Friday, November 30, 2007

Helping dad

Ok so our little monkey is walking, crusing and climbing on everything. For those of you have never been to my house. I have never had a official entertainment center. I have always used a piece of furniture out of my grandmothers house. It was an old fashioned radio that had been gutted and someone put a shelf in it. Well now that Miss Lydia loves pushing buttons and pulling on cords, we have noticed that it was not the sturdiest place for a 90 pound TV. So Mark and I got ourselves a TV stand for Christmas. Lydia was so cute, I tried to get the ones where she was intently studing the screws and then pounding the screws with the screwdriver but everytime she sees me get the camera out now this is what I get...


Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Here she is cheesing it up for the camera...These are the only pictures we took while we were in Tennesse visiting Mark's mom and sister. Not sure how we ended up taking basically zero pictures but we did.
Lydia really took a liking to his little turtle and actually said turtle while we were down there. Her Aunt Natalie taught her. I love these pictures b/c even thought they are basically the same pose, you can really see her different expressions..she really cracks me up now.

Do you think she loves the camera or what?

This picture is from Thanksgiving day at my parents house. Lydia loved turkey...and she like the real green beans much better than the baby food green bean I have been trying to feed her.

Once again, I just think this is a funny face. She looks like she is saying, Hey where is my turkey? The bib says I'm thankful for my grandma...Nonni claims she did not buy it but Lydia's Aunt Mary Gay did.....hmmmm

Thursday, November 15, 2007

More music

OK, I am not sure why this picture looks like a bomb went off in my living room..but just try and focus on Chris and Lydia...I swear the pile of toys you see in the back are in a cute basket..but you cannot see the basket only what looks like a huge pile of toys...oh well, I am sure you mommies can relate. This is Mark's cousin Chris. He and his girlfriend came up to Morgantown for a concert and decided to visit us. Lydia loved to hear him play his guitar and sing to her like her daddy does...
Also we are heading down to TN on Friday to visit MawMaw Ri Ri and Aunt Natalie. I will try and post from down south with my laptop but if you don't hear from me until after Black Friday, you will know why.
Happy Thanksgiving and Good luck bargin shopping!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Look at that face...

This was a couple of weeks ago, I have not had time to upload any new pictures and found these on the computer. We had company all weekend long. I will have to post some cute pictures of Lydia and Mark's cousin Chris.

Very excited

Does she look like she is saying "What did I do?"

And a blast from the past...I cannot believe how little she was......

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Here I come

This is Lydia playing with her box from her car seat. She likes crawling through it but loves to try and climb on top of it even more. The kitties also like playing with it. Lydia has been doing pretty well with her signs and was able to tell us that she wanted her bottle the other night instead of the 20 other things we were trying to feed her. That was the first time she was frustrated and was able to tell us what she wanted. I was pretty excited. She also has added two new words. She says Mama, Dado, Hi, Bye-Bye (with the sign) Kitty Cat and now...Pop Pop. My dad came and picked her up Tuesday morning ( I know, I am spoiled, I don't even have to take my child to her babysitter, he come and gets her and brings her back) So yesterday morning and this morning while I was changing her, she said Pop Pop over and over. So dad might become Pop-Pop instead of Poppi.....

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Month 9

Here is the official quilt shot. She weighed 18 pounds 7 oz and is 27.25 inches. She has grown several inches and several pounds!!

This was yesterday morning while I was getting ready for work. I thought it was a really funny face. She is very expressive now as you can tell.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Rock and Roll

My brother Mike's band played a concert today. I did not get to go because I had to go to a basket bingo but Mark took Lydia. Mike sent me this really cute picture and I had to post it. She is soo active right now. I cannot get over how she can pull herself up on anything and cruise around. Right now is the only time I regret having hard wood floors...many scary bonks on the head..and she has a hard time with socks on her feet. Aunt Kathy got her one pack of those foam pads that look like a big puzzle and that has helped...but I think I need another pack of them.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Boo 2

Here are two birds being caught by their Aunt KAThy...

Here is Lydia with Nonni and Poppi, they had the best treat of all, a big warm bottle! Lydia called ahead of time and made a special request for one since her mommy was an idiot!

Here we are at the end of the night. We realized that we did not have a picture of the four of us. You can tell the kids are about done with pictures by then.

I think this one is funny b/c you can see the top of the costume...

Thursday, November 1, 2007


OK, so a penguin is not that scary but it sure is pretty darn cute. Here we are...Lydia in her penguin and mommy in her cape. Originally I was going to be a Eskimo but mother nature made me rethink that costume...

Here was farmers daughter Miranda and her rooster Braylon...he was so terribly cute telling everyone cocka doodle doo and trick or treat...

Our first stop was the Amoroso Household. This is my Aunt DJ that watches Lydia during the week when Mark has to go to Morgantown.

Nest stop, mommy's friend Vicki. It was her cape that I had borrow to wear in the first place. She had special treats for Lydia and Braylon. Good thing b/c mommy took the wrong diaper bag and had no snacks or bottles for Lydia. So I was able to give her the Gerber Graduates that Vicki had given her.
Aunt Louise and Uncle Mike were next. They had a little ghost for Lydia to play with for her treat. It was very cute and very handy since Lydia was starting to get cranky from all the buckling in and out of the car seat.

more spooky pictures in the next post