Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Way to Go Daddy!

Anthony has spent the last 6 months or so training with Team Diabetes. Here he is after finishing the PF Chang's Rock and Roll Half Marathon. Not only did he run, even after injuring himself, but he raised over $1000 thanks to our generous family and friends for diabetes research. Vinny and I are so proud of him!
Here is our big boy standing up whenever he can. Good thing Anthony lowered the crib all the way!
Vincent wakes up so happy every morning. We've listened to him talk and sing to himself for upwards of 45 minutes before going in to get him up for the day. Sometimes I wonder if he could stay longer, but since he sleeps clear through the night, he has one wet diaper and I can't bear to let him sit in it any longer. Here he is after a nap. Seriously-what a cutie!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

First Visit to the Zoo

For Christmas this year, we received a season pass to the World Wildlife Zoo right down the road from us. It's a great little zoo. You can get so close to the animals and it's never too crowded. Being so close to home makes it an easy family outing, so we spent our first couple weekends of 2010 visiting the giraffes, monkeys, and noisy birds.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Vincent's First Christmas 2009

You know, this blog is filled with Vincent's Firsts, and this one has to be the most special for me. Christmas is my favorite time of year, and for so long there has been something missing. That wasn't the case this year. The holiday began with Valia, our traditional Polish dinner at Tom and Louise's home on Christmas Eve, and continued with an Italian Christmas Dinner at our house. Our First Christmas! It was magical, and I can only imagine the sparkle in Vinny's eyes as he anticipates the arrival of Santa each year. We snapped hundreds of pictures and lots of little videos, so here is a link to my attempt at making an iMovie to capture it all.

Last year my mom and I broke down in tears as the ball dropped upon 2009. Ant and my dad just shook their heads, but I think they would agree that these past 10 years have been quite a ride. Ant and I were married, moved to Arizona, bought and sold our first house, got a dog, and then another dog, bought our current house, replaced all our stuff (not a highlight), and finally completed our family tree. Those tears washed away all the hardship and welcomed all the good that we knew was to come in 2009. And boy was 2009 good. In fact, it was down right awesome.

He's Got the Cutest Little Baby Face: First 2 Months

Vincent's First Few Days at Home

Vincent Joseph is Born

Murphy and Lucy