Monday, February 29, 2016

Too Cool for School

roman goes to a pretty cool school.  since i'm not catholic, and did not attend a private school (and i'm really old), i'm not sure which one of those things is more relevant, but i don't remember having these types of things happening when i was a kid. lucky duck!

they have catholic schools week, which is kind of like spirit week, where each day is a new and fun theme.  they get to dress in their favorite superhero or disney costume or shirt.  here, roman is hiding his shirt, but he chose captain america. 
this day was crazy hair day, he chose a red mohawk.
and almost always during valentine's week, they have a snow day where we have to pump the white stuff in, unlike our cool neighbors from the north that get to see it fall from the sky...not a green tube!
sneaky sneaky...
they had a dance-off and 2nd grade did the sid shuffle...
roman also is receiving his first reconciliation/penance and so we headed to the church one night with all of his classmates.  he got all spiffy and it really was a nice night.  he got to confess his sins to msgr. cellini and he was not nervous at all.  he did really great, we are so proud of him!
and of course, little sister had to get in the picture with him. aren't they too sweet?

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Let me tell ya 'bout my BEST FRIEND...

our kiddos are super lucky to have some really great friends.  gianna has 2 best friends in her class at school, lucy and emma.  they are just the cutest!
i'm not sure why my kids do the weirdest things when i say smile...
we don't get to see roman's best friend mady a lot anymore because they don't go to the same school and they are both getting busier with their extracurricular activities.  but, one afternoon, we were able to have mady over and they had a blast together, doing nothing. 
silly faces
he's always going in for the kiss...he loves his mady girl!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A Love Note...

a few weeks ago, roman's school had muffins with mom day and we were invited to have a muffin and coffee and to accompany our child to their classroom for the morning.  waiting at roman's desk was this card.  but, when i saw it, it was blank on the front, and i had to paint it to de-code the secret message.  if it's hard to read, it says "I think you are the best Mom".
and then, the inside confirmed it.  I really am. 
to be honest, i think that my kids make me a good mom.  they really are the best i could ever ask for.  a true gift from God. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016


i know, i guys got over a foot of snow.  but, listen.  we had to wear socks and closed toe shoes.  the struggle was real, people.  i joke, i kid....

while our friends and family up north were getting slammed with the white stuff, we got a lot of rain and it dropped into the thirties down here in sunny south carolina.  we knew that there was a very small chance of snow and when we stepped outside after viewing a large warehouse of marble and granite slabs, there it was.  if you look closely in the picture below, you will see a small white streak in the bottom right hand corner.  that, my friends, was about the extent of what we got that day.  

i guess it's a good thing that we didn't really get anything...our kids don't own snow pants or sleds.  they don't even sell that kind of stuff down here.  

i know you guys are happy to hear that we survived and are safe...;)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Girl's Date

gianna's sweet friend, lucy, invited her over to play a couple weeks ago.  she also invited emma and eleanor too.  the girls played so nicely together and it was fun to see how they no longer really need us mommas to step in and help them figure out what to play.  and i'm happy to say, there were no tears...until it was time to say goodbye.  then, they all literally broke down in tears.  good thing they all get to see each other every day, all day at daycare! 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

These are my people

this time of year is busy busy busy, but the thing i love most about it, is that i am always with my people, no matter what we are doing.  this picture was taken in home depot.  it honestly doesn't matter what we are doing, as long as we are together!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Grandpa and Grandma

a few weeks ago, grandpa and grandma came for a quick visit on a saturday.  as usual, we are busy with activities that day and so they joined in.  they came to gianna's ballet practice in the morning, then we had a nice lunch at home and relaxed for a bit, then it was time for roman's basketball game. 
after that, they came back home with us for a short time and then headed back home.  it was so nice to see them, even if it didn't last too long.  
we love you grandpa and grandma!

Monday, February 1, 2016

The little things

guido doesn't get to come upstairs all that often, so when he does, he makes the most of it!  look at him lounging like he's the king of this castle!  haha

roman and i have been bonding over teeth brushing.  we do it together most nights and sometimes in the morning.  so, gianna realized she was missing out one night and i told her that she could brush with us in the morning.  and when it came time, we had to wake her up to do it.  she climbed right out of bed, excited, but she was still grumpy faced.  it really is these little things that make me so grateful to be a mom.