Monday, September 26, 2016


one day, when we were in savannah for roman's soccer games, we went to the mall for lunch during their break, and gianna bought matching kitty cats and bracelets for herself and her friend cute!

gianna takes showers now, so that's a thing. 

take it easy, guido.  i wouldn't want you to worry about anything...

have i mentioned that this one loves cheese?  any kind of cheese.  flat cheese, stick cheese, shredded cheese, cheese dip and the latest...parmesan cheese on her meatballs and pasta!  she always spreads her noodles out so that every last one can be covered in cheese.  for some odd reason, she was picking up her noodles with her fingers.  i guess it was so she could get cheese on her fingers and then lick it off. 

guido loves cuddling with the kiddos.  he's just a little snuggle bug.  a snuggle bug with bug eyes.  :)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Savannah Bananas

a few weeks ago, right before school started, we got a chance to head down and see the savannah bananas in a playoff game.  our friends, sherri and greg brought their kiddos and we picked some awesome seats down the first base line.  it was hot and muggy, but there were snacks and some fun antics from the mascot, split!  we will definitely be going again!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Soccer Sweetie

we found out that gianna's friend, emma, would be in a different dance class than we were able to attend, so i gave her the option of trying something different and she immediately opted for soccer.  we signed her up for a rec team and they start next saturday!  she couldn't be more excited.  and of course, we had to buy all the pink soccer accessories!  her older brother has already taught her to put that elbow out and make sure she doesn't get pushed around.  hopefully, she isn't the one doing the pushing! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

All - Star Party

after the all-star season ended in july, we all went our separate ways...vacationing, relaxing, missing our baseball buddies, not knowing what to do with all our free time...

alas, coach jason had some all-star fun left up his sleeve and brought us all back together for a nice night at the hampton lake pool.  i'm not sure who was more excited to hang out...the kids or the parents!?

the boys picked up right where they left off and were running around like crazy people jumping into the pool!

after a while, we all ate and then coach jason announced that he would be giving out some trophies. 

he said some really nice things about each player and presented them with these 2 foot tall beasts!

i made some cupcakes for the boys and put an action shot on top...

of course, i chose our favorite shot of roman...horns up!

he loved it.  of course, he licked the icing and then gave me the rest.  just what i wanted, a spit covered cupcake....thanks!
it was so fun to get back together one more time before school started.  i love all these boys...they are so fun!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fun in the Sun

one weekend before school started, gianna said she wanted to have her friends over to go to the pool.  so we invited a few girls from her class to hang with us for lunch and some fun in the sun.  

look at these sweeties...lucy, emma, gianna and eleanor

lunch break!

roman had carson over too and they had a blast!

i feel like these girls are model material, right?

silly faces!

amazingly enough, they played so well together, no fighting or jealousy or anything.  love them!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

First Day

the day has finally come!  both of the colella kiddos are in school! 

their bookbags were packed and hung by the front door with hopes that the carpool soon would be there. (haha, just kidding...we drive them)

i don't know if i can take it...i have a 3rd grader and a pre-kindergartener.  ack!

here's proof that they actually do like each other.  sometimes. 

gosh, do you ever remember being this excited for school?

my super tall boy.  what happened? 

see?  he's only got another foot and he's got me.  of course, i always tell him that he isn't accomplishing much by being taller than me.  that's easy.  i'm 5'2". 

this sweet thing was bouncing off the walls excited for her first day.


we're finally here!

gianna found eleanor in the parking lot and they walked in together.

i love how gianna is looking at her teacher, mrs. kelley. 

the 3 amigos...hopefully, they stay sweet like this all year.  

meanwhile, down the hall...these 3 amigos were happy to be back together.  i mean, its been about 3 weeks since they've finished baseball and we've probably seen them 3-4 times since then.  inseparable. 

his first "job" of 3rd grade is being the "caboose", so he was the last one out the door.

this year, the 3rd grade actually moved back into the classroom that they were in for 1st grade.  his new teacher doesn't even know this, but i think she put him in the same exact seat he sat in when he started first grade!

i'm so happy they are together at the same school this year. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Last Hurrah

we've been going non-stop all summer and we still had some time to cram in some fun before school started, so we took full advantage!

friday night, we met up with gracie and eleanor, both of who will be in gianna's pre-k class.  they didn't know each other yet, and we thought it would be fun to introduce them ahead of time so they had a familiar face once the first day of school arrived.  as you can see, they were fast friends! 

grandpa and grandma hung out with us on saturday.  when grandpa is around, who needs a jungle gym?

on sunday afternoon, gianna's buddy lucy invited her to their pool for a final goodbye before gianna headed to school.  we sure are going to miss our lucy goosey!  she was sad when we went to leave and i just love her face progressing from grumpy to "i can't contain my smile"...silly girl!