Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Introducing baby Gianna Vertin-Franklin! She was born May 27th, 2008 at 5:46 pm. She weighed 6 lbs 13 oz, and she is 20 inches long. I think Gianna has to be one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen! Congratulations Vertin-Franklin Family!

For more pics and details check out the Vertin-Franklin blog!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Song and Dance Stylings of Vinny & Maria

Maria and Vinny always have a great time when they get together and this time, as we spent the afternoon celebrating Grandpa Bob's birthday, Vinny and Maria teamed up for a song and dance extravaganza. Vinny on the keyboards, Maria with the dance interpretation....Enjoy!

Lemonade Stand

Vinny has been asking us to buy him toys quite often, and being the mean parents that we are, we told him "no". If he wants new toys, he would have to earn the money himself. So, while we decided to have a garage sale this weekend, Vinny decided to sell lemonade and cookies. Thanks to Auntie Jenny who gave Vinny this fabulous pre-made drink stand earlier in the year for playtime! It came in so handy! All we had to do was post some prices and he was in business. He had several customers and was quite the salesman (hmmm, where does he get that)? He lasted a full two and half hours before he closed up shop!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Talia goes to School!

Talia is getting a head start on her community involvement! Our neighbor, Jasmine, called us to ask if we would be willing to bring Talia to her school for Baby Day. Baby Day is part of the Domestic Science class at Falcon Ridge Middle School where the students observe the behaviors of babies of different ages. Talia showed them all the different things a 13 month old can do! She showed them how she crawls, how she pulls herself up, she played with blocks, she studied the other babies in attendance, she talked, she cried..... She did her part for society. Good job!

Talia is taking a look around the front office while we wait for Jasmine.

Jasmine and Talia in the classroom.