Tuesday, July 31, 2007

My Girlfriend's Back...

"Finally, Olivia is back from her vacation!!! I had her over this afternoon for a cool-down in my pool."
"Gee, I always knew she had expensive taste, but how will I ever keep her happy if she has calamari taste!"
"I can't believe I'm competing with this silly octopus!"
"Ahhh, life is good on a day like this!"
"AAAAAA..... until you fall face-first in cold water! So much for my daydreaming about Livi!"

Monday, July 30, 2007

What...A Babysitter??!!??

This afternoon, Nicholas & Mommy went to interview a babysitter. Although she was very nice, Nicholas thought he needed to get involved in this decision...
"Ummm, maybe I need to look over the family's finances and see if you really need to go back to work, Mommy."

What's Going On Out There???

After being very scared through breakfast & playtime, Nicholas finally got a little used to all the noise from the roofers. He really liked checking out all the sweaty young guys working outside (oh, maybe that was Mommy!).
"Hey Zoe, what do you think is going on out there?"

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Up WAAAAAAY Past My Bedtime!!!

Last year when I was kicking away in Mommy's belly at the Harborfest fireworks, Mommy asked Daddy, "Do you think we'll be able to come to the fireworks next year with the baby?" Well, we found a way to pull it off - and it was an absolute blast! We all went out on Grandma & Grandpa's boat and had the best seat in town for the big show.
I even got to wear Daddy's ear protectors AND tolerated keeping them on!

Nicholas' bald head sure makes quite the glare!!!!

Thank goodness the 'No Drinking & Boating Rule' doesn't include my yummy babas. I got to play with Aunt Anne too!
After the show and snooping around along the rivers edge at all the partying, I could finally call it a night and fell asleep on Grandma for the drive back to the launch. Oh what a night!!!

Happy Birthday Tim

To celebrate Tim's BIG birthday, Mema threw him a surprise party at Santangilo's last night. Mommy was worried all day about bringing me there at 6:00 - since my witching hour starts around 5:30 - but I sure showed her I'm ready for fine dinning.
I was the perfect angel at the head of the table!

Friday, July 27, 2007

A Boy Who Knows What He Wants

Yesterday, Nicholas started to show us exactly what he wants at mealtime. I just love how he looks back and forth before making his selection and then checks his tray to make sure he already doesn't have cereal.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Nicholas Finds A Short Cut

"Who needs the balls to this dinosaur - when I have master thumb skills..."
"...watch this video!"

I'm Ready For the Fishing Tournament, Grandpa!

"Look - I caught a big one!!!"
"Fish is for eating, right???"

Little Freddy Junior

Nicholas fell in love with this chair at the Christmas Tree Shoppes.

"Hey Mommy, don't you think I need this for when I hang out with Daddy - we can have matching chairs!"

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I'm Going to Get That Zoey!!!

"I've almost got her!!!"
"I no sooner get to touch her - and she moves a little further away from me! What's up with that!!!"

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Congratulations Adina!

Saturday we went to God Mother Rosanne's niece's graduation party. Nicholas went in a giant bouncy house with Daddy and jumped like crazy - more like until Daddy was worn out!
"This is fun Mommy, come on in!"
"That was the BEST!"
Mommy and Nicholas take a breather on the Twister Mat.
"Ahh, this is the life!"
It wouldn't be a Parolin Party without a little air guitar. Thanks for the lesson John!
"Hey John, when can I start lessons at your studio? I'll put new batteries in my Elmo guitar!"

Nicholas' Maden Voyage

"Hey, hey...I'm out on Grandpa's boat for my first ride!!!"
"Grandpa, I'd love to help steer, but I can't really move my neck and arms with this silly life jacket on!"
"The big fish are over there. I think you could really use a little hand there Grandpa!!!"
"Now when will I get my own fishing pole?"

Friday, July 20, 2007

I Need A Better Angle Here

Nicholas shocked us tonight when he stood up from his chair to stand at his learning table - all by himself!
"Ahhh, now I can turn the pages!"
"So, what did you think about that trick???
I bet you can't wait to see what else I have up my sleeve!"

Thursday, July 19, 2007

One Hungry Boy

Nicholas was very excited to see Daddy arrive home tonight. We were missing his antics at the dinner table.
After eating yogurt, dry cereal and an entire container of prunes, Nicholas was still hungry!
"You mean to tell me there isn't any more in here???"
"It's not beneath me to lick this container clean!"

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Nicholas' Latest Favorite Activity...

Any volunteers to change his daiper?

I've Been Cranky, But You Can't Tell From These Pictures!

"Hey, do you want to get a sneak peek of my new teeth???" "Can you see them? Can you see???"
"How about now???"
"Oh yeah, I'm a big boy!"

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Off to Wegman's!

"Today I got to drive the Wegman's shopping cart and loved it! It was like a whole new shopping experience from this new perspective! We bought yogurt for me to try - but I wanted nothing to do with it at dinner ...these teeth coming in have me all upset!"

Monday, July 16, 2007

Maybe This Suction Cup Will Make My Teeth Come In Faster...

After spending the afternoon with Great Papa and Rudy, Nicholas needed a good bath to clean-off all the dogie kisses. He's been very protective of allowing us to check his tooth progress (let alone get a picture!). We caught a quick peak and can see some white bumps!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

I Get To Be A Little Cranky - LOOK What's Going On!

"I just wasn't myself today at cousin Max's Baptism- not interested in eating, pretty grumpy and very clingy (okay, so I'm ALWAYS clingy). Can you believe it took Mommy and Daddy until dinner time to notice my teethers coming in!"
Any bets when we'll see the pearly whites???

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Christmas In July?

When everyone was surely sleeping at 6:50 this morning, Nicholas was helping Mommy do the dishes. At least these bubbles were "saved" from his mouth!
Saint Nicholas, aren't you a little early for Christmas!

Another New Piece of Furniture for Nicholas???

"This chair is the best Mommy!!!"
"Now where's the remote control - I think I have a new episode of Sesame Street waiting for me."

Nicholas had us in stitches with his knee slapping - did you catch it on the second video? We made many attempts to get him to do it after Daddy told him a joke - but it just didn't happen today. We'll keep trying - maybe our jokes just weren't funny enough for him!

Life Is Great!

Oh what fun feet are to play with!

Friday, July 13, 2007

On the Move

Nicholas was all around the family room floor this morning - rolling and beginning to creep. He finally came to a stop around his Jumperoo - where Mommy was able to capture the moment.
"I think I can...I think I can..."

Thursday, July 12, 2007

So Long Uncle Don...

"After a very sad farewell to Great Uncle Scorch, us boys had some fun playtime at Grandma & Grandpa's."

Dillon sure was happy he got Nicholas' favorite frog."Meanwhile, I kept spinning Old MacDonald on the silo for everyone's enjoyment."
"It's been a long day Mommy... I really don't want to show-off my tricks for Aunt Angie right now. Can't I just hang out with a little music going."

"Ah ha - I got the frog from Dillon!"

Instead of posing for a picture with Nicholas, Dillon went exploring and found Grandma's garden sign.

"He promptly brought it over to our picture site and whacked me over the head with the darn thing! Mommy, stop taking my pictures and give me feel-better kisses!!!" With babies safely in Grandma & Grandpa's hands, Mommy & Aunt Angela went for a spin on Mommy's old motorcycle! Now there's 2 responsible Mamas - no helmets, no insurance, unregistered vehicle - but it sure was worth all the risk - we haven't laughed that hard in a LLLLLLONG time!