Friday, December 9, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
We have been having a good time kicking off the holiday season. Last weekend we went to McDonald's Ranch to visit their pumpkin patch and partake in fun activities like steer roping (with fake steer), sack races, hay maze, petting zoo and cooling off with shaved ice. My Mom and Dad joined us and that made the day extra fun. We are excited for the annual Trunk or Treat party at Domi's school this Friday, and then a Halloween party on Saturday night at one of his classmate's house. We have also had four birthday parties this month - too much fun! Looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas, my pledge is to be present in the season and enjoy my many blessings!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
We are getting in the Halloween spirit and made this haunted house - very fun!
Monday, July 4, 2011
The last few months have flown by as always.
- Dominic played soccer again and enjoyed himself.
- We traveled to CO in May for my niece's high school graduation and enjoyed visiting with my sister's family.
- We treated my Dad and Dan to a steak dinner at Flemings for Father's Day.
- Domi started ice skating lessons - so cute!
- We just returned from a visit to NC to visit my in-laws and dear friend Nikki and her family. Now Dominic can say he has been to the Atlantic and Pacific oceans!
- Other assorted fun shots!
Monday, April 11, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
After breakfast we headed straight to the Magic Kingdom for a very full and fun day and night. We had to start with the train ride to Frontier Land and caught the Country Bear Jamboree show - they STILL have that! It was very sweet to remember when I saw it as a kid too. From there we moved on to Fantasy Land and started our long list of rides. Some very kind strangers gave us their fast passes to the Winnie the Pooh ride so we enjoyed that shortcut. We then went on Peter Pan, Small World, Snow White, Dumbo, Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean, Buzz Lightyear and saw the Monsters, Inc. show - very funny! Of course we stayed for the super fantastic fireworks show and electric light parade - so heart warming to see Domi's face ignite with wonder and excitement! It was so precious too because Domi said to Dan "this parade is for my birthday?!?!?" - we told him "yes it is!". :) We left with a $15 Mickey Mouse balloon with blinking lights...
On Thursday morning the hotel (Orlando World Center Marriott) brought balloons and chocolates to our room for Domi's birthday - such a nice touch! After breakfast we went to the Animal Kingdom park. We were all tired by then - my feet hurt, Domi rode in the stroller most of the day and Dan's back bothered him. We soldiered on and enjoyed the train to Rafiki's Planet Watch and Dominic insisted I take a picture of the poop from the goats in the petting zoo - I find his boyish humor both appalling and hilarious! We also saw two amazing shows - The Lion King and Finding Nemo. These shows are Broadway caliber and I LOVE musicals - I was in heaven! :) We also took the safari and roamed among wild animals - very exciting and beautiful. Domi also got a temporary tattoo of Mickey and of course more souvenirs! He chose a stuffed hippo (I still don't get it...) and Dori.This day (Thursday) was his actual birthday so we celebrated again at the hotel with another piece of cake and singing. :)
We just loved every moment of our trip and we will definitely go back soon!
On Monday we took cupcakes, worry dolls and a Guatemala book to Domi's class to celebrate his birthday with his classmates. We are also having a family party on Saturday to celebrate his, my Mom's and nephew Patrick's birthdays too - lots of celebrations, but that is what life is all about! :)
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
We were treated to dinner at our favorite restaurant The White Chocolate Grill. Great food, ambiance and trendy decor.