work carving, the kids wore regular play clothes but were still cute as can be.

Last weekend we hosted our 2nd Anniversary Forever Day party to celebrate the completion of Dominic's adoption. It's hard to believe two short years ago we were in Guatemala finalizing the process - time flies! We celebrated at the recreation room of a local park in our neighborhood and had Baja Fresh cater the meal. It was a wonderful day and Dan, Domi and I wore matching t-shirts featuring Guatemala worry dolls and the message "Don't worry, be HAPPY!". :)

The following day we attended another friend's birthday party and had a great time. The party had a "Be messy" theme and all kinds of fun stuff like crazy string, painting and tie dye t-shirts. Their back yard is large and every square foot was filled with fun, we had a great time.

Thanksgiving is in just a few weeks - I cannot believe it! It is very cute now because we are getting all kinds of catalogs in the mail and Dominic LOVES to look through them to start building his list for Santa Claus. Tonight he fell asleep looking through the latest one and probably dreaming of even more Thomas the Train stuff. :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Our Little Angel! :)

Yesterday Dominic's school celebrated All Saints Day and dressed up in homemade pillow case "saint" outfits. As if that wasn't enough to make for a special day, Dominic also won an award for "Good Listening" that was presented at the Courtyard Prayer. He was given a beautiful rosary made of green and plastic beads. Dan said he was beaming with pride, I know I am! :)