Friday, August 8, 2008


It has been a really crazy week.

Monday first thing my computer took a turn for the worse. I was able to get all my files off and especially my pictures. My husband thinks the hard drive is going. It is still being worked on and I have no clue when it will be finished or if it can be fixed.

Francesco is working hard on being a big boy and walk to and from school without throwing a fit. I am so proud of him. Last week I offered a treat after the "incident" if he could walk to and from school for the rest of the week. He made it all the way till Friday afternoon and then had a melt down. I felt so bad because I really wanted to give him the treat but I stuck to my guns.

He has done really well this week and if he walks out of school today he will get his treat. I have been pumping him up every morning, letting him know he is a big boy and how proud I am of him.

I don't think I give him enough credit sometimes. I really need to assume he understand way more than I think he does. He is going through his language explosion right now which is so fun and exciting for me. To hear him sing "Row Row Row Your Boat" bring tears to my eyes. He walks past offices on his way to school waving and saying "Hi, you guys". Every time he says "thank you" my heart melts. On the flip side of that he gets frustrated when I don't understand him and that can trigger a melt down.

Nicolo is getting big and strong. We started solids and boy does he love it. I had to start adding in some solid food a little early because I couldn't keep up with the bottles. Once I started to give him cereal at dinner he moved into a nice schedule. He is at least double his birth weight now, which was 9 lbs, we will see Monday at his well visit. He has of coarse charmed all the ladies at daycare and they just can't get enough of him. He is so happy to be there in the morning when I drop them off and just as happy when I pick him up.

One good thing has come out of me not having my computer. I actually made a small Scrapbook this week of Francesco (his first 6 months). I had been meaning to do it for 2 years now.

So as soon as my computer is *cross your fingers* fixed, I will post some new pictures. I have been playing with camera settings and PhotoShop. I think some of my picture came out good. Everyone was right, PhotoShop is addicting.


  1. I'm always saying that kids (and babies too) understand more than we give them credit for. :)

    Crossing my fingers for your computer!

  2. Photoshop freaks me out. I'm terrified of it.

  3. I hope your computer is fixed soon! I don't know what I would do if mine died on me...maybe I would actually get some laundry done for a change!

    Yep, photoshop is super addicting...especially when you first get out! Once you get it though, it you get a lot faster and don't have to spend nearly as much time to get the same results.

  4. I'm glad you got everything off the computer that you needed! Good luck. sounds like Francesco is doing so well right now. I love when the language explodes!

  5. It is so tough when the computer has issues. Hope it all works out for you. It is amazing how much we can get done without that distraction!

    aww your kids are growing so fast. Walking to and from school and solids!!!

  6. You doubted us that Photoshop was addicting?? How could you? ;) Glad you have some wonderful pics to share, but boo on the computer. Those darn things can sure screw up a week. Glad you got some scrapbooking caught up. That is very productive!

    Mine is getting so slow I want to throw it against the wall sometimes, so if I'm not posting for a little while, you'll know the reason why! ;)