Saturday, July 27, 2013

Pool Days

 We haven't had many pool days this summer.  It's either been raining or too chilly for the pool.  But, the last couple of days have been typical summer time weather one would expect to go swimming.  So, off to the pool we went.  The kids had a great time!

Matthew causing me to have a heart attack.

My sweet Joey. 

Playin' football.

Juliana turned over by herself!

 This little lady is growing WAY.TO.FAST....She is smiling, laughing, babbling and now today she turned over by herself!  I just can't take her cuteness.  I'm so in love with her, my heart swells looking at these pictures. 
Sweet baby, slow's all going by in the blink of an eye.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Juliana's 40 day Blessing

What a blessing and honor it is to be part of such a beautiful, ancient faith that is the Orthodox faith.
I'd never had my other children churched because they converted at older ages.  This was a beautiful service that brought Juliana and myself back to the church after 40 days.  It was more than 40 days in our case, but none the less, a wonderful tradition. 
God Grant You Many Years Juliana!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Fathers Day

 We had a lovely Father's Day in June.  We found some neat ideas on Pintrest for gifts.
The big boys made custom cups for daddy with Sharpies.  We found white mugs at the Dollar Store and I bought some new Sharpies from Walmart.  We then baked them in the oven.  It's a neat project because it makes whatever you draw permanent.  He's using the cups in his office to hold supplies, but you can also use these to drink from as well.  Such a fun project and so easy for the kids!

Matthew made one with Batman on it.

Nicholas made one with Superman and wrote that his dad was his superhero.

I painted the little ones hands and feet and printed them on canvas.

I turned Juliana's feet into a cute (-:

We then enjoyed a lovely dinner from the grill with Darryl and my dad. 
Darryl is such a wonderful father to our children and I'm blessed to call him my husband.

Juliana in yellow!

My sunny baby!

Friday, July 5, 2013


She is like my little baby doll-I love dressing her up and posing her!

Monday, July 1, 2013

End of baseball

And so, another season of baseball has ended.  The boys had a wonderful team this year and even better coaches.  Having a good coach is so important and theirs was a winner this year.  The boys enjoyed playing at the *big fields* here in our small town.  The got to the gold level championship, but alas, got second place.  Still a great finish for an awesome team.
Even Juliana sported some baseball gear with her own baseball bow.

Both boys pitched a lot this season and love it!

After so many hours of watching...Joey needed a break under a shade tree.

He's so handsome, my Nini!!

A summer meal

We have had the weirdest summer so far.  It's either been raining or unseasonably cool.  With all this cool weather, we have been able to enjoy many summer dinners on our new deck.   This evening we enjoyed homemade pizza.  Juliana is content in her daddy's arms and Joey is lovin' the food!