Friday, April 22, 2011

Flying Kites at the Shore

Went spent the weekend at the shore for Nicolò's Birthday. It was really windy the one day so we got out the little $1.00 kites the boys go from the store. Nothing beats having the beach all to yourself.
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We were literally the only ones on the beach, it was overcast and windy but perfect to get a kite up.
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Francesco liked to find interesting shells.
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Nicolò loved being in control of his own kite.
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I love this shot because you can see just how empty the beach was.

This is one of my favorite shots because it has all my men in it.

The is Francesco finally looking at me to take a picture, love his come on already!
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I can never resist a shot of my kids cute feet in there new summer shoes - which they currently insist on wearing socks with.
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I love the concentration on his face, the focus!
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Eventually the kite flying went to the way side and they decided running from waves was more fun.
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As you can see it really was a blast.
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By the time we left they were soaked up to their waist. I could not believe they were not bothered by how cold the water was. I swear if we had them in swim trunks they would have been all the way in. We had a hard time convincing them that it was time to go at the end of the day.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Nico - 3

Boy, n.: a noise with dirt on it. ~Not Your Average Dictionary

Where did the time go? How can I make it stop?

I still can not wrap my brain around the fact that my baby is 3. I mean its seriously was just yesterday that I brought home a 9lb little boy who was the most laid back infant I had ever met. He is now the Yang to Francesco's Yin, the one that completes the family. I literally mention on a daily basis how different the boys are from each other. I like the fact that they are not carbon copies and love the little things about them that make them stand apart.

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Nicolo is my nature boy, dirt should be his middle name. He loves dirt and wears it well. He also is fascinated by rocks, bugs, caterpillars, butterflies, flowers, sand and puddles. He's the kind of kid that will sit there and play with ants, collect caterpillars and dig a hole just for the sake of playing in the dirt.


We also think he has a internal radar system (I think he is just very observant) because he can spot a Dunkin Donut's a mile away. He also picks planes and helicopter out of the sky well before any of us notice they are around. There is no getting anywhere near a train track without him pointing it out and wanting to know where the train is. Maybe is will be an air or rail traffic controller someday.

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He is an animal lover through and through, animals are also naturally attracted to him. We have friends who have two dogs and a son. Francesco and the little boy will go off and play and we find Nicolo sitting on the couch flanked by both dogs just sitting there watching cartoons. My cat is also not keen on kids, but Nicolo is the exception and she tolerated being petted and picked up by him. We take him to the zoo and he could spend hours just watching the animals, Francesco is the one that is only good for an hour and then we have to go. Currently if you ask him his favorite animal he says snake (let hope that changes).


I love to here him say his name, or when he tells me that Cesco (that what he calls Francesco) is his best friend. I love the way his hair sticks up in the back of his head when he first gets up and how he pats my back when I hug him. I love that he smells like syrup because he is a waffle eating machine and sticky kisses are what you get after breakfast. I love that he say "No Please" instead of "No Thank You" when you ask him if he wants something. I love how he always want to go with me no matter where it is, and he loves t try new things and foods. I love the way he tilts his head and gives me a little grin when he wants a treat. I love that he makes my dads expressions and has my dimple. I just plain love this kid.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

52 Weeks of Me - Week 16 {Motion} & Week 15 {Out of Focus}

This weeks theme was Motion. I really had a hard time with this theme. It may have been easier if I had someone else to take the shot but I am really trying to do this on my own. I tried with the timer to get my self walking but I had a hard time "timing" it. I kind of like what I got but really wanted more motion.

Last weeks theme was Out of Focus. Which seems to be the theme of my life right now. I feel like such a bad host of this project not getting my post up last week. To be honest, I might not be blogging all that much in the next few weeks. I am coming to a really busy time in my school work, can you say research paper (ugh!)?

Next week theme is Multi-Exposure; I really want to have fun with this one.

Thanks to all those who are participating! Don't forget there is the Flickr Group and we are as always open for theme suggestions. Plus, if you want this cute blog button swing by Jessie's she has the code.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Picture for His Room

The other day Francesco tells me he wants a picture to put on the wall in his room. I ask him what he wants a picture of, he goes to the living room and point to the photo of him an Nicolo at the park last year and says..."we need one of us but newer, and not on a bench." I say okay we can do that. Sunday, the sun was out so we were outside playing and I grabbed my camera. I thought since he wanted the photo he would be more cooperative than normal, NOT. These are the shots I got. They crack me up every time I look at them. I might just blow one of them up and put it on his wall. The truly capture their personalities.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

52 Weeks of Me - Week 14 {Under Exposed}

This weeks theme was Under Exposed and I so wanted to think out side the box, but sadly I ran out of time. I am spread a little thin lately, if only I was truly thin (LOL). To be perfectly honest I just took this picture less than an hour ago after I finally got 5 secs to take it. I had a really tough time with the focus since I had the light off and I was under exposing the shot. I would have done better with the theme for next week, out of focus.


Next weeks theme: Out of Focus, that should have been this weeks theme.

Thanks to all those who are participating! Don't forget there is the Flickr Group and we are as always open for theme suggestions. Plus, if you want this cute blog button swing by Jessie's she has the code.