Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Waves Spring 2018

the waves 10U spring season has begun!  
their first tournament of the spring was in pooler, ga and they were ready to play!

roman hit a home run out of the park and got a nice medal from the tournament director.

they played some lights out baseball, going 4-0 on the weekend and won the whole thing!

it was a great start to the season and we can't wait to see what else they can do!

Monday, March 19, 2018


a few weeks ago, we had a free saturday (imagine that!) and we headed to clinton, sc to watch macee play!

the weather was great and the kids had a great time watching macee do her thing.  well, maybe gianna was a little more captivated by the cheerleaders, but hey, she was there and she was happy.

we got to go to macee's dorm and meet her cat (gianna was smitten).

and we stayed to eat some pizza with our girl. 

macee, we are so proud of you!  can't wait for next season๐Ÿ˜

Monday, March 12, 2018

Mommom and Poppop

we had some visitors!

the weekend before my birthday, mommom and poppop came down for a quick weekend visit.  on saturday morning, we were up early at the ballfields for gianna's first softball practice, so we decided to head to the squat n gobble for breakfast.  believe it or not, in my 11 years of living here, it was my first time at the local landmark that is right on the edge of our neighborhood.  

gianna got to sit with mommom and poppop and go through our family photo album from last year.  

poppop was soaking up the sun๐Ÿ˜Ž

gianna and mommom found some cool oyster shells at the river and painted them when they got home. 

we missed daffodil picking because we were having fun doing other things, so gianna decided that we needed to go flower hunting anyway.  

she found some pretty yellow and white flowers and mommom helped her arrange them with some pretty greenery. 

but, her favorite ones were these white azaleas from our bushes out back. 

what else do we do?  go to the ballfield.  roman had practice, so we took some sidewalk chalk for gianna to entertain herself and she was showing poppop all of her artwork.  

thanks for the fun visit!  we miss you already!

Friday, March 9, 2018

A little love...

february is a love-ly month, dontcha think?  look at these sweet colella girls, at the ballfields...where we live in the spring. 

i still love getting the kids a little something for valentine's day.  this year, we didn't do a ton of candy since valentine's day fell on ash wednesday, the first day of lent.  and, for the 2nd year in a row, gianna has given up candy for lent.  so, rubber masks replaced the sweet stuff this year. 

toby and i couldn't resist trying them out before giving them to the kiddos!


and look at these sweet girls.  final basketball game for the boys, but they found their zen on the bleachers!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Philly Philly

the super bowl was a pretty big deal in the colella house this year! 

our beloved eagles were in the big game and we were down for all things philly!  i even got some nail polish strips that matched their colors.  

when the big day arrived, we made sure we had all of our snacks and piles of dirty laundry ready to go.  piles of dirty laundry?  what in the world?  well, my friends, let me explain.  

as we entered the playoffs, toby found that when the eagles were needing a little boost, if he started folding his laundry, they would bounce back and so it became his "thing".  as michael scott says..."i'm not superstitious, i'm just a little stitious".  

so, as the game commenced, so did the cleaning.  we had laundry going and a dirty kitchen all set for him to make sure the eagles were playing well. 

meanwhile, roman and i relaxed on the couch in our designated spots and if we moved, we were promptly scolded to sit back down.  but, as you can imagine, as the game went on, we were on the edge of our seats and i even caught roman crossing his fingers and holding his breath as touchdowns were reviewed.  

by the 4th quarter, toby felt secure enough to sit down for short periods at a time and the boys were celebrating each small victory that led our underdogs to their big win.  (see the folded laundry piling up on the island?๐Ÿ˜‚

the colella boys were watching their dreams come true before their eyes.  

in the end, the game was magical.  we watched our team do what no one thought they could.  i loved watching toby and roman bond over an amazing season.  

whatever next season brings, we are ready for it.  we will always be superfans!

E A G L E S, Eagles!!! 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Catholic Schools Week & Egg Drop

Catholic Schools Week is always fun for the kids, they get to wear something other than their uniforms! 

in honor of the Olympics, they dressed in red, white and blue...

then came favorite sports team day.  with our beloved eagles headed to the super bowl, we had to show everyone that philly pride!

this was also muffins with mom day, so i got to head inside for a treat with them. 

roman's class had quite a few eagles fans, and one lone patriots fan.  shane was a good sport about the whole thing!

poppa got a chance to head in on donuts with dad day too.

another exciting event that week was the 4th grade egg drop.  this is something the whole school looks forward to each year.  the 4th graders have to find a way to protect an egg and keep it from breaking as it is dropped from various heights.  lucky for us, the fire department is right next to the school and they head over with the ladder truck to make the event even more fun.  

first they drop the contraptions from 25 feet, then 50, 75 and finally 100 feet!  if your egg makes it through, they take it back up for the next drop.  this is the 4th and final drop ...

let's see if roman's egg survived....

what a fun week!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Movie Date

Gianna and Gracie...two peas in a pod. they share a birthday and the same initials and so much more.  i love these girls together.  we asked Gracie on a movie date to see Ferdinand.  she had already seen it, but wanted to go again.  (she was so sweet and did not spoil anything!)

they've got their popcorn and icees and gummy snacks...what more do you need?

oh yeah, booster seats.  we need those!

but when you get tired of sitting, you just need to stand and watch too.

after, we went to cheeburger cheeburger to get some milkshakes...yum!

and the boys were so sweet to the girls and tried and tried until they were able to get them both a prize from the claw machine.๐Ÿ˜