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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Happy 9th birthday!

I can't even believe today he is 9. Nine. Half way to 18. Nine. Time has flown and for some reason this one feels different.  Probably because it's the last single digit birthday and probably because I said it in my opening sentence. Half way to 18.

Nine years ago this morning I had a scheduled C-section.  I was ready to meet him but scared to death of the unknown.  I saw my big belly in the mirror and realized he had to come out somehow.  I barely spoke to my husband on the early drive to the hospital that morning. I was so nervous.
 
I can't even describe the joy this one has brought to his father and I.  He makes us proud every day.  We must be doing something right. It can't just be luck. Blessed, yes.
 





Happy birthday sweet boy.  We love you to the moon and back a million times over.
 
Mommy and Daddy


Friday, February 27, 2015

Dominic's 9th birthday (cousins)

Based on D's flag football schedule and my work schedule we decided to celebrate with his cousins a week early.  I have done themed birthday parties for him since day one with the exception of one or two during our house being sold, move to apt, buy new house, move to house days where I needed "easier" and he was super cool with that.  So this year it hit me:  February birthday = Mardi Gras theme!

Dominic and his 3 cousins: Cole, Morgan and Gage.

 We took them bowling...



 And spent a million dollars on snacks....
 And helped cousin Gage with bowling...
 And returned home for pizza, cupcakes, ice cream and playing. Oh and the game Twister.  Confession=  I was so wiped out by Twister I did not get any photos.  In fact I did not move from the chaise lounge, I just kept spinning the dial and calling moves!





 Oh and a movie, Night at the Museum...with popcorn!
I know my baby had a great time with his cousins because it's the next day now and he still has a cousin hangover and is super tired!


Valentines Day decor 2015

We had a laid back Valentines Day even though it fell on a Saturday :)  We decided to have a shrimp boil with just the 3 of us since my boy likes shrimp now.  NOTE TO SELF: never ever ever do this inside your home like we did.  Only outside like normal people!!  It was delicious but left the lingering smell for several days, ha!  That being said I will leave you with my conservative d├ęcor for the house..
 
The XOXO swag was new this year.  $5 from Hob Lob!  The red heart was old and the Pink heart was a first time display.

 I gave my little one a sock money this year and it has been his BFF ever since...love.

 The only thing new was my deer dinner bell so unrelated to V-day!
 I spy muted stripes on the kitchen wall - ADDICTED and need to stop.
 This is 2 wreaths, one made out of branches and the other with the hearts from the $1 store that I glued inside to make a bigger wreath appear, wa-la!

 Pink heart stand from Goodwill, $2 - trash to treasure man!

Hope you had a great one, I have 2 super Valentines that I love dearly.



Sunday, February 22, 2015

Flag Football Feb 2015

This was our first season to try flag football.  Dominic has become very interested in football in general..the NFL/tackle kind.  I said no way until you try flag football first!  We have had a great time playing sports with the YMCA so we signed him up for football.
 
I think it was more than he envisioned.  There is an official playbook for goodness sake!
 

 He even played quarterback and passed for 2 TD's and one 2 pt conversion.  The following week he threw a pic....as in the Matt Schaub kind.


He realized it is much harder than it appears and I am not sure he will be playing this again any time soon.  Maybe he will, who knows....but when I asked him it did not appear on his upcoming sports radar, ha!