Thursday, September 24, 2009

Extreme Kitchen Makeover

When our refrigerator decided to start giving us problems, we made the decision to buy a new one. Buying a new refrigerator led to all new appliances, new countertops, and a backsplash. There goes the budget. No plans for any additional projects in 2009.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

2009 Vinny's 1st Day of School

Below are pictures from Vinny's school orientation and his first day of school. As you can see from the first picture he is going to fit right in. Vinny is attending the SAC program in the morning which is a "before school program in the school gym and at 9:15 he begins his all-day kindergarten class. School was not as scary for Vinny since several of his neighborhood friends are also in SAC and in his Kindergarten class.

On Vinny's first day, the music teacher mistakenly thought he was a girl. The kids teased him about that the rest of the day. He took it like a man and when he came home, Brian took him to get a haircut. However, the hair is still longer than it should be, but apparantly that is the "style" or so they tell me.

Vinny likes that he gets to make choices at breakfast and lunch time. He informed us today that when was given cereal for breakfast, he chose CHOCOLATE milk to put in his bowl. ISH.

Mom and Dad are proud of their boy, but Mom is still a little sad to see him go!

Talia looks on as her brother prepares for his first day!

Our little boy is all grown up!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

State Fair 2009

FINALLY! The Fair is finally over and we are finally blogging. Oh well, better late than never. Vinny and Talia came out to the fair three times. Vinny has moved on from kiddie land and now prefers the excitement of the Midway where he can play games of chance and go into the funhouse. He still doesn't care for the wild and crazy rides, but who cares? Talia isn't sure what she likes but she did enjoy having her hair done and being "Princess" for a day.

Bob was feeling pretty good and back in action.

Vinny got two balls in right off the bat! Future Gopher maybe?


Vinny's very first trip into a fun house!

Those moving stairs were tricky! Good thing Maria was behind me!

Almost outta here!

Lacey (Vinny's babysitter/girlfriend), Vinny, and Maria.

Talia's way of hiding from the Mascots that roam the fair.

Skyride with Daddy.

Brian, Vinny, Carolyn, and Maria on Ye Old Mill.

Waiting for the parade to start.....

Still waiting....

When does this parade start?? Come on!

Vinny being Vinny.

Ok.....are you ready? TALIA GETS A FAIR-DO!

We opted for the "Princess" package and here she sits patiently awaiting the outcome.
I am not so sure this is going to be as fun as they told me!

Owwwee! This hurts. It pulls and pinches....

Ohhhh Ok. This is starting to be fun now....My hair is dfferent colors!

Taaaaaa Dahhhhhh! Beauty Queen! That Princess Kay of the Milky Way is yesterday's news.

They are both growing up so fast! No fair! (no pun intended).

Walking around as a Princess is harder than I thought. Time for some beauty sleep. Bye-Bye Fair! See you next year!